Mexico’s Island of the Dolls Is Beyond Creepy

Known as “La Isla de la Munecas”, by the Spanish, The Island of the Dolls is perhaps the creepiest tourist attraction in Mexico. Located within an extensive network of canals, south of Mexico City, the island is a place of mystery and superstition.

Almost every tree growing on the island is decorated with old, mutilated dolls that give anyone the feeling that they’re constantly being watched. The story behind the Island of the Dolls began when a hermit by the name of Don Julian Santana moved here. Although he was married he chose to live the last 50 years of his life alone.

Don Julian used to say he was haunted by the ghost of the little girl who had drowned in one of the canals around the island. Some say he used to fish the dolls from the water because he though they were real children, but the truth is he was collecting and placing them around his home as a shrine for the spirit that tormented him. At one point he even traded home grown fruit and vegetables for old dolls.

Ironically, in 2001 Don Julian Santana was found dead by his nephew, in the same canal that he said the little girl drowned in. Now his Island of the Dolls is one of the world’s weirdest tourist attractions. Some tourists who visited this place claim the dolls whisper and you must offer them a gift upon setting foot on the island, to appease their spirits.

via Bizarre

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  • Matt Posted on April 7, 2011

    I saw this on Destination Truth also. Very creepy. The dolls really don’t scare me; however, there was one that actually gave me the chills because it looked like my ex.

  • Sharmaine Posted on April 8, 2011

    OoOoOoOo not really scary. when i was little i have a doll and really creepy. WATCHING ME!

  • dbz/tiger freak Posted on April 26, 2011

    omg as i read this im watching a ghost show where they are investigating the island and they where staring at one of the dolls and it OPENED ITS EYES AND IT FREAKED ME THE F*** OUT!!!!!!!!! I AM NOT JOKING

  • dwayne Posted on April 26, 2011

    i just watched the destination truth show about this place and seen the creepy parts that happened,like when the eye opened up on the doll… That was freaky..I would of crapped myself also …. and they said a little girl had died there off the dock and that’s what started the whole thing years ago…Then the caretaker that lived there when the girl died , had died also right where she did…but the dolls were supposedly put there to to keep the girl at peace,but it didnt.. she got the caretaker and the caretakers son or nephew now runs the island but does it from another places miles away cuse of the dolls being possessed..I think the caretaker had something to do with the girls death,But noone ever said anything beyond that,.. thats my thought…

  • shalini Posted on July 13, 2011

    sooo scary… i’ll share it with my frnds now…..

  • chanda subba Posted on September 22, 2011

    …its a mere …stupid and nuisance!!!!

  • alyssa Posted on October 27, 2011

    looks like i’m not getting any sleep tonight. that’s just creepy

  • Elizabeth Posted on November 29, 2011

    OH YA IM SLEEPIN PERFECTLY 2NITE…wat i like creepy things

  • Tia Posted on February 9, 2012

    im going to go there and camp! it would be fun 😀

  • silentmedamaude Posted on February 29, 2012

    I think this was a Hole video…