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Island of the Dolls in Xochimico, Mexico

Location: Xochimico, Mexico, North America
Discovered: Unknown
Type: Island
Status: Still standing

History

In the canals of Xochimico (near Mexico City) lies a rather disturbing island decorated with dolls. The Island of the Dolls (in Spanish, “Isla de las Munecas”) is the home to several hundred deformed and creep dolls, most of them missing limbs, heads, or eyes. They are haunting enough by day, but they are truly terrifying at night.

The island’s twisted history began when the island’s sole inhabitant, Don Julian Santana, found the body of a little girl who had drowned in the canal nearly fifty years ago. Being haunted by the sight of her skeletal cadaver, he did what he could to try and please the girl’s spirit. When he found a doll floating in the canal recently after finding the girl, he put it on a tree to please her and protect the island from…

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