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Friday, 1 May 2015

The Island of the dolls, Mexico

A Spanish name “La Isla de la Muñecas”,  means The Island of the dolls, Located on Teshuilo Lake in the Xochimilco canals, Mexico. Mostly uninhabited and which together make up a small paradise for wildlife, fishermen and, in recent times it is a tourists destination, but it was never intended to be a tourist area. This interesting small island is home to hundreds of scary dolls. Hanging on the trees branches and on the roof, decapitated heads and eyes. The dolls are frightful, even in day light of midday, but in the dark, its shocking. The island is known as "Island of the Dolls" and these dolls are there for an attempt to protect themselves from evil, and to reassure a particular spirit.

La Isla de la Munecas
Photo credit Esparta Palma
Don Julian Santana Barrera was the curator of the island. The story goes that Julian found a little girl drowned in mysterious circumstances while he was not able to save her life. Shortly thereafter, Julian saw some floating dolls near the canals. Scared, Don Julián started collecting dolls to protect himself from her ghost. He collect them from trash heaps and hung them around the island just like creepy Christmas decoration. Over 50 years, he collected more than 1,500 of these little horrors. The oldest is still there, hanging in a shed by the entrance. From afar, it looks like the decaying corpse of a child, day by day these dolls are look more terrifying.

La Isla de la Munecas
Island of the Dead Dolls. Photo credit Kevin

Mexico doll island
Mexico doll island, Photo credit Alejandro De La Cruz

dolls island of mexico
Photo credit Alejandro De La Cruz

dolls island in mexico
Photo credit Alejandro De La Cruz

scary dolls island
Photo credit Kevin

La Isla de la Munecas
Photo credit German Freiberg

La Isla de la Munecas
Photo credit German Freiberg

La Isla de la Munecas
Photo credit German Freiberg

La Isla de la Munecas
Photo credit Jen Wilton

dolls hang on the trees
Photo credit Kevin

Source — Isladelasmunecas | Vocativ

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