ISLAND OF THE DOLLS

(Isla de las Munecas)

San Lorenzo Tlacoyucan, XOCHIMILCO CANALS

Status: Island; World Famous Haunted Location; Urban Legend

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Dolls hung in Santana Barrera's chinampa in Xochimilco.jpg


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History

Once upon a time there was an old hermit named Don Julian who lived on an island in the canals south of Mexico City. He claimed that the ghost of little girl who drowned in the canal was tormenting him.

In order to appease her he collected dolls and hung them from every tree and piece of vegetation on the island; even going so far as to trade food for old dolls. In 2001 Julian was found dead by drowning in the same canal that the girl died in.

The island is now operated as a tourist attraction by Julian’s family members.

 

Paranormal Activity

The dolls are said to whisper to each other as well as open and close their eyes; not too mention turn their heads and watch people going by.

The apparition of a little girl has been seen on the island after dark.

Other activity: Intense feelings of unease, being watched and paranoia are also reported. Legends says the dolls have taken over as caretakers of the island.