This island has creepy dolls hanging everywhere

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This Island Has Creepy Dolls Hanging Everywhere

Islands tend to be popular tourist destinations, but there is one in Mexico that has become renowned for its very creepy display.

Called Isla de Las Muñecas , or Island of the Dolls, the area of wooded land features hundreds of dolls and their body parts hanging from trees and other surfaces.

The collection was started by a man named Don Julian Santana who became the island's sole caretaker in the 50s. He is believed to have found the body of a drowned girl and soon after happened upon a doll which may have belonged to her.

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Isla de las Munecas, Island of the Dolls, Mexico
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This island has creepy dolls hanging everywhere
Dolls hanging from trees on Island of the Dolls (Isla de las Muñecas in Spanish) in Xochimilco, Mexico City.
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An arm and a leg of a doll in the Island of the Dolls, Xochimilco, Mexico City, Mexico
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He reportedly took the toy and hung it up as a way to honor her soul and ward off evil. Santana then began displaying other dolls as he found them; consequently, many appear empty-eyed and dirty .

In 2001, his deceased body was found drowned in the same area as the little girl. Some attribute the man's death to negative spirits in the dolls, while others call it an accident.

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