Deep in the heart of Mexico lies an eerie place, a nightmare of automatonophobia bordered by the Xochimilco canals.
(Photo via Through the Viewfinder)
La Isla de las Munecas (The Island of the Dolls) is festooned with decaying dolls, hung by the island’s former caretaker as an offering to a little girl drowned in the canal long ago.
Collected over the course of half a century, thousands of dolls bristle from the trees and few buildings. The dolls and, perhaps more unsettling, the doll parts, are strung together in various states of decay and disrepair, watching.
(Photo by Juan Hamparzumian via Everywhere Magazine)
Since the death of the dolls’ caretaker, found drowned in the same canal as that long-ago little girl, the dolls have not been lonely. Although the island can be difficult to reach, it has become a popular destination for the most daring of tourists.
For more about La Isla de la Munecas, visit these articles from Oddity Central and Everywhere Magazine, or check out Destination Truth’s spooky visit to the island.
(Photo via Warm Photos – warning: site content is NSFW)
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This truly is grotesque!
The world is a weird place.
That is just too creepy!
hahaha (maniacal laughter) , love it!
I ❤ Your whole blog site. Way cool.. this one however made me kind of jump back in my seat when I switched over the window. EEEEPS!!!!
Love it! Great job and you have a new fan.
Thanks! I’d never heard of this place until a friend insisted I watch the Destination Truth episode on it. I considered trying to hide under the couch but the dog was already there.
LOL, so true.. I took hold of my sewing scissors, those dolls creep me the heck out!
Dolls and Clowns.. just.. wrong.
These dolls are definitely nightmare material!
Eso da miedo! LOL!!! I love this…
Hi Eva, I was not aware of this place in Mexico. What a strange story. I absolutely love your blog! Halloween is my favorite holiday. Having just moved, I’m sad I won’t be attending a Halloween costume party this year. But I’m finding other ways to celebrate the season thanks to inspiration like this.
Ok that is one of the creepiest things ever!! I need to go there!
Take pictures! 🙂
My God that’s amazing!
It seems like it can’t possibly be real, but it’s apparently quite the tourist attraction.
When I go to Mexico I shall be sure to stop in
Report back! 😉
Those dolls made me so sad – they need a home and lots of love, poor things. Apart from that what a fabulous post.
Thanks for stopping by, looneyliterature. It’s interesting that, as disturbing as we find the display of these dolls, it seems that the gentleman who collected them thought he was doing so in a very loving way. I guess it takes a village to raise a ghost child. A creepy, creepy, village.
I was fascinated by it. I think that what the gentleman did was actually lovely – in the end it is the thought which counts. Great blog, by the way.
Thank you, loonyliterature. Pop over anytime!
Yes I will do. I love your ideas.
A lovely, lovely little post that creeped me out (love that feeling, right? *smiles*)
I love this blog, thanks for inviting me!!!!!!!
Thank you so much, Izobel. I’m glad you enjoyed the post. I have to admit that I think these dolls are some of the most deliciously creepy things I’ve seen in just ages.
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I recall seeing this on that Destination Truth episode. Nothing says creepy quite like going all Blair Witch with a bunch of dolls…