Ghost Island – The Island of the Dolls

Ghost Island - Island of the Dolls - Haunted Mexico

Known as “La Isla de la Munecas”, by the Spanish, The Island of the Dolls

Located within an extensive network of canals, south of Mexico City, the island La Isla de la Munecas (The Island of the Dolls) is a place of mystery and superstition.

Almost every tree growing on the island is adorned with old, mutilated dolls that gives anyone who steps a foot on to the island the feeling that they’re constantly being watched. The Doll’s unblinking gaze is an eerier feeling as you make your way through the vegetation and undergrowth.

The story behind the Island of the Dolls began when a gentleman the name of Don Julian Santana took up permanent residence. Although he was married he chose to live over 50 years of his life alone dedicated to the upkeep and maintenance of the Ghost Island.

Don Julian used to say he was haunted by the ghost of the little girl who had drowned in one of the canals around the island. Some say he used to fish the dolls from the water because he though they were real children, but the truth is he was collecting and placing them around his home as a shrine for the spirit that tormented him. Don Jullians obsession led him to trade home grown fruit and vegetables for old dolls and over the years he became more and more isolated with each doll adding to the collection.

Ironically, in 2001 Don Julian Santana was found dead by his nephew, in the same canal that he said the little girl drowned in. Now his Island of the Dolls is one of the world’s weirdest tourist attractions. Some tourists who visited this place claim the dolls whisper and you must offer them a gift upon setting foot on the island, to appease their spirits.

La Isla de la Munecas (The Island of the Dolls)  is a dark tourist attraction and many visitors are overwhelmed by the dead childish faces of dolls  that haunt this place, always looking as though the tourists are responsible for their deaths and macabre mutilated bodies. The Island of dolls is situated in Mexico and the reality is very harsh when one discovers the thousands of mutilated  dolls hanging from every tree on the island.

Loves a good ghost story, especially whilst sat in front of an open log fire on a cold and dark winters night.

8 Comments on "Ghost Island – The Island of the Dolls"

  1. Lee says:

    Saw this blog in the word press showcase – and I think your blog is awesome.
    This tale was recently re-used in the tv show The River – that was a creepy episode too!

  2. Bobbi Kellogg says:

    having a real problem with creepy looking dolls in the first place, I am sure visiting this place would be something that would haunt me forever. Don’t know that I would be “ok” afterward, seriously. I am really creeped out by dolls and their eyes and especially ones that smile with teeth…..ohhhhhahhhhhhhh! Will have to look up more literature about this place.

  3. Candlewraith says:

    Great blog. Looking forward to doing much reading here.

  4. I remember seeing about this on a TV program

  5. This is an amazing blog!! Who doesn’t love a really good ghost story? Obviously the authour has a genuine interest in the supernatural as it shows in the quality of their posts! Please keep writing I love it!!!

  6. Jess says:

    Loves any ghost story! First heard about this place on Destination Truth, and now I know more about it.

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