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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.

Blickling Hall. Aylsham Norwich

Built in the 17th century, the Hall once belonged to Sir Thomas Boleyn, father of Anne Boleyn.

Built in the 17th century, the Hall once belonged to Sir Thomas Boleyn, father of Anne Boleyn.

It is Anne’s ghost that is said to make her presence felt at the Hall upon the anniversary of her execution. Her spectre appears without a head, dressed in white and in a carriage which is drawn by headless horses and driven by a headless coachman. Her bloody, severed head can be seen sitting in her lap. The grim spectical continues on its ghastly journey along the driveway of Blickling Hall to it’s grand entrance, where Anne’s ghost leaves the carriage and glides into the Hall.

Anne’s brother Lord Rochford also appears in spirit form on the same night. His headless ghost is dragged across the ground by headless horses.

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Wolfeton House. Dorchester Dorset

Many tales surround this house mainly dating from years gone by.

Many tales surround this house mainly dating from years gone by.

A 17th century judge dining one evening in the house, accounted that he had seen a figure standing behind the hostess at dinner. The figure was an exact replica of the hostess except that she held her own severed head under her arm. The hostess of the dinner was Lady Tenchard who was also reported to have taken her own life after the dinner. It is said she haunts the house and is known as ‘The Headless Grey Lady’.

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