Say hello to your nightmares: Mexico’s island of decaying dolls
Xochimilco might be the creepiest place on Earth. This man-made island is in a southern borough of Mexico City and named La Isla de las Muñecas (The Island of the Dolls). Except these dolls are decaying. They’re hanging from clotheslines. Their skin is scabbed and their eyes stare at you. Or so they say. Legend has it that in 1950, a little girl drowned in the canal here and her spirit began haunting the place.
To protect himself, the owner of the proerty Don Julian Santana began collecting dolls. According to Vocativ, the oldest doll is still there, ‘hanging in a shed by the entrance. From afar, it looks like the decaying corpse of a child.’ Fair enough.