The Island Of Dolls

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posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 01:21 PM
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Ah, The Island of Dolls. Sounds like a nice place right? Well when walking through this Island, it looks anything but nice. Because the first thing you will notice when entering this island is the thousands of mutilated doll's and doll heads hanging from the tree's.

It is said that over 50 years ago, there was three young girls playing by the canal when one of the little girls accidently drowned. And it gets weirder.

A man by the name Don Julian Santana was said to have been near the canal when he fished out a doll in the water. And the next day, saw another doll in the water and fished that out too. Convinced that it was a sign from the little girl, he started collecting doll's and placing them all over the island and around the canal. For the last fifty years of his life, Don left the world and his family to live on the island and forever collect the dolls to please and keep company to the young girl who drowned and thought to haunt the island.

Don would get the dolls by going into the local city and finding them in dumps and often trading seeds and fresh produce to the locals in exchange for the dolls.

In 2001, Don was found dead by drowning in that very same canal. It isn't known if it was accidental or if he took his own life. And to this day, people still come to the Island to get produce and leave dolls as an offering to the spirits.
















I also found a Destination Truth video they did investigating the island.



















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posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 01:29 PM
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Wow, never heard of this, nice find! Crazy that Don too died there, in the water. I am left wondering if he took his own life or not. I bet a visit to this place would be a surreal experience, especially at night with no light except that from a fire, casting out flickering shadows, animating the dolls as if bringing them to a zombie state of subtle life.
Trippy stuff!

spec



posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 01:35 PM
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I was wondering the same thing, because on another site it said he would hear voices in the water and im thinking maybe he just went crazy and couldnt handle it anymore and drowned himself in the water. That's definetly one weird island, I couldnt imagine actually living on it.



posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 01:36 PM
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lmao @ the second video

The doll opens it's eye



posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 01:37 PM
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The doll's eye opens

at exactly 2 minutes in the video



posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 01:38 PM
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I just saw that! Oh hell no, ide be running. That is absolutely insane.



posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 01:40 PM
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reply to post by Jess_Undefined
 


S+F!

Interesting thread, and a pretty creepy one at that.



posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 01:47 PM
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I am terrified of those little clown dolls

with the tears n all that



posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 01:51 PM
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Yeah I bet! My grandma use to buy me these life size porcelain dolls for Christmas every year and Ide have to put them in the closet because I thought they would come to life at night and get me.

Dolls are definitely creepy in itself, and to have an island full of old ones hanging from tree's, im sure theres something going on there, and it would be really cool to visit and see it in person.



posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 01:55 PM
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This is down right morbid... Have you been there Jess? You wouldn't catch me there on any given night, no matter for how long or for any amount of money. No way... uh uh. Not this kid lol. I'll leave it to the pros.

Edit to add - dolls suck.

edit on 9/21/2010 by hhcore because: dolls suck



posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 01:59 PM
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Oh no Ive never been there! During the day I wouldn't mind visiting but at night, I dont think so.



posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 02:00 PM
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I remember seeing this episode and thinking what a weird place...Although, this show, like many others of its kind, simply makes mountains out of molehills in an effort to entertain the audience.

It isn't needed though, with this place...its far creepy enough on its own....



posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 03:16 PM
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I lived in Xochimilco, Mexico city for a couple years, and the doll island is right there in Xochimilco....I watch a documentary on the Mexican TV on this Island...quite creepy place! Some of my friends even wanted to go there and visit but I said no way Jose...
...Great vids though S&F for ya!!!
Thanks for sharing

Regards,

ringht_n_wrong



posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 03:45 PM
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Good find--I'd never heard of this island. Very creepy indeed! I have to say however, that these "professionals" are pathetic. A few sounds and they run away screaming like a little girl. Seems like they're in the wrong line of work if they spook this easily.



posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 05:34 PM
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Very freaky stuff! I have no idea why but this kind of thing really intrigues me... It scares me but im fascinated!
I would love to go there and see it for myself though i dont think i could stay over night lol,

There is something VERY odd about old dolls, *Shivers*

Good find Jess,



posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 05:52 PM
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I've seen that episode. Easily scared people or sensationalist or not, that was one of the most intense things I witnessed during those shows. Especially when that guy sits in the house and something 'creeps' over it. Quite unnerving.

I wonder if somebody on this boar actually travelled there? (same goes for the domes of Siberia, but that's another topic)



posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 06:37 PM
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My daughter was given a doll for christmas when she was two she opened it up ,looked at the eyes screamed, and threw it across the room...
she never played with it,or any doll that had eyes like that



posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 06:37 PM
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Total agreement on that point! Dolls are right behind evil windup-monkey-with-teeth and cymbals. Which is right behind ventriloquist dummies, which is a few steps behind all clowns on my inner "List 'O Evil Things".
I saw DT the first time, and was freaked out by the eye thing too. I would have willingly gone swimming to get off the island.
IF I would have gone in the first place, which is doubful.



posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 07:14 PM
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That place is downright chicken skin to da max!

I have never liked dolls. Something about their eyes... AHHHHH!



posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 07:18 PM
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I saw this on Destination Truth - I couldn 't believe it when the doll opened its eye. Now everytime I see a doll I feel kinda creepy. I have 2 antique dolls and I stored them away, felt like they were always looking at me.





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