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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Thanks for sharing
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.
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*
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)
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.
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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