Sunday, March 7, 2010

The Island of The Dolls

There is an island just South of Mexico City called Xochimico. Xochimico  is famous for its beautiful gardens, scenic canals, and ancient history.  Thousands of tourists travel through the canals of this beautiful island to gaze in wonder at the hanging gardens of Mexico.  Hidden deep in these canals, far away from the normal tourist routes is a swamp with that is thick with scraggly trees that are all hung heavy with with the broken and shattered remains of an army of dolls.

 According to travelocity,  it is the creepiest place on earth.   Although I have never seen this island,  I tend to agree.  Fifty years ago,  a little girl drown in the extensive canals that innervate the small island.  At the time the island was occupied by a man named Don Julián Santana Barrera.  Shortly after the little girl drowned,  Barrera found a doll in the swampy waters of the isolated island.   A few days later,  he found another doll.   Several days later he found another doll.   Berrera became convinced that the dolls were a sign from the netherworld.  He believed that the dolls were  vessles that had been sent to keep the little girl company and prevent evil from seeping out through the swamp.   Berrera took this message seriously and began to collect dolls from all over and hang dolls from the trees. 

Berrera died mysteriously some time later and from that point the mystery grew.  Many people said that the dolls had come to life and killed Berrera.  Others insisted they had seen the dolls wandering the island at night.   Some believe that the dolls have come to life to replace Berrera as the island's keeper.  Whatever the case, the pictures of this location are terrifying.  It is an island hung with decaying, glass eyed dolls that stare out vacantly at those that pass by in boats. 



5 comments:

Autumnforest said...

That is my favorite place in the entire world! I based my entire Halloween party and my next Halloween's decorations on it. That episode of Destination Truth about the island was absolutely creepy-rama. I liked when the doll opened its eye. That was creepy! I heard that the owner of the island actually drowned in the same canal the original girl did. Strangely ominous, huh? I'm glad you covered this location--it's just freakin amazing!

Jessica Penot said...

I don't think I could do Halloween party on this place. I'm really afraid of dolls. I could never sleep in my little sister's room growing up because I couldn't look at all her dolls.

magikalseasons said...

Creepy! Growing up with a mother who was and is a doll collector I don't like them much. You never know what they're doing when your sleeping!

Above the Norm said...

That is one creepy place. I would only go there if it was in a big group!

Courtney Mroch said...

This was my favorite Destination Truth episode last year. CREEPY place!