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Dolls Island or Isla de las Munecas is located south of Mexico city.

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The place was never intended to be a tourist destination in the first place.

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It was meant to pay tribute to a little girl who drowned mysteriously several years ago.

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It was meant to pay tribute to a little girl who drowned mysteriously several years ago.

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It is believed that her spirit is possessed by dolls.

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The island is home to hundreds of macabre-looking dolls.

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You will find decapitated heads and severed limbs hanging from trees.

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You will find decapitated heads and severed limbs hanging from trees.

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According to a local legend, these dolls move opening their eyes and turning their heads.

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Witnesses also recount that the dolls even whisper to each other.

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There are claims that these dolls lure people to the islands.

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All the above are of course tales and probably exaggerated.

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The island looks creepy though to the casual visitor.

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The truth is Don Julian Santana Barrera who was the caretaker of the island did find a little girl who drowned in mysterious conditions.

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He could not save the girl from drowning.

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After that, he saw a floating doll near the canals.

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It was presumed that the doll belonged to the little girl.

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As a sign of respect to the drowned girl, Don Julian hanged the doll on a tree.

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However, it seemed that Julian was haunted by the spirit of the little girl and to appease her, he hanged more dolls on trees.

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Don Julian also realised that these dolls are possessed by the spirits of dead girls.

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He continued to hang more dolls on trees.

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It was also believed that Don Julian was possessed by an unknown spirit that lead him to do these things.

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Another theory for the haunting was the fact that he was unable to save the little girl's life.

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The caretaker continued to collect dolls hanging them all over the island for at least 50 years.

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In 2001, he was found dead in the same spot where the little girl died. He drowned.

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The locals are convinced that the island is a charmed place.

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The island soon became a tourist attraction where visitors can bring in more dolls.

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Isla de las Munecas has become famous. It was featured on reality TV shows and articles were written about it in magazines.

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Isla de las Munecas has become famous. It was featured on reality TV shows and articles were written about it in magazines.

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