Island of dolls, not creepy at all (18 Photos)

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The story behind the Island of the Dolls began when an old man named Don Julian Santana moved there. Although he was married he chose to live the last 50 years of his life alone.

Don Julian used to say he was haunted by the ghost of the little girl who had drowned in one of the canals around the island (awkwarrrd). Some say he used to fish the dolls from the water because he thought they were real children, but the truth is he was collecting and placing them around his home as a shrine for the spirit that tormented him.

Viva la Mexico!

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  • I Was Here...Woosh

    i want to go there!

    • I Was Here...Woosh

      Forgot to ask, where in Mexico exactly???? if its in mexico?

      • K94

        There's such a thing as google. The island of dolls is pretty well known. Just google it.

      • Kaddmus

        It is in Mexico City, in the Xochimilco canals.

  • Lucy loves Candy

    i have a collection like that at home, love Lucy the adorable eight year old

    (I am a 43 year PE teacher, do not call the police all inquires to Lucy will be ignored, please only respond to add if you are 12 or under)

    • MiPo

      your kind need to be gathered and beaten in public at high Noon for all to see

    • Avante

      Do you know Pedobear ???

    • Da Cuntstabber


    • Coldzilla

      Do the world a favor…

      ** hands Lucy loves Candy a gun **

  • icejingles

    That island needs to be sunk.

  • swamp dike

    Those creepy mexicans!

    • Six

      The see me trolling.. they hatin..

  • Keithp420

    Another reason not to go to Mexico.

  • Bobba Fett

    Bienvenidos means 'Welcome' BTW.
    This is an awsome post right before Halloween. It'll be a nice touch to my haunted house. The room with the creepy dolls that makes you shiz yourself.

  • fuppdragon

    No doubt one of those places which looks massively creepily awesome in photos and when you go there for real there are 5 square metres of creepy awesomeness and 10 hectares of suckass.

    • Ross Huddleston

      incorrect. the island is no more than like 5 square acres but ENTIRE island is like this.

  • Jarvis

    Yes, is in México but is not an island. The place is located next to a river/canals.

    BTW, i'm agree with previous comments, there´s not awesome at all, but is pretty weird.

    • Kaddmus

      It is an island located between several canals.

  • Astarte

    That's fucking rad! i would love to go there

  • Da Sandman


  • MiPo

    Spent the last 50 years of his life alone you say!!! Wouldn't have seen that one coming

  • Brandon

    You guys posted this already a while back…

  • amanda

    reposting galleries: not a copout at all

  • tommybhoy

    FREAK !!!!!!!!

  • York

    Xochimilco, Mexico city.

  • alysinwunderland

    This was actually posted on Chive before and I thought it was pretty creepy so I bought a bunch of old baby dolls on eBay and hung them from the tree in my front yard as Halloween decorations. Needless to say, the reaction was mixed. People either loved the display and saw the true spirit behind it (creepy) or thought that I was trying to depict hanging children. They are still there but not sure if I will put them up next year . . .

    • K94

      I would put them out again. But if you're concerned about the possible negative response, just try to avoid the classic noose. Hand them from their limbs/bodies, or tie them to a tree instead of hanging down.

      And if anyone does complain, just use dark voodoo powers (google it) to turn them into a doll and hang them up!

  • amandiola

    Dude my bus driver is in jail for child molestation.. he would give us candy and apparently took pictures of us without us knowing… fucked up people out there.

  • ocelot

    well this is called ”la isla de los munecos” and its located in xochimilco at mexico city, when ur there u got that creepy felling that every single doll its stering at u !!

    it is really scary!!

    • Six

      That would be "muñecos" for you

  • Icabod Stone

    Wow, The Chive is really mailing it in this morning huh!!!

  • equalizermax

    Now I believe dolls grows in trees…

  • Kjell King

    Anybody else having dueling banjos playing in their head while looking at these pics *shiver*

  • BigDingo

    epic fail on the repost

    • Coldzilla

      Well SOME of us havent seen it ;-)

  • Rick

    He's a pedophile

  • jamie

    what they dont tell you is that at night , they all come alive ……..

  • peddlinmommy

    They have an episode about his island on Destination Truth….it is haunted…and spookier on tv

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