Isla de las Muñecas, Mexico City:
Isla de las muñecas
(photo credit: Troels Myrup)

Located in the canals south of Mexico City, the Isla de las Muñecas (Island of Dolls) is certainly one of the world’s weirdest tourist attractions. Picture thousands of dismembered, decaying and decapitated dolls strung up from trees, their lifeless eyes staring blankly. Ahhh! The story dates back around 50 years, when the island’s only resident, Don Julian Santana, found the body of a little girl who drowned in the canal. Haunted by her death, he turned the island into a shrine of dangling dolls, in an attempt to free her tortured soul. When Santana drowned in the canal in 2001, locals said it was the evil spirits of the dolls that killed him.

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