well i was supposed to take the kids camping this week but the car ate all our money, 😦 so instead i put a paddling pool in the front room for the kids and then ZAP i am poorly and stuck in bed again still the good side is i got quite bit done on my latest book and it is very satisfying i love looking at my story as it grows and develops and feeling proud ^_^ so before i fall asleep here is a picture for today and it’s a creepy one ^_^
Known as “La Isla de la Munecas”, by the Spanish, so lets have some background story:
Located within an extensive network of canals, south of Mexico City, the island La Isla de la Munecas (The Island of the Dolls) is a place of mystery and superstition.
Almost every tree growing on the island is adorned with old, mutilated dolls that gives anyone who steps a foot on to the island the feeling that they’re constantly being watched. The Doll’s unblinking gaze is an eerier feeling as you make your way through the vegetation and undergrowth.
The story goes that a resident named Don Julian witnessed an accident in which a tourist girl fell into the canal and drowned. From that day on, Julian would see her ghost, and in order to appease or scare off the spirit he began collecting old dolls from the canals, from dumpsters, markets, etc., and hung them all over the island like Christmas tree decorations. Apparently this stopped her apparitions, but he continued hanging the dolls for another 25 years until he died a few years ago. Since his death, visitors to the island have continued to bring dolls there.
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. Some say he used to fish the dolls from the water because he though 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. Don Jullians obsession led him to trade home grown fruit and vegetables for old dolls and over the years he became more and more isolated with each doll adding to the collection.
The present island caretaker, a relative of the late Don Julian, knows of a shack in the middle of the island which he has visited many times and it was covered with absolutely filthy dolls and cobwebs.
The shack has a particular sickening musty smell of rotting wood. In the middle was a shrine for a spectacled doll named Antonina. She was surrounded by keepsakes, bracelets and other religious items, and behind her smiled the framed face of Don Julian. The caretaker said Antonina was Julian’s favourite and people would visit and leave keepsakes to her and ask for miracles, which were often granted. He said that almost all the visitors reported how the dolls’ eyes followed them, and some even moved their limbs.
Ironically, in 2001 Don Julian Santana was found dead by his nephew, in the same canal that he said the little girl drowned in. Now his Island of the Dolls is one of the world’s weirdest tourist attractions. Some tourists who visited this place claim the dolls whisper and you must offer them a gift upon setting foot on the island, to appease their spirits.
so there you go another picture from my collection from the creepy folder this time and is this not the most creepy place ever all those dolls! though i think it is not just the dolls although dolls can be creepy to me it is the appearance of the dolls, because they are old weather beaten decaying and dirty that’s what gives me the creeps. oooh i can feel another story coming on ^_^ i swear i have a folder that is just full to overflowing with hundreds of stories i simply have to get one with! i do feel sorry for the original bloke though poor thing sounds like he was haunted for most of his life and it doesn’t matter whether the spirits were real or not because he suffered whether they were real or not and to be suffering under that kind of stress every day is awful.
the sheer volume of dolls that shows this mans work or obsession and it is quite overwhelming and i bet it is even better when there in person, this place is definitely on my to do list ^_^ shortly before my dream of retiring to the Maldives ^_^
i hope he has found peace now.
have an excellent day everyone
love and peace be with you