Raise your hand who at least once as a child has not played with dolls. Well, forget those sweet childhood memories because here the dolls will put you ... terror.
The island is located just south of Mexico City, along the Xochimilco lake, and is technically a chinampa, or an artificial island built in the pre-Hispanic period: today the island is completely desert if not for hundreds of broken dolls and severed limbs that are entangled in the branches of the thick bush that covers the entire island.
Are you sufficiently terrified? Keep reading!
The legend says that Don Julian found the dead body of a girl together with his doll in a canal: as a last act of pity for the little girl, the man hung a doll to a tree.
From that event he was so disconcerted that he lost his mind: he began to collect spasmodically the remains of dolls that he found randomly or that he bought from second-hand dealers, and then hanged them on the island almost to drive away any evil spirits.
Since then, the island of Mexican dolls (there is another in Nagoro, Japan) has become a destination for tourists, curious and thrill-seekers.
Walking between severed heads, dolls without eyes, heads and plastic bodies is really disturbing: a few minutes here you will soon begin to be afraid of your steps on the dry branches.