Sunday, September 16, 2012

The Haunted Island

Teshuilo Lake lies among the canals of Xochimilco near Mexico City and on the lake there is a tiny island known as Isla De Las Munecas. Many years ago a young girl drowned there and it became a haunted area that people were afraid to enter. A homeless man, julian Santana lived on the island for over 50 years and began to collect and display children's dolls to remember the dead girl and keep her spirit happy. Santana would trade fresh vegetables, which he grew on the island with local people for their discarded dolls. Although Santana died in 2001 there are still thousands of dolls scattered around the area mostly hung in the trees.


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