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    Posted: Jan 31 2012 at 2:46pm

Imma have nightmares tonight. Could u survive here for a week?



The Creepiest Place on the Planet

The Creepiest Place on the Planet
On a creepy island in a creepy swamp south of Mexico City there’s a place that looks like the stuff of nightmares and horror movies. Here, among the scraggily branches and dead trees hang hundreds of old, mangled dolls.

The Creepiest Place on the PlanetThe story goes like this:

It was around 50 years ago that a little girl drowned off a small island hidden deep amongst the canals of Xochimico. The island’s only permanent inhabitant was a recluse named Don Julián Santana Barrera. Soon after the girl’s death Barrera fished an old doll out of the water. The next day he fished out another. And then another. Convinced that this was a sign from the netherworld, Barrera started collecting old dolls and hanging them around the island. These dolls, he believed, formed vessels for spirits that kept the deceased girl company and prevented further evil from descending upon the island.

From here the story becomes murky. Some claim that Barrera himself died under mysterious circumstances, and that the spirit-inhabited dolls murdered him Chucky-like. Others swear that they’ve witnessed the dolls become alive at night (see video, below) and that after Barrera’s death they assumed his role as the island’s caretaker.

One fact is incontrovertible: Wandering around the Isla De Las Muñecas (Island of Dolls) is a ghoulish experience. We’re prepared to name it the creepiest place on the planet—unless there’s an island of decaying clown mannequins we don’t know about.

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The Creepiest Place on the PlanetGetting there: The canals and ancient lake of Xochimilco are, in general, a semi-popular attraction. To help preserve them the area was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1987.

To see the Xochimilco canals you must travel by a trajinera, a wooden boat maneuvered by a long oar (see photo). A few travel agents in Mexico City can arrange trips but it is better (and much less expensive) to consult a good guidebook that has up-to-date info on how you can book a trajinera directly with a boat operator.

The Island of Dolls is not on the regular tourist routes the trajinera take. (It’s as if the drivers don’t want to be around mangled hanging spirit dolls. Who knew?). So to get there you’ll have to hire an entiretrajinera and ask specifically to be taken to the Isla De Las Muñecas. Try at the Cuemanco landing, near the Parque Ecológico De Xochimilco. The entire fee will likely come out to around US$100~$120 so you may want to find a group of people to split the cost (and to increase the chances that the dolls will pick off one of them and not you). A trajinera can accommodation ten passengers.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan 31 2012 at 2:48pm
What in the world...............
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan 31 2012 at 2:53pm
Sure, they're JUST dolls. 
































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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan 31 2012 at 2:55pm
I creeped out at how dirty those suckers are.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan 31 2012 at 2:57pm
LOL I fell out at Chucky-like

you wouldn't find me there for any reason
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan 31 2012 at 2:58pm
i think i would survive a week. lots of..open space...and...

then again i dont know. i freaked out in the wax museum.

...all them eyes...never went back.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan 31 2012 at 2:58pm
Even in photogs that place looks creepy. What the hell do I look like going to visit? Sleepy
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan 31 2012 at 2:59pm
Originally posted by Lady ICE Lady ICE wrote:

i think i would survive a week. lots of..open space...and...

then again i dont know. i freaked out in the wax museum.

...all them eyes...never went back.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan 31 2012 at 3:02pm
Not unless they was paying me. 
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