Guinness World Records shared a wonderful video that explores the spooky history behind the legendary La Isla de las Muñecas (Island of the Dolls), which is in the channels of Xochimilco, just south of the Mexico City center.
The small island was blanketed with thousands of dolls by a hermit named Don Julián Santana Barrera. He felt he had to pay tribute to a girl who had drowned in the area and said that he heard her ask for her doll.
The former owner of the island Julián Santana Barrera placed these dolls around the island for a very particular reason, and visitors to this day are said to take an offering before venturing onto it’s shores.
Barrera died on the island having drowned in the same spot as the little girl. While no one lives on the island, the dolls remain, and they are considered to be haunted.
This is the world’s largest collection of haunted dolls there are thousands of creepy mutilated and decapitated dolls covered in cobwebs and insects and they’re found on Mexico’s Island of the Dolls or La Isla de las Muñicas. Some Guinness World Records titles have backstories that are just so compelling we have to share it.