Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Welcome to Nightmare Isla!
Thanks to one of my readers, Brad, guess where I'm not planning my next vacation?
La Isla De La Munecas.
Or, as the locals call it...The Island of the Dolls.
Almost every tree growing on the island is decorated with old, mutilated dolls that give anyone the feeling that they’re constantly being watched. The story behind the Island of the Dolls began when a hermit by the name of Don Julian Santana moved here. Although he was married he chose to live the last 50 years of his life alone.
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. At one point he even traded home grown fruit and vegetables for old dolls.
Ironically, in 2001 Don Julian Santana was found dead by his nephew, in the same canal that he said the little girl drowned in.
Well, doesn't Creepy Doll Island just sound like the perfect relaxing getaway?
I can feel my soul being ripped away from my body as I type this....
Now, where did I put that Xanax....