Here Is The Creepiest Island In Existence… Why Would People Do Things Like This?

I was not going to share this one with you, simply because it is just a bit too morbidly weird for my taste, but then I thought that you should be reminded just how far people can take an otherwise great idea.

So, 50 years ago, the body of a young girl was fished out of the water in a canal south of Mexico City. A few days later, artist Julian Santana Barrera found a doll floating in the canal, which he thought belonged to the girl. And so he did what anyone in his place would have done — created a shrine for the girl on nearby Isla de la Munecas, or the Island of Dolls, as it would later be called.

Well, the scale of the memorial started all those decades ago was discovered a few days ago by workers who were cleaning the canal. They found countless doll parts suspended from trees, strung from fences and across ramshackle buildings or just piled up on the ground.

The shrine had become, as you are about to discover for yourself, a macabre doll graveyard, which had also become a sinister attraction for tourists flocking to it and adding to its plastic inhabitants.

Make of it what you will. (Scroll down for the videos.)

1. Children’s toys, weathered and in various states of disrepair, are strung up across a floating garden in Mexico.

Here Is The Creepiest Island In Existence... Why Would People Do Things Like This?

2. A doll in a grubby outfit sits half submerged in the canal where a little girl drowned. The artist who created the collection later died in the same stretch of water.

Here Is The Creepiest Island In Existence... Why Would People Do Things Like This?

3. Local legend says that an artist created the doll shrine in memory to a young girl who drowned nearby.

Here Is The Creepiest Island In Existence... Why Would People Do Things Like This?

4. The sinister-looking shrine attracts plenty of visitors to the island near Mexico City.

Here Is The Creepiest Island In Existence... Why Would People Do Things Like This?

5. Layers of dirt and cobwebs have built up on the toys over the decades.

Here Is The Creepiest Island In Existence... Why Would People Do Things Like This?

6. The artist’s cabin was also filled with dolls that had been nailed to the wooden walls.

Here Is The Creepiest Island In Existence... Why Would People Do Things Like This?

7. The Isla de la Munecas, or Island of Dolls, has become a macabre tourist attraction.

Here Is The Creepiest Island In Existence... Why Would People Do Things Like This?

8. A muddle of dolls are piled up around the roots of a tree on the floating garden.

Here Is The Creepiest Island In Existence... Why Would People Do Things Like This?

9. The artist is said to have believed that the first doll he found was possessed with the little girl’s spirit.

Here Is The Creepiest Island In Existence... Why Would People Do Things Like This?

10. The reclusive artist added to his collection over 50 years, stringing up toys that he found or were given to him by strangers.

Here Is The Creepiest Island In Existence... Why Would People Do Things Like This?

11. The artist allegedly created the creepy collection to try to appease the spirit of the drowned girl.

Here Is The Creepiest Island In Existence... Why Would People Do Things Like This?

12. The collection has an array of doll types, from Barbies to eyeless plastic babies.

Here Is The Creepiest Island In Existence... Why Would People Do Things Like This?

13. Locals claim that the dolls can be heard whispering to each other in the trees.

Here Is The Creepiest Island In Existence... Why Would People Do Things Like This?

14. Dolls have been strung from fences, trees and buildings around the floating garden.

Here Is The Creepiest Island In Existence... Why Would People Do Things Like This?

And here are the videos:

Via The Daily Mail.

Share this macabre shrine with your friends below — some of them may even want to pay it a visit.