Located in the canals of Xochimico near Mexico City is this disturbing island. The family who now run the island as a tourist attraction believed that Don Julian Santana Barrera came to live on this unnamed island in the late 1950s.
Don Julian was believed to have found the body of a drowned child in the canal 50 years ago. The child has been haunting the island every since. Don then started to collect and hang floating dolls that he found in the canals, and hung them on the trees to please the child.
Don later found out that the dolls on one tree is not enough to please the tormented soul, as his family members claimed. He began trading his home grown fruit and vegetables for dolls.
Many thinks that he had gone mad over the years and believed that the dolls to be real children who he 'rescued' from the canal.
The story took an unfortunately turn when Don was found drowned in the canal just like the child in the story. Many people believed that the dolls were cursed and the island was inhabited by tormented spirits, which murdered the old man.
Despite all the scary dolls and story on the island, today, the island is a popular tourist spot.