Over fifty years ago, Don Julian Santana left his wife and child and moved onto an island on Teshuilo Lake in Mexico. Don Julian Santana devoted his life to honoring a young girl who may or may not have drowned there. He hung a single doll near the spot the young girl had died but he didn't stop there.
He collected and hung up hundreds of dolls in an attempt to quiet the girl's spirit. Even if dolls arrived in good shape, the wind and weather turned them into cracked and mutilated versions of themselves.
In 2001 Don Julian Santana was found drowned in the same area in which he believed the little girl had died. Today, Isla de las Muñecas has become the ultimate Halloween destination for those who revel in spookiness.
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