La Isla de la Munecas or The Island of the Dolls
The following is a true story.
A hermit named Don Julian lived on an island south of Mexico City. Although he had a family, he chose to live the last 50 years of his life alone. Julian became obsessed with the death of a young girl who drowned in a canal near the island. One day, he found a doll floating in the water and tied it to a tree to appease the spirit of the young girl. Over the years, he would fish lost broken dolls out of the water. He would even trade his goods for dolls in a local town. Eventually, the hermit tied hundreds of dolls to the trees of his island, creating a shrine for a soul that was lost too soon. In 2001, Don Julian was found dead. He drowned in the same canal as the girl. People say that the girl’s spirit haunts the Island of the Dolls.