Halloween is just around the corner – a great excuse for us all to embrace the macabre and fashion some frightful costumes. I wouldn’t fancy being in the vicinity of these creepy locations, however. From a disorientating mansion to a doll-infested island – here are seven of the creepiest places on earth.
#1 – The Island of the Dolls
Isla de las Munecas is a small island located in the canals to the south of Mexico City. What makes this island not so idyllic however, is the presence of hundreds of eerie dolls which adorn trees, fences and other available surfaces. The story behind the dolls is that in the 1960s a little girl drowned in the canals around the island. Shortly after, the island’s only resident, Don Julián Santana Barrera, found a doll floating in the water and hung it from a tree to honour the girl and protect the island from evil spirits. Barrera continued to adorn the island with discarded and mutilated dolls until his mysterious death in 2001.