1. Isla de las Munecas (Island of Dolls), Mexico

The World's 8 Creepiest Places

If Chucky's your pick for the scariest horror movie character, Isla de las Muñecas, located among the canals and lake of Xochimilco south of Mexico City, will make your nightmares come to life. As the story goes , about 50 years ago, a little girl drowned off the island, which was inhabited only by a recluse named Don Julián Santana Barrera.

Not long after, Barrera started finding dolls in the waters around the island, and decided that they were there to hold spirits to keep the girl's ghost company'and ward off future troubles. He hung these found dolls around the island along with others he collected, and some say they were the cause of his later death, purportedly by mysterious circumstances. Either way, the sight of decaying dolls hanging in trees and off the sides of buildings is a creepy one.

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