Drifting in a boat through a tangle of narrow canals in Xochimilco, a district of Mexico City, you will find yourself heading toward an isolated island. Though it may seem like any other island at first, as you move closer you'll start to see the dolls. Yes, dolls!! But this is hardly the Island Of Misfit Toys, its more akin to say, Chucky's dream vacation! Its called Isla de las Munecas (Island of the Dolls), home to thousands of mutilated toys hanging from trees and lying on the forest floor, eyeless skulls infested with insects.
Some locals agree, and the legend of the boatman comes into play here because they say he will not join you on the island and most locals will not even look at the island as they approach it. Others say they've seen the dolls moving or even opening their eyes. Even more disturbing others claim the toys whisper and gesture when you pass by, as if syaing "join us."
Sadly in 2001, Barrera reportedly drowned in the same spot as the girl. Locals believe he, too, now haunts the island, which has become a bona fide tourist attraction. Some visitors bring dolls to add to the growing collection, including a wild haired Barbie, clearly having left her Dreamhouse far behind.