The Scariest Places On Earth



If you're looking to plan a creepy vacation for Halloween time, the BBC has you covered with this wonderful article documenting some of the scariest spots on earth. Pictured is the Island of the Dolls.
Lying off the canals of La Xochimilco, in Mexico, is a chinampa (floating garden) covered with the hundreds of dolls. Gathered by Don Julian Santana Barrera who scrounged rubbish piles, the dolls were hung from trees to keep away evil spirits and remember the drowning death of a young girl. According to Barrera, the dolls he planted and hung around the chinampa were still alive, but forgotten by their owners. While alive, Barrera would move the dolls around the island from different trees, creating a chilling sight. The chinampa is accessible by boat and the dolls are still around, despite Barrera’s death in 1992.

Personally, I'd love to visit any of these spots, but I'm a bit morbid.

Link Image Via SkilliShots [Flickr]

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The BBC site this links to just told me "We're sorry but this site is not accessible from the UK as it is part of our international service and is not funded by the licence fee.". Seems like my license fee excludes me from content the rest of the world gets for free.
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