You don’t have to wait for Halloween to enjoy the haunted places of the world. Places where unexplained happenings occur, things go bump in the night (and day) and ghostly apparitions abound hold fascination for many of us. If you want to be scared out of your pants, you might want to visit some of these most haunted places in the world.
1. Island of the Dolls, Xochimilco, Mexico
One of the creepiest and most haunted places in the world is located on Lake Teshuilo in Xochimilco. In the 1920s, three girls were playing near the water, when one fell into the murky lake and drowned. The locals believed the dead girl’s spirit was trapped on the island. A bit later, in the 1950s, despite having a family, Julian Santana Barrera moved to the island to become a recluse. At the time, he was unaware of the tragic tale of the girl’s death, but as soon as he moved to the island, the little girl’s ghost started speaking to him, telling him that she was trapped on the island. Julian began delivering dolls to the ghost as gifts. As time went on, the girl’s appetite grew, and Julian felt that she wanted him to join her. He confided in his nephew this fear, and the same day, upon returning to the island, Julian’s nephew found him drowned in the exact spot where the girl had drowned seventy years prior. Today, the island is full of dolls, hanging from trees. Tourists sense the dolls’ eyes following them and claim the inanimate objects whisper. Both Julian’s ghost, as well as the girl’s, are said to still be trapped on the island.