Thursday, September 17, 2009
Destination Truth: Gut Punch of Fear!
Thank you Josh Gates for the day-early birthday gift. I've been hoping since I saw, I believe it was Anthony Bourdain (of all people), stopping by the doll island in Mexico, that some brave ghost team would head out that way. Thank you Josh Gates for not only an amazing season as the producer of "Destination Truth" but a team that's is perfection.
This creepy little island was set up a place to ward off the spirit of a girl who drowned in the nearby canal. The crazy (or wise) man who lived there set up dolls as offerings to keep her spirit happy and eventually his entire little island became doll infested for decades; cracking, decaying, hanging just by a head...
The ONLY regrets I have about this amazing episode last night was that they didn't cover the island in daylight so we could see all the dolls fully and that they didn't stay another night!
Josh really gets what freaks people out. Yeah, I not only had nightmares, but I decided to expand my creepy dolls display for my Halloween party to have them hanging and sitting all around the shed where a Brothers Quay movie with stop animation dolls will be playing nonstop as a background for my homage to Doll Island.
I think of all the scary places I've ever seen, this one is the place I'd most have trouble sitting alone in the dark at--honestly, dolls scare me that much!
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