10/18/2011 09:14 am ET Updated Dec 18, 2011

A Haunted Island Protected By Dolls (PHOTOS)

When faced with terrifying visions of a long-dead child, should one:

A) Get the hell out of dodge.

B) Seek the source of the specter's discontent.

C) Decorate your little island home with hundreds of dismembered heads, legs, and arms of baby dolls.

Surprisingly, Don Julian Santana of the Isla de Las Munecas in Mexico chose to go with option C. Today, the slowly decaying remnants of dolls hang from trees and hide in bushes in an effort to ward off the restless spirit of a young girl who -- as legend tells it -- drowned offshore.

I See Dead Dolls [PHOTOS}

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