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Learn more about the legends of Xochimilco in Mexico. See video footage of the infamous Island of the Dolls.

In 1918, an older brother who lived in Japan bought his younger sister a doll. She loved the doll and named it Okiku. Tragically, the young girl died a year later. The family kept the doll to honor her. They noticed that Okiku’s originally short hair had grown longer and kept growing. It is believed that the young girl’s spirit lives in the doll.

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Making Connections


Which haunted doll do you find the most scary? Why?


Have you read any other books about hauntings or ghosts? What did they have in common with these stories?


What do you think people who travel to haunted places are hoping to see? What might they learn during these travels?

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