The creepiest places in the world

From the 'Island of the Dolls' in Mexico to the 'Suicide Forest' in Japan

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Doll Island in Xochimilco Lake in Mexico City, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2008.

Whether you're visiting America or Japan, the UK or Antartica, there are a whole host of creepy sites that have been attracting tourists for years.

Isla de las Munecas, or the 'Island of the Dolls', in Mexico is one of the most unsettling with dolls suspended in trees and branches all over the island.

It's thought the island's original and only inhabitant found the body of a dead child and to ward off evil spirits and appease her tortured soul, he hung the doll in a tree.

However this didn't ease his discomfort and he carried on hanging dolls from the trees until the island was covered.

Another spooky site can be found in San Jose, California at the Winchester Mystery House.

Sarah Winchester inherited more than $20.5 million when her husband, the owner of the Winchester Repeating Arms Company, died.

Shortly after his death she was told by a medium to appease the souls of those who had died at the hands of the rifles and Sarah then spent the next 38 years building the house, creating an ever more confusing web of rooms and staircases to ward off evil spirits.

These are just two examples of the stunningly creepy tourist attractions that can be found all around the world.

Want to find out where else you can see similar spooky sites? Take a look at our slideshow below!

World's creepiest places

World's creepiest places

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