Ghosts & Hauntings
'Balcony of Dolls' haunts Venezuela's capital
By T.K. Randall
December 10, 2021 · 9 comments
The balcony took three years to put together. Image Credit: YouTube / Al Rojo Vivo
A chilling spectacle awaits anyone who happens to gaze upwards while passing the notorious 'El Muerto' corner.
On the balcony of one particular two-storey building in the middle of Venezuela's capital city Caracas is a spectacle so disturbing that it wouldn't look out of place on the set of a horror movie.
Known as the 'Balcony of Dolls', the eerie landmark consists of hundreds of old doll heads which have been crammed together and arranged so that they look down on you as you walk past below.
While the scene appears particularly macabre, in reality, the entire thing is actually little more than an elaborate art installation created by local artist Etanis Gonzalez.
Not only does he own the house, but it also serves as a museum for his works.
The idea for the project came from a family friend who happened to decorate the front of his truck with dolls. It reportedly took three years of painstaking work to create the balcony, one doll head at a time.
When it first went up, some of the locals believed that Gonzalez was involved in satanic practices and there were even a few who believed that the dolls were real babies.
Fortunately, however, the spectacle has since come to be regarded as a celebrated local landmark.
Source: Oddity Central
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