However, it is said that the young girl’s spirit was not so easily put to rest. Indeed, the story goes that Barrera was haunted by her ghost and tormented by whispers, the sound of footsteps and screams in the middle of the night.
So, in an apparent attempt to appease the girl’s restless spirit, Barrera began hanging more and more dolls around the island. Firstly, he fished them from the canal. Then he began retrieving them from trash heaps near his home and exchanging his home-grown vegetables for more dolls.