Haunted Paintings with CREEPY Backstories…


– They say a picture is
worth a thousand words, but what about a life? There have been several
paintings that have been proven to have paranormal
phenomena surrounding them. These events are so eerie and disturbing, it’s a wonder that anyone
ever owned them at all. If you have any paintings
in your house right now, you may want to think twice
about where they came from. Here are 10 haunted paintings
with creepy backstories. Number 10 is Untitled. Just one in a series of
paintings about death by artist Zdzislaw Beksinski, an expert in the art of
dystopian surrealism, this untitled piece seems like something right out of a nightmare both visually and how being around it make people feel. It’s believed the painter’s
obsession with death seemed to draw it directly to him. He lost his wife in 1998 to cancer and his own son to
suicide only a year later. Then, in 2005, he himself was found dead in his own apartment after he refused to lend a 19-year-old
boy that he knew money, and the teenager proceeded
to stab him to death. Today the ghostly artwork is said to give off an eerie feeling, and many believe that
looking at it too long will bring the viewer an
unhealthy dose of death as well. That’s right, the very painting you’re looking at on
your screen right now. Number nine is Soul Bowl. After finding an interesting
painting of a bowl in an antique shop in
Pauanui, New Zealand, a person identified only
by their username Heylin bought it and brought it home. Soon after purchasing it, he found on the side of the canvas there was in inscription
which read “Soul is a bowl.” It wasn’t long before he felt that perhaps the writing was meant as a warning. After it was hung in their home, the painting fell off the wall, even though there was no
wind entering the room and nothing touched it. A short time later, their
family was outside the house when they spotted a dark figure standing in the room
that the painting was in. Upon investigation, they
discovered that there was nobody in their home at all. Things eventually became so terrifying that Heylin was forced to auction it off and get out of the house. Number eight is The Stagecraft. In 1994, commercial
photographer James Kidd took a photograph of
an old stagecoach stop in Tombstone, Arizona. When he developed it, he
was shocked to discover that standing beside
the wagon in the frame was what appeared to be a headless man. Recreating Kidd’s picture, The Stagecraft was painted by a woman named Laura P., who claimed to feel very
strange while making it. She gave it to a friend at an office, but soon after she got complaints that the painting seemed
to move on its own and papers kept disappearing
from people’s desks. Laura took the painting back and hung it in her own home, but the ghost came with it. Glasses broke, ornaments sailed off walls, and leaks appeared with no apparent cause, and all in places near the
painting of the headless man. Number seven is Love Letters Replica. In April of 1887,
four-year-old Samantha Houston, the daughter of a United States Senator, was playing with a ball
near the grand staircase in the Driscoll Hotel in Austin, Texas, when she lost her footing, fell down the stairs, and tragically died. It’s said that her ghost still haunts a portrait that hangs there
called Love Letters Replica. Though the painting is of a little girl, the subject isn’t actually Samantha. It’s a replica of another
portrait by artist Richard King. Still, it’s believed it’s
Samantha’s spirit that haunts it. Guests and staff at
the hotel have reported becoming nauseous or feeling like they’re being lifted into the air when standing in front of it. Some even claim they’ve
seen the girl’s expression slowly change as if she’s attempting to communicate with
them from the afterlife. Number six is The Rain Woman. Art is meant to inspire certain feelings in those who take it in. But when something in that
art makes you feel terrible, then maybe there’s something to it beyond the artist’s intentions. Painted by Ukrainian
artist Svetlana Telets, The Rain Woman has a history of making people so uncomfortable, they return it soon after purchasing it, most claiming that it
made them unable to sleep. According to Telets the portrait, which depicts a pale
woman with a long neck standing in the rain
while wearing all black, actually painted itself. The artist finished the entire
thing in just five hours, and the whole time her hand was being guided by something unseen. Still today those who spend time around it become severely uncomfortable, and many complain about feeling sad or even being watched by
something that they cannot see. Number five is the portrait
of Bernardo de Galvez. Located in Galveston, Texas, the Galvez Hotel is named after the famous Spanish military
leader Bernardo de Galvez and is home to a portrait of
the same man that is considered one of the most haunted
paintings on earth. Paranormal events involving the
portrait occur so frequently that many guests have
accused the hotel staff of pulling off some sort elaborate prank. Galvez’s eyes seem to move
on their own in the painting, sometimes following the
guests who pass it by. Those who remain close to
it for an extended period suddenly become cold and tense, as if fear has taken ahold of them. And if you want to take a
picture of this portrait, you’d better remember to ask Galvez first. Otherwise, he will interfere, and your photo will come out blurry. Although that is the
least of your worries. Number four is The Dead Mother. Artist Edvard Munch, best known for his famous
painting The Scream, created another less-famous but arguably much creepier painting, one which seems to affect
all who stare at it for any length of time. Completed between 1899 and 1900, The Dead Mother depicts a
young child covering her ears while her mother lays in a bed behind her, clearly dead and surrounded by mourners. Legend has it that many people who chanced a look at this cursed painting began screaming uncontrollably, terrified of something unseen
coming from the painting. Those who don’t lose their minds are said to feel a cold
shiver run through them or even hear the picture’s
bedsheets rustling softly, as if the mother is getting up, to ensure that they are afraid. Number three are The Hands Resist Him. Painted by Bill Stoneham in 1972, The Hands Resist Him is a
painting that has another name that many of those who
believe in its legend call The Haunted eBay Painting. The artwork depicts a young
boy and a life-size doll, both standing in a doorway in
front of a dark glass window, which has a number of
hands reaching forward, as if trying to grab them. In February of 2000, a couple from California
put the painting up on eBay with the claim that it was
haunted by something truly evil. At night, it’s said that the boy, who is allegedly scared
of the doll next to him, exits the canvas into whatever
room it’s being displayed in. In addition, the owner of the first
gallery that it was in, plus the first art critic to review it, both died the same year
that they laid eyes on it. Definitely not a painting
you want in your home, or even one you should be
placing your eyes upon. Number two is The Crying Boy. In the 1950s, artist Giovanni Bragolin created a series of paintings that included one of the strangest, most eerie portraits to ever grace a wall, The Crying Boy. Literally an image of a young boy crying, this painting appears to
draw severe misfortune to whomever hangs it in their home. Devastating house fires followed not only the original painting, but many of the copies that
have been made of it as well. And in all of them, the unsettling portrait somehow survives, even when the entire room
around it is turned to ashes. In 1985, a story in the Sun, a tabloid paper in the United Kingdom, revealed the curse of the
crying children paintings, and their popularity plummeted. Still, the curse is said
to remain with those that are still hanging on the walls. And number one is The Anguished Man. Little is known about the painting known as The Anguished Man prior to it coming into
the possession of a woman from northern England around 1985. When she passed away, the artwork was left to her
grandson, Sean Robertson, who pieced together what he could about it mostly from his grandmother’s
stories of it being evil. Robertson found that
the unidentified artist behind The Anguished Man used
his own blood in its creation and committed suicide
shortly after its completion. But shortly after it passed to Sean, his family started experiencing
strange occurrences. Cries and moans could be heard
coming from the painting, and a dark figure was spotted
on multiple occasions, staring at them before it vanished. Videos were captured of the
painting moving on its own, making many believe that
it is truly haunted. (eerie roaring) (eerie music)

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