Supernatural powers and beliefs exist all around us with many people believing in it, especially the older generation. After all, stories that our grandparents told us about how someone pointed a finger at the Moon and his ear tips fell off was rather scary and believable.
Remember all the ghost stories that we used to share while on a school camping trip? Yup, it’s hard not to succumb to supernatural beliefs.
There’s another story we want to share with you that you can add to your storytelling collection and share with your pals when you have another camping trip.
We’ve heard of Thailand’s supernatural infant-like dolls, stuffed toys that come to life while we are sleeping… But this is scarier. A painting that is said to have killed people who come into contact with it.
That’s right, a painting.
Created by artist Bill Stoneham, the painting The Hands Resist Him is said to come alive and even come out of the painting into the room where it is kept.
You can check out the picture here.
The picture shows a young boy standing on a doorway with a female doll by his side. (What is it with dolls and the supernatural??) Behind them is a window where viewers can see many hands being pressed, as though to grab the boy. Well, THAT is creepy.
But the story is about to become creepier. Three men who came into close contact with the painting – the gallery owner where the painting was first displayed Charles Feingarten, the art critic who first reviewed the painting Henry Seldis and the person who brought the painting home, actor John Marley.
And that’s not all, the painting changed hand before Marley died in 1984 and was left abandoned in a Californian brewery turned art space. The painting came into the limelight again in the year 2000 on ebay, where the owners wrote that the motion-sensitive camera they set up caught the boy climb out of the painting, forced by a girl (doll) who had a gun in her hand. Their 4 and a half year old daughter complained that the children in the painting were fighting and coming into the room.
The painting became an internet sensation and people were sending emails in to report strange happenings, from blackout periods to illness, after seeing the painting on the web.
The painting is currently in the hands of gallery owner Kim Smith who decided to hold on to the painting despite the rumors and a generous offer to purchase the painting from him for a low 6-figure amount.
The artist has since produced two other paintings that are a sequel to the original painting. It can also be found on the site above and is as creepy as the first painting. Actually we think it’s even creepier. Check it out for yourself.