Haunted objects around the world including the hands resist him painting.

A haunting occurs when a ghost or other supernatural being refuses to move on after death, instead choosing to dwell among the living in some way. Whether you are a believer ghosts or not, some reports are undeniably creepy. I list a few of the most terrifying cases of haunted objects reported from around the world.

THE ANGUISHED MAN PAINTING

This creepy painting was kept in Sean Robinson’s grandmother’s attic for twenty-five years before he inherited it from her. She had always told Robinson that the painting was evil and plagued with suicide, explaining how the artist who created it had used his own blood mixed with the paint, and had killed himself shortly after completing it. She claimed to hear voices and crying when the painting was displayed, and to see the shadowy figure of a man in her house, which is why she locked it away in the attic.

As soon as Robinson took the painting into his home, his family started to experience the same strange events his grandmother had. His wife felt someone stroking her hair when she was alone, his son fell down the stairs and looked up to see the shadow man at the top.

Sean has since taken the painting down and hidden it in his basement, but he is not interested in selling it.

The haunted object the anguished man painting.

THE MYRTLES PLANTATION MIRROR

Myrtles Plantation in St. Francisville, Louisiana, is largely considered to be the most haunted home in the United States, as well as one of the most haunted houses in the world.

Perhaps the most haunted item on the premises is a mirror that was added to the home in 1980. Guests of the plantation have reported seeing figures lurking in the mirror, as well as child-sized handprints on the glass. Legend claims that the mirror contains the spirits of Sara Woodruff and her children who died in 1824 of oleander poisoning.

Whenever a family member dies, tradition dictates that you’re supposed to cover all mirrors in the house so that their spirits don’t get lost or trapped, this mirror was not covered, so the belief is that the Woodruff souls are very much present and active within the mirror.

The plantation is now a bed and breakfast and offers historical and mystery tours.

The haunted myrtles mirror.

THE CRYING BOY PAINTING  

Painted by Italian artist Bruno Amadio, also known as Giovanni Bragolin, The Crying Boy, is one of a series of paintings featuring tearful children staring out at the viewer. The painting was mass-produced and widely distributed, with copies upon copies being made since the 1950s.

In 1985, stories of prints of The Crying Boy being found in the ruins of burned houses, utterly unscathed began to surface. No fireman would allow a copy of the painting into his home, and people began to speak of the prints as something evil and unnatural.

Steven Punt from the BBC decided to dig deeper and discovered that the varnish coating the prints was fire repellent, accounting for their imperviousness to flames.

The crying boy painting.

THE HAUNTED WEDDING DRESS

In 1849, Anna Baker, a girl from a rich family fell in love with a low class iron worker. Anna’s father, Ellis Baker, refused to let her marry her beloved, banishing the young man from their hometown of Altoona, Pennsylvania. Anna, heartbroken and angry at her father, remained bitter until her death in 1914.

Before her father sent her true love away, Anna had chosen a beautiful wedding dress that she intended to wear at their wedding. When the wedding did not occur, another wealthy woman from a local family, Elizabeth Dysart, wore the dress on her own wedding day, instead. Years later, the dress was given to an historical society, and eventually the Baker mansion was turned into a museum. The wedding dress was placed in a glass case in what was formerly Anna Baker’s bedroom. After her death, visitors claim to see the dress move on its own, especially during full moons. The dress sways from side to side, as if an unseen bride is standing in front of her mirror, admiring herself in the gown.

Haunted wedding dress.

THE HANDS RESIST HIM PAINTING 

Often referred to as “The Haunted eBay Painting,” The Hands Resist Him is considered to be the most haunted works of art in the world. It was found on the site of an old brewery by a couple from California. The couple put the painting up for auction on eBay in 2000, claiming that the characters in the painting sometimes moved on their own. The boy especially, is said to move frequently or sometimes completely vanish from the painting itself, entering the room where the painting was hung. People have also reported feeling sick instantly after seeing the painting for the first time.

Even those who viewed the painting online claimed to feel a sense of unease, dread, or terror when looking at it. One person even claimed that their brand new printer refused to print the photo of the painting, however it worked fine on every other print job.

Eventually it was purchased for a whopping $1,025 by an art gallery in Grand Rapids, MI. When the gallery spoke to the artist, Bill Stoneham, he said it was based off of a photograph his parents took of him and a neighbor when they were children. He was also surprised to hear that his work was at the center of a paranormal investigation, but he did mention that two people who originally displayed and reviewed the painting had died within a year of viewing The Hands Resist Him.

This creepy painting was kept in Sean Robinson’s grandmother’s attic for twenty-five years before he inherited it from her. She had always told Robinson that the painting was evil and plagued with suicide, explaining how the artist who created it had used his own blood mixed with the paint, and had killed himself shortly after completing it. She claimed to hear voices and crying when the painting was displayed, and to see the shadowy figure of a man in her house, which is why she locked it away in the attic.

As soon as Robinson took the painting into his home, his family started to experience the same strange events his grandmother had. His wife felt someone stroking her hair when she was alone, his son fell down the stairs and looked up to see the shadow man at the top.

Sean has since taken the painting down and hidden it in his basement, but he is not interested in selling it.

The hands resist him haunted painting.