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The Haunted eBAY Painting

Observed to exist but what is it or why? Is there a rational explanation?

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The Hands Resist Him is a painting created by artist Bill Stoneham in 1972. It depicts a young boy and female doll standing in front of a glass paneled door against which many hands are pressed. According to Stoneham, the boy is based on a photograph of himself at age five, the doorway is a representation of the dividing line between the waking world and the world of fantasy and impossibilities, while the doll is a guide that will escort the boy through it. The titular hands represent alternate lives or possibilities.[1][2] The painting became the subject of an urban legend and a viral internet meme in February 2000 when it was posted for sale on eBay along with an elaborate backstory implying that it was haunted.

The painting was first displayed at the Feingarten Gallery in Beverly Hills, California, during the early 1970s. A one-man Stoneham show at the gallery, which included the piece, was reviewed by the art critic at the Los Angeles Times. During the show, the painting was purchased by actor John Marley, notable for his role as Jack Woltz in The Godfather. Sometime after Marley's death, the painting was found on the site of an old brewery, by an elderly Californian couple, (as stated in their original eBay listing.)

The painting appeared on the auction website eBay in February 2000. According to the seller, the aforementioned couple, the painting carried some form of curse. Their eBay description made a series of claims that the painting was cursed or haunted. Included in those claims were that the characters in the painting moved during the night, and that they would sometimes leave the painting and enter the room in which it was being displayed.

A disclaimer was included with the listing absolving the seller from all liability if the painting was purchased.

Stoneham recalls that both the owner of the gallery in which the painting was first displayed, and the art critic who reviewed it, died within one year of coming into contact with the painting.



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This painting is now largely considered to be one of the world's most haunted works of art.


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Unread post Tue May 23, 2017 10:53 pm

Interesting Owl

I have searched a few times 'Haunted items' and many of them seem to be dolls. I don't believe they're all haunted as stated but moreso there's no way to prove.. and there's a huge idea that dolls carry attachments (Probably due to the two famous ones in the museums)
But as for these paintings.. I'd steer clear.
My first impression of the painting is a very sad energy connected to it (rational judgement aside) it just seems to emit a really sad energy. Makes me think of the curse of Macbeth ... lay_curse/

And the curse of the crying boy painting. Both really sad but again, makes you wonder... how many times until we are proven that it can no longer be coincidence?
(The crying boy painting is another which was sold on ebay.. as far as I remember, the homes which had had the painting of the crying boy all had fires and burned down...

I'd not risk it ( buying this painting) I'd not even buy copies of it.. coincidence or not i'd rather not find out!

Thanks for sharing

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Unread post Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:23 am

That painting looks scary as! i wouldn't put it on my wall.

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