View Full Version : the haunted ebay painting


???
08-20-2008, 06:04 PM
some of you might be familiar with this but i just learned about it. i recall a poster here recently had an avatar showing a part of the painting in question, though i didn't know it at the time- still, it gave me goosebumps.

this is an interesting read, its basically an account of the painting's sale and an interview with the current owner.

WARNING: there is something genuinely, deeply unnerving about this picture you're about to see so if you plan on sleeping well tonight don't click on this:

http://paranormal.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http://www.surfingtheapocalypse.com/haunted%5Fpainting.html

Mo
08-20-2008, 06:47 PM
Pff.

???
08-20-2008, 06:51 PM
Pff.

not scared? good, cause i bought it for your birthday.

sickbadthing
08-20-2008, 09:19 PM
that's so fucking old.

ciGarski
08-20-2008, 09:37 PM
am i missing something? there's a different lighting contrast on the photo but other than that, what is is disturbing?

JokeyLoki
08-20-2008, 09:38 PM
Yeah, it's pretty obvious that the lighting is just different in that last picture

ciGarski
08-20-2008, 09:42 PM
hold me

maoi
08-20-2008, 09:58 PM
i'm missing it too

cork_soaker
08-20-2008, 10:25 PM
i think you have to look through the picture

Eulogy
08-21-2008, 12:12 AM
ummmm what?

ammy
08-21-2008, 12:19 AM
they put that in a child's room? I mean, it's creepy, why would you do that to a child? Of course they had nightmares.

Hate the Hater
08-21-2008, 12:29 AM
A new Epson printer that ate and mutilated page after page when the user tried to download images of this oil.

DeadOpera
08-21-2008, 12:38 AM
they put that in a child's room? I mean, it's creepy, why would you do that to a child? Of course they had nightmares.

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Floppy Nono
08-21-2008, 12:40 AM
what is unnaturally creepy about this picture? i don't get it :think:

Hate the Hater
08-21-2008, 12:47 AM
they put that in a child's room? I mean, it's creepy, why would you do that to a child?

It doesn't say this anywhere.

ammy
08-21-2008, 12:52 AM
sorry, i must have read too far into this without realizing.
still, if that picture was in my house at that age - dude even now, i'd totally have nightmares and see shit.


ONE MORNING OUR 4 AND 1/2 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER CLAIMED, THAT THE CHILDREN IN THE PICTURE WERE FIGHTING, AND COMING INTO THE ROOM DURING THE NIGHT.

Floppy Nono
08-21-2008, 12:59 AM
i'm more creeped out by the name of the thing.

"The Hands Resist Him"

Hate the Hater
08-21-2008, 01:02 AM
"The Hands Resist Him"

http://www.blamo.org/image/thefutureembrace.jpg

Floppy Nono
08-21-2008, 01:05 AM
imagine if that had been hanging in a kids room. what nightmares they'd have!

Rider
08-21-2008, 01:15 AM
Some guy makes up a bullshit story to sell an ugly painting on ebay and years later people are still talking about it, this is a sad world we live in.

Hate the Hater
08-21-2008, 01:55 AM
http://www.coasttocoastam.com/timages/page/1111Painting082008a.jpg

Shallowed
08-21-2008, 04:25 AM
Looks kinda suitable for characters in a creepy metal video/album artwork.

Like KoRn or Marilyn Manson or something

Elvis The Fat Years
08-21-2008, 04:40 AM
in a way, i think the picture really does hold together as a "painting"...despite being more stylistically varied perhaps than coloring books, its unified by the rawness of the colors and their production...historically i think coloring books are far more significant body of work than cock, it has a lot more scope and anal depth, too, so i'll go with cock.

Luke de Spa
08-21-2008, 04:50 AM
some of you might be familiar with this but i just learned about it. i recall a poster here recently had an avatar showing a part of the painting in question, though i didn't know it at the time- still, it gave me goosebumps.

this is an interesting read, its basically an account of the painting's sale and an interview with the current owner.

WARNING: there is something genuinely, deeply unnerving about this picture you're about to see so if you plan on sleeping well tonight don't click on this:

http://paranormal.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http://www.surfingtheapocalypse.com/haunted%5Fpainting.html
^ get a load of this idiot

???
08-21-2008, 04:55 AM
is seriously nobody the slightest bit creeped out by the fucking painting? it fucking resonates with evil, man

Luke de Spa
08-21-2008, 04:57 AM
lol

cork_soaker
08-21-2008, 04:58 AM
deeply unnerving, indEEEEED

cork_soaker
08-21-2008, 04:59 AM
pants

???
08-21-2008, 05:04 AM
having read up about it and visited the artist's website does alleviate a lot of the mystery about the thing, but even then if you look at it alongside his other work, it still stands out. there is something profoundly weird about it i can't quite explain, or care to.

Kahlo
08-21-2008, 05:17 AM
I need to stop clicking on Izzle's threads. So much time of my life I won't get back.

Luke de Spa
08-21-2008, 05:25 AM
having read up about it and visited the artist's website does alleviate a lot of the mystery about the thing, but even then if you look at it alongside his other work, it still stands out. there is something profoundly weird about it i can't quite explain, or care to.

well, of course. you came into this thinking the painting mysterious and haunted; to admit that it is mundane and ordinary would be to admit to being deluded, possibly insane

Sarcastic Smile
08-21-2008, 05:30 AM
"7 emails reported strange or irregular events taking place, , when viewing this image. "

.... omg 8

my alarm just went off...:O

Kahlo
08-21-2008, 05:32 AM
http://image.guardian.co.uk/sys-images/Arts/Arts_/Pictures/2007/08/14/dawkins460.jpg

???
08-21-2008, 05:37 AM
to admit that it is mundane and ordinary would be to admit to being deluded, possibly insane

it isn't mundane and ordinary. even if its not "haunted" it still has a profound psychological effect on a few people. like hivetit.

???
08-21-2008, 05:37 AM
http://image.guardian.co.uk/sys-images/Arts/Arts_/Pictures/2007/08/14/dawkins460.jpg

one guy i definitely wouldn't invite to a party

Kahlo
08-21-2008, 05:49 AM
a profound psychological effect on a few people. like hivetit.

The only people this painting has an effect on are the gullible :mad:

Sarcastic Smile
08-21-2008, 05:50 AM
it isn't mundane and ordinary. even if its not "haunted" it still has a profound psychological effect on a few people. like hivetit.

I highly doubt those peoples psychological problems began with this painting..

Luke de Spa
08-21-2008, 05:50 AM
it isn't mundane and ordinary. even if its not "haunted" it still has a profound psychological effect on a few people. like hivetit.

i suspect that says more about the affected persons than it does about the painting

by "mundane" i mean "of this world", which is precisely what it is

i would like to see richard dawkins tear you to pieces at a party. metaphorically, obv

???
08-21-2008, 09:24 AM
i suspect that says more about the affected persons than it does about the painting

by "mundane" i mean "of this world", which is precisely what it is

i would like to see richard dawkins tear you to pieces at a party. metaphorically, obv

well admittedly i'm more susceptible to suggestions about paranormal/unusual stuff like this because its something i actually do and want to believe in. i like to get carried away by my imagination. also i was more affected by the image when i first saw it because i was alone in the middle of the night and stupidly i'm still a bit afraid of the dark sometimes. but now, even in the broad light of day, the painting is still disquietingly creepy to me. i'm not suggesting i actually believe the painting is haunted or that i ever did; i just find it interesting that the heavy surreality of the subject matter can make such a strong impression on a viewer as to make them think it was haunted (or something like it):

for starters, there's the blurry, fathomless darkness of the boy and the doll's eyes, plus the boy's slightly elongated forehead and heavy brow, which makes him look like an alien (or at least some awful otherworldly flawed "copy" of a boy, if you see what i mean). i know you're not fond of my subjective critical approach and dramatic choice of words lds but i'm sure you can see perfectly well where i'm going with this; from a distance, the use of light and shadow appear to give the boy's figure an almost photo-realistic brightness that isolates him from the background and could at a glance deceive the viewer into thinking he was not part of the picture at all, especially given that the boy's gaze is somewhat ubiquitous and he appears to be looking directly at you. then there are the disembodied, zombie-like hands at the window, which carry enough subliminal horror film connotations by themselves, and the ominous moon above the boy (which seems suspended in stygian darkness rather than a night sky) to me seems to foreshadow...well, death. perhaps the most intriguing, or frightening thing about the picture though is that one can see the image is based on something real and totally mundane (a photograph of the artist as a child, as it happens) but its been transformed into something nameless and nightmarish. the intimacy of the scene depicted draws the viewer in, and only makes it scarier. finally, the title: "The Hands Resist Him". its about as creepy as that poem about "the man who wasn't there". only can only imagine what it means.

^that was rushed but i think thats more than enough reasons to see why this picture is so disturbing.

oh and as for dawkins...he's doing a great job, but i think he'd sooner laugh at anything i had to say than bother arguing with me. i wonder if he likes machina

Eulogy
08-21-2008, 11:06 AM
having read up about it and visited the artist's website does alleviate a lot of the mystery about the thing, but even then if you look at it alongside his other work, it still stands out. there is something profoundly weird about it i can't quite explain, or care to.

it stands out because it's the only one that someone tried to pass off as haunted and sell on ebay.

Caine Walker
08-21-2008, 11:12 AM
okay, maybe it's just hysteria contained within, but i looked at that thing and my eyes started to tear up and i got goosebumps and now i don't feel right.

this is fucked up.

GlasgowKiss
08-21-2008, 11:14 AM
i think he looks like a sweet old man sure you arent religious or something

Caine Walker
08-21-2008, 11:16 AM
no, but i'm *spiritual.*

::cough::

tcm
08-21-2008, 11:17 AM
he looks so cold... so cold

???
08-21-2008, 11:22 AM
are we talking about the boy or dawkins here

Rider
08-21-2008, 12:28 PM
mp3 debate.

agenda suicide
08-21-2008, 01:31 PM
is seriously nobody the slightest bit creeped out by the fucking painting? it fucking resonates with evil, man

well the kids do look a little bit evil and angry

ohnoitsbonnie
08-23-2008, 09:13 AM
Oh, THAT haunted painting.

ravenguy2000
08-23-2008, 09:20 AM
http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/3529/backgroundfunnies8ln1.jpg

mxzombie
08-23-2008, 09:23 AM
early photo of isle ^

RockLobster
08-23-2008, 09:33 AM
i didn't know he was a ginger kid too.

Hate the Hater
08-23-2008, 12:21 PM
ravenguy's pic won't show up for me...anyone else have this problem?

fluxequalsrad
08-23-2008, 01:25 PM
ravenguy's pic won't show up for me...anyone else have this problem?

its probably because you looked at that other picture..the unnerving one.