Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Wednesday Weird: The Anguished Man

Week Three of the Halloween themed Wednesday Weirds.

Today, we have this terrifying picture:

Honestly, the painting is creepy enough that I could probably just stop the post right now. Like, that's it, here's your Halloween scare for the week.

But, nah. Let's keep going.

This painting was kept in Sean Robinson's grandmother's attic for twenty-five years before he inherited it. She had always told Robinson that the painting was evil, explaining how the artist who created it had used his own blood mixed with the paint, and had killed himself shortly after completing it. Like you do.

When the painting was displayed, she'd hear voices and crying, and sometimes see a shadowy figure in her house. So she locked it away in her attic. Why she didn't just get rid of it, I dunno.

As soon as Robinson took the painting into his home, he and his family started experiencing the same kinds of creepy phenomenon. His wife felt something stroking her hair, they saw the shadow man and they heard crying.

Robinson decided to set up a camera overnight to try to capture some of the strange events on tape. Robinson's YouTube videos show slamming doors, rising smoke, and the painting falling from a wall for no reason.

Frightened, Robinson soon put the painting down in his basement, but he is not interested in selling it.

Here's one of his videos. Boring warning: the video isn't all that interesting, barring one little part.

So, there you have it. The Anguished Man painting. Scary enough on it's own, kinda worse when it comes with creepiness.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Kind of creepy. I'd get rid of the painting in a heartbeat.

Matthew MacNish said...

Haunted artifacts are so gross. But he could probably sell it for big bucks.

Maria Zannini said...

Sorry, much as I admire the painting, I'd burn it with proper ceremony and hopefully let that poor tormented soul free.

LD Masterson said...

I'm with Maria. Burn it and scatter the ashes.

mshatch said...

Yeah, I'm all set with paintings that do weird shite.

Rena said...

"Like you do."

That was funny. Because yeah. I mean really, after you lock your soul into a painting, oh yeah, it's time to start the hauntings.

On the other hand, the video isn't as scary as just reading about the wine cabinet over the summer. Still, scary (and I'm a fan of how Maria solves problems - Burn it).

Johanna Garth said...

I'd like to borrow that painting just for one evening. It would make a fabulously creepy Halloween party centerpiece!

dolorah said...

That is creepy. Something to look at on someone else's wall.

Catherine Stine said...

Um, yeah, that painting on my wall would creep me out. Looks like it has no nose.

Michael Offutt, Phantom Reader said...

I'm not superstitious. But the painting is hideous.

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