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Haunted Painting - Does it make you feel ill?

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posted on Jul, 15 2006 @ 09:44 PM
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That picture was a little bit freaky.




posted on Jul, 17 2006 @ 02:53 AM
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I'll admit that when I first saw the pic, after reading the first post I was a little "ill at ease." But the more I looked at it, the more I was able to accept it as just a piece of surreal art. BTW, this is my first post here at ATS, and have to say that everything I've seen so far has been pretty cool. I enjoy the heated debates (some of them downright nasty arguements, especially, where politics are concerned), the diversity of opinions and the variety of topics. But I digress, back to the thread at hand, I checked out Will Stoneham's (the artist who painted the picture) and found that "The Hands Resist Him" to be one of his less disturbing works, at least to me. The one the freaks me the most is his "Immovable Force." There's a face in the right hand side that gives me the willies. Here's a linkwww.stonehamstudios.com...# I hope the link works. LEt me know if it doesn't.



posted on Jan, 6 2007 @ 01:36 PM
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to be honest i'm too scared to look at it.

i'm kinda demon paranoid



posted on Jan, 6 2007 @ 06:13 PM
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Don't worry,Demons don't exist if they could really hurt people they would have killed me many times already


The painting of the girl could be a BEK however,Those I am on the fence about.



posted on Jan, 8 2007 @ 05:59 PM
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Oh my gosh i think im going to cry. i didnt think that it wuold actually work!! i just looked at the picture of the painting & within a couple of seconds i got an overwhelming feeling like i was going to throw up & i got really dizzy. in all seriousness. thats really freaky!



posted on Jan, 8 2007 @ 06:12 PM
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its a very freaky picture, definitely. It is quite disturbing. I don't feel too bad, but I felt bad anyway, a bit of a cold


surely if people are feeling a little ill after seeing a small on-line pic, it isn't haunted (maybe the original is), its just a disturbing picture that invokes emotions. What art should do...



posted on Jan, 11 2007 @ 12:28 AM
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Certainly doesnt make me feel ill, but has a certain degree of negativity, unhappyness and misery.



posted on Jan, 11 2007 @ 12:33 AM
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It gave me chills thats for sure... don't like it one bit.

Some things just reek evil... and that painting is one of them.



posted on Jan, 15 2007 @ 10:13 AM
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same deal here. made me dizzy and freaked out. i could only look at it for about 2 seconds tops.

weird.



posted on Jan, 15 2007 @ 01:13 PM
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I visited his website and personally think he is a brilliant artist.
He takes the thin veil between dreams and reality and brings it to life.

I also like how he uses the praying mantis in many of his paintings. Such is the carnivorous insect that feeds off our fear or paranoia.

I think the "haunted painting" is just that - a feed of fear. Someone started a story about the painting and wala now the painting is evil.
The artist clearly describes the idea behind the painting nothing about it is evil. But nonetheless it provokes thought and that's what is art is supposed to do.

[edit on 15-1-2007 by DDay]



posted on Jan, 15 2007 @ 01:46 PM
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I just want to add, this pic gave me the chills like no other.



posted on Jan, 16 2007 @ 01:02 AM
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Creepy, but not haunted. Think about it - if the family selling the painting was so scared of it, why didn't they just throw it out or burn it? The seller only wrote that it was haunted as a stunt to jack up the price.



posted on Jan, 16 2007 @ 03:56 AM
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i posted a direct link to the painting on another forum/website , without giving any background details and yeah - it provoked the same "illness", "freaky" reaction. interesting psychologically.



posted on Jan, 16 2007 @ 04:32 AM
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The only thing that freaks me out is the little boy looks like BUSH! No sh t... look!



posted on Nov, 5 2008 @ 11:31 AM
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Ah, yes, that is a very scary painting if you ask me. Yes, it made me feel ill and disturbed, and that was before I even read the story about it!!!



posted on Nov, 5 2008 @ 11:53 AM
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It looks a lot like surreal sensationalism to me. There's money to be had in both the unusual and a good story to back it up. Of course, this is the very idea of art itself, to be original and tell a tale. I think the artist knows this and utilizes this tool.

Regarding evil, there is a technique that evil uses that looks something like this: normal normal abnormal normal. In other words, there are a lot of things that are meant to appear fairly normal at first but wedged just past the middle is something odd that causes you to fixate on that one strange part, causing you to feel sucked into a very dark reality. Here's a good example. So much "normal" and "real" things in it yet...



I must admit, it is a clever photo. Take special note of the angles, color, and lighting and how it impacts how you feel about it. It reminds me of my favorite author Edgar Allan Poe.

As a side note, I think a lot of discomfort comes from having to think about spiritual evil which is always there but often goes unnoticed. If you're 'awake' and are not 'secure' with the afterlife (and want to be), feel free to contact me by U2U.

[edit on 5-11-2008 by saint4God]



posted on Nov, 5 2008 @ 12:24 PM
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Originally posted by mistr_b2
Don't worry,Demons don't exist if they could really hurt people they would have killed me many times already


The goal of demons is not to kill people typically. What advantage is someone to you if they're dead?


[edit on 5-11-2008 by saint4God]



posted on Nov, 5 2008 @ 04:23 PM
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I didn't feel any nausea looking at it but it's definetly the creepiest picture I've ever seen. I would never want to see the original in person.



posted on Nov, 5 2008 @ 10:28 PM
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I was fascinated so I followed all the links and the detail photos of different parts of the painting. I would like to have it. I just cant afford it. I wasn't bothered by the painting at all.
The doll companion has no eyes, and neither does the boy (or they are not prominent). The absence of the eyes is spooky- that alone will bother most people. I have a large porcelain doll with no eyes- just holes. She looks like a BEK for sure. I could put glass eyes in her but then I wouldn't like her as much, I'm so used to the black pools of nothingness lol.

There are a lot of haunted dolls on ebay too- the back stories are really out there. Its all to make money-most people in genuine fear would get rid of "cursed objects" instead of have them sit in the house ready to ship to the highest bidder.

recent haunted doll auctions



posted on Nov, 6 2008 @ 10:42 AM
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Originally posted by raven bombshell
There are a lot of haunted dolls on ebay too- the back stories are really out there. Its all to make money-most people in genuine fear would get rid of "cursed objects" instead of have them sit in the house ready to ship to the highest bidder.


Reminds me of the cursed Stitch doll: www.theniftyfiles.com... . Made $11,000 that one.

Totally agreed. There is a specific way to dispose of them though many simply toss suspect objects in the trash. Pawning off 'haunted' things is either coming from a very ill-willed individual or a capitalistic notion under P.T. Barnum's infamous quote, "There's a sucker born every minute".


[edit on 6-11-2008 by saint4God]



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