The Haunted Ebay Painting | The Hands Resist Him

The Haunted Ebay Painting | The Hands Resist Him

The 1972 self-portrait by Bill Stoneham is attracting media attention on eBay. It's one of the most bizarre and scary stories I've heard in a while, and it's become famous as a viral meme that has been circulating on social media since October last year, when the image was posted on eBay with an elaborate back story suggesting it was being haunted. The story (link) of the picture was passed around for several months before it appeared on E - bay. [Sources: 2, 6, 7, 11]

Viewers of the advert on eBay reported supernatural experiences after seeing the 'hands' piece for a long time. One person reported hearing a strange sound like a "bang" when she was looking at the list for the painting. As well as simply displaying the eBay listing, people also reported being violently sick and even fainting, it said. [Sources: 3, 5, 12]

The description on eBay says that the figures in the picture move at night and sometimes leave or enter the room where it was shown. The seller also claimed that they would "sometimes move or leave" the paintings and enter any room where they were exhibited. [Sources: 1, 6]

The seller then claimed that when the picture was in the family home, the couple's daughter saw the boy and girl walking around and soon after left the picture and appeared to be struggling. It was said that the figures moved around the paintings and the puppet boy actually threatened him with a gun when he left them and sometimes he entered the room where they were on display. I suspect it's crazy, "the seller wrote," because it smooches a lot in kids "bedrooms. [Sources: 2, 3, 4]

The description on the website mentions that the figures of the painting moved at night and even left the paintings. While some say people find it incredibly uncomfortable, others say the little girl's eyes follow you and you can hear the sheets rustle. Some had erotic encounters with the spirit after breaking out the red candles and putting their bras over the burning white candles to see the full-body appearance. [Sources: 2, 4, 10]

I'd wager that if you've ever seen the famous picture of the Scream, you've probably seen one of Edvard Munch's paintings. So I hope you enjoyed this little art lesson, or at least got what you expected from this ghostly painting. [Sources: 3]

The ghost image is also known to the eBay world as "Resist the Hands," and in February 2000 a seller on eBay claimed that the image had been persecuted and cursed. An elderly California couple who found this picture on the site of an old brewery claimed it had a kind of curse inside it. [Sources: 5, 8, 9]

The sales family wrote about their experience with the image in a horror story surpassed only by Stephen King, adding photos that changed it. The story of the painting became popular on the Internet and even featured in an Argentine computer game called "Scratches." The buyer, who wished to remain anonymous, later gave an interview to a paranormal website about his experience with the haunting painting. [Sources: 5, 7, 9]

The Michigan eventually contacted Bill Stoneham and told him about his experience with the haunting painting and the sale of the painting. It gained popularity after it was auctioned off on eBay with an initial bid of just $199. [Sources: 1, 3]

The ad told how the painting had affected the life of the seller, who had bought it years earlier, and included a description of the possible supernatural powers the painting possessed. Apparently, the buyer revealed that he eventually sold it and sold reproductions and print images on the Internet. The painting got a little scarier when it got into trouble after painting, like Beksinski's painting. Although not in the traditional sense of a piece like the one above, it has been disturbing since his painting. [Sources: 3, 7]

Sean Robinson's grandmother kept the painting in her attic until he inherited it from her, and she told him that it was cursed and evil, and explained that it was painted with blood and paint, and that its creator killed himself right after completion. My son is far from thrilled to have the most followed painting on the wall of his parents "home in the world. [Sources: 6, 12]

Stone has made the legend baffling by saying that the artist's father, the late William Stoneham, a prominent Los Angeles artist, died a year after the painting's first exhibition. He helped him by adding that in the years since the exhibition, both the gallery where it was originally exhibited (and sold) and the Los Angeles Times critic who reviewed it in an article have buried the dead. [Sources: 2]

The gallery owner and art critic died within a year of viewing the painting, and Stoneham remembers that he died a year after coming into contact with the painting. Bill was also very concerned about the general strangeness that surrounded her, noting that both he and an LA Times reporter who reviewed the show had died in the years since its public unveiling. He said: "Both [the owner and the gallery where it was originally exhibited and an art critic who reviewed and reviewed it] have died one by one in the year since we came into contact with [this painting]," he recalled. [Sources: 0, 1, 3]