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July 2002
The Ebay Haunted Painting
The Hands Resist Him by Bill Stoneham
'The Hands Resist Him' by Bill Stoneham
This is a transcript of the original advert for the 'haunted' painting, placed on E-bay in February 2000.
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"When we received this painting, we thought it was really good art. A 'picker' had found it abandoned behind an old brewery.

Image 1: Detail of boy
Image 1: Detail of boy
At the time we wondered a little why a seemingly perfectly fine painting would be discarded like that (today we don't!)

One morning our four and a half year-old daughter claimed that the children in the picture were fighting and coming into the room during the night.

Now I don't believe in UFOs or Elvis being alive but my husband was alarmed. To my amusement he set up a motion-triggered camera for the nights.


Image 2: Close-up of boy's face
Image 2: Close-up of boy's face

After three nights there were pictures, the last two pictures shown are from that 'stakeout'

After seeing the boy seemingly exiting the picture under threat, we decided the painting has to go.

Please judge for yourself, but before you do, please read the following warning and disclaimer.... "


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