Art has the power to evoke a wide range of emotions in viewers, from joy and peace to sadness and anger. But some paintings are so scary that they can make even the most hardened horror fan shiver. These 10 paintings are all said to be haunted, and their owners have reported all sorts of strange and disturbing experiences. From ghostly apparitions to unexplained noises, these paintings are sure to give you the chills.
1. The Hands Resist Him:
This painting by Bill Stoneham was created in 1972 and is now on display at the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia. The painting depicts a young boy standing in front of a doorway, his hands outstretched. Behind him, two ghostly hands appear to be reaching out from the shadows. The painting has been the subject of much speculation and debate, with some people believing that it is cursed.
2. The Crying Boy:
This painting by Giovanni Bragolin was created in the early 1950s and is now considered to be one of the most haunted paintings in the world. The painting depicts a young boy crying in front of a burning house. Many people who have owned the painting have reported experiencing strange and disturbing events, such as fires, floods, and even deaths.
3. The Haunted Major:
This painting by Sir Henry Raeburn was created in 1812 and is now on display at the National Gallery of Scotland in Edinburgh. The painting depicts a Scottish military officer, Major General Sir David Baird, who is said to be haunted by the ghost of a young woman. The woman is said to have been killed by Baird in a duel, and her ghost is said to appear in the painting, standing behind Baird.
4. The Nightmare:
This painting by Francisco Goya was created in 1799 and is now on display at the Prado Museum in Madrid. The painting depicts a woman sleeping in bed, her face contorted in fear. Above her, a demonic figure hovers over her, its claws outstretched. The painting is said to be based on a real-life nightmare that Goya had.
5. The Vampire:
This painting by Henry Fuseli was created in 1798 and is now on display at the Kunsthaus Zürich in Zurich. The painting depicts a vampire, its fangs bared, its eyes glowing red. The painting is said to be based on a real-life vampire who was said to have terrorized Switzerland in the 1700s.
6. The Weeping Woman:
This painting by Pablo Picasso was created in 1937 and is now on display at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. The painting depicts a woman, her face distorted in grief. The painting is said to be based on Picasso's reaction to the bombing of Guernica, Spain, by German and Italian bombers during the Spanish Civil War.
7. The Descending Angel:
This painting by William Blake was created in 1805 and is now on display at the Tate Britain in London. The painting depicts an angel descending from heaven, its wings outstretched. The painting is said to be based on a real-life experience that Blake had.
8. The Scream:
This painting by Edvard Munch was created in 1893 and is now on display at the National Gallery in Oslo. The painting depicts a person, their face distorted in fear, their mouth open in a scream. The painting is said to be based on a real-life experience that Munch had.
9. The Creation of Adam:
This painting by Michelangelo was created between 1508 and 1512 and is now on display at the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City. The painting depicts God reaching out to touch Adam, the first man, as he is being created. The painting is said to be one of the most famous and iconic paintings in the world.
10. The Last Judgment:
This painting by Michelangelo was created between 1536 and 1541 and is now on display at the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City. The painting depicts the Last Judgment, when Jesus Christ will return to earth to judge the living and the dead. The painting is said to be one of the most terrifying paintings in the world.
These are just a few of the many paintings that are said to be haunted. If you're looking for a good scare, be sure to check out one of these paintings for yourself. But be warned, you might