Is This Painting of a Young Girl Haunted? Every Owner Seems to Think So
Delayed flights, malfunctioning wi-fi, and even a fatality have surrounded the painting.
The portrait looks perfectly ordinary: a blank-faced young girl wearing a red dress with a matching bow.
Over the past six months, however, the girl’s impact on those who have encountered her has been abnormal. The portrait has been called haunted and garnered considerable internet and tabloid attention. It’s now the property of The London Bridge Experience, an immersive horror attraction.
The portrait first appeared in a charity shop in St. Leonards-on-Sea, a small town on the south coast of England. The shop’s manager said the portrait was donated along with a number of other pictures and frames and sold quickly.
Within two days, the buyer had returned the picture, claiming it had a creepy aura. The manager duly placed the portrait in the window, pricing it at £20 ($24) and adding a note that read “possibly cursed.”