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“The Hands Resist Him”: The Haunted Painting Said to Come to Life

The eerie painting spooked many who just saw it. Those who owned it fared worse.

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  • Photo Credit: Darren Kyle O'Neill
The Hands Resist Him
The Hands Resist Him

I first saw it online when I was living in Dubai. I printed it out and left it on a side table next to some other documents printed on the same printer with the same paper. Anyway, I went to Italy for a month. When I came back, the air conditioning had gone awry, everything was green mold. The TV, bed sheets, my daughter’s cot and clothing, all of my suits in the closet, and the documents I had printed all green. But right next to them, the only thing that was perfectly untouched was the printout of the painting.