Last November I brought you a letter sent in to us by a man who came into possession of a haunted painting, believed to have been created with the blood of the artist, the presence of which has resulted in everything from the appearance of faceless men, disembodied cries of anguish, and strange fog, and plenty of other strange occurrences.
The piece of art was titled “The Anguished Man”, a name that did a fine job capturing the creepy portrait.
Sean Robinson, the painting’s owner, had been documenting the haunting with a series of spooky videos before he contacted me with his story, and while the tale of the tortured painting was certainly downright weird, I hadn’t heard from Sean since.
Well, last night, Sean wrote back with an update on his situation. Here’s his email:
Just thought I would send you this update on The Anguished Man. I have recently temporarily moved in with my parents and obviously took the painting with me. It was only in the house for a few days when the noises started, the same noises I had previously experienced. Then on the third night my father fell down the stairs, the same as my son did at the other house. Thankfully he was unhurt but I have now moved the painting back into storage.
I have been working closely with John Blackburn and Ian Lawman for the Mysteria Paranormal group, taking the painting to some of the allegedly most haunted locations in the UK, including 35 Stonegate at York and Chillingham Castle in Northumberland.
It was on the evening of 18th May 2013 at Chillingham Castle that a group of people experienced events that were both terrifying and unexplainable. None of the guests were prepared for what was about happen in the early hours of Sunday Morning.
The room went icy cold, a large dark figure appeared in the middle of the séance circle and a large wooden bench banged on the floor of its own accord in response to John Blackburn’s questions to the painting, then suddenly the bench was flipped upside down violently by what was believed to be [the ghost of] John Sage, one of Chillingham Castle’s resident powerful spirits, who we think was showing his anger to a foreign uninvited spirit to his castle.
John Blackburn stated it was the strangest experience in all his years of investigation. There were a least 20 witnesses to these events.
Now that is something I wouldn’t mind witnessing. Well, that and Chillingham Castle, anyway. Any readers in the UK care to pop in the next Mysteria event and bring us a field report?
Thanks for the update, Sean!
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