“Crying Boy”: the curse of magic painting that has terrified Britain for 30 years
Since 1985, there has been a painting that has caused the British to panic for more than 30 years. It is “Crying Boy”. In the past thirty years, anyone who collected or purchased this painting would be cursed by it. Either a fire broke out in the home or the collector was sick or disabled. What is even more incredible is that this painting is still safe and sound after 53 fires. Recently, the British “Sun” reporter Davis finally revealed the mystery of the curse of “Crying Boy” after investigation.
On June 22, 1985, the Dain couple in South Yorkshire, England, went to bed early as usual. In the early hours of the morning, Dane suddenly heard a noise outside. He turned and glanced at his wife. Seeing that she was sleeping soundly, he did not disturb her. Dane got up in a daze, put on his slippers and walked to the door, when he suddenly smelled a burning smell. Dane hurriedly opened the door of the room, and was stunned by the scene before him: the living room had been enveloped by a raging fire, and the blazing flames ran wildly like an angry lion, giving everything in the room to him. Shredded.
In a panic, Dane went upstairs to wake up his sleeping wife. The two men wrapped up in wet clothes and rushed out of the fire. Fortunately, neither of them was in serious trouble. After a little calm, Dane called the fire alarm. Since it was late at night, there were not many firefighters on duty, and it was not until half an hour later that the firefighters hurried over. At this time, the house was completely engulfed in the fire. The firefighters struggled and finally put out the fire, and the house was burnt with only the frame.
Dane told the police about the fire with lingering fears. He has lived in this house for 20 years and has been inspecting security facilities before, and there is nothing unusual. The firefighters investigated the cause of the fire and found no valuable clues. Looking at the ruined wall, Dane and his wife were always in tears. When Dane looked at the blackened wall, his wife suddenly exclaimed: “This, this painting…” Dane looked at the wall. On the wall was the “Crying Boy” he collected four years ago. The blond child in the painting put his cheek in his left hand, with a trace of sadness in his eyes, silently watching everything around him.
“This, this painting is intact, not even burnt.” His wife reminded Dane. He checked the painting carefully, and indeed there was no trace of burning. “This…this…how could it be possible!” Dane tremblingly said, “Is there any mysterious power protecting this painting?”
The next day, the news that Dane’s old house was burned opened in the small town, and Davis, a reporter from the British “Sun”, also came to the scene. After returning to the newspaper, he wrote a report entitled “The Crying Boy The “Curse of Flame” report gave a detailed introduction of the fire, and at the end of the article attributed the cause of the fire to “Crying Boy”, thinking that the painting was cursed to cause the fire. After the article was published, it caused an uproar, and the phone calls of the newspapers were almost blown up by the citizens. They all told about the many weird phenomena in their collection of “Crying Boy”.
Sandra of North Yorkshire said that since he and his friend Parker collected a copy of “Crying Boy”, the two families had suffered a serious fire. His wife died in the fire, and Parker’s three sons and wife were in the A large amount of smoke was inhaled in the fire and needed medical treatment. “When I was searching for usable items at the fire site, I found “Crying Boy” in the ruins. It showed no signs of burning. If it weren’t for being cursed, how could this painting escape the fire?” a
London citizen said Russ’ experience is even more incredible. When he went to the toilet that night, when he turned on the light, he saw “Crying Boy” shaking constantly, but after he wiped his eyes, the painting came to a standstill. Dougs thought he was dazzled and didn’t care. But two days later, Dougs, who was in the bedroom, heard the screams of his wife in the living room, and he ran out in a hurry: “The Crying Boy is shaking, it is shaking!” Dougs checked carefully No abnormality was found in the painting, and some comfort finally calmed his wife’s panic. Just when Dougs had forgotten the incident, his daughter died in a car accident. Misfortune did not come singly. His house was hit by a fire. In the fire, his son was seriously injured and had to be amputated. “It must be that “Crying Boy” was cursed, otherwise, how could my family suffer successive accidents?”
With the increase in calls received, Davis discovered that in the past ten years, there have been 53 fires in the family that collected “Crying Boy”, 12 people died in the fire, and 16 people were permanently disabled. A series of questions rose up in Davis’s mind: “Crying Boy” was really cursed? Why is this painting safe and sound in the fire? With curiosity, Davis saw “The Crying Boy” at Dane’s house. After obtaining Dane’s consent, he decided to burn the painting. Davis prepared hundreds of catties of coal, and then ignited the coal under the witness of a newspaper photographer, but the painting did not change at all except for a small amount of burn marks on the frame.
Looking at the safe and sound paintings, Davis was completely puzzled. He knew that ordinary picture frames were made of solid wood and could not stand the high temperature at all, and the canvas was even less likely to withstand the high temperature of 400℃. “Is “Crying Boy” really cursed?” At this moment, Davis contacted a firefighter who had been involved in fire fighting many times. When he saw “Crying Boy” intact, he couldn’t believe it. Own eyes. At first, the firefighters thought that the painting might be mixed with flame-retardant materials, but he quickly rejected this idea, because “Crying Boy” was only a copy, and the value was not high. More importantly, it was not available in the late 1960s. Researched out flame-retardant materials.
In order to find out the truth of the matter, Davis walked into the library, and soon he found out that “Crying Boy” is a very famous British painting, and its original author is the Italian painter Giovanni Bragglin. This painting was very popular, and in the end more than 50,000 copies were sold. In addition, apart from Giovanni, many British and French painters also created works with the same title and similar themes, but none of Giovanni’s works sold well. Davis combed through the fires caused by paintings in recent years, and concentrated all on Giovanni’s works. Through a citizen of London, Davis learned that Giovanni was still alive and that he and his son lived in Venice, Italy.
Davis was tossed for two days and finally found Giovanni in the suburbs of Venice. After 70-year-old Giovanni learned the original intention of Davis’s arrival, he tremblingly recounted the creation process:
1969 One day in October, while Giovanni was walking on the street looking for creative inspiration, he suddenly ran into a little boy full of arms. The boy didn’t speak, his eyes filled with sadness. After returning home, Giovanni was filled with the sad expression of the little boy, so he painted the little boy based on his memory. In order to set off the sadness of the little boy, he also painted the tears of the child. Two days later, a priest came to watch the painting. He recognized the little boy in the painting named Poligo. His parents died in the fire, but he survived. “The pastor told me that no matter where the boy goes, an unknown fire will magically appear. The villagers call him’nemesis’. Of course I don’t believe this, so I continue to complete the creation of this painting. After the painting, the sales volume Very good, but one day there was a fire in my home, and until then I did not believe that the painting was cursed. Although I reminded crazy buyers many times later, the more I said that, the more they were collecting crazily. ”
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