The Hands Resist Him is a 1972 painting by Bill Stoneham. It depicts a young boy and female doll standing in front of a glass panelled door against which many hands are pressed. According to it’s first owners, the painting was extremely haunted and cursed anybody who displayed it in their house. Many people have claimed they feel ill, anxious, or angry just by viewing this particular piece. Do you?
Due to this, the painting could never seem to find a permanent owner and was auctioned off to dozens of different collectors for several years. Eventually, it found it’s place at an art gallery in Michigan. Although the owner was in no way superstitious or a believer in the paranormal, he recalled that lights and electrics around the painting would constantly break, despite them being brand new.
The creepiest part to this story is that both the owner of the gallery, and an art critic who reviewed it, died within one year of coming into contact with the painting. Both deaths have never been fully explained.