So I was browsing around the internet the other day, and I came across a picture, the one you see above. It looks like a regular picture, but there was something about the face of the girl you see. Creepy as hell.
The image took me to paranormalhauntings.blog where I learned a little more about the strange history of the picture as described by Paranormal Investigator, Charlene Kemp. It seems like it has a grim history, if true.
And that’s the crux of the matter, isn’t it? Do you believe in things like ghosts and other paranormal phenomena? Personally, although I write horror and have been known to write the occasional ghost story, I can not bring myself to believe in any of those shenanigans.
But reading stories like this do get the creative juices flowing, and has led me to decide on this week’s new Serial Saturday story: The Photograph. Check back on Saturday to begin that one. To the post from Charlene…
MOST HAUNTED PICTURE | LOVE LETTERS: A CURSE RATHER THAN A HAUNTING ?
The Love letters painting is dubbed one of the most haunted paintings in the world and is most known for its history connected to Austins Driskill Hotel.
The story goes that a young girl of 4 named Samantha Houston chased her ball down the grand stairs and tripped and fell to her death. People think that this painting was then hung up on the fifth floor of the hotel as a tribute to her.
The truth is, this isn’t Samantha at all, this painting was a modern day replica of by Richard King of a work entitied ”Love Letters” actually painted by Charles Trevor Garland (1855-1906). It is quite possible that the painting may have been brought because the little girl in the picture looked like Samantha but it most certainly isn’t her at all.
When this picture was hung up on the fifth floor of the hotel, people reported feeling dizzy around the painting, nauseous and having strange sensations like being lifted off the ground. Others have said that the girl in the painting has tried to communicate with them and her expression changes.
Another haunting tale associated to this painting is that the Artist Charles Trevor Garland painted the original painting after seeing a little girl who was holding flowers and a letter for her father who was a soldier in the American Civil War and her father never returned. This story is also most likely not true because Garland was British and only 10 years old when the war ended.
It would seem people have been trying to pin a haunting story on this painting for years but why…? have many experience things with replicas they have had in their possession over the years?
and where is the original? – I can not find where the original Love letter painting is.