The Haunted Musuem (UK)
Project Paranormal Yorkshire Diverson
Welcome to Project Paranormals Haunted Museum Here is a list of all our Items, their history, background and reported activity.
With all items nobody can prove something is haunted or not as The afterlife hasn’t been proven or disproven but I thought id add a few suggestions in to help if you are looking to experiment.
I recommend buying one from a seller that you know, if you don’t no the seller, check they’re selling history. If they are and have been selling items in mass production id be more inclined to not buy. Haunted items isnt something that pop up all the time, they are quite rare. It’s knowing how and where to look for them thats the key.
Items shouldn’t cost the earth, generally if a person is scared and wants rid of the item they will sell it at a fairly cheap price. There is recommended haunted collectors we use and would recommend, where items do cost more but I have previously purchased items and like how unique their items are.
Another top tip is go to your local antique shop and have a feel for items. Items may not always have an attachment but you may be able to draw on energy.
Also be wary that you are bringing this object into your home.
By Charlene Kemp
The Crying Boy Painting
The History and Theory behind it:
In England, 1985, a series of bizarre fires broke out, destroying many homes and businesses. The link between the fires was a collection of paintings, known as ‘Crying Boys’. Out of the devastation of each fire, only the paintings would survive, and soon, they would be labelled as ‘cursed’.
Bruno Amadio, an academically trained painter, was working as a painting restorer in Venice, when he created his series that became known as ‘Crying Boys’. These paintings, of which at least 65 were made, all featured young boys, who stared straight out of the picture, with tears welling in their eyes and rolling down their cheeks.
The pictures were created for tourists visiting post world war two Venice, the significance being that the paintings showed the sorrow of the children who had been recently orphaned due to the war.
Eventually, some of these paintings were brought to England, mass produced and sold in shops and department stores at a cheap price. More than 50,000 copies of the paintings made their way into people’s houses all across England.
In September 1985, British newspaper ‘The Sun’ ran a report on some strange happenings surrounding the Crying Boy paintings.
The article told the story of Ron and May Hall’s home of 27 years, in Rotherham, which was destroyed by a devastating fire. The fire was started when an unattended frying pan caught a light and the house went along with it.
The strange thing was that only one item seemed to have survived the blaze. Found amongst the ashes and ruin was a frame, the painting within was face down on the floor, and only slightly scorched. The Crying Boy had survived the fire somehow.
Ron Hall’s brother was a fire-fighter, and he told how several houses had burned to the ground, and that the sole remaining item was a copy of The Crying Boy, found intact, lying face down on the floor.
He also insinuated that fire-fighters believed the painting to be cursed, and that none would hang the picture in their homes. One fire station officer Alan Wilkinson had logged more than fifty ‘Crying Boy’ fires.
With The Sun’s large reader base, and the fact that more than 50,000 copies of The Crying Boy were hanging in British homes, a fear in the curse quickly spread.
Many readers told their stories through the paper, and various other papers around the country. The story was always the same, soon after the picture found its way into a home, a fire broke out, destroying everything except the picture itself.
Several readers also wrote in, explaining that after they had read about the curse, they attempted to destroy their copies of the paintings. They attempted to burn them in their garden incinerators, but the painting failed to burn.
Soon after a ‘Crying Boy’ fire had gutted an Italian Restaurant, The Sun ran a story encouraging readers to send them their copy of the paintings, if they felt fear from the curse. The sun organised mass bonfires for the burning of the paintings, and soon over two thousand had finally gone up in flames. Although they were not easy to burn, they did eventually succumb to the fire and flames.
Soon other methods for lifting the curse of the painting came to light, such as handing the painting to another (thereby giving them the curse), or hanging the picture alongside a painting containing a crying girl.
The stories of the fires began to smoulder, and the series of events relegated to the status of legend. However, the question still is ‘If the paintings were indeed somehow causing or enabling fires to take place, what force could be behind it?
There are several stories behind the legend of the painting itself. One states that the models for the various crying boys were orphans who, soon after the paintings were completed, died in an orphanage fire.
Another version is that Bruno Amadio, also known as Bragolin, had fled to Spain soon after the end of World War Two. Here Amadio met a young boy named Don Bonillo, a mute orphan who had seen his parents perish in a house fire during the war.
Amadio soon adopted the boy, although he was warned off of doing so by a local priest, the boy being the centre of many mysterious fires that broke out wherever he went. The boy was known locally as the devil child.
Amadio refused to believe such stories, and the new family did well, Amadios paintings were selling well, and the two were living easy.
Unfortunately, one day Amadio found that his house and studio had burned to the ground. Remembering the priest’s warnings, he immediately blamed Don and kicked him out of the family. Don Bonillo was not heard from again until 1976, and surrounding another bizarre event.
Just outside of Barcelona a car smashed into a wall and burst into flames. The driver was killed and was so horrifically burned; he was not able to be identified. However, upon investigation back at the police yard, the glove compartment was pried open. There, among burned items, was an untouched driver’s license. The name on the license was Don Bonillo.
It is said all of Amadio’s paintings of crying boys were cursed by the memory of Don Bonillo.
Unfortunately, all of the facts of this story cannot be 100% confirmed. Bruno Amadio, the painter, died in 1981, the truth of this story has also gone with him.
So since having this picture in our possession we have had some interesting occurrences We got this picture to experiment with not claiming that it did or did not have an attachment, we were interested with the alleged curse associated with it. We have had some good itc during lives, the picture falling, members of the public sensing things and names associated with it. It seems that if this picture does have some kind of attachment with it then it likes when we refer to it has Tim.
The name Tim is something the itc has picked up on while working with the painting and something many of our viewers have sensed is linked with the picture.
When we first brought this item we also received Liz (another alleged haunted item) and worked with these two items together.
Previously on a live Lee Steer, who had these items at home, he called out to be bashed over the head to make him believe. Lee woke up to a head injury which he isnt sure how it occurred. This of course could have happened in his sleep at some point but the argument is that the injury remained sore for a good three days and any injury as such must have had some impact for it to last for so long yet Lee didn’t wake. Some mediums have suggested this could have been Tim as he was working with Tim during this live.
Also a report from a family member that 4 pieces of paper was placed on the floor, family member went to bin the paper to come back into the room to see another 4 pieces of paper on the floor.
So since then, we brought another crying boy picture, and decided to burn it live, the idea behind this was to trigger a reaction, we didn’t want to burn the one we first brought as it had some sentimental value to us so we brought another copy to explore the possibility of it triggering a reaction on the ITC.
What did happen during this was the ITC seemed to be calling us names before this took place and even pleaded to not be burnt. Once burnt the ITC was suggesting very peaceful and earthly things such as when asked what we should do with the ashes saying ‘ blow in the wind’.
Live can be viewed here.
What was also interesting is that the picture did burn but it took a while to set alight and get going. We also had to put extra chemicals on it for it to spread.
We have also added another crying boy picture to our collection to see what results we get from this, if any, this is more of a newer copy of a crying boy, so it will be interesting to experiment with.
The Porcelain Doll
We bought this from another paranormal team who looking through their sale listings have never sold a haunted item before.
Reports from Charlene are that it makes her feel out of breath when being around the doll and holding it.
Back Story from the Previous Owner
I was given this doll by a friend who had inherited it.
She didn’t want it in her house as felt things were happening since she got it.
I don’t know if it is haunted but there is a possibility
I have taken it on a few paranormal investigations as a trigger object and had successful results
It does creep me out also and I prefer more traditional methods therefore passing it on.
Two followers feel they have some kind of attachment to the doll as if they have ‘met this doll before’. Also that they cannot stop thinking about it and sense it could be possibly a child attachment.
Viewers have also sensed a feeling of anger.
The Witch Picture / The Three Sisters
We got this picture from a eBay seller who we know within the paranormal field. Reports of whispering reported and the picture moving walls.
They previously had brought it from an another seller and the background information surrounding this is as follows:
From Pennsylvania USA, Painting is believed to be witches with a sinister presence attached the old owner felt attached to this item, he wasn’t sure why, but his wife didn’t quite like the painting said there is something in the eyes of the 3 ladies that doesn’t seem right.. she reported time and time again that she could hear whispering around the painting but no one listens to her, Years later the painting which was always in a certain room, decided to move into a different room, then the whole family started hearing the whispering sounds but also giggles started but only when close to the painting.
We have had some sinister ITC sessions with this item. The first session Lee did with this item he asked how they died with the ITC responding with ‘ We took his head off’. Also when working with this item it is interesting that a lot of whispers come through and when asked about about what is attached to it the ITC tends to become quiet. The picture has also moved from hanging on the wardrobe to being placed on the bed.
ITC has also said the name Ursula Kemp, an alleged witch who was held at The Cage in Essex before being executed. To read the story of this please visit the below link.
Below is the first Live Lee did with this item demonstrating some of this.
The Dybbuk Box
Dybbuk meaning in Jewish folklore a restless, usually malicious spirit, its believed to haunt and even possess the living.
There are now many boxes that have been found over the years, the one specifically everyone tends to know about is the Dybbuk box which Kevin Mannis had, it is still his, but he has taken it to a secret location and buried it due to his experiences with it. That is not our box, ours is another box.
We Purchased ours from the seller of the Witches picture, a paranormal team we know and have previously worked with. They had this item stored in the antic, they had never attempted to make any contact but never experienced anything with it. On collecting they did say they felt it didn’t have a nice feeling to it and didn’t dare open it themselves.
They had previously brought it from a seller from America.
It has been locked by the looks of it, sealed with wax and has rope tied around.
It has items in it which we are not aware what they are, but when lifting appears to be heavy items.
Written on the Box in Hebrew from reading upwards is SPIRIT SAUL SEALED WITHIN. Along the top it says DEMON/BAD SPIRIT.
King Saul is mentioned within the bible, the story is that god sent Saul a bad Spirit to torment him as Saul had sinned. Saul committed suicide has he could not cope with the torment.
Charlene collected the item and decided to do a spirit box session with it, when asking for its name it said ‘necho’, after researching necho is a name for a made up demon!
Another session is conducted and Charlene and her mum hear knocking within the box, Mike who is also present during this picks the box up and shakes it around and mocks it.
After the session Mike lays down where the box is and on waking up notices scratches, Mike doesn’t have nails but who knows he could have done it in his sleep.
Where the box goes trouble and illness seems to follow.
Its believed it could cause aggression while being within a house hold.
Ian conducts a Water ITC session where an image of an alien type creature shows through the water.
We have done a number of ITC sessions with it, common occurrences while doing these are that the ITC will respond in a demonic voice, will refer to itself has The Flash and The Box and has given the 23rd of September for it to be opened. The 8th of September has also came through. It seems that the ITC will play games, for example Lee will say Knock Knock, ITC replies Knock Knock and Lee says who’s there which it replies with Nobody.
It also makes many references to biblical terms and makes reference to the book of Revelations (The end of Days). ITC has responded with the 4 horsemen and apocalypse.
The 23rd September is a very holy day, properly one of the most holiest days within the bible. Many groups have thought over the years that the 23rd of September has been the day which the world has supposed to end and the 23rd of September 2017 is no different. This year on the 23rd of September there will be a alignment of the planets. Many groups believe this maybe the end or a indiction that christ himself will return.
Take a look, there is many theories surrounding this date so you can have a deeper look by googling.
Other activity surrounding this is detection in static, temperature changes and EMF readings.
Things often left on the box will disappear and reappear within a few hours.
Basically we don’t think the world is going to end this year, Our demonologist believes it may be a known entity called The Trickster.
There is some information below to read up on to make your own mind up but there does appear to be similarities.
Documentary on our dybbuk box is below
This bible was published in 1828.
Straight after buying this item Charlene goes to bed and has a strange dream of being in a concentration camp as a young women, a very graphic dream and when waking up from this dream Charlene went back to sleep and picked up from where she had been in the dream before waking.
Sensitives tend to feel this bible may have once been used in an Exorcist.
No other reports from this, but shortly after buying this we did buy the Dybbuk box. Sensitise has said that this could mean a protection as Good comes before Evil.
The First Devils Box what you can see into from the OUTSIDE.
Now this is was brought with the knowledge that no attachment was with this but this leads on to our next item
Shortly after bringing love letters into Lees home within a few hours marks appear on the Devils box.
Later on in the evening Lee notices what appears to be a question mark within the box.
Heres a short vid explaining
Hands Resist Him
History and Background
Stoneham’s famous piece, The Hands Resist Him, also known as the “eBay Haunted Painting”. The Hands Resist Him is a painting created by artist Bill Stoneham in 1972. It depicts a young boy and female doll standing in front of a glass panelled door against which many hands are pressed.
The hands seen in the windows are other potential routes and possibilities his life path may have taken, or other potential lives that may have been, but he does not see them, his back is turned. The little girl doll is his guide through life, though she is holding a piece of herself, a battery and some wires.
Finally, the glass door is a veil between waking and dreaming, and perhaps between life and death.
The painting was first displayed at Feingarten Gallery in Beverly Hills, California in the 1970s. The painting was purchased by actor John Marley ( Jack Woltz in The God Father). Sometime after Marley’s death the painting was found on the site of an old brewery. An elderly couple found the painting and put it on Ebay in February 2000, according to them they believed the painting had some sort of curse.
They claimed that the characters in the painting moved during the night, and that they would sometimes leave the painting and enter the room in which it was being displayed. Also included with the listing were a series of photographs that were said to be evidence of an incident in which the female doll character threatened the male character with a gun that she was holding, causing him to attempt to leave the painting. A disclaimer was included with the listing absolving the seller from all liability if the painting was purchased.
Some people claimed that simply viewing the photos of the painting made them feel ill or have unpleasant experiences. Eventually, the auction page was viewed over 30,000 times.
We purchased this picture off the artist himself.
We did a 15 min still live asking the viewers to tell us how they felt while viewing it, some said nothing, however, those who did feel something, felt similar feelings to others and that was sadness, panic, headaches and anxiety.
Background and History
Charlene picked up on a lady in a white nightie with long black hair who changed in age. Seems to call out for help but doesn’t say what help she needs she tends to disappear. Looks as though she may have been drown. The best way Charlene can describe her is she looks like the lady from the film ‘The Ring’.
2 other mediums picked up on this lady around Charlene. Detailing the exact same.
Short echovox session conducted asking if she was around Charlene and it replying yes and Help.
History from previous owner Jason Love behind the items…both have came from Jason Love’s Museum of haunted artifacts.
Peter – Reputed to be behind the causes of 27 unexplained deaths, most from the same family line. Level 2 object with a varied degree of paranormal activity, including burns, scratches and bruising. Not to be mocked. The doll comes with a written history and paranormal notes from my own research.
We are yet to recieve written history and paranormal notes.
Bubbles – The doll was used as a vessel for something powerful, not demonic, but an entity that caused intense psychological harm to the homes occupants. Severe Poltergeist activity. Level 3 item.
ITC sessions conducting since recieving has been of a sexual manner.