The Curse of the Crying Boy !

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“The Crying Boy” displayed a young, sobbing child with the tears rolling down the cheek, created by Giovanni Bragolin in the 1950s which was massively produced and sold all over England. In 1985, The Sun Newspaper published “Blazing curse of the Crying Boy” detailing May and Ron Hall’s home was ruined by fire, a lady in Surrey and in Isle of Wight lost their houses to a fire and one of the two sisters in Kilburn noticed inexplicable movement of the painting and a pizza parlour in Norfolk was wrecked in a fire except for the painting. The reclaimed paintings were cited as “The Curse Of The Crying Boy” and the reputation of the painting was damned for eternity due to the mass media spreading and imprinting of the bizarre claims. However, all the fires pointed to human negligence, cigarettes, unwieldy deep-frying pans or electrical faults and the unscathing of the pictures because of the fire retardant materials used for the printing. 
Newspaper headline

The paintings of the Crying Boy was so vastly popular, therefore other artists created the Crying Girl paintings.

One of the crying child artworks by Giovanni Bragolin.
Crying girl 
An annocument in the Sun Newspaper to retrieve copies of the paintings for the mass burning to redress the public outry and fear.
Mass burning of paintings.

Numerous theories such as……….. cannot be 100% confirmed………..

The children were orphans from the same orphanage who perished in a fire.

The young boy was a gypsy who cursed the artist.

Death of a child by fire and his spirit was tormented and confined to the paintings. 

Don Bonillo was adopted by Amadio, however disregarding the advice from the local priest surrounding the ambiguous circumstance of the child’s background. Amadio’s establishment was destroyed by the fire, subsequently blaming Don. Don was killed in a car crash later on and the paintings were jinxed by him.

Article from The Sun newspaper

Maybe the curse only harms those individuals once they acknowledge it.

Thank you for reading, fellow humans 🙂 

101 thoughts on “The Curse of the Crying Boy !

  1. art is interpreted by the eye and the storyteller can weave the story. This leaves me a bit creeped out but in a wonder and awe sort of way. A crying child would make me want to cry

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  2. Lol! Well I am not sure it’s the curse that’s the problem. It’s like not thinking about something and then once we think about it, it comes to pass. I think there is an energy in the world and when we focus on things positively or negatively, we make those things happen.

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  3. Really interesting story and events behid this painting. I think we create our own reality, so I’m sure these people were convinced that what they believed was true.

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  4. Wow, such an interesting post! Never seen a picture of the crying boy before – not the nicest picture to have hanging in your house I wouldn’t have thought – a smiling boy would be better!!

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  5. Wow! Interesting read; I’ve never heard of this. Amazing what the mind will make you believe. I have three crying boys at my house and plenty of pictures attempting to get them to smile 🙂

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  6. This is the most interesting read of my day! I am from India and I am positive I have seen this painting hanging around in peples houses when I was a child and I am really intrigued to learn this new aspect of the story! Thanks for sharing! I look forward to reading more such stuff in the future. ❤

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  7. Another interesting post from you, that painting is so beautiful and I do believe that mind is powerful so if a person believes on something it will be true on a persons minds.

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  8. How interesting!!! I always enjoy reading new things like this. People used to tell creepy and/or dark stories like this back then( even nursery rymthes ) now a days it’s more cookie cutter

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  9. This is so crazy! I used to say I didn’t believe in paranormal activity or ghosts. Now, I just say I’ve never had a paranormal experience. This is a cool story though.

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