Woman terrorised by haunted painting found in Brighton
One woman said she spent three years “terrorized by a dark ghost” after finding an abandoned painting and taking it home.
Mel Hamilton said the moment she put the portrait in her house, “it got worse”.
She found the painting next to a trading container on a street in Brighton.
It had a broken frame, but Mel, 55, thought it was a beautiful picture.
It was painted in 1973 and featured an attractive woman in a white robe covered in jewelry.
Mel decided to save it from throwing it away with the trash and took it home, a decision she now regrets.
She said that “paranormal activity” began within a few days of being refreshed and hung.
Mel and her partner broke up and she moved out, taking only the clothes on her back, her dog and the painting.
She said, “It’s the only thing that attracted me so much, I loved it.”
But their problems continued. One day after moving into a new apartment, her old but otherwise healthy German Shepherd suddenly died.
Soon after, she said that “dark and inexplicable” paranormal activity was common in the home.
The television would change channels by itself and doors would open and slam.
Once Mel was woken up by the sound of keys opening her door.
She said, “The inexplicable began to happen.
“I heard the door handles move and the keys go in and out. The television changed channels.
“This overwhelming darkness was terrible and I was alone.
“It quickly became clear that something was wrong. Everything went wrong, everything.”
As a gardener, she loved buying new flowers, but even that went wrong. Mel said she saw plants die in front of her eyes within a few hours of staying at the apartment.
She said it was like a dark being had attached itself to her in order to ruin her life – something not uncommon for researchers.
Paranormal investigators believe that dark energies or ghosts hunt people when they are most vulnerable.
Ghostly antiques are also not uncommon. In 2018, a paranormal research center for the study of haunted antiques opened in Hinckley, Leicestershire.
The center, run by paranormal investigator Neil Packer, gathers objects, mostly from ancient centers, to see if they are haunted or have clinging.
The research center says, “Some have spiritual attachments, others have spiritual energy, but all of them have a story to tell.”
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At the time, Mel, who lives in Ramsgate, was battling an alcohol addiction which she believes was driven by the ghost in the apartment.
She tried to tell people what was going on, but was dismissed as “drunk”.
She said, “Things got really, very unbearable. There was so much activity that I didn’t want to live there.
“The energy in it was just so bad and so dark. I was a nervous wreck and full of crosses. I went to a meeting and tried to sound rational, but no one believed me.”
Three years after discovering the portrait, she had been convinced enough that it was a source of dark energy in her life.
She got her son to throw it away and almost immediately after it was removed the activity stopped.
Mel said, “I have peace, three years of sobriety and a loving family. My home that I am no longer afraid of and I have a very supportive new husband.
“I wonder if anyone knows why they are [the picture]was dumped. Part of me has this for good reason because I’ve seen a lot of terror. ”
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