Monday, June 27, 2022

The Crying Boy

 


The curse of the Crying Boy Painting. In 1988, a mysterious explosion destroyed the home of the Amos family in Heswall, England. When firemen sifted through the burnt-out shell of the house, they found a framed picture, entitled ‘The Crying Boy’, which was a portrait of an angelic-looking boy with a sorrowful expression and a tear rolling down his cheek. But the picture was not even singed by the blaze.

Not long afterwards in Bradford, there was another blaze, and again a picture of the crying child was found intact among the smouldering ruins. The head of the Yorkshire Fire Brigade told the national newspapers that pictures of the weird Crying Boy were frequently found intact in the rubble of houses that had been mysteriously burnt to the ground. Journalists asked him if he thought that the picture was evil and could somehow start the fires, but the fire-chief refused to comment.

The reports of the unlucky painting causing fires are still occasionally reported; there was a Crying Boy picture found at a gutted house in Dublin in 1998, but no one as ever found out just who the child is in the supposedly cursed painting. One well-respected researcher into occult matters, a retired schoolmaster from Devon named George Mallory, claimed that to have uncovered the truth in 1995. 

Mr Mallory claimed he tracked down the artist behind the controversial portrait: an old Spanish postcard artist named Franchot Seville, who lives in Madrid. Seville said the Crying boy was a little street urchin he had found wandering around Madrid in 1969. He never spoke, and had a very sorrowful look in his eyes. Seville painted the boy, and a Catholic priest said the Boy was Don Bonillo, a child who had run away after seeing his parents die in a blaze. The priest told the artist to have nothing to do with the runaway, because wherever he settled, fires of unknown origin would mysteriously break out; the villagers called him ‘Diablo’ because of this.

Seville ignored the superstitious priest and looked after the boy. The paintings of the little sad orphan made Seville fairly rich, but one day, his studio was mysteriously burned to the ground. Seville was ruined, and he accused the little Don Bonillo of arson. The boy ran off crying, and was never seen again. 

Then, from all over Europe came the reports of the unlucky Crying Boy paintings causing blazes. Seville was also regarded as a jinx, and no one commissioned him to paint, or would even look at his paintings. 

In 1976, a car exploded into a fireball on the outskirts of Barcelona after crashing into a wall. The victim was charred beyond recognition, but part of the victim’s driving licence in the glove compartment was only partly burned. 

The name on the licence was one 19-year-old Don Bonillo; could this have been the same Don Bonillo who had been the subject of the Crying Boy painting eight years earlier? We will probably never know, as no friends or relations ever came forward for the body.



Friday, June 24, 2022

Hows my ex these days

 

The poor fellow is caught following convention and doing the right thing. 

Emotionally he has turned away from everything. He wants to walk away and step off a cliff and return to the past and family.

He is carrying a burden but holds out hope that something will release him. He is looking for new beginnings.

Monday, June 20, 2022

What to do?

I discovered a strange ginger cat in my yard wanting to fight my cat. That means that a new and younger tom is looking to own my cats territory and move him out. 

When I first heard the cat howls I went outside to bring my cat inside (he goes outside for potty). I ended up half way around the block in my pyjamas at midnight following my cat, who was following the retreating tom.

What's the bet this cat is homeless and not fixed. A hazard for all male cats. 

I asked Tarot will this cat be an issue?

At first glance the issue has a happy ending. But what does the rest of it tell me? The cards say that in the past I had a male authority deal with it which bought about a happy outcome.

The following night I refused to let my cat outside until 5.30 am. By 6.30 am I found him in a face-off position with the ginger tom. My cat was in my yard on a high fence and the tom was crouched in the middle of the street.

I'm going to have to put out a trap tonight and let the Ranger deal with it. A renegade tom cat is nobody's friend.