Tears Of Fire: Curse Of The Crying Boy Paintings

April 03, 2023 11:05 AM

About This Video

This video was uploaded to the YouTube channel Planet Weird in April 2023.

During the 1980’s, a series of mysterious fires ripped across England, each with one eerie detail in common: every charred home contained the same painting, all untouched by the flames. In this episode, we investigate the curse of the infamous "Crying Boy" paintings now housed in the Newkirk Museum of the Paranormal. Plus, we phone Kindred Spirits' Amy Bruni for details on a spontaneously combusting doll, Greg admits to beating up children, and Connor takes on yet another alter-ego. Keep a fire extinguisher nearby, because this episode gets heated!

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SHOW NOTES:

- Newkirk Museum Patreon Article: https://tinyurl.com/bdh4w6kr

- Dr. David Clarke’s Detailed Write-Up: https://tinyurl.com/r85u39cf

- The “Mona Lisa Effect”: https://tinyurl.com/mpdjhcws

- The Hackler Family Farmhouse Fires: https://tinyurl.com/yvzdhw24

- Read Amy Bruni’s Life with the Afterlife: https://amzn.to/3KpS4Wi

- Punt PI episode on Crying Boy Paintings, 2010: https://tinyurl.com/uvm6t2yv

- William Shatner’s Weird or What?: https://youtu.be/K2F3fy7pJ_Y

- Fan Website Dedicated to Giovanni Bragolin: https://tinyurl.com/4pc2xdkh

- Atlas Obscura Article Featuring a Picture of the Artist: https://tinyurl.com/2p7buyey

TIMESTAMPS:

00:00 - These Paintings are Terrifying, Let’s Get Four

04:45 - Object Intro and History

15:30 - Call Ian, It’s Time to Kick the Painting

20:40 - Highland Cow of the Post WWII Era

36:00 - Superstition Showdown ft. Stu Stition

56:00 - Burning Paintings that Don't Burn

1:02:10 - Cover Up Your Taters

01:10:45 - POV: Greg Flirts with You

01:19:35 - Phantom Fires ft. Amy Bruni

1:34:24 - One Has Paperwork, The Other is Illegal

1:48:00 - The Ol’ Mole Connor Strikes Again

2:16:50 - Murder of Crows

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Produced by Connor J Randall

Photography by Karl Pfeiffer

Art by Dustin Williams

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"The Disembodied Voice" by Chuck Fresh

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