45: The Crying Boy – A Cursed Painting

 If you have spent much time on the web looking into paranormal lore, you likely have heard of the Curse of the Crying Boy Painting. In this episode, Matt discusses how the story developed and what we can learn about both folklore and our own beliefs from studying the tale.

This episode was written by Matthew Armstrong with music by Matthew Armstrong and production assistance from Kaylia Metcalfe.

The transcript for this episode can be found here.

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Show Notes and Sources

Atlas Obscura

BBC/Punt PI on the Crying Boy

Discover Vintage America

David Clarke, Folklore




News 18

The Paranormal Scholar

Hood, Bruce M. 2009. Supersense – Why We Believe in the Unbelievable. HarperOne, New York, NY.

Palidoro, Massimo. 2012.  Curse That Painting!  Skeptical Inquirer, 36(6): 17-19. Accessed online 9/2/2022 at https://cdn.centerforinquiry.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2012/11/22164241/p17.pdf?_ga=2.17226609.915618209.1662574411-1326125520.1662574411

If you have a story about a ghost, some bit of folklore, or anyting else you want to share, please contact me.

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