A paranormal investigation into the ‘cursed painting’ at a London Bridge tourist attraction, has revealed it has a ‘tragic history’ and is linked to a country house the late Queen Elizabeth II used to visit.
Claire Evans, a medium from Paranormal Investigators, has spent two days at the London Bridge Experience, in an attempt to find out why the painting is bringing bad luck to all who have owned it.
Ms Evans said: “When I connected with her I was told that this was a painting of a ghost that has been seen in this house. I was getting the name Horsted Hall and this does exist and it’s not too far from Hastings.”
She added that the building is now Horsted Place Hotel – a Victorian Gothic building that the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh used to ‘visit regularly.’
Ms Evans believes the painting is connected to the building.
The painting, which depicts a young girl with stern-looking eyes, had been returned three times before to a charity shop in Hastings.
James Kislingbury, Managing Director at the venue said he came across it in an online auction when shopping for props for their Halloween adult-only show – Cir-Curse.
Ms Evans – who runs her own medium business, National Paranormal Investigators – said she believes there is a lot of ‘sadness’ attached to the picture.
“When I first connected to it I was getting a second-floor window, a green field and water and I could hear a woman crying and I felt that this is this young lady’s mother.
“I was told this young lady was captured in this painting by a spirit artist, they have captured her spirit within this picture.”
Ms Evans added that she does not believe the bad luck is ‘intentional’ – but that due to the tragedy attached to the picture, bad luck has come as a result.
“There is so much sadness with her family history, I wonder if there was an evacuation through the war and this could be where Horsted comes into play it may have been a place that took evacuees.”
“I know that there is also the spirit of a pregnant lady in this painting, she was very heavily pregnant and she leaves pools of water. I believe she drowned by accident and the pools of water will appear wherever she is.”
She said she was told about the single droplet of water found in the middle of the painting when it was first unwrapped – but commented ‘that is just the start of it.’
“I also get smoke and fire, I can see a house burning but it’s a smaller house than Horsted and if you look at the painting it’s almost as if she has this smoke veil in front of her.”
With her team of other paranormal investigators, Ms Evans claimed she has helped nearly a thousand people develop their abilities and helped them on their spiritual pathway. She frequently visits and investigates places across the UK that are thought to be haunted.
To visit the painting and the Cir-Curse show go to www.thelondonbridgeexperience.com