Krista Miranda

By Krista Miranda

LifeBuzz Staff

Dusty Old Painting Found Behind Office Door Is Worth $1 Million.

A Foolish Man

A Foolish Man

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As she spoke the words to him, his world started to spin as he realized his life was going to change forever. As the lights burned his face, he started to become flushed. He had been foolish for many years, and now everyone was going to know. He should have paid more attention.

A Strange Feeling

A Strange Feeling

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Rue Ferguson wasn't exactly an art connoisseur, but the Texan knew what he wanted. And he most certainly knew that he wasn't excited about welcoming this painting back into his life. It had always made him a bit uncomfortable. Honestly, he didn't really know how to feel about it. He thought that it was repulsive, but for some reason, he was drawn to it. If he had known where this painting had come from, he probably wouldn't have brought it home to his family.

An Heirloom

An Heirloom

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Rue understood that the painting had been around for many generations, but that was about all that he knew. His great-grandparents had acquired the painting in the 1940s, but he wasn't sure why. He graciously accepted it when it was passed down to him. It was an heirloom after all, but he just put it into storage and forgot about it.

Hide-And-Seek

Hide-And-Seek

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The painting finally came out of storage when Rue moved into a bigger home with his wife. The painting was extremely large and didn't go with anything, so the only thing they could do was hide it. They hid it behind the door in his office, but Rue felt that the man in the painting stared at him in an accusing way. Rue left it there until, for some reason, he was called to it once again many years later.

An Ominous Smile

An Ominous Smile

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Rue found himself staring at the painting one day, motionless. The painting showed a man wearing a loose linen suit, a wide straw hat, and brown leather sandals. The man stared at Rue with a frown, which was stuck not smiling for all of eternity. Rue suddenly got a strange feeling.

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