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'The Scariest Picture on the Internet'


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#1    Michael J Jackson

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Posted 01 July 2009 - 01:38 AM

I recently found this video on youtube, and after much research, I have compiled some information about the origin and history of the photo. I found that gathering information was difficult, as this particular picture isn't as discussed or as well known as some of the others.

The sketch is believed to be a self portrait of a young Japanese woman, who supposedly sketched herself before scanning the sketch and posting it onto the internet. The origin of the picture is currently unknown, but I have contacted the creator of the youtube video and have asked for the information required to properly and efficiently analyse the sketch.

If you stare at the picture for an amount of time, it is said that the sketch can be seen moving. Some people have reported seeing her eyes moving, even changing colour. Others have reported seeing her chest moving up and down as though she was inhaling and exhaling. All of these are due to the fact that the sketch is said to be cursed, as the woman commited suicide only a short amount of time after drawing it.

Some have claimed thatit is an animation, however, if you pause the Youtube video, it is said that you can still see movement.

For me, I couldn't see anything obvious, it did appear as though her chest moved at some points during the video, note the first scene, however I saw no other signs which may lead me to believe that the picture is cursed.

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Some other pictures said to be cursed -

1. Scariest Picture #2 - A fake, but still disturbing to an extent.

2.  Korean Horror Film - Obviously fake, from a Korean Horror film (?) if my memory serves me correctly.

Does anyone else have some favourites they want to share?



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Posted 01 July 2009 - 01:49 AM

I didn't really see anything. It's such a shame someone that young would take her own life like that. So pretty too. That's sad. I wonder why.

The second one was really disturbing.

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Posted 01 July 2009 - 02:21 AM

Exactely, and she was such a good artist too. I am not sure why she would have commited suicide.

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Posted 01 July 2009 - 03:04 AM

hmm didnt work for me at all sad.gif and i was hoping for a chill.


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Posted 01 July 2009 - 04:36 AM

Yeah, after starring at it for a while it shook me some what.

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Posted 01 July 2009 - 04:41 AM

I must be getting old.... I got nothing!

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Posted 01 July 2009 - 05:53 AM

Nothing at all....bummer

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Posted 01 July 2009 - 08:30 AM

didn't see anything at all, if the title is correct i'm not disappointed.


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Posted 01 July 2009 - 08:49 AM

I remember that this picture was discussed before on here. I also *think* (don't quote me on this) that the story behind the picture was made up.
I'll look around and see if I can find the thread. If anyone else remembers what I am talking about then don't hesitate to jump in!


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Posted 01 July 2009 - 09:16 AM

Lorelei on Jul 1 2009, 09:49 AM, said:

I remember that this picture was discussed before on here. I also *think* (don't quote me on this) that the story behind the picture was made up.
I'll look around and see if I can find the thread. If anyone else remembers what I am talking about then don't hesitate to jump in!


I know exactly what you mean but I couldn't find the thread!

I seem to remember a fair bit of discussion...


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Posted 01 July 2009 - 09:29 AM

schizoidwoman on Jul 1 2009, 11:16 AM, said:

I know exactly what you mean but I couldn't find the thread!

I seem to remember a fair bit of discussion...

I'm glad to find out that I'm not losing my mind! original.gif
Anyway, I couldn't find the thread here on UM either. But I did some searching around on the internet and I did find out that the story behind this picture is nothing but a hoax.
The picture was originally made in photo shop by a man named Robert Chang for his sci-fi/fantasy screenplay. He calls her "Princess Ruu". I guess someone on the internet saw it and decided to steal it and create an urban legend.
Here is the link to Robert Chang's portfolio and his picture of Princess Ruu: http://lunatique.cgsociety.org/gallery/325333/
Also here are some alternate versions from Robert Chang: http://www.ethereality.info/ethereality_we...ic_princess.htm

Edited by Lorelei, 01 July 2009 - 09:42 AM.


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Posted 01 July 2009 - 09:42 AM

This is beyond old. And it's not scary at all.

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Posted 01 July 2009 - 09:48 AM

It's somewhat of a trick, the image is inherently blurry, therefore it seems to move as you stare at it, and your mind does the rest, mainly with the implication that you believe it's supposed to move since you were told that.

Not even sure if the story behind the picture is correct...hell the drawing looks more like a White/Caucasian girl rather than Japanese.

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Posted 01 July 2009 - 10:50 AM

Lorelei on Jul 1 2009, 10:29 AM, said:

I'm glad to find out that I'm not losing my mind! original.gif
Anyway, I couldn't find the thread here on UM either. But I did some searching around on the internet and I did find out that the story behind this picture is nothing but a hoax.
The picture was originally made in photo shop by a man named Robert Chang for his sci-fi/fantasy screenplay. He calls her "Princess Ruu". I guess someone on the internet saw it and decided to steal it and create an urban legend.
Here is the link to Robert Chang's portfolio and his picture of Princess Ruu: http://lunatique.cgsociety.org/gallery/325333/
Also here are some alternate versions from Robert Chang: http://www.ethereality.info/ethereality_we...ic_princess.htm


Thanks for the info!

Edit - Here're the UM threads:

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Edited by schizoidwoman, 01 July 2009 - 10:52 AM.


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Posted 01 July 2009 - 01:35 PM

Busted.





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