A “cursed” portrait of a little girl that has twice been returned to a charity shop for being “haunted” has been sold for more than £1,680 in an online auction.
The painting went viral after it was pictured in an East Sussex charity shop with a warning on it saying: “She’s back!!! Sold twice and returned twice! Are you brave enough?”
Zoe Elliott-Brown was the last person to buy the portrait from Hastings Advice and Representation Centre (HARC) in August.
She told ITV’s This Morning that after the purchase she was chased by an unidentified “black figure” and took the painting back to the shop.
Ms Elliott-Brown returned to HARC a few days later to see if the painting had been sold for a third time.
And on finding it still up for grabs… she decided to take it home and put it up for auction on eBay.
Shortly after being listed, an offer of £450 was made.
But that has now more than tripled with a final bid of £1,680.01 – with HARC set to get 50% of the profits of the sale.