Every so often, we run into a story that’s literally stranger than fiction.
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Jennie Stevenson was driving home from a ski trip through the Swedish countryside with her family when her three kids started to get a bit grumpy. Deciding to stop driving for the night, Jennie rented a quaint AirBnB cottage nearby for a much-needed rest. Everything was fine inside the cabin, except one of the bedroom doors had a lock on the outside instead of inside, which Jennie found disconcerting. Little did she know, things were about to get even weirder!
At dinner, Jennie’s daughter excitedly told her about a painting on the wall that looks just like her brother, Barney. The Barney in question agreed it was his own spitting image, even though he was only 9 years old, and the painting’s artist, Carl Larsson, died in 1919. What do you think?
Just arrived at our secluded rural B&B to find a painting of our youngest child depicted as a small girl.— Jennie Stevenson 🕷 #FBPE #GTTO (@JennieStevenson) April 8, 2023
There’s absolutely no terrifying precedent for this, so it’s probably fine. pic.twitter.com/VMg0h62hvD
“That expression she’s making in the painting, Barney pulls that face all the time,” Jennie said. “I’ll ask him to smile for a picture and he gets a very intense, serious look.”
Jennie’s Twitter followers agreed that the resemblance was irrefutable. One even superimposed the two images to show they’re virtually identical.
50% overlay 👀— Jane 🌱💙🇺🇦 (@localnotail) April 8, 2023
is it too late to find another place to stay…? pic.twitter.com/DLROfTGF43
Is anyone else hearing the theme song to “The Twilight Zone?” If that painting starts aging while Barney stays the same age, we’re outta here!
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