The strange encounter: Family discovers painting that resembles son in Swedish airbnb cottage

B.R. Shenoy
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Every once in a while, we encounter a story that is stranger than fiction.

One example is a recent incident involving a family on a ski trip in the Swedish countryside.

The mother, father, and three children, were driving home when the kids started to get grumpy. The mother, Jennie Stevenson, decided to rent a nearby Airbnb cottage for a much-needed rest. However, little did she know that things would take a weird turn.

Upon entering the cottage, Jennie noticed that one of the bedroom doors had a lock on the outside, which made her uneasy. Nevertheless, the family settled in for the night.

While having dinner, Jennie's daughter excitedly pointed out a painting on the wall that looked exactly like her brother, Barney. Although Barney was only nine years old and the painting's artist, Carl Larsson, passed away in 1919, he agreed that the painting bore a striking resemblance to him.

Jennie later recounted, "That expression she's making in the painting, Barney pulls that face all the time. I'll ask him to smile for a picture, and he gets a very intense, serious look."

Jennie shared this strange incident on her Twitter account, and her followers agreed that the resemblance between Barney and the painting was uncanny.

One follower even superimposed the two images to show they were virtually identical.

This incident raises an interesting question about the existence of doppelgängers. Have you ever come across someone who looks exactly like you?

Seeing someone who looks like they could be your twin is a strange feeling. In some cultures, doppelgängers are believed to be a sign of impending doom or a harbinger of bad luck. Others consider them a sign of good fortune or a kindred spirit.

Closing Thoughts

The story of Jennie Stevenson and her family's encounter with a painting resembling her son, Barney, is fascinating and intriguing. It raises questions about the existence of doppelgängers and the possibility of supernatural occurrences.

Have you ever come across your own doppelgänger? If so, we would love to hear your story!


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