Family left spooked after finding eerie ‘painting of their son’ inside B&B

A family was left stunned after discovering a painting of a child bearing an uncanny resemblance to their son during a stay at a spooky B&B.

The group had stopped off at the secluded dwelling while driving home from a ski trip in Sweden.

While getting ready for dinner in the dining room, they noticed a painting on the wall that looked identical to their seven-year-old boy Barney, reported the Mirror.

Mum Jennie Stevenson said: "My daughter just went, 'Mum, there's a picture of Barney on the wall.'"

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When the mum-of-three made a closer inspection, the painting looked remarkably similar to her son.

The painting was in fact of a girl from a painting named "Flowers in the Meadow" by Swedish painter Carl Larsson, with long hair but an almost identical face.

The Stevenson family saw the funny side, and shared their weird finding online.

Jennie took to Twitter to share the "disconcerting" find, saying: "Just arrived at our secluded rural B&B to find a painting of our youngest child depicted as a small girl.

"There's absolutely no terrifying precedent for this, so it's probably fine."

When another user asked if there were any witches nearby, Stevenson replied, "In Sweden, Easter is when all the witches fly to the Blue Mountain, so I'm going to assume yes?"

The Stevenson family moved to Sweden from the UK two years ago.

Despite the discovery of the eerie painting, the family reported having an all round pleasant stay at the B&B.

The story quickly went viral on social media, with many users commenting on the families' strange experience.

One person joked, "Maybe the little girl in the painting is trying to escape."

Another user asked, "Did you sleep with one eye open?" to which Jennie replied, "No, but the creaking floorboards were a bit unsettling!"

For the Stevenson's, the trip was an eerie end to a largely pleasant holiday, though perhaps coming slightly to close to a horror film script.

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