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Janna

The story is this, in Japan shortly before a teenage girl comitted suicide, she drew this picture, scanned it and posted it online. In korea this story broke out and it spread like wildfire. There are various posts around in korean forums that say that the viewer gets drawn to the girls blue eyes, they say they can detect a hint of wraith and sadness within the eyes. Maybe the girl had died with so much sadness and anger that her spirit haunts the image, or maybe the image provoke sadness, similar to the song \'Gloomy Sunday\'. The freaky bit is this, they say it is hard for a person to stare into the girls eyes for longer than 5 minutes, there are reports that some people have taken their own lives after doing so. People say the picture changes, as you view it there is a hint of a growing taunting smirk appearing on the girls lips or a dark ring grows around the girl or her eyes. One thing is for sure, the picture has sparked a curiosity in me that I must find out, i do feel a presence when I look at the image, whether it is evil or not I can not judge. I would like to know what the global online community feels and maybe even experts in art would be able to resolve why the eyes of this image can draw the viewer in so deeply?

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by mightyone

submitted May 28th 2006

18 comments
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I can't look at it for more than a couple seconds. That description makes me really anxious and a little scared.
12 years ago
But I'd hit it.
12 years ago
This is an optical illusion (obviously)you've probebly allready noticed that it's a little blurry, and because of the blurriness when you focus on one point of the pic, for example the eyes, your mind wants to correct the blurriness and hence you will see things get lighter and darker as your mind tries to make sense of what is blurred. nothing is really moving, darkening, or becoming lighter. It is really all in your mind. The eyes in the pic are not blurry, and are the brightest- which makes us focus on them giving a large surrounding area to blur and unblur.
12 years ago
She is slightly disproportionate which makes the image ghastly to the subconscious the fact that key term like suicide are in the discription trigger feelings of the unknown. No one killed themselves. I should know I was one of the people killed by the picture. Murder.
12 years ago
She winked at me!
12 years ago
Optical illusions are fine. But I have been forever scarred by the thing where you stare at some picture for a while and then KABLAMMO screaming Excorcist girl. I will never really trust anything like this again.
12 years ago
lol at Tron87.
12 years ago
double lol at Tron87...
12 years ago
It looks like it's a photoshop airbrush so I don't really believe the story.

If you look stare at the signature by her hair and use your peripheral vision to see her eyes, it looks like she goes all evil and stuff. Lol
12 years ago
i dont care enough to stare for 5 minutes.
but its interesting, because parts are out of focus, the picture seems to be almost 3d
12 years ago
Has anyone been in a grocery store or a retail store and walked past the magazines with actors, models, etc. on them and swear that the eyes are following you? Still creeps me out.
12 years ago
I stared into her eyes for 5 minutes and all that happened after I finished fapping was I had a cigarette and fell asleep.
12 years ago
people just won't beleive that life is simple and boring.
12 years ago
I stared at her for 5 minutes, and she gave me her phone number. Never seen a phone number with all 6s though. (666) 666-6666. I tried calling it, but they don't accept calls from unblocked numbers and I can't work out how to unblock mine. My loss, I guess.
12 years ago
The Story is bullshit. It was done by a digital artist named Robert Chang. Here is a link to an interview http://features.cgsociety.org/story_custom.php?story_id=1321&page=4
12 years ago
bullshiT!!! i will agree with john she looks al evil if you focus on the signature portion.
12 years ago
i just came back from jerking off of this picture and i still dont understand what the controversy's all about.
12 years ago
pardon my grammar.
12 years ago
sorry i was already depressed when i startet to look ,so she have to do better than this asian horror thing if she trying WE HAVE ALL SEEN THE MOVIE TRY SOMETING NEW
12 years ago
Suicide doesn't mean the same thing in Japan. It's considered an act of honor, rather than an act of sadness and depression.
12 years ago
Evil? ha!! I am married--so, I deal with the evil eye daily.
12 years ago
i'm lol'ing because a guy named mightyone posted such a pussy description
12 years ago
I think it is a nice backstory for what is meant as maybe a pseudosocial experiment (not sure what the interviews with Chang say, so I could just be way wrong), with people seeign what they want to see, and the blurryness forcing you to focus parts (as said by others), etc etc. I'd say that if you couldn't stare at it for 5 minute without feeling uneasy, it is just because 1) it's too boring to do it for 5 minutes so you give up and/or 2) since you read the backstory, you already have it in your mind that 5 minutes of looking at it are meant to have an effect on you. Pretty much any effect this has on you is only because you have already read the backstory and you want the effect to happen. Artistically, I do find the picture cool, but not for any reasons beyond just liking the pic. Since this was the last pic for the day to comment on, I'm off to finish watching the G.I. Joe movie and to go refinance with Ditech.
12 years ago
Let's all hope that Snivvle moves to Japan, posthaste.
12 years ago
I stared in her eyes for like 7 mins., now Im going to take a huge dump.
12 years ago
"The freaky bit is this, they say it is hard for a person to stare into the girls eyes for longer than 5 minutes"

Fucking duh, I couldn't stare at a picture of a couple tits for 5 minutes straight, let alone some stupid photoshop. Ooooo, freaky!
12 years ago
i didnt write the description. i just thought it was a cool pic. but you guys are smarter than that... ill have to keep that in mind.
12 years ago
And, if you don't send this story to 10 of your friends you'll have bad luck for 10 years.
12 years ago
I stared at her for 5 minutes and I pop up a boner..
12 years ago
*slits throat*
12 years ago
The girl in the picture doesn't have slanted eyes. The eyes are also blue. Odd shape and color for a Japanese girl.
12 years ago
oh i see...posting it here to try and get alot of people killed?? thats SICK!!!!

also...id hit that too....mmm mmm mmmm (for a drawing anyway)
12 years ago
Jib I know what your talking about.Kind of freaky.I cant take a shit if there is a picture in a mag or a newspaper looking right at me.
12 years ago
Maybe Koreans are just fucking stupid and should have a nuclear weapons accident and kill themselves.
12 years ago
@Jib thats when the person is photographed while looking directly at the lens.
that way they can see you from every angle
12 years ago
this is alot like tose paper'prayer rugs' that you get in the mail from those evil places who prey on the stupid, the eyes are closed. You are supposed to write down what you want on the back, then stare at it and pray for it, his eyes seem to open, because of the way they are shaded. you then send it in, to show you rae dumb enough to believe, and they in return try to pry cash from your hands. I still have it hanging on the wall, even though his eyes are scary.
12 years ago
If you look the thumbnail of this picture from the main page, then she kind of seems sad.
12 years ago
if shes supposed to be all gloomy and sad, why would she "smirk"?
12 years ago
in my opinion the girl was looking in a mirror to draw this so to look at it with the story in your head you simply feel sympathetic that no ghost
11 years ago
she was very beatiful and really is sad you telll by the look on her face
11 years ago
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