Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ Fake Art Is Doing Some Creepy Stuff

Animal Crossing: New Horizonslatest update brought back two returning characters: the shrub-selling Leif and shady art vendor Redd. The latter operates a small merchant ship called Jolly Redd’s Treasure Trawler, which is the only place you can purchase artwork to donate to the museum’s new art wing.

As before, many of the pieces Redd sells are of…dubious origins, and since Blathers will only accept genuine works of art for the museum, you need to suss out the real pieces from the fakes before you make a purchase. This time, however, some of the forgeries are worth owning in their own right, because it appears they are haunted.

Since Redd arrived in New Horizons, players have been sharing clips of fake artwork they’ve purchased from him on social media. While many of the forgeries have subtle inaccuracies, some have apparently been seen doing unusual–and often creepy–things. We haven’t stumbled upon any of these in the game ourselves yet, but people have shared clips of paintings opening their eyes, while the fake version of the ancient statue levitates when touched. You can take a look at some of the fakes below.

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