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Red Dead Redemption 2 Strange Man - the man in the mirror and the creepy painting

Red Dead Redemption 2 features a range of creepy s**t, but the Strange Man in the mirror and painting might be the most sinister yet.

So far, we’ve seen a vampire in Red Dead Redemption 2, we’ve tracked down a serial killer, and we’ve even had a close encounter with a UFO.

The next creepy mystery involves a hut in the Bayou. Inside, there are writings that speak about a curse on Armadillo. There’s also a painting.

Here’s the location of the hut:

See that little house icon to the West of the Bayou? Head there.

If you keep revisiting the place, you will notice that the painting keeps evolving, getting more and more complete. When it is finally complete, take a look in the mirror and try not to s**t your pants.

Here’s a video of what happens:

The man you can see is the Strange Man from Red Dead Redemption - a supernatural character who seemingly knows John Marston's final resting place before he even dies. You can also encounter a camper in New Austin who talks about seeing the Strange Man in his peripheral vision.

What’s the weirdest secret you’ve found in the game? Let us know in the comments.

In the meantime, here’s our huge Red Dead Redemption 2 guide.

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