Yesterday I found myself falling down a Tumblr spiral when I stumbled across this picture. It seemed pretty normal at first glance, and I nearly carried on scrolling. Until I saw the skull in the coffee.
The picture just gets creepier the longer you look at it.
But for some reason it's almost impossible to look away.
And the fact that everything is just slightly tilting makes everything that little bit creepier.
The creator of the image, Jeff Lee Johnson, a freelance illustrator from Minneapolis, did the painting for Fantasy Flight Games’ The Investigators of Arkham Horror: Tales of Adventure and Madness.
Before starting the drawing, Johnson told BuzzFeed, he took his family to a "local rail car diner for lunch and some reference photos" and started the illustration the same day.
But this isn't the first time Johnson's been interested in this kind of image.
"I always loved images like this as a kid," he said. "Ones that have a lot of content hidden in plain sight."
The image recalled memories of family meals in similar settings and for Johnson, "it struck me as wicked fun to put a twist to that."
Johnson added: "I can’t think of anything scarier than a slow dawning that things are not what they initially seemed."
And there's a lot to notice – whether it's the waitress cutting a bleeding pie...
...the guy in the back, who's eating his food with a tentacle face...
...or the tentacles moving down the carriage.
The image has proved popular, gaining over 140,000 notes on Tumblr.
You can find more of Jeff Lee Johnson's work on his Deviant Art account, and you can also find him on Twitter. Good luck sleeping tonight!
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