This painting, "The Nightmare" by Henry Fuseli (1781) is said to be inspired by the sleep paralysis disorder. It shows an incubus sitting on her chest, glaring at the viewer. Also, the horse in the background kinda freaks me out a little, but it looks really cool. Folklore on sleep paralysis claims that the reason the person becomes possessed or mounted by a demon or an evil spirit. I'm very fond of folklore. It has a way of making things a lot more fascinating xD
I don't know who the artist of this picture is. If anyone knows, let me know? I think it's freakishly awesome~
I love creepy pictures. LOVE THEM. I started browsing around for some and I found a fair few I really like.