Woman With 'Rustling' in Her Ear Finds Something Beyond Horrifying (PHOTOS)

earA few weeks ago we heard about a man on vacation in Bali who claimed a spider had crawled under his skin and lived there for three days. We called hoax on that one because that's not a spider's regular scene and because he never supplied a photo of the critter. Well today we have a new scary spider story that actually seems legit -- and even creepier! Pop singer Katie Melua says a spider was living in her ear for a week. OMG, is that even possible?


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Melua posted a video on her Instagram, saying, "So I had a rustling in my ear for a week and went to the doctor. This little fella is what they found!"

But wait. Before you watch the video, I want to warn you: Things may appear much, MUCH larger than in real life. This is a photo taken using a magnifier. So, you know, try not to scream out loud. Ready? Okay ...

So I had a rustling in my ear for a week and went to the doctor to have it checked out this morning. THIS little fella is what they found!

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Okay, deep breath. Here's what the little guy looks like in a test tube. Does it make it any easier that it's so small? Maybe? No? Melua's spokesperson says the ear specialist had never removed a live bug from someone's ear, though they have found dead bugs. Ewww!!!

So the big question: How the HELL did that thing get in Melua's ear?!? She says she thinks it came from the old noise blockers she wore on a plane. "It was no hassle at all, apart from the occasional shuffling noises ... " Why doesn't that make us feel any better?

Melua says doctors took a mini vacuum and hoovered the little fella out alive, and he's now living in her garden. Aww. Glad no harm was done to Melua (nor to the spider!). Supposing this story is true, I guess the lesson we learned is to inspect anything you put in your ears. And if you hear some rustling sounds in your ear, be sure and get that checked out.

Quick raise of hands, how many of you are going to feel like you're hearing rustlings sounds inside your ear for the rest of the day?

Has anyone you know ever gotten a spider stuck in their ear? Do you believe this story?


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