It's Raining Spiders (Seriously) & The Terrifying Footage Will Ruin Your Week (VIDEO)

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spider rainSpiders. Agh. Just the word conjures up the heeby jeeby creepy crawly shivers for some of us. And in Brazil? Spiders are actually raining down on a town by the thousands. Memo to self: Skip that second trip to Brazil next year.

Erick Reis, a 20-year-old Brazilian, was leaving a party in the Brazilian town of Santo Antonio da Platina when he saw thousands (yes, THOUSANDS) of spiders raining down from the sky. Oh. My. God. The video has since gone viral. And for good reason. It is some seriously harrowing footage.

If you hate spiders like I do, be warned: This will give you the shivers for weeks. See below:

Are you still breathing? Get this: It's real. Really, really real. And it happens more than we think. 

The Anelosimus eximius spider is a "social" spider from South America. They build colonies of more than 1,000 spiders, and on occasion, high winds carry the webs into new places, creating an effect known as "spider rain." At first glance, that was the species these spiders appeared to be.

But an arachnologist from the University of Cincinnati says otherwise. He believes the spiders are "big, orb-weaving spiders" called Parawixia bistriata and that they leave the nest at some point. In other words, these spiders plan to disperse. And reproduce.

Someone hold me. Please. I am not kidding.

As I type this, I am ACTUALLY getting the chills. OK, look. I know being scared of spiders is silly and they are more afraid of us and blah, blah. But it's a very real phobia and I am legitimately terrified of the creatures.

Maybe I can be rational about sharks. But spiders? No way. If this happened to me, I would seriously have to be committed.

Luckily, these spiders aren't poisonous. But poisonous or not, my skin will crawl for weeks.

How would you feel about "spider rain"?


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piggy... piggy11721

Ummmm duh.....haven't you ever seen "charlottes web"???? Lmbo


Andre... Andreamom001

They're not "raining," they are climbing around on strands of web....even if I disliked spiders, this wouldn't bother me.  They're not falling down on people, they are just there.  Big deal!

There's usually a spider or two in my house all winter.  They eat flies and mosquitos, and spiders don't spread germs.  As long as they aren't venomous (I don't care if they are posionous since I don't eat them), I don't mind spiders. 

If a bunch of them actually rained down on me, it would freak me out...but these are not doing that!

Andre... Andreamom001

This is actually pretty cool!  I wish I could have seen it.  Imagine being able to create string right out of your body and build things with it!  Spider webs covered in dew are lovely, too.

Danielle Wallace

Yep, Brazil just got crossed off of my list.  Did you see some of those suckers, they're huge.  Could you imagine walking into that web?  Yes, I did literally get the creeps/chills from reading and watching this.  I don't care how beneficial they are, they scare the crap out of me!

mcfar... mcfarterson

OH MY GOSH....I am seriously feeling sick right now... And why does it feel like something is crawling down my neck??? lol..

needa... needadvice1983

Poisonous or not I'd be out there with a blow torch if I had to to get rid of those things! Ack!

abra819 abra819


keriley1 keriley1

I don't mind spiders if they aren't in danger of being on me but falling from the sky?!?!? Hell no!!!!

lobus lobus

Aw theres something endearing about social spiders. I wonder how they communicate? The only spiders Ive known hang out by themselves all day and eat whatever other spider comes along their way.

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