My Spidey Senses are.. Itching? Horrifying Urban Legend Comes To Life

My Spidey Senses are.. Itching? Horrifying Urban Legend Comes To Life

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Have you ever gotten an insatiable itch inside of your ear that you were unable to scratch? Ever considered that your real-life spidey-senses just might be tingling?

What could be worse than a large eyed, furry, fanged creature sneaking up to you and trying to crawl into your ear? (And no, we don’t mean that “creepy uncle”)

A woman in China recently visited Changsha Hospital after an itching sensation became worrisome, only to discover a horrific urban legend come to life: a spider had begun to make a home for itself within in her ear canal while she was sleeping.


Doctors were able to remove the friendly neighborhood spider using a saline solution, aggravating the spider out of its new home. Luckily she didn’t try to scratch her inner ear, as it only would have made matters worse. It was speculated to have been living inside her ear for approx. 5 days.

If caught in the same situation, we’re confident playing any track by Justin Bieber would also be an effective treatment plan, if not just as effective as a .45 magnum.

Further Reading:

Huffington Post

Red Net


Justin is an admitted starving artist, and a poor one at that. He enjoys immersing himself in the philosophy and lack of methodology of paranormal research. He is currently employed as a Front End Web Developer and resides in the frozen wasteland that is Canada... eh?

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4 years 2 months ago

Ick! Well, that saves me from sleeping tonight.

4 years 2 months ago

Don’t you think listening to Bieber might be a little cruel? I mean you want to aggravate it. Not torture it to the point of it tearing it’s own head off.

R Emmet Lee
4 years 2 months ago

Oh good. Just what I wanted to hear about having just recently returned from China…

Donna Anderson
4 years 2 months ago

I kept telling myself I’m not going to read that article, I’m not going to read that article… But it’s like a wreck on the side of the road! I had to slow down and take a look and now I feel this tingling in my ear! Darn you Maritimer!