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Raining spiders in Australia? Entirely possible

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posted on May, 18 2015 @ 06:46 AM
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www.smh.com.au...


www.smh.com.au...

Millions of baby spiders appeared to be raining from the sky in the Southern Tablelands earlier this month, with one astonished local fearing the region had been "invaded by spiders" and another reporting his home was "covered" in the creatures.

Goulburn resident Ian Watson said his house looked like it had been "abandoned and taken over by spiders".

"The whole place was covered in these little black spiderlings and when I looked up at the sun it was like this tunnel of webs going up for a couple of hundred metres into the sky."



How terrifying would this be? It's not an isolated incident either, I'm extremely interested to hear the HOW and WHY this is happening. Where are these spiders coming from
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posted on May, 18 2015 @ 07:06 AM
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A few years ago I saw it rain spiders in Indiana.

It seems thousands of spiders had made a "flat" web along the top of a cornfield.

The wind picked up the entire web and carried it aloft.

As the spiders either let go, fell off, or webbed their way down, it created the "raining spiders" effect.



posted on May, 18 2015 @ 07:09 AM
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a reply to: IXIXI

I think I saw a picture of this, looked unreal.

To understand why this is happening we need to first look at the food chain, what do these spiders eat? when we find out the answer it then comes down to weather conditions usually.

Most likely perfect conditions for fly larvae which could feed more spiders than usual, and more spiders breed and the cycle continues, for a year at least.

By bet is there will be an increase in the number of spider eating birds next.



posted on May, 18 2015 @ 07:35 AM
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a reply to: IXIXI



Move over The Weather Girls, it's not raining men down under, it's raining spiders.

Most, if not all Aussies on here will tell you that the spiders are welcome because the fact of the matter is, is that at least they keep the bloody flies away, and they are only really dangerous and goose-bumpingly frightening when you constantly poke a stick at them.

That's right ladies, crocodiles.



posted on May, 18 2015 @ 07:43 AM
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did it rain crocodile?
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posted on May, 18 2015 @ 08:33 AM
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originally posted by: DAZ21
a reply to: IXIXI
By bet is there will be an increase in the number of spider eating birds next.

Ahhh, I reckon you accidently got your potential of what's-eating-what mixed up there.



www.telegraph.co.uk...



posted on May, 18 2015 @ 08:36 AM
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I'm close to where this happened. There are thin webs everywhere with little buggers floating about on thin webs. While it is interesting that so many appear at once, I vote we burn Australia to bits then sink it in the sea.
Dont get me wrong, spiders are important.. Apparently... I can't stand them and while these little ones are not too terrifying it just so happens that this morning when I went to pay my bills papers gripped in my hand, but then something extra touched my hand. I look down and a vivid orangey brown huntsman was on my hand. Naturally like the big manly bloke I am, I squealed and did my best impression of being electrocuted in a bath to get this nightmare off me. It dropped to the floor and I tried to wheel away in my chair as fast as I can like the manly bloke I am. It must have been sleeping, or only just out of hibernation to be that colour and was slow, which in huntsman terms is about 88MPH.
I grabbed a can of spray and built all my strength enough to go back into the room where it was, I sprayed and watched him bath in the poison like it was some kind of Lynx effects spray which managed to anger him. His back legs though started to seize up (boo hoo so sad) and with all my manly blokiness I threw a shoe at him and it landed on him, I heard a crunch, then my strength gave out. I had to leave the room.

That's when my cleaner lady turned up at the door. She had a newspaper from the front letter box she had brought in and tried to give it to me. Like the manly bloke I am I screamed at her 'Nooooo drop it on the floor now!'. So she did and asked what was wrong. I had to fill her in that I'd just experienced an 'incident' and could she just kindly jump on the newspaper a few hundred times. She picks it up and just gives it a shake and looks at me like I'm missing testicals. Feeling somewhat de-bloked, I watched as she popped the paper on the shoe box. Then she went and tidied up the spider. Obviously now I can't wear shoes because of where she put the paper I will be convinced another huntsman will have taken up residence in my size 11's.


TLDR, burn Australia.
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posted on May, 18 2015 @ 08:50 AM
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a reply to: Sublimecraft

oh G-O-D



posted on May, 18 2015 @ 09:29 AM
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a reply to: Sublimecraft

Oh yeah! I forgot we were talking about Australia, the land of monstrous creatures. lol



posted on May, 18 2015 @ 10:02 AM
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a reply to: Qumulys

Lol
my friend had the spider in her house so she called a friend who called a friend who called their cuz, but they wouldn't come over. So yes apparently hairspray and a lighter does the job.


Sublimecraft the pictures are actually beautiful.

Just the first ones!!!

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posted on May, 18 2015 @ 10:36 AM
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a reply to: Qumulys

I've put some serious thought into moving to Australia over the years. Then, every now and again, I read stories such as yours or the OP and I think, "f*ck that".

Especially the huntsman. I just can't. The way they are described, it makes me think of the "face hugger" from the Aliens movies.



posted on May, 18 2015 @ 10:40 AM
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originally posted by: Sublimecraft

originally posted by: DAZ21
a reply to: IXIXI
By bet is there will be an increase in the number of spider eating birds next.

Ahhh, I reckon you accidently got your potential of what's-eating-what mixed up there.



www.telegraph.co.uk...



Bloody hell!


Gonna have nightmares after all these pictures!



posted on May, 18 2015 @ 11:19 AM
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Australia should just get it over with already and nickname itself "The Land Where Nightmares are Born".



posted on May, 18 2015 @ 11:23 AM
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Ballooning Spiders.

from wiki...wiki link

Many sailors have reported spiders being caught in their ship's sails, over 1,600 kilometres (990 mi)[11] from land (Heimer 1988). They have even been detected in atmospheric data balloons collecting air samples at slightly less than 5 kilometres (16,000 ft) above sea level.[12] Evidently, it is the most common way for spiders to invade isolated islands and mountaintops.[11][13] Spiderlings are known to survive without food while travelling in air currents of jet streams for 25 days or longer.[2]

Awesome and nasty at the same time



posted on May, 18 2015 @ 11:34 AM
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posted on May, 18 2015 @ 11:34 AM
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a reply to: Mandroid7

So... you are saying.. it's better if I just keep my mouth shut at ALL times



posted on May, 18 2015 @ 01:53 PM
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a reply to: IXIXI

Nope! Nope! No thank you.



posted on May, 18 2015 @ 02:33 PM
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My god some of you are just evil. SC in particular.

Give me a croc or bear any day. They aren't sneaky Ba*&%$#@ that can materialize out of nowhere, at 3 am, on the ceiling above your bed. When your husband is out of town.
Only to make things worse, by disappearing, before you can kill them.

No sleep after that!



posted on May, 18 2015 @ 02:42 PM
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There are cases where it's rained frogs and fish too. One way is that a storm system, wind/tornadoes etc. will simply pick things up, and then later when it's calmed down, these things fall out of the sky.



posted on May, 18 2015 @ 03:03 PM
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a reply to: IXIXI

Here is a story..
A real nice bloke from USA moved to AU. looks like Myke Tyson. Saw him hitting the gym getting supplements ,really buffed up. He disapeared for a month when I finally saw him again.. I asked what was up with him.. He said he just came home from hospital. The guy got bitten by a redback spider. lucky for the guy..he was so big that he only lost half of his arm's muscle tissue. Then he bursted into tears..so I asked ..
He said when he woke up he was alone in a room with a guy, his age,when the guy woke up, confused, asking my mate to tell him where he is...he had to tell him that he is in a hospital and that he was bitten by spider and that unfortunately the doctors had to amputate both of his legs..

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