Monday, February 18, 2013

The Sky is Falling

Yowza!
What in the hell is going on? It's been a strange couple of weeks.

Meteor hits Russia, and 1200 people are injured. Another fireball streaks over San Francisco. Another giant meteor squeaks right by us. And then the Vatican is struck by lightning after the Pope resigns. Oh, and there was the ex-cop that was on the loose in Los Angeles killing police officers in a revenge plot against the LAPD that only Hollywood could concoct.

Just heard country singer Mindy McCready died at the age of 37.

Life is weird, ain't it?

No word yet on any zombies or anything, but sometimes, it does seem like the end of the world is neigh, doesn't it? In all the ruckus going on in the news, looks like one creepy story got away from us. Literally.

For those with arachnophobia, your worst nightmares came true last week when in the town of Santo Antonio da Platina, Brazil, these huge fat spiders fell from the sky! Could you imagine eight legged creatures the size of bumble bees floating down from overhead?

Freaky.

These social spiders are known to spin webs connecting webs more than 10 feet long, and this huge colony was probably swept up from some wind storm. Upon closer inspection, it looks like these spiders are using the power lines to build a new massive web-nest. Ugh.

Makes my skin crawl.

Check out real video footage of this really strange and rare phenomenon.


36 comments:

Veronica Sicoe said...

I love those spiders! They're the explorer and adventurers of their kind. Much like eight-legged Armstrongs.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Saw the video last week. Wonder what they hope to catch with a web that big.

Rusty Webb said...

Strange times. And raining spiders is pretty weird, the meteor things, well, we knew about one of those a ways in advance, and the one in San Fran was probably just such a huge deal because of the heightened awareness from the Russian one... Now if all that happened at the same place, then that would freak me out.

Brinda said...

I saw the Mindy McCready news and was sad.

Jay Noel said...

Veronica: True, but they freak me out a little.

Alex: A can of hairspray and a lighter?

Rusty: I know stuff falls from the sky all the time, but the timing and capturing it on film makes it a little scary.

Brinda: I had no idea her boyfriend killed himself last month too.

PT Dilloway, Grumpy Bulldog said...

Ahhhh, the end is nigh! I'm going to parade around with a sign saying that now.

Laura Eno said...

It has been a bit strange lately. I saw that spider video a couple of days ago and I'm still grossed out by it!

The Desert Rocks said...

Wow, I think Truly Nolan has a business opportunity in Santo Antonio de Platino, Brazil. Yikes. I hope it has nothing to do with a world wide web!

Jay Noel said...

PT: Where's the Scarlet Knight when you need her?

Laura: I no longer watch the news these days...but I do get feeds via online. Lots of strange stuff going on.

Eve: LOL! I think Truly Nolan goes as far south as Texas.

nutschell said...

yeah i dont know about those spiders. at least they're not as bad as meteors.

Nutschell
www.thewritingnut.com

Riann Colton said...

I'm just gonna pass on the spider video.

Cindy said...

Oh! I heard about the spiders, but I didn't know lightning hit the Vatican. Wow.... I wonder if that is some sort of message like don't quit. Lol...

Christine Rains said...

Eek! I should not have watched that video! Creepy. Weird goings-on happening.

Brett Minor said...

I missed the lightening strike, but wrote a post about the asteroids. Pretty wild. As for the spiders, I think I would stop going outside.

Stopping in from A to Z Challenge. First year participating.

Cynthia said...

I remember seeing that movie Arachnophobia years ago and getting all squeamish over the spider invasion taking place in the film. Scary to think something like this can happen in real life too!

Miranda Hardy said...

Very cool video! I'm not afraid of spiders, but my kids would freak out.

A lot of interesting stuff going on lately.

farawayeyes said...

Strange times. Someone should write a book.

Emily R. King said...

I couldn't watch the spider. Too creepy!

As for everything else, things are getting steadily worse. Definitely.

Morgan said...

Okay... this post freaks me out on so many levels... but the spiders the most surprisingly!

Michael Offutt, Speculative Fiction Author said...

I'm sure some prophecy somewhere coincidentally explains it all, lending creedence to yet another upstart religion founded to get men laid but seeking legitimacy so that they can suck off the tit of the tax free status the gubment provides.

Callie Leuck said...

I refuse to watch this video. I'm sure it would mean no sleep tonight, and I already got next to no sleep LAST night thanks to stephen damn-horror-stories king.

Pk Hrezo said...

Another good reason I will never live in Brazil. lol I can't begin to imagine how creeped out that would be. I'd feel like they were everywhere...and big nasty critters too. eeeek!
Something must be awry in this big bad world of ours.

P.S. I'd be happy to do a steampunk pixie for you... will look into it. :)

M Pax said...

OK, I'm never going to Brazil.

There have been a lot of near miss asteroids recently. We viewed one up at the observatory in December. That was one of 3 that week.

Jay Noel said...

nutty: Some would disagree!

Riann: I don't blame you one bit.

Cindy: Or please get your stuff out of here.

Christine: I should have included a warning on that video.

Brett: Nice to meet you! Have fun. Last year was my first.

Jay Noel said...

Cynthia: That movie freaked me out!

Miranda: I have a bigger fear of wasps. I go to battle every summer.

faraways: Or make a movie about the end of the world. Oh wait...

Emily: Crazy times we live in.

Morgan: Hope you're able to still sleep tonight!

Jay Noel said...

Michael: I couldn't have said it better myself.

Callie: I have trouble sleeping after reading many of King's books.

Pk: Thanks so much!!!!

Mary: It is amazing how many "amateur" astronomers have discovered stuff like that. Thank Vishnu for folks like YOU.

Jay Noel said...

Michael: I couldn't have said it better myself.

Callie: I have trouble sleeping after reading many of King's books.

Pk: Thanks so much!!!!

Mary: It is amazing how many "amateur" astronomers have discovered stuff like that. Thank Vishnu for folks like YOU.

Ciara said...

Oh my. That is freaky. I'm not usually scared of spiders, but that would send me running.

David P. King said...

Wouldn't that be the second largest known meteor impact in recorded history that happened over Russia? No one died from that one, either, but it leveled forests!

the weirdgirl said...

I'm not even afraid of spiders but that is completely freaky!

Sabrina A. Fish said...

Lightning strikes the Vatican? Hadn't heard that one. But, I agree, it is all a bit bizarre.

DEZMOND said...

I kinda like spiders. I even had two spiders living at my ceiling, Andrei and Sergei :) whom I loved because they kept hunting the mosquitoes and protecting me from those buggers :)

Milo James Fowler said...

Holy crap... I like spiders -- as long as they're not on me. Crazy stuff in the world, mos def. Keep your loved ones close.

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