You know how when you get a headache you play that game where you toss up whether it’s been caused by your lack of caffeine, too much caffeine, tiredness, dehydration or a brain tumour? Well, it looks like you can add another cause to the list and this one is a doozy.

We didn’t know that such a horrific thing was possible but one poor woman who had been suffering from severe headaches went to the doctors only to find out that she had a spider living inside her ear!!

Now even if you’re not an arachnophobe and you don’t scream at the sight of one of the eight-legged creatures we’re sure that just the thought of that sent a shiver down your spine.

Lakshmi L, who lives in India, had been sleeping on her veranda before she started experiencing painful headaches. The woman was rushed to hospital in Karnataka where she was inspected by Dr Santosh Shiaswamy who discovered the horrific cause.

TBH if we were this doctor we reckon we would currently be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder because after peering inside the woman’s ear they spotted none other than a disgusting little spider burrowed deep inside her ear hole.

And of course to all of our delights the whole thing was captured on film. It starts off with a shot of the woman’s ear, but as the lens moves closer to the hole, you start to see the white coloured spider emerge and we swear you will feel the life drain from you it is that creepy.


The woman involved in the incident seemed to agree with this description and when she spoke with Mail Online she said that she could actually feel the creature moving inside her ear.

“I was terrified as I could feel movement of a creature in my ear. The acute ear ache followed by sharp pains suffocated me,” said Lekshmi. “I couldn’t think of anything and was petrified when the doctor confirmed presence of a spider in my ear.”

Watch the terrifying footage in the video above if you dare! Looks like we’ll definitely be sleeping with earl plugs in from now on…

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