A spider colony falling from the sky is one eerie sight, especially if you are afraid of the eight-legged creatures. According to Digital Spy on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, Eric Reis filmed this footage of thousands of spiders, that are seemingly floating in mid-air, as he was leaving a friend’s engagement party in Brazil.
The spiders are the real deal in this video as Digital Spy got a local biologist’s opinion, who said that this is a natural occurrence in Brazil. The spiders are not “falling from the sky” and they are not floating in mid-air, they’ve made “sheet webs” using the power lines, which gives the appearance of free-falling spiders.
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Reis, is a web designer from Santo Antonio da Platina, a southern town in Brazil. This video of the spider’s natural phenomenon is enough to creep most people out, even if you don’t have a spider phobia.
The spiders are called Anelosimus eximius and this species is “a social spider,” according to Digital Spy. They are known for the sheet webs they spin and their massive colonies.