If you thought until now Australia was full of scary and deadly creatures, you were right!
But what you probably didn`t imagine is that one of the most terrifying creatures for most humans, the spider, will take to the sky in large number and start flying about.
And where should this phenomenon happen to take place?
Yup, you guessed it! Good ol` Australia.
As it turns out, people living in New South Wales, Australia started noticing a strange and startling new situation developing. Dozens of tiny little spiders were flowing through the air and started landing everywhere around their homes.
Everyone`s house and yard was covered in spider web and the tiny creatures walked around uninterested in the poor humans trapped in their houses, looking terrified through their windows.
As grim as this scenario sounds, scientists say that what happened in New South Wales is a perfectly normal phenomenon and that spiders everywhere do this.
So how exactly do the spiders manage to get up in the air?
Well, apparently they climb to a very high spot, stick some web into the air and the wind just carries them about.
The reason why we don`t usually see this happening, is that spiders are mostly solitary creatures and migrate on their own, so they`re out there into wind, but we just don`t see it.
Australia, being the weird place that it is, experiences this event tenfold. The explanation that scientists came up to explain the spider rain in the region, was that there were a lot more spiders in that area to begin with and many of them wanted a change of venue, but couldn`t go anywhere because the wind was not strong enough.
Therefore the spiders waited and waited and when the right breeze came along, New South Wales started looking more and more like a Halloween postcard.
Scientists also said that most of the creatures are not venomous, but that there are some species there who can bite and kill a person in a matter of minutes.
Residents of that Australian region are terrified of the spider rain, as they should be, and they are complaining that the spiders are everywhere, including their houses.
One brave resident said that once he went outside, the spiders started crawling on his skin and he became covered in web in a matter of minutes.
He also said that the web was so sticky, that he barely managed to get it out of his beard and that the spiders that got caught up into his facial hair, were even more harder to remove.