Just when you think Australia can’t get anymore horrifying, they go and do something like this.
According to Mirror Online, millions of spiders rained down upon the town of Goulburn, Australia like it was the apocalypse or something. Look, I’m no scientist, but I think that means we have to nuke all of Australia now.
In true horror movie fashion, locals said that the sky was almost blacked out as the tiny arachnids rained down on them. Here’s how witness Ian Watson put it:
“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.
"I’m 10 minutes out of town and you can clearly see hundreds of little spiders floating along with their webs and my home is covered in them.
"You couldn’t go out without getting spider webs on you. And I’ve got a beard as well, so they kept getting in my beard.”
Apparently this is a normal thing. Spiders climb to the top of vegetation, shoot a web up into the air, and let the current take them away. It’s called a"balloning,“ and is a spider’s way of migrating. Scientists also think it’s the reason why think spiders can be found on every continent.