The 13th Floor

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Gigantic New Spider Species Discovered in Mexican Cave

It’s been a while since we dropped some of nature’s creepy-crawlies on you, hasn’t it? I know you miss that, but this story might help make up for it. This story begins in Mexico back in 2013, during an expedition into the Sierra Cacachilas range in the Baja Peninsula. While searching a grotto, Michael Wall […]

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This Literal EXPLOSION of Huntsman Spiders Shocked an Experienced Pest-Controller

Seriously, Australia? Is this really how you wanted the rest of the world to start their week? Once again your venomous arachnids are swarming all over our news feeds. Of course, I kid you fine folks Down Under; this site is, after all, devoted to all things scary, creepy, gross and bizarre… and this story certainly […]

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This Zoo Wants YOU to Collect Venom From One of the World’s Deadliest Spiders

Did you read our story yesterday about the massive spider plague that’s about to overrun Australia? (I know what you’re thinking… in Australia, “spider plague” is probably just another term for “Tuesday”). Well, it seems a few fearless and/or possibly insane spider-wranglers might benefit from this doomsday scenario — because a zoo in New South […]

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One Soldier’s Terrifying Nocturnal Encounter with a Monstrous Camel Spider

Today’s skin-crawling tale was handed down from the son of a Marine veteran, whose tour of duty in Afghanistan ended with a horrific accident in which he lost both legs. The official story, as the man related to his teenage son, was that his crippling injury was caused by a land mine… but evidence has […]

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Gruesome Footage Shows a Giant Wasp Preying on a Huntsman Spider

Yay Australia! You never, ever disappoint us when it comes to giant, horrific creepy-crawly creatures that bite, sting, squeeze, leap on and generally terrorize other species… including Homo sapiens, of course. Infamous among that continent’s local fauna is the huntsman spider — one of the most aggressive and venomous arachnids in the world — which […]

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Giant Spider Drags a Lizard Up a Living Room Window… and Horrifies the Entire World

Remember that story we ran back in October showing a Huntsman spider dragging a mouse up the side of a refrigerator? If you’re still having nightmares from that one, then turn back now, and read no further. Still with me? Okay, then let’s go back to Australia — that magical land where all your animal-based […]

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Spiders, Snakes, Dolls, Trolls and More From Today’s Horrific Headlines

Are you currently buttocks-deep in holiday stress? Yeah, I feel ya there. But relax, we’re here to help… and by “help,” I mean I’m about to show you some incredibly disturbing stuff that’s actually (or allegedly, depending on your level of skepticism) happening in the world around us, to help put our day-to-day problems in […]

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Arach-NOPE-Phobia: The World Freaks Out Over This Enormous Huntsman Spider

The quaintly-named “Barnyard Betty’s Rescue” sounds like a wonderful place to visit for animal lovers. But I should warn you that it’s located in Queensland, Australia… and if you’ve been following our news feed, you probably know Australia is home to some of the most horrifying creatures on the planet (or any other planet, as […]

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We Warn You Not to Watch This Spider Eat a Mouse… But You’re Gonna Do it Anyway

What’s got into you, Australia? We’ve already given you all the love in the world for supplying us with endless tales of man-eating sharks and crocodiles, huge venomous spiders, gargantuan snakes and other horrifying creatures that populate the continent. But you don’t have to do stuff like this. Really. Nevertheless, a new clip from Down Under making […]

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Horrified Family Discovers the World’s Deadliest Spiders Hiding in Their Bananas

Courtesy warning to all arachnophobes: this will not be a fun read for you… and it also gets kinda naughty toward the end. I’ve managed over the past few months to bypass horrifying news reports of rampaging and occasionally deadly spiders (sorry, I’ve been busy), but this story is just too good to pass up… […]

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Giant Mutant Spiders and Other Nightmarish Creatures Actually Found in Sewers

To most of us, the sewer is a place where we send everything we no longer want, need, or would just like to forget about. However, there may come a time when what goes down may eventually come up. Therefore, it is of the up-most importance that we keep track of what may be living down […]

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Two Massive Tarantulas Terrorize Passengers on Transatlantic Flight

At first, nothing seemed out of the ordinary during an AirTransat flight from Dominican Republic to Montreal… that is, until passenger Catherine Moreau felt something tickling her leg. Moreau told CBC she’d been watching a movie on her iPad when she brushed at what she thought was a cord or cable. “That’s when I noticed […]

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Absolutely Freaky Urban Legends about Spiders

Spiders always get a bad rap, and with urban legends like these, it’s no wonder they do! Here are five “true” tales of spider terror to keep you up at night and cowering in fear during the day, all told to me by a “friend of a friend”.   TWO-STRIPED TELAMONIA SPIDER On the opposite […]