It’s normal to see spiders on walls but have you ever seen spiders floating in the air? Yes, you heard it right, spiders floating! The residents of southern Brazil witnessed a sight that could be classified as both incredible and terrifying at the same time, they saw spiders floating in the air.
According to the Guardian, the incident was brought to the notice of the people by one Cecilia Juninho Fonseca who saw the unique occurrence while travelling with his family to his grandparents’ farm in Espírito Santo do Dourado. He spotted several black dots in the sky and realised soon that it was the eight-legged insect, several of them.
Fonseca told a local newspaper that he was “stunned and scared” to see the spiders ‘flying’ around. It is said to be typical in the region during hot and humid weather. “There were many more webs and spiders than you can see in the video. We’ve seen this before, always at dusk on days when it’s been really hot,” Ercina Martinelli, Fonseca’s grandmother told another local paper.
According to experts, although it looked like they were falling from the sky, the spiders were actually hanging in a giant web to catch prey. Adalberto dos Santos, an arachnology professor at the Federal University of Minas Gerais said they belonged to the species Parawixia bistriata, a rare “social” spider that can build fine webs which are nearly impossible for the human eye to see.