Giant Venomous Spiders Invading Homes in Small VA Town
Sunday 28 February 102275 Shares
Appalachia, VA - A strange and dangerous occurrence has cropped up in a small town in Southwest Virginia, something that is more likely to be seen in a horror movie or in nightmares rather than in the sleepy little town of Appalachia. Venomous spiders have started to infest the homes of local residents and poses a deadly risk to those unfortunate enough to have the unwelcome guests. These spiders are not the typical pests normally found under beds, behind pillows, hiding in your shoes or behind toilet seats; these spiders are extremely large and extremely poisonous. Called "plate spiders" because of their large size they are officially known as "aracnae monstreaus biteaus". This new species is believed to be a genetic mutation that resulted from inter-breeding between the black widow spider and the tarantula spiders that are sometimes kept as pets. Scientists investigating the phenomenon believe that the coal dust in the area caused a mutation to the black widow / tarantula offspring that resulted in a new breed of spider that is extremely intelligent and extremely aggressive.
Residents of the Appalachia township and neighboring Town of Big Stone Gap are being warned to approach these spiders with extreme caution. Under no conditions should anyone attempt to capture one as they are extremely aggressive if threatened and can jump as much as 6 feet. In addition, residents are warned that despite their huge size, some can grow up to the size of a dinner plate, these creatures can hide extremely well and can collapse themselves to fit in very small spaces. These spiders favor dark humid areas and are often found balled up inside of shoes, under toilet seats, and especially under pillows and blankets.
Scientist suggest that residents check bed coverings closely before retiring at night, as well as, look under pillows and inside pillow cases. These spiders tend to come out at night and will often climb under the blanket to enjoy the dark and body warmth.
Thus far, no deaths have been reported, however multiple residents have been bitten in their sleep. The bites are extremely painful, causing burning sensation and swelling throughout the body. In the event of a plate-spider bite, you should seek immediate medical attention.