(PIX11) – An occasional rustling noise in a British singer-songwriter’s ear led to an eight-legged discovery that’s enough to give you goosebumps.
A teeny tiny but no less creepy crawly spider had taken up residence inside her ear canal – for several days.
Katie Melua first shared her story last week, but her cringe-worthy ordeal is just now starting to gain the Internet’s attention.
In the caption of an Instagram video showing the arachnid inside her ear canal, Melua said she had heard rustling in ear for about a week before she went to the doctor to see what the matter was.
“THIS little fella is what they found!” she wrote.
She hypothesized that in-ear monitors she uses to block out sound on an airplane may have been the culprit.
“Little spider must have been in them and crawled inside my ear and stayed there for the week,” she wrote. “It was no hassle at all, apart from the occasional shuffling noises…”
Amazingly, the critter appears to have survived to tell of her time subletting in a human skull.