Roughly a quarter of men and half of women in the United States suffer from varying degrees of arachnophobia. Even though only about 2 percent of the nearly 63,000 species of spider around the world could actually be considered dangerous to humans, that information will likely be of little comfort to anyone who can’t even stand the sight of an arachnid. With that in mind, if those afflicted with the fear of our little eight-legged foes want to overcome it, making it to the bottom of this page in one sitting is a start. But we promise you it won’t be easy or enjoyable.
Oh yeah, here’s another cool little spider fact: they will rarely ever attack you first unless provoked. Just something to keep in the back of your mind.
Nope, that’s not a Magic Eye illustration. What you are seeing come into focus is entirely real, and the reason that shudder just went down your spine.
It’s okay. We can’t stay and visit anyways. We’re far too busy running like hell in the complete opposite direction of right here.
When you see it, you’ll never walk barefoot again.
Thank goodness there’s a spider equivalent to the “Cloverfield” monster out there.
Resistance is futile.
We aren’t quite sure why it would be considered a motivational poster if it was pubic hair, but the fact that it’s spiders definitely qualifies it as demotivational without question.
Oh, cute, it’s like a little treadmill…for one of the most vile, spindly-looking abominations we’ve ever seen in the bathroom.
We stand corrected. Hooray, all that running has made them super swimmers, too.
Seriously, enough! How am I supposed to use the toilet in peace ever again? It was one of the only private sanctuaries I had left.
Alright, alright, even though it was proven otherwise, we’re willing to take underhand back into consideration.
If you thought that last GIF was hard to watch, imagine if you’d been the object he threw at the wall and you’ll be in this little girl’s world.
Of course, one spider usually does the trick.
Sure, it’s gloomy today, but that’s not what concerns me.
Now is when the real suspense begins.
And you thought elephants had good memories.
(cue “Jaws” theme music)
It may have been a hoax, but is anyone sleeping any better knowing that?
If you live in the house with this clock, we say it’s time to move.
If you’ve endured this barrage of scary spider photos and GIFs until the end, we say congratulations. We knew you had it in you. You may go throw up now. Just be sure to check the bowl first.