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Residents in the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales in Australia took to social media earlier this month with claims that their region had been "taken over" by millions of baby spiders falling from the sky.
It sounds like something plucked right out of my nightmares, but scientists have verified that this spider rain is not only entirely possible, it's also not that uncommon.
What he was seeing could be caused by two spider migration techniques, naturalist Martyn Robinson from the Australian Museum told Ting.
The first is called ballooning, wherein baby spiders climb to a high point and release their silk, which catches on the breeze to carry them away.
The second technique is used during heavy rains and flooding. To escape rising water levels, ground-dwelling spiders throw up their silk in the hopes of catching a breeze and being carried off to a drier location. This can cause the so-called Angel Hair effect, where entire towns can become covered in fine spider silk during floods.