It's Raining Spiders In Brazil...No. No. Just No.
As if the searing summer heat and humidity don't make Minas Gerais miserable enough, now it's raining spiders in the southeastern Brazilian town. At least that's how it appears to residents. Experts say the spiders are of a rare social species with the ability to spin webs too thin to be seen by the human eye. The spiders work in tandem to build a huge community web that's anchored by treetops and creates a ceiling over the area. When the spiders venture out onto the web to collect their prey, it creates the illusion that they're floating or falling from the sky. Occasionally, a few spiders will fall -- supporting the perception of raining spiders. It's not the first time Brazilians have been spooked by airborne spiders. In 2013, the same phenomenon occurred over Santo Antônio da Platina in southern Brazil.