I can't believ this is true! I thought she was crazy! Listen to the caller below tell me about why she can't sleep with something covering her ears. You won't be able to either after reading the story.
In what can only be described as a nightmare-come-true, a spider crawled inside a woman's ear canal and lived there for five days before doctors extracted it.
The woman, referred to only as Ms. Lee, arrived Hospital Aug. 8,. she complained of an itchy ear and was hoping doctors could treat her.
When Dr. Liu Sheng took a look inside, he found a spider living in the woman's ear canal. Apparently, the spider had crawled into Ms. Lee's ear while she slept.
(A photo of a spider found living in a woman's ear canal.)
The doctor and his colleagues decided to force the spider out of the woman's ear canal with a saline solution, as they worried that attempting to take the living spider out with equipment would only cause it to drill its barbs deeper, the report notes.
As scary as it might sound, insects will crawl into an ear for shelter.
"The insects are probably entering the canal as harborage, for heat, and/or for moisture," Philip Koehler, an entomology professor at the University of Florida, told The Huffington Post last year.