Woman Heard Scratching Noises in Her Head After Using Headphones On A Flight; Doctors Remove a Spider from Her Ear

Woman Heard Scratching Noises in Her Head After Using Headphones On A Flight; Doctors Remove a Spider from Her Ear

Katie Melua, lead singer of a band who released the single “Spider’s Web,” lived an arachnophobe’s nightmare for an entire week and didn’t even know it. After using sound-blocking in-ear headphones on a flight, Katie began hearing scuffling that seemed to come from inside her head. A visit to the doctor revealed that a small jumping spider had set up shop in her ear.

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Halloween week is traditionally a time for creepy tales, but pop star Katie Melua has a real-life horror story to top the lot.

The 30-year-old had been bugged by a scratching noise – and when she went to the doctor’s to get it checked out, she discovered to her shock that it was caused by a spider living inside her ear.

Even more alarmingly, it had been there for a week.

Melua – who once released a single called Spider’s Web – believes the creature had previously been living in a pair of earbud headphones she recently used.

Once the doctor had removed the creature with a suction device, Ms Melua posted pictures of the unnerving find on Instagram.

She wrote alongside the picture: ‘Basically I used these old in-ear monitors to block out sound on a flight, a little spider must have been in them and crawled inside my ear and stayed there for the week.

‘Though the thing looked terrifying up-close on the doctor’s camera, once he took him out (using a micro-hoover) it was pretty small, and now it’s in this little test tube, alive and seemingly fine.’

And showing a surprising sang-froid, she added: ‘It was no hassle at all, apart from the occasional shuffling noises.’

In a show of compassion, the singer then took the little arachnid home and released it into her garden. Thankfully, it wasn’t a poisonous spider, and that nobody got bitten during this incident. I for one will be checking the inside of my earphones from now on.

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