Spiders Lay Eggs in Man’s Stomach


A california man named Tom Wilkinbooth had this weird tingling sensation in his stomach that he couldn’t explain. He had a rude awakening when he woke up finding his stomach in severe pain, and he began to suffer rashes all over his body.  Even worse, going to the bathroom became harder than ever.  After a visit to the hospital, multiple X-rays were performed which revealed that some of the spider eggs had hatched inside of his stomach, and hundreds of spiders were crawling all around.  Tom speculated that the spiders may have found their way into his mouth when he was sleeping.  Many of the spider eggs had not hatched yet, and doctors warned that surgery needed to be done as soon as possible.  After 4-5 hours of surgery, Tom woke up, and the doctor showed him a plastic bag of all of the spiders that were inside of his stomach.

Here’s a picture of some spider babies.  Imagine these things hatching in your stomach.

Imagine being in this poor guy’s position, do you ever wonder if creepy crawlers are sneaking into your mouth when you sleep at night?  It’s very possible, and it’s not something to laugh about.  There are myths that say we humans eat 100’s of insects or spiders every year when we sleep.  I remember watching a health show one time about a guy who had an insect crawl into his ear, and it almost caused him brain damage.  Crazy stuff huh?  So when people say “Don’t let the bed bugs bite”, they aren’t joking around with you.  Cause night is when these things will crawl around and bite.

Have any stories about insects or spiders?  Post your stories in the comments section.  I would love for you to share them. :)

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14 Responses to “Spiders Lay Eggs in Man’s Stomach”
  1. Dragoonk Says...

    On February 17, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    Jezus Christ! That’s horrible. I think I swallowed a few bugs when I was in the army lol, but I am still alive, healthy and kicking:). Scary!

  2. Boyka Says...

    On February 17, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    good article I Like It

  3. 1Arjun Says...

    On February 17, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    That is really Creepy..

  4. sensation Says...

    On February 23, 2012 at 5:58 am

    I have read about one expert who opined that spiders lay eggs in the ear canal, while another expert said that the human body is not suitable for egglaying- a opinion just contrast. But this incident at California is really scary. Well, happy to know that the man is fine.

  5. girishpuri Says...

    On February 23, 2012 at 6:32 am

    i don;t believe it

  6. SharifaMcFarlane Says...

    On February 24, 2012 at 11:28 am

    How did they breathe in there? They need oxygen. What happened to the stomach acid? They should have been digested.

  7. Leonardo da Vinci E. Says...

    On February 24, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    Considering we probably eat spiders and other bugs throughout the year when they accidentally end up in the food products we buy, there is no real reason to “freak out”.

  8. mimmer30 Says...

    On February 24, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    My hair stood on end reading this.

  9. gautham Says...

    On February 29, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    nice article

  10. Midnightauthor Says...

    On March 10, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    What you have written about is completely impossible. How did the spider or its eggs survive in the acidic environment of the stomach. Female spiders lay their eggs in a sac which is spun from webs and then die. How did the spider in the story manage to spin webs in the “wet” environment of the stomach assuming it survived the stomach acid? With all the peristalsis going on in the digestive tract and food coming in and going out of the stomach, how did the egg sac stay long enough in the stomach to hatch its contents assuming our spider was actually able to lay its eggs?

    Nice story though. Should be one for your blog or fiction writing class and not a website where people come to find authentic info.

    And yes, I am a fully qualified medical doctor.

  11. Iron Bomb Says...

    On June 1, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    Wow o.o

  12. Simmer Sam Says...

    On June 9, 2012 at 6:35 am

    Anyone who would believe this for even a second is a moron of the highest caliber,

    Also once I ate a watermelon seed and a watermelon vine grew out of my mouth, I was going to chop it off but i just left it there and now I grow watermelons out of my mouth,
    True Story.

  13. rlmjr Says...

    On August 11, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    When I saw the title to this story I wanted to see how it would be explained the spider laid eggs is such an acidy place. I agree with Midnightauthor (even before I read he was a fully qualified medical doctor). On top of that, none of us have to worry about eating many spiders in our sleep. Spiders are eaten by things like birds so they are very aware of staying away from something that emits CO2. They are more likely to hide. This would make good fiction like the show I saw on tv when I was a kid. An earwig crawled into a man’s ear and he was told if it crawled out his other ear without eating his brains he’d be fine. The earwig did come out his other ear but it was a female and laid eggs all throughout his brains. Lovely, isn’t it.

  14. Shit Says...

    On August 12, 2012 at 1:42 am

    You are so full of shit woman! None of these stories are real – you just make all this shit up, hence why there are no sources. Get back in the kitchen woman.

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