It Is Raining Spiders in Brazil-Fiction!

It Is Raining Spiders in Brazil-Fiction!

Summary of eRumor:
Rumors of spiders falling to the earth from the sky are flying all over the World Wide Web. There are concerns that these arachnids are venomous or even worse, black widow spiders.
The Truth:
It is not raining spiders but there was a video found on YouTube, as well as a fan page on Facebook that documented something not often witnessed in places other than the tropical regions of South America.
What appeared to be raining spiders in Santo Antonio da Platna, Brazil was actually a colony of communal spiders spinning a web curtain, which was waving in the wind.   The creepy critters are not believed to be harmful to humans but they were working together as a team to build a web big enough to catch large prey, according to a February 9, 2013 article by Fox News.
 


Video found on YouTube
updated 2/16/13