May 07, 2007

Spiders Snap, Crackle & Pop!

Snapshots In My Time...
Of My Time.....Hauntings.

What do spiders sound like when the walk on your eardrums? They snap, crackle and pop. this boy found that out when he had an earache and went to the doctors. They found live spiders living in his ears. Can we say gross and when was the last time he had a bath and washed his ears? I would be terrified! His mother should be appalled. They had made a home in his ears and were living there! They weren't little either! Now his mother has taken them to work as show and tell. How clean is that house? I would have to think really hard about sleeping there. Or eating there for that matter. Yuk!


What began as a faint popping in a 9-year-old boy's ear -- "like Rice Krispies" -- ended up as an earache, and the doctor's diagnosis was that a pair of spiders made a home in the ear.

"They were walking on my eardrums," Jesse Courtney said.

One of the spiders was still alive after the doctor flushed the fourth-grader's left ear canal. His mother, Diane Courtney, said her son insisted he kept hearing a faint popping in his ear -- "like Rice Krispies."

Dr. David Irvine said it looked like the boy had something in his ear when he examined him.

When he irrigated the ear, the first spider came out, dead. The other spider took a second dousing before it emerged, still alive. Both were about the size of a pencil eraser.

Jesse was given the spiders -- now both dead -- as a souvenir. He has taken them to school and his mother has taken them to work.