The biggest bloody spider I have ever seen!!!
22.10.2009 - 23.10.2009
Oh my God, what a night I had last night...only had about 2 hours sleep...and all because of the biggest spider I have ever seen, the Huntsman spider.
We were up late because we had to wait ages to use the washing machines in the laundry room, we were just waiting on the last load to dry and I was just about to shut my eyes when I saw something move on the wall behind the tv. I just froze, this thing was massive. It must have been about 3/4 of the size of my hand and I am not exagerating one bit. It crept out of a hole above the wardrobes and made its way around the wall. All I could do was stare wide eyed with my mouth open. I managed to say Kevs name and when he looked round and saw it even he said 'Jesus, thats a bloody big spider'.
He was all for leaving it alone but there was no way on Earth I was staying in that room while that thing was in there. When Kev went anywhere near it though it bolted. It was mega fast and mega freaking me out. We couldnt find anything big enough to try and catch it with, a cup or mug was just too small!! While we were trying to decided how to catch it he crept back into his hole.
Kev said 'there you go, he probably wont be back out tonight'. 'Aye right' was my exact response to that one!
We sat up for about an hour waiting on it re-appearing but it was a no show so Kev went up to his bunk above mine and soon fell asleep. Me on the other hand was way too scared to sleep...I managed to keep my eyes open for another hour before I had to give in and fall asleep.
I woke up about an hour later and looked over to the place it had come from, still nothing. I thought maybe Kev was right and it had gone back to sleep....hell no...I turned over and looked up and the monster was just to the right of our bed on the ceiling near to Kevs head. I had to muffle a scream. It took me a further hour to move from that position and go to the toilet, crouching and watching the spider the whole way. Still there when I crawled back into bed. I spent the next hour or so watching it and trying to think what the hell I was going to do.
I started drifting in and out of sleep up until 6am when the little bugger decided it was time to go a wandering. He walked all over the ceiling, mainly above the two other girls in the room...fine by me! I was just waiting for it to drop to the ground but thank God it never. Then he got onto the curtain divider between the two bunk beds and started running up and down the curtains...arghhhh....I was so sure he was going to drop the 5 inches to the floor and come after me!!!! He couldnt jump down so he ended up back at the top of the pole, with his legs wrapped round the pole he walked slowly out, towards the girls bunk bed. He stopped like he wasnt sure, waited a minute or two and then bolted across to the other side and the other curtain. Again I let out a muffled scream and nearly passed out...it had moved so fast. I just wanted out of that room.
By 7am I couldnt stand it anymore. I woke Kev up and said he had to get that thing out of the room. He was half asleep and I dont think he really wanted to mess with it so we watched it for a bit longer then he disappeared into the other end of the wardrobe. This time he didnt come back out.
I had a couple of hours of much needed sleep while Kev said he would keep watch...heard him snoring 5mins later!!!
We went down to reception to see if they had any spider spray or any ideas on how to get rid of the thing...they were just as freaked as I was. They said that he might bite if we try to get him!!!! He's not dangerous but can be aggressive if you go for it. If it bites it just hurts for a bit, you wont die....I'm sorry but if that thing bit me I would die...on the spot.
So now its night time again and we are sat in the room with spider spray and a box to try and catch it in. I am soo tense, I keep looking up to try and find it. We have also got a bottle of Malibu to help keep the nerves calm. Im downing the Malibu and then taking a packet of sleeping tablets...bet I still dont sleep!!
If I dont write again it means I have been eaten by the giant spider....it was nice knowing you....