British woman reveals horrifying reason why you shouldn’t travel to Bali
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A British woman has revealed a truly horrifying reason to avoid Bali, joking that she’ll be having ‘nightmares’ from the ‘worst thing’ she’s ever laid her eyes on. And no, of course we’re not just being dramatic...
“This is the worst thing you’ll see in Bali!! Hands down,” TikToker Grace (@graces__adventures) wrote, telling the camera in the video: “If you’ve been looking for a reason to NOT come to Bali, this is it.
“This is the worst thing I’ve ever seen in my entire life.”
In the video’s caption, Grace jokingly said it was ‘hell on Earth’, but warned viewers not to take her too seriously.
“Don’t actually let this put you off,” she added.
“I think this is some kind of natural phenomenon and not very common – and it was not a popular location.”
Grace was visiting Bali when she came across the skin-crawling discovery. Credit: LADbible
In the clip, Grace showed us what can only be described as a plague of spiders, with large groups just casually hanging out in a giant nest of webs – seemingly suspended in mid-air, as if raining down on us.
Some were absolutely massive, too, with some the size of her hand with their outstretched legs.
It’s a harrrrrd no from us.
"My heart is palpitating," one TikTok user commented.
Someone else said: “Do they not own a lighter and deodorant over there?”
In a follow-up video, Grace offered up a bit more of an explanation, stressing that, jokes aside, Bali is well worth a visit.
She said: “If you've been unfortunate enough to see the spider TikTok that I just posted, which has gone kind of viral, sorry for that, first of all... apologies for the nightmares, I'm gonna have them too!
“If you have seen that I just want to share some more information because I really don't want to put anyone off from visiting Bali.
“Genuinely, it is the most beautiful place. I've been here for 11 days I've loved every single day.
“That spider nest, whatever it was - I'm pretty sure that's a natural phenomenon.
“You're more than likely not going to come across that. You'd be really unlikely to come across it.
“It was in a tiny little town on the drive from Ubud up to Mount Batur.
“It’s about an hour-and-a-half into the drive, and I spotted it from the car window and I asked the guide to turn around because I just couldn't believe what I'd seen.”
She added: “Since being in Bali, I've only seen, like, three or four spiders in 11 days. None of the spiders here are poisonous.
“So please don't let that video put you off. I just thought it was kind of a wild, crazy thing.
“I'm the biggest arachnophobe, I hate spiders - my biggest fear - so I would not still be here if that was everywhere. Don't let it put you off!”
In a comment, Grace also clarified that the spiders were golden orb weavers, with the Australian Museum explains on its website that 'sometimes aggregations of golden orb weavers are found with a tangled network of overlapping webs'.
“They will vibrate their webs to distract potential predators," it says.
Adding: "Their webs are often host to the small kleptoparasitic spiders ... which inhabit the larger spider’s web and eat the smaller insects that become trapped on the web, helping keep the web clear of debris."