It’s been a while since I’ve used the phrase ‘straight up nightmare fuel’ in an article but this story is well worth bring it out of semi retirement for because waking up and finding this bastard crawling around your apartment would make you think that you were trapped in the nether regions of your brain somewhere with no way out.
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You know where it says ‘giant centipede’ in the title of this article? Well I guarantee that there is no way that you thought that the picture above/below was what you were going to see when you opened this article. No way because it looks more like something out of a David Cronenberg movie rather than an actual centipede that’s just a bit bigger than your average, right?
The picture comes from a guy on Reddit who found the centipede in his apartment in Japan. Get a load of this:
Holy shit. And the way he just drops in that they’re fast as well like it’s no big deal makes it even more terrifying. Imagine having your morning shower and then seeing that guy shooting up the side of it. All kinds of nope.
However, one guy on Reddit did try to convince everyone that it’s actually pretty cool to have these things prowling around your house as they actually eat spiders, roaches and termites and all the bad bugs that you don’t want hanging out in your floorboards:
They are actually considered one of the good bugs to have in your home despite the creepy look of them.
They eat spiders, roaches, termites, ants [etc].
If you see them, you have something else infesting your home that’s worth eating, but you don’t notice them because the house centipede is actively taking control of that problem for you.
Now, if you have a TON of house centipedes and they are often sighted.. You should actually be worrying less about them, and more about what horrible thing is in your house to attract so many…
Goodnight! Sleep well!
Very reassuring. Probably not going to Japan anytime soon, let’s put it that way. What could be more horrific than finding that in your apartment and then thinking that there was something even grosser hanging out in there that it was hunting. Please no.
For more of the same, check out this fight between a giant centipede and a hairy scorpion. Who’s your money on?