View Full Version : The most frightening creature on earth?


Mark LeDrew
04-19-2002, 12:08 AM
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the camel spider. From what I've read they can grow up to 2 or 3 feet in length, they can move at 30 mph and they have attacked humans. I don't know about you but I'm definitely going to have nightmares about these things tonite.

<img src=http://www.sique.net/camelspider.jpg>

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Mayfuck
04-19-2002, 12:10 AM
When did NEtphoria turn into Something Awful?

GlassDreams
04-19-2002, 12:13 AM
I can't even fucking look at that thing...spiders already make me cringe. And that's the scariest fucking spider I ever saw. ewww.

Anyway, my vote for the other scariest creature is the octopus. Those things freak me out too.

Mark LeDrew
04-19-2002, 12:15 AM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by Mayfuck:
When did NEtphoria turn into Something Awful?</font>

I didn't find that monster at Something Awful. I actually found it at the [H]ard OCP message board.

YeehaJamesIha
04-19-2002, 12:17 AM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by Mark LeDrew:
I actually found it at the [H]ard OCP message board.</font>

Who found it on something awful.

Crippler
04-19-2002, 12:17 AM
http://gallery.yimg.com/c/256wm/11169187.jpg

<font color="aquamarine">Pour toi, GlassDreams.

Mark LeDrew
04-19-2002, 12:20 AM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by GlassDreams:
Anyway, my vote for the other scariest creature is the octopus. Those things freak me out too.</font>

I think octopi are pretty cool and they're even better when they're deep fried and served with marinara sauce. Insects and arachnids of all kinds scare the crap out of me however.

surrealist
04-19-2002, 12:21 AM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by Crippler:
http://gallery.yimg.com/c/256wm/11169187.jpg

<font color="aquamarine">Pour toi, GlassDreams.</font>

http://www.pure-zero.com/funny/redx.jpg

GlassDreams
04-19-2002, 12:24 AM
Yeah....octopi are fucking scary too. Thanks for the pic, Mark.

Crippler
04-19-2002, 12:24 AM
<font color="aquamarine">Fuck yahoo pic search.

Anyhoo...HERE'S some tasty octo-pie!

http://www.netphoria.org/wwwboard/biggrin.gif

http://www.mbayaq.org/efc/living_species/organism_images/lsl_octo_m222.jpg

Fathoms (unadored)
04-19-2002, 12:47 AM
ha ha... You just have to love nature...it's fucking terrifying.

strange_one
04-19-2002, 01:46 AM
<font color=FF00FF> it hardly even looks like a spider

ZERO
04-19-2002, 02:10 AM
Spiders aren't scary. If anything they're interesting little organisms. Seriously, I don't understand this pandemic of arachnophobia.

Nothing/everything
04-19-2002, 06:40 AM
http://www.scripps.edu/np/henriksen/molerat.jpg

Nate the Grate
04-19-2002, 10:03 AM
http://rosieo.warnerbros.com/rosieo/scrapbook/photos/h/rosie.jpg

AHHH!

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Zach
04-19-2002, 11:51 AM
I'd tell you, but then someone's going to post a picture of it and i'm going to have nightmares.

Mark LeDrew
04-19-2002, 02:20 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by ZERO:
Spiders aren't scary. If anything they're interesting little organisms. Seriously, I don't understand this pandemic of arachnophobia. </font>

These things can grow up to 3 feet in length. They move faster than Olympic runners. And they consume human flesh. Now if that's not scary then I don't know what is.

melancholia
04-19-2002, 02:40 PM
spiders are interesting, when they're in books... they're creepy when they're crawling around, or running 30mph looking for a meal.

hereisnowhy
04-19-2002, 03:20 PM
My god, the horror...

Where do those things live??

BlueStar
04-19-2002, 03:25 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by hereisnowhy:

Where do those things live??</font>



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The Patient
04-19-2002, 03:40 PM
yea man, camel spiders are definitely the scariest things i've ever heard of.

my cousin is in the army and she was telling me about those things.

they live in deserts, she had to deal with them when she was stationed in, i think, saudi arabia or some fucked place like that.

they do chase humans, and they have the ability to jump. don't fuck with those things, they'll fuck you up. i guess where she was stationed it wasn't too uncommon to see people missing arms and toes and shit because of those things.

god, it even looks mean.

ZeroBullet
04-19-2002, 03:52 PM
<font color="cadetblue">If that thing was only an inch long it'd scare the shit out of me. 2-3 feet sounds suspect though, that's absolutely gigantic. The biggest regular spider (Camel Spider/Sun Scorpion is neither spider nor scorpion) is the Goliath, which is 12" including legs in diameter. So something with a potential length 3 times that? It just sounds wrong. Is there any website to prove a size one way or another? Most I've seen say a couple of inches, but the pictures on them look nothing like this one.

The Patient
04-19-2002, 03:54 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by ZeroBullet:
[B]<font color="cadetblue">If that thing was only an inch long it'd scare the shit out of me. 2-3 feet sounds suspect though, that's absolutely gigantic. The biggest regular spider (Camel Spider/Sun Scorpion is neither spider nor scorpion) is the Goliath, which is 12" including legs in diameter. /B]</font>


i think you're right. i remembermy cousin telling me that the ones she has seen are about the sice of a VHS tape

James is Cool
04-19-2002, 04:48 PM
I think sharks are terrifying. I mean, if you're swimming out in the ocean and you're attacked by a shark, are you going to just run away? No. You're going to be severely injured. The shark is in his natural environment with his aerodynamic fins and streamlined body, while you, a terrestrial creature, are left to just slap him a few times while he tears a chunk out of your side. http://www.netphoria.org/wwwboard/smile.gif

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New Art Rioter
04-19-2002, 05:32 PM
Jesus, that looks like some fucked up alien or something. It's.... horrible

Ihaman
04-19-2002, 05:50 PM
http://www.projectexploration.org/niger2000/photographs/9_15/solifuge_mh_91600.jpg


its a wind scorpion, they're EVERYWHERE in new mexico and scare the hell out of me (the fucking HELL!) even though they're not poisonus or anything, they just wander in my house and just dally around, i get hella scared.

one fell on my lap from the cieling last year, it was the scariest moment of my life.

New Art Rioter
04-19-2002, 05:55 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by Ihaman:

one fell on my lap from the cieling last year, it was the scariest moment of my life.</font>

That would be serious grounds for moving in my book

James is Cool
04-19-2002, 05:56 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by Ihaman:


one fell on my lap from the cieling last year, it was the scariest moment of my life.</font>

I can relate. A few years ago, I walked out of a friend's back door and this gigantic red spider dropped on my hand. It was absolutely frightening.



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We can get that house next to the park.

Ihaman
04-19-2002, 06:06 PM
http://partyroom.bizland.com/vinegaroon.JPG

Ihaman
04-19-2002, 06:06 PM
its called a vinegaroon, also native to new mex and also extremely fucking scary

Ihaman
04-19-2002, 06:33 PM
i found this on the internet
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This disgusting little creature is called a Camel Spider or a Sun Scorpion. They dwell in the hot and dry deserts of the Middle East. Their appearence as you can see, is something totally nasty from a alien flick. Some of them are really small and some of them can grow up to 2-3 ft. long. Not only that but this is just one of species of Camel Spiders in the picture. There are other ones that are yellow and brown and such but this image above just makes me cringe. They're a strange mix of species. They have eight legs like a spider, huge claws and clampers like crabs, and huge fangs. Most of them are armored just like crabs. I wanna get straight to the point on how violent and merciless these bastards are.

They run up to 30 mph. Yes, 30 fucking miles per hour. That's crazy. Olympic runners can't outrun these bugs. They sprint on dunes and burrow themselves beneath or live in caves. They eat meat. Most of them feed on camels. However, they won't hesitate to attack humans and which they have on a number occasions. Here's the gross part about their attacks on humans. They have some odd extinct to attack a human's head. They will chase you down, run up your back, climb on your neck, and start gnawing at your skull.

Along with their vicious speed, massive fangs, and merciless behaviour, we top all this off with their venom. It's not really a venom but more of anaeshtetic. It actually numbs it's victims so that they can't feel the pain. Think about it, you're in the Middle East, sleeping in your tent quietly. You wake up and your left vision is blurry. Your buddies wake up and start screaming that half of your face is falling off or missing. You don't believe them because you don't feel anything until...your friends hand you a mirror.

Here's a journal of soldier in the Middle East during the Gulf War.

"By the time we returned to camp I was sun fucked. We spent the rest of the afternoon cleaning the support weapons, then stood down. I got a care package from Nicki today. It had enough gum in it to last a year and several different spices. It was better than a birthday present. Daren also got a care package of 6 Kokanee beer. What an awesome day! We have been overrun by camel spiders. We killed three in the tent tonight and many in the other tents. 31A also killed another scorpion and a green centipede about five inches long. We put two camel spiders together and they fought to the death. Within a half an hour, the winner had eaten the other in the entirety, including the shell. They are strange creatures, not really spiders. They have ten legs, two eyes and their four mandible like jaws are more like two sets of claws attached without arms. WO Bradley says they are only called camel spiders by the locals and that they are also called sun scorpions, who knows?" The preventive medical tech is supposed to be coming tomorrow to spray. I hope it works and they don't rebel and eat him (or me during the night!"

These Camel Spiders are sick huh? I wanna find one and tame it and put on a doggy leash so it can eat people I don't like. Unless it eats me first.

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*shudders* that's so scary
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killtheyouth
04-19-2002, 06:35 PM
for a bunch of people that are into vampires and the occult and billy corgan, y'all are pussys.

Ihaman
04-19-2002, 06:37 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by killtheyouth:
for a bunch of people that are into vampires and the occult and billy corgan, y'all are pussys.</font>
http://www.veinotte.com/anne/images/rice1.jpg

Eulogy
04-19-2002, 06:41 PM
I hate bugs. All kinds.

But that....jesus...

killtheyouth
04-19-2002, 06:41 PM
http://snlrc.jt.org/BaronNocturna.jpg

Ammy
04-19-2002, 07:24 PM
Where are you guys getting your facts?


Camel Spiders Solifugida

Camel spiders are one of the fastest running arthropods. Although they have four pairs of legs, they run using only three pairs. The first pair of legs or pedipalpi are held up in front of them and used in a similar manner to the antennae of insects. They have very long, silky setae and are constantly moving in order to locate and pick-up prey. Despite their fearsome appearance and their strong bite, solifugids are unlikely to harm humans. In the past they were considered venomous and extremely dangerous but it is now thought that the only risk of injury resulting from them is caused by shock or infection following a bite. There is no evidence of venom in any part of their body.

Camel spiders are nocturnal predators of other arthropods including scorpions and are voracious feeders. Some species kill and feed on lizards and it is speculated that others kill mice and birds. They rely solely on their speed and stealth to catch their prey. In desert areas they are often attracted to lights at night in search of food and their appearance can cause alarm if they enter tents. It is rare to see them during the winter months in UAE and they are thought to hide or hibernate during cold periods.


doesn't sound as dangerous as you're making it..

however this picture creeps me out more than your picture

http://www.arabianwildlife.com/nature/photo/ar03.jpg

and everyhwere else i've looked that is the depicted camel spider photo. also, everywhere else has said they grow up to 8 inches.

an invertebrate cannot grow much bigger than that because of it's exoskeletal structure. i learned that on one of those crazy animal men shows where they find things that are creepy and stick thier finders up thier bums. i think it was nigel (sp?)

anywas, it appears that the spider Ihaman posted above is a direct reletive of the camel spider, same family and everything. (Solifugidae )

Ammy
04-19-2002, 07:31 PM
another camel spider
http://www.museums.org.za/bio/images/scorpions/sol2s.jpg

and i found out what the picture you posted was. and where the origional photo was from (not a reliable source, must have been miss named) because what you posted appears to be this..
http://www.museums.org.za/bio/images/scorpions/amblys.jpg
this is a whip scorpion


OH here we go. they can grow up to 150mm with legs. (how big is that people?)
this is a good site, i won't bother posting info, just go to the link. there are pictures too. http://www.museums.org.za/bio/arachnids/solifugae.htm

StayPuft
04-19-2002, 08:54 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by Ammy:


http://www.arabianwildlife.com/nature/photo/ar03.jpg </font>


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Helena Handbasket
04-19-2002, 10:24 PM
..They have some odd extinct to attack a human's head. They will chase you down, run up your back, climb on your neck, and start gnawing at your skull.

I am now forever going to be living in a constant state of diziness, perpetually spinning around making sure no camel spiders are coming at my back from one direction or another.

Krafty
04-20-2002, 12:15 AM
Man.