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guuna
05-05-2008, 09:51 PM
There have been reports of some expedition members exploring Central Africa for another elusive Cryptid, The Mkele Mbembe, or mysterious dinosaur like beast of the central African jungles, of a monstrous species of giant spider.

Apparently this creature is known and feared by the Baka pygmie tribe,it has a leg span of aprox 5-6 feet, and resembles a vast Tarantula, or bird eating type spider.

IT is known in the Baka Language as j'ba fofi.

Now that if it's true, is one critter you'd not like to find sharing your sleeping bag!

chattanova
05-05-2008, 10:08 PM
Thanks for sharing:) never heard of it before..
And welcome to the forums by the way.

kingmonkey
05-05-2008, 10:09 PM
There have been reports of some expedition members exploring Central Africa for another elusive Cryptid, The Mkele Mbembe, or mysterious dinosaur like beast of the central African jungles, of a monstrous species of giant spider.

Apparently this creature is known and feared by the Baka pygmie tribe,it has a leg span of aprox 5-6 feet, and resembles a vast Tarantula, or bird eating type spider.

IT is known in the Baka Language as j'ba fofi.

Now that if it's true, is one critter you'd not like to find sharing your sleeping bag!

If you ever get a picture of one of these things, under no circumstances EVER show it me! :D

guuna
05-05-2008, 10:27 PM
Thanks for the welcome Chattanova.

Of course from a sceptical point of view such a creature presents problems.

One would be to do with the exoskeleton. Another with it's respiratory system.

Sorry i don't have sources directly to hand, but Dr Karl Shucker does mention them in one of his books.

hagbard_celine
07-05-2008, 05:49 PM
Thanks for the welcome Chattanova.

Of course from a sceptical point of view such a creature presents problems.

One would be to do with the exoskeleton. Another with it's respiratory system.

Sorry i don't have sources directly to hand, but Dr Karl Shucker does mention them in one of his books.


You'd be interested in the CFZ, I've got a couple more threads about them on this board.:cool:

guuna
08-05-2008, 09:19 PM
Thanks for the CFZ info Hagbard.

Is there not mention in THE BIGGEST SECRET of Josef Mengele having giant spiders in a laboratory. Don't own a copy of it, but do remember reading that.

Could specimins not perhaps have been acquired in the Congo in the sixties by Mengele's minions, bearing in mind that countless former Nazi's fought as mercenaries in then Belgian Congo, some could surely have found there way to his lab hideout in South America.

Just a thought.

michael_6
09-05-2008, 07:53 AM
Thanks for the welcome Chattanova.

Of course from a sceptical point of view such a creature presents problems.

One would be to do with the exoskeleton. Another with it's respiratory system.

Sorry i don't have sources directly to hand, but Dr Karl Shucker does mention them in one of his books.

This is just what i was thinking, according to the limitations of the average chitinous exoskeleton, the maximum size of a spider is about the size of a small cat (and that is pushing it) but of course there were spiders in prehistoric times that were larger than this.
However there may well have been environmental factors back in prehistory that account for this increased size, or indeed with the large amount of variation we see in arachnoids it's not in the realms of fantasy to suppose that one of the hairy bastards has figured out the perfect configuration to support such a large weight.

shenoma
09-05-2008, 09:15 AM
IT is known in the Baka Language as j'ba fofi.



That's funny because baka means stupid in japanese.

graflok
09-05-2008, 10:24 PM
Thanks for the CFZ info Hagbard.

Is there not mention in THE BIGGEST SECRET of Josef Mengele having giant spiders in a laboratory. Don't own a copy of it, but do remember reading that.

Could specimins not perhaps have been acquired in the Congo in the sixties by Mengele's minions, bearing in mind that countless former Nazi's fought as mercenaries in then Belgian Congo, some could surely have found there way to his lab hideout in South America.

Just a thought.


From The Biggest Secret:
"She [Arizona Wilder] says she was personally programmed by Josef Mengele (she
knows him as Green or Greenbaum), a shape-shifting reptilian, and the infamous Nazi
mind controller and genetic manipulator, who escaped at the end of the war with the
help of British and American Intelligence to continue his horrors in the United
Kingdom, the United States, and South America. He once showed her a spider a foot
wide which he had genetically developed ..."

pillowtalk
10-05-2008, 10:22 AM
From The Biggest Secret:
"She [Arizona Wilder] says she was personally programmed by Josef Mengele (she
knows him as Green or Greenbaum), a shape-shifting reptilian, and the infamous Nazi
mind controller and genetic manipulator, who escaped at the end of the war with the
help of British and American Intelligence to continue his horrors in the United
Kingdom, the United States, and South America. He once showed her a spider a foot
wide which he had genetically developed ..."

This AW quote, taking it as 100% are we ??.

PT

eternal_spirit
10-05-2008, 11:35 AM
http://home.myuw.net/mcraw/images/camel_spider.jpg

Camel spider:eek:^^^

Giant Spider Crab (Macrocheira kaempferia)
This is the world's largest crustacean and can measure up to 26.5ft (8m) between the tips of its legs when splayed out! Giant Spider Crabs have a restricted distribution off the southeast coast of Japan. They live on sandy or muddy bottoms between 100-165ft (30-50m) in depth, in slow-moving water. Although little is known of their life history, we do know they feed on prey that includes other crustaceans as well as echinoderms, worms, and molluscs.
http://www.aquariumteam.com/images/creatures1/giant-spider-crab.jpgGiant Spider Crab (Macrocheira

WELCOME TO THE WORLD'S BIGGEST SPIDER!!!
http://www.bugspray.net/pictures/jonspid.jpg
This is "Spidey". He is the world's largest spider. We're not quite sure what species he is, but he seems immune to whatever spray we use. After numerous attempts to erradicate him, we have finally decided to keep him as a pet. We're not sure what he eats, but we all stay away from the store after dark, just in case.

chattanova
10-05-2008, 12:55 PM
http://home.myuw.net/mcraw/images/camel_spider.jpg

Camel spider:eek:^^^



I think it's 2 spiders mating but DAMN what a size!

michael_6
10-05-2008, 11:39 PM
I think it's 2 spiders mating but DAMN what a size!

I happened upon a reference to this pic elsewhere and according to that fellow, if you take a look at the hand and sleeve on the right of the picture, you can see that they are not that big at all and are simply made to look bigger by the framing of the soldiers legs in the background.

eternal_spirit
11-05-2008, 05:07 PM
cannot find any pics of the mysterious spiders in the jungle.

Here's what a camel spiders bite look like http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y226/PebblePie/Blog%20Photos/CamelSpiderBite4.jpg

truly terrifying :eek:

http://www.neatorama.com/images/2006-12/camel-spider-fly-tying.jpg

hagbard_celine
11-05-2008, 09:15 PM
http://home.myuw.net/mcraw/images/camel_spider.jpg

Camel spider:eek:^^^



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Jesus H Corbett! :eek::eek:If I found that in the bath!:(:p:eek:

michael_6
12-05-2008, 12:39 AM
cannot find any pics of the mysterious spiders in the jungle.

Here's what a camel spiders bite look like http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y226/PebblePie/Blog%20Photos/CamelSpiderBite4.jpg

truly terrifying :eek:

http://www.neatorama.com/images/2006-12/camel-spider-fly-tying.jpg

Why post a mocked up picture of an arachnoid?? exactly how does this help?

eternal_spirit
12-05-2008, 01:12 AM
http://osasto2.ninjatalo.com/wtf1.JPGWhy post a mocked up picture of an arachnoid?? exactly how does this help?

kingmonkey
12-05-2008, 12:48 PM
Why post a mocked up picture of an arachnoid?? exactly how does this help?

Don't know about the spider being mocked (looks a bit snazzy though!) but that bite looks as though it's an infected one. (Edit: or off a brown recluse spider)
I think the Iraq pic is either fake or at a dodgy angle.


http://www.camelspiders.net/

http://www.shagbarkridge.com/info/recluse.html

chattanova
12-05-2008, 02:07 PM
You guys have to check this out , Spiderbite, unknown origin .
Warning - Gore

YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.

michael_6
12-05-2008, 02:20 PM
Don't know about the spider being mocked (looks a bit snazzy though!) but that bite looks as though it's an infected one. (Edit: or off a brown recluse spider)
I think the Iraq pic is either fake or at a dodgy angle.


http://www.camelspiders.net/

http://www.shagbarkridge.com/info/recluse.html

of course that spider pic has been doctored, are you blind? the one of the 2 Solifugae has not been doctored and is simply at a misleading angle but the other pic of the red fanged looking camel spider is about as fake as santa at bloomindales

just a few facts for all our arachnid loving pals.

1. Camel spiders top speed - 10 mph.

2. Size: Up to 6 inches

3. They have no venom.

4. They don't jump.

5. Called camel spiders because they live in the desert.

lumukanda
12-05-2008, 02:37 PM
you know what i hate about solifugae (we call them red romans here), is the fact that they 'chase' you, they're actually just trying to get into your shadow, but for a 100% arachnaphobe like myself, it's pretty fucking scary, i have been known to scream like a girl.

element
19-05-2008, 11:03 PM
Huge.:D

But what's more huge is the popularity of this subforum.

Close to 8000 views in this topic...., 128 viewing crypto/zoolo subforum.

What's going on here!! :eek:

michael_6
20-05-2008, 02:37 AM
Huge.:D

But what's more huge is the popularity of this subforum.

Close to 8000 views in this topic...., 128 viewing crypto/zoolo subforum.

What's going on here!! :eek:

simple just put the words Giant, spider and Congo together and people just can't stay away.:D

element
26-05-2008, 07:52 PM
simple just put the words Giant, spider and Congo together and people just can't stay away.:D

This topic is getting more views then general. This spider stuff will blow the whole forum away

limelady
29-05-2008, 10:27 AM
You guys have to check this out , Spiderbite, unknown origin .
Warning - Gore

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ySMExj4OvU

That was one of the foulest things I've seen in a long while!! :eek:

That thing that slithered out at the end looked like a symbiote!!!

cheeney1
29-05-2008, 12:05 PM
I Had Found One Of These Aussie Blighters In My Cupboard a few Months Back:eek:http://bitsontheside.files.wordpress.com/2008/03/1_spidey.jpg

lookfar
29-05-2008, 12:14 PM
That was one of the foulest things I've seen in a long while!! :eek:

That thing that slithered out at the end looked like a symbiote!!!

Hehe yeah me too, that was SO gross:eek: Still managed to sit through most of it though, almost like a sick fascination, eeewww:o

lookfar
29-05-2008, 12:15 PM
you know what i hate about solifugae (we call them red romans here), is the fact that they 'chase' you, they're actually just trying to get into your shadow, but for a 100% arachnaphobe like myself, it's pretty fucking scary, i have been known to scream like a girl.

OMFG lumu, that IS scary man, I wouldn't wanna be chased by ANY spider!!:eek:

I got bitten by a spider in Arizona (dunno which one?), but luckily it was at night & I didn't actually see it! Managed to get the lump down with loads of antihistamine though!

chattanova
29-05-2008, 03:16 PM
That thing that slithered out at the end looked like a symbiote!!!

Oh so you managed to watch through the whole thing :eek::confused: lol that's not bad lime:):cool:

guuna
30-05-2008, 11:16 PM
Amazing viewing figures for this. Being the OP I feel that I must take a bit of the credit.

I have an idea for a movie. MEGARACHNID starring Jean Claude Van Damme.

He's a mercenary in strife-torn 1960's Belgian Congo. leads a rag-tag group of mercenaries to answer a distress call from a mission deep in the jungle, the group arrive there to find the small mission town dessimated by forces unknown.

As his party are being dissappearing one by one, one of his team is a mysterous and surley ex-Nazi, does he work for Mengele?

Old vd has plenty of foes to deal with, some with eight legs.:)

limelady
31-05-2008, 12:07 AM
Oh so you managed to watch through the whole thing :eek::confused: lol that's not bad lime:):cool:


I know chatt!!!! I had somebody here squeezing my hand all the way through....and we were both holding our other hands firmly over our mouths in case of spontaneous gagging! :p

It was morbidly fascinating, and I had to see it through to the end. I can only imagine how painful that thing was prior to it being ready to drain like that! :eek:

lightgiver
31-05-2008, 12:33 AM
Is their one down MARPETS pants;):D:D:D

hydra
31-05-2008, 02:48 AM
You guys have to check this out , Spiderbite, unknown origin .
Warning - Gore

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ySMExj4OvU


OMFG. I think I threw up a little bit there. That is one of the grossest things I have ever seen. And I don't look away from hardly anything.

And all these spider pictures give me the willies.

F SPIDERS.

hagbard_celine
01-06-2008, 03:15 PM
OMFG. I think I threw up a little bit there. That is one of the grossest things I have ever seen. And I don't look away from hardly anything.

And all these spider pictures give me the willies.

F SPIDERS.


Ugh! That's horrible!

Looks like a nasty allergic reaction. He needs to get to the doctor and take some antihistamines.

notthisshitagain
10-06-2008, 05:51 AM
Amazing viewing figures for this. Being the OP I feel that I must take a bit of the credit.

I have an idea for a movie. MEGARACHNID starring Jean Claude Van Damme.

He's a mercenary in strife-torn 1960's Belgian Congo. leads a rag-tag group of mercenaries to answer a distress call from a mission deep in the jungle, the group arrive there to find the small mission town dessimated by forces unknown.

As his party are being dissappearing one by one, one of his team is a mysterous and surley ex-Nazi, does he work for Mengele?

Old vd has plenty of foes to deal with, some with eight legs.:)

Now this, is just pure gold! I'd see that movie ;P

chattanova
24-10-2008, 05:22 PM
The amazing pictures of a Giant Spider eating a Bird

If anyone doubted the existence of bird-eating spiders - often depicted in horror movies set in the jungles of South America - the proof is in these amazing photos from Australia.

A huge spider has been photographed tucking into a hapless bird which became entangled in its web - in a family's back garden!

The pictures were taken earlier this week as the Golden Orb Weaver spider joined the list of other creatures that have made headlines from Australia and the Pacific as they devoured prey - including a fish eating a seagull and a python eating a wallaby.

But no-one expected to come across a garden scene of a bird being devoured by a spider, especially as Golden Orb Weavers confine their daily meal to large insects.

http://img03.picoodle.com/img/img03/3/10/24/f_1m_9f71765.jpg
Tucking in: The Golden Orb Weaver spider attacks the bird's head

http://img34.picoodle.com/img/img34/3/10/24/f_2m_127948e.jpg
No way out: The hapless bird is entrapped in the spider's web

Mr Joel Shakespeare, a spider expert at the Australian Reptile Park said: 'This particular spider can grow larger than a human hand, so if a bird gets caught in its web I'm not surprised it will start eating it.

'It seems pretty obvious that the poor bird, a chestnut-breasted Mannikin (a type of finch), has flown straight into the web and not been able to free itself before the spider struck.'

Mr Shakespeare said the spider would have used its venom to break down the bird for eating and then wrapped up the pieces in web as a kind of food parcel.

http://img34.picoodle.com/img/img34/3/10/24/f_3m_5b9d8cb.jpg

http://img33.picoodle.com/img/img33/3/10/24/f_4m_54f72d9.jpg

Helpless: The bird has no defence against his opponent

Experts such as Queensland Museum's Mr Greg Czechura say Golden Orb Weavers build very strong webs, but they point out that the spider would not have struck until the bird became weak as it tried to struggle free.

'The more they struggle, the more tangled up and exhausted they get and they go into stress,' said Mr Czechura.

'If a spider gets a bird, it's a very lucky spider.'

In other cases of reptiles in the wild attacking other species, a Queensland couple has told how they found a python devouring their dog, just weeks after other snakes killed their cat and guinea pig.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1079895/The-amazing-pictures-giant-spider-eating-bird.html

disorder2k8
24-10-2008, 05:28 PM
Thats super freaky

jason_bourne
11-11-2008, 01:29 AM
This is just what i was thinking, according to the limitations of the average chitinous exoskeleton, the maximum size of a spider is about the size of a small cat (and that is pushing it) but of course there were spiders in prehistoric times that were larger than this.
However there may well have been environmental factors back in prehistory that account for this increased size, or indeed with the large amount of variation we see in arachnoids it's not in the realms of fantasy to suppose that one of the hairy bastards has figured out the perfect configuration to support such a large weight.

I remember reading somewhere that due to the oxygen being thicker in prehistoric times, land animals could support a greater body-mass, hence the dinosaurs.
What is it about spiders that freaks people out? My mum couldn't even look at a picture of one without quivering in fear. She didn't like the way they moved.
It's wasn't too bad growing up in the UK as you seldom see big spiders but I used to live in Australia and the Huntsman spiders there used to give me the creeps. One fell on my head once.

haukipesukone
11-11-2008, 04:14 AM
That's funny because baka means stupid in japanese.

My reaction as well.

バカ

Just testing whether katakana work here.

element
11-11-2008, 10:06 AM
I think it's a good thing to say there are no giant spiders who are capable of eating us.:D

Mass reproduction, poisons, giant webs, agile etc. etc. don't want that hunting you.:D

jason_bourne
11-11-2008, 10:23 AM
The Sedgwich Museum of Earth Sciences

New information on fossilised South American giant
Megarachne

Megarachne, a 300 million year old fossil from the Carboniferous of Argentina was described in 1980 at the world's largest spider. The idea of a huge tarantula-like spider with a body length of almost 34 cm and an estimated leg span of 50 cm caught the imagination of the public and scientists alike.
:eek:

guuna
09-01-2009, 04:23 AM
The Sedgwich Museum of Earth Sciences

New information on fossilised South American giant
Megarachne

Megarachne, a 300 million year old fossil from the Carboniferous of Argentina was described in 1980 at the world's largest spider. The idea of a huge tarantula-like spider with a body length of almost 34 cm and an estimated leg span of 50 cm caught the imagination of the public and scientists alike.
:eek:


I think that this particular specimin was proven to be a species of sea scorpion.

Did anyone see a recent edition of MONSTER QUEST?

Apparently they investigated reports of giant monster spiders, some in the Amazon and the congo said to be able to rear up on back legs 'to the height of a man', raid villages and take dogs, pigs etc.

Also a species repotedly in the american southwest nicknamed 'Texas deer killers' for a good reason.

they didn't find any actual monster ones on the show, but eyewitness accounts sound convincing.

shane
09-01-2009, 07:58 PM
There have been reports of some expedition members exploring Central Africa for another elusive Cryptid, The Mkele Mbembe, or mysterious dinosaur like beast of the central African jungles, of a monstrous species of giant spider.

Apparently this creature is known and feared by the Baka pygmie tribe,it has a leg span of aprox 5-6 feet, and resembles a vast Tarantula, or bird eating type spider.

IT is known in the Baka Language as j'ba fofi.

Now that if it's true, is one critter you'd not like to find sharing your sleeping bag!


Meh.. Nothing I couldn't take care of with a slipper or a rolled-up newspaper

octopusrex
09-01-2009, 08:12 PM
Maybe not pigs and dogs but some of the spiders in the back yard might eat some of the younger chickens.

halleyscomet
22-01-2009, 07:32 PM
This is just what i was thinking, according to the limitations of the average chitinous exoskeleton, the maximum size of a spider is about the size of a small cat (and that is pushing it) but of course there were spiders in prehistoric times that were larger than this.
However there may well have been environmental factors back in prehistory that account for this increased size, or indeed with the large amount of variation we see in arachnoids it's not in the realms of fantasy to suppose that one of the hairy bastards has figured out the perfect configuration to support such a large weight.

The major limitation is the spider's book lungs, which can't process enough oxygen to keep massive specimens alive, let alone let them thrive.

In past ages, the atmosphere's Oxygen content was much higher than it is today, allowing species with less efficient respiration methods to grow to massive sizes.

Now, if a spider manged to develop mammalian style lungs the next limitation will be the exoskeleton. As the fossil record reveals, that still leaves a LOT of room for growth. Circulation would also be an issue, but there's no need to worry about that until the beasties deal with the breathing issue. :)

bicycle
31-01-2009, 01:11 AM
A HUGE and terrifying spider which forced an Essex family from their home is already planning a major programme of refurbishment.


The camel spider plans to rip out the existing kitchen, replace the sanitary ware in the main bathroom and has asked three local firms to quote for a conservatory.

It said last night: "Let's knock down the partition between the kitchen and the dining room and replace it with a wide archway where I can spin huge webs for snaring cats.

"And we'll obviously have to reconfigure the bedrooms to accommodate the five and a half million children I'll be having next spring."

The spider added: "The last home I forced a family out of was in northern Afghanistan.

"I tried my best but there's only so much you can do with mud and sticks. I was never gonna get on Grand Designs with that one."

The spider said it was sorry the family had to move out, stressing it was more than happy to share.

"Just me and my huge, scaly abdomen, my eight hairy, spindly legs that help me move silently up your arm, and of course my nightmarish pincers that I use to kill enormous scorpions."

guuna
09-02-2009, 02:27 AM
A HUGE and terrifying spider which forced an Essex family from their home is already planning a major programme of refurbishment.


The camel spider plans to rip out the existing kitchen, replace the sanitary ware in the main bathroom and has asked three local firms to quote for a conservatory.

It said last night: "Let's knock down the partition between the kitchen and the dining room and replace it with a wide archway where I can spin huge webs for snaring cats.

"And we'll obviously have to reconfigure the bedrooms to accommodate the five and a half million children I'll be having next spring."

The spider added: "The last home I forced a family out of was in northern Afghanistan.

"I tried my best but there's only so much you can do with mud and sticks. I was never gonna get on Grand Designs with that one."

The spider said it was sorry the family had to move out, stressing it was more than happy to share.

"Just me and my huge, scaly abdomen, my eight hairy, spindly legs that help me move silently up your arm, and of course my nightmarish pincers that I use to kill enormous scorpions."

I understand that giant camel spiders are in fact a persecuted minority in Iraq and Affganistan. The local council will however do all they can to accomodate them and get them to 'fit in'.:)

guuna
09-02-2009, 02:31 AM
The major limitation is the spider's book lungs, which can't process enough oxygen to keep massive specimens alive, let alone let them thrive.

In past ages, the atmosphere's Oxygen content was much higher than it is today, allowing species with less efficient respiration methods to grow to massive sizes.

Now, if a spider manged to develop mammalian style lungs the next limitation will be the exoskeleton. As the fossil record reveals, that still leaves a LOT of room for growth. Circulation would also be an issue, but there's no need to worry about that until the beasties deal with the breathing issue. :)

Maybe some nutcase scientist created these things for the 'nightmare lab', could be introduced to remote areas like the Congo, Amazon or far north Australia.

dankai
09-02-2009, 04:01 PM
Whoa....

http://www.vincelewis.net/myimages46/spidercrab2.jpg

http://www.vincelewis.net/myimages11/japspidercrab-3.gif

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.vincelewis.net/myimages19/spidercrab-wall.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.vincelewis.net/spider.html&usg=__pIyA2uYtso9eLBbtAOyty6pRPJ0=&h=374&w=342&sz=14&hl=en&start=21&um=1&tbnid=o8IDArfV_pzoiM:&tbnh=122&tbnw=112&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dgiant%2Bspiders%26start%3D20%26ndsp%3 D20%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dopera%26rls%3Den %26sa%3DN

chattanova
11-09-2009, 04:34 PM
Spider Catches Hummingbird

http://img37.imagefra.me/img/img37/2/9/11/f_24shcerjfpam_8d47123.jpg

A female Black and Yellow Garden Spider made a web on one of my daughterís outside buildings. She noticed something caught in its web on Sunday morning and discovered it was a decapitated hummingbird. The spider must have been hungry because the humming birdís head wasn't found anywhere near the web.

--Bill Smith

http://www.coasttocoastam.com/photo

truth finder
11-09-2009, 04:37 PM
Spider Catches Hummingbird



Now thats creepy, as i look around the room now..lol

electron2012
12-09-2009, 10:43 AM
Wasn't a spider exactly like that in one of the harry potter and lord of the rings films?

truth finder
12-09-2009, 12:20 PM
Did any one see the giant spider episodw on Monsterquest?

veritasvoice
12-09-2009, 06:35 PM
I Had Found One Of These Aussie Blighters In My Cupboard a few Months Back:eek:

Image removed for my sanity. I'm generally ok with spiders, but my calmness diminishes with an increase in size and proximity.

For that one, I'd recommend the following:

http://rofl.wheresthebeef.co.uk/Kill%20it%20With%20Fire%20Aliens.jpg

Knowing my luck, when the ET's finally land, they're going to be giant spiders.

biblegirl
15-09-2009, 06:30 AM
There have been reports of some expedition members exploring Central Africa for another elusive Cryptid, The Mkele Mbembe, or mysterious dinosaur like beast of the central African jungles, of a monstrous species of giant spider.

Apparently this creature is known and feared by the Baka pygmie tribe,it has a leg span of aprox 5-6 feet, and resembles a vast Tarantula, or bird eating type spider.

IT is known in the Baka Language as j'ba fofi.

Now that if it's true, is one critter you'd not like to find sharing your sleeping bag!

is this reported in the same area as the dinosaur? if so that could be significant, there could be some sort of sustainable environment for giant species of animals

bsmurph83
17-09-2009, 07:12 AM
cannot find any pics of the mysterious spiders in the jungle.

Here's what a camel spiders bite look like http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y226/PebblePie/Blog%20Photos/CamelSpiderBite4.jpg

truly terrifying :eek:

http://www.neatorama.com/images/2006-12/camel-spider-fly-tying.jpg

i love photoshop...:D

guuna
01-06-2010, 09:26 PM
is this reported in the same area as the dinosaur? if so that could be significant, there could be some sort of sustainable environment for giant species of animals

Yes, the exact same area, although this covers a vast area spreading across sevral countries, Democratic Republic of Congo, Congo-Brazzaville, Gabon, Northern Angola.

guuna
01-06-2010, 09:30 PM
Spider Catches Hummingbird

had one mate used to shoot these orb weavers with a air rifle. Said they made a bit of a splat!:eek:

guuna
01-06-2010, 09:38 PM
From The Biggest Secret:
"She [Arizona Wilder] says she was personally programmed by Josef Mengele (she
knows him as Green or Greenbaum), a shape-shifting reptilian, and the infamous Nazi
mind controller and genetic manipulator, who escaped at the end of the war with the
help of British and American Intelligence to continue his horrors in the United
Kingdom, the United States, and South America. He once showed her a spider a foot
wide which he had genetically developed ..."

so this area of the Congo could be some kind of testing area, or nightmare lab if you will...

standuptothisshit
01-06-2010, 11:10 PM
spider catches hummingbird

Do not want!

guuna
01-06-2010, 11:26 PM
Meh.. Nothing I couldn't take care of with a slipper or a rolled-up newspaper

A giant sized copy of the Times, wielded by King Kong ought to do it:D

manxboz
05-10-2010, 03:02 AM
Very interesting Thread

whysosirius84
09-10-2010, 03:57 PM
Can u imagine the size of its webs!!!! also must be some massive flies flyin' a boot.

guuna
09-10-2010, 07:51 PM
Alledgedly a non-web spinning species. A burrowing species like other species of tarantula.

Food chiefly antelope such as duiker. So no giant flies flying about.

guuna
23-11-2010, 03:32 AM
http://english.pravda.ru/science/mysteries/09-08-2010/114542-giant_spiders-0/

tits mcgee
03-12-2010, 07:17 PM
Thanks for the CFZ info Hagbard.

Is there not mention in THE BIGGEST SECRET of Josef Mengele having giant spiders in a laboratory. Don't own a copy of it, but do remember reading that.

Could specimins not perhaps have been acquired in the Congo in the sixties by Mengele's minions, bearing in mind that countless former Nazi's fought as mercenaries in then Belgian Congo, some could surely have found there way to his lab hideout in South America.

Just a thought.

You thought it. You can't unthink it.