When a light is shone into Lekshmi L's ear, the first thing you see is a pair beady eyes. Then, the nasty pincers and limbs come out.
In a video that is sure to send a shiver down your spine, doctors at Bengaluru's Columbia Asia Hospital discovered a horribly unwelcome guest in the Hebbal woman's ear.
According to the Daily Mail, Lekshmi had fallen asleep in the verandah of her house and woke up with a "nagging headache, slight discomfort in her right ear and an inexplicable tingling sensation".
She even tried to dig into her ear canal but could find nothing. Soon the pain turned severe and she was rushed to the hospital.
Dr Santosh Shivaswamy, the Consultant ENT at Columbia Hospital who attended to Lekshmi, told the publication that while patients with foreign objects lodged in their ears are common and simple to treat, a living insect makes the job much harder.
Lekshmi said she was terrified by the entire experience. "I was terrified as I could feel movement of a creature in my ear. The acute earache followed by sharp pains suffocated me. I couldn't think of anything and was petrified when the doctor confirmed presence of a spider in my ear," she said.
Now if this video did not creep you out enough, perhaps you would like a taste of worms in the eye.
In the General Hospital in Kerala's Ernakulam, doctors recently pulled out a 70 mm roundworm from a patient's eye.
This species of roundworm is usually found in dogs, but can be transmitted to humans if a mosquito bites a person after biting an infected dog.
Check out a picture of the worm here.