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Arachnophobia is one of the most common phobias all over the human race. Scientists have not yet figured out what could be the cause of this phobia, but it is clear that most of the people have it. It is one of the most seen phobias and also one of the nastiest if you take into consideration the fact that spiders are almost everywhere. And they have eight legs and a lot of eyes. And the hair on their back. And the rapidity of their movement crawling to your feet and than higher and higher, getting you into their fascinating webs and sentencing you to wait helplessly for your imminent death. Well, even if this may seem exaggerated, it is not far from the view of the people with arachnophobia upon spiders. So if you are one of them, you`d better stay away from the twisted lands of Illinois this time of the year, as the spiders start to fly in Chicago.
Yes, you read it well. Common spiders in Chicago start to fly this time of the year. It seems like it`s just their season. The migration of High Rise Flying Spiders is a common thing in Chicago, and it basically means that spiders start to fly over the streets of Chicago.
Hilton Chicago Magnificent Mile Suites has recently released a note to their guests, urging them to keep the windows of their rooms and apartments closed, in order to avoid being awaken by the feel of a dozen High Rise Flying Spiders crawling in their beds.
The flying spiders that pass through Chicago this time of the year are called High Rise and that is for a surprising reason. It seems that the Willis Tower and the John Hancock Center are among the most endangered buildings in Chicago during the migration of the flying High Rise spiders. According to reports by scientists, it seems that the spiders can fly as high as 95 stories above the ground. It looks like the spiders are attracted by lights that never go off, not even during night, in the tallest building of Chicago.
“Spiders are a wonderful part of our neighborhood ecology. If we didn’t have spiders, we’d be neck-deep in flies by early summer,”
said Steve Sullivan, a senior curator dealing with problems of ecology, who works for the Notebaert Nature Museum.
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