It’s not what’s on the outside you should be worried about. It’s what may or may not be secretly living inside you that should keep you up at night. The creepy crawlers on this list of terrifying things found living inside humans will give you nightmares for weeks. Some entered these humans through food, while others dropped their eggs right on an unsuspecting host’s head. However they got there, they will all make your skin crawl. Here is a list of the creepiest non-human invaders that could end up living inside you, sometimes without your knowledge. This list of horrifying things found living inside people includes insects, other bugs, worms, sperm, fis– wait, what? Sperm?
This Man Had A Parasitic Twin Living Inside Him
While the thought of creepie-crawlies and other bugs inside of you are enough to make you squirm, the idea that an entire person can be living inside of you takes the notion of a parasite to a disturbing new level.
Sanju Bhagat’s stomach was once so swollen and hard it appeared that he was in his third trimester of pregnancy. He had always had a big belly, but simply thought that was how he was built. However, one night in June 1999, whatever was in his stomach was pressing up against his diaphragm and he couldn’t breathe. He was rushed to the hospital and what doctors found is nothing sort of shocking.
Dr. Ajay Mehta believed it was a tumor, but when he cut open Bhagat’s stomach, he found a half-formed human creature, still technically living.
“He just put his hand inside and he said there are a lot of bones inside,” Mehta said. “First, one limb came out, then another limb came out. Then some part of genitalia, then some part of hair, some limbs, jaws, limbs, hair.”
Turns out, Bhagat was housing his half-formed twin brother in his stomach since he was born. He had one of the world’s most insane medical conditions – fetus in fetu, a rare abnormality that occurs when a fetus gets trapped inside of a twin. Bhagat’s twin was alive (in its own way) and had been acting as a parasite to Bhagat for 30 years.
A Woman’s Mouth Was Impregnated By Squid Sperm
Many people have hang-ups about eating “raw” seafood. Whether for health reasons or some other aversion, to each his or her own. But one 63 year-old woman got something else disgusting when she ate some partially cooked squid in South Korea in June 2012. As she bit into a part of the delicious dish – which still had its organs intact – she felt a “pricking and foreign-body sensation” in her mouth. She spat it out.
But she was too late. Pods of squid semen had already shot into her mouth, impregnating the mucous membranes of her tongue, cheek, and gums. Doctors later removed the “twelve small, white spindle-shaped, bug-like organisms” called spermatophores and also identified a sperm sack. They didn’t have eyes or little baby tentacles or anything, but still, the products of animal sperm were living inside her mouth.
This wasn’t the first case of this happening, either. In December 2011, another poor sap got this report from the doctor: The sperm bags of the squid had thrust into the squamous epithelium (inner lining) of the patient’s hard palate (roof of the mouth). The remaining part of the raw squid consisted of the testis and the sperm bags.
A Botfly Laid Eggs In A Five-Year-Old’s Eyeball
There are few things worse than getting something in your eye. On the bright side, the temporary blindness is usually easy to alleviate. Simply remove the eyelash, piece of glitter, speck of dust, whatever, and go on about your day. For one 5 year-old boy in Honduras, however, the solution was a bit more complicated (and expensive). That’s because the thing in his eye was a Human Botfly. Do yourself a favor and never, ever Google “botfly.” And for the love of kittens, do NOT then click “Images.”
These little buggers are very selfish. The lady botfly lays her eggs on the outside of another living creature (like a mosquito) that will drop them onto bigger animals so that when the eggs hatch, the larvae can squirm inside the host to brew. Some species of botfly prefer to burrow inside warm-blooded animals, like squirrels, horses, and human people.
A visit from a botfly parasite is usually not that hard to fix – a simple surgical procedure will do the trick. But the larva living inside the Honduran boy’s face was both “late-stage” and camped out in his anterior orbit. That meant the surgery required a Buñuel-style incision on the old conjunctiva.
A Fish Swam Up 14 Year-Old’s Urethra
I’m sure you’ve heard of that little fish (the candirú) that will swim into your urethra if you ever whip it out in the Amazon. It’s real – and a real good reason to never whip it out in the Amazon. But there’s another, related story that you should know. Think of it as a cautionary tale about handling exotic pets.
In India, a 14 year-old-boy went to the hospital complaining of pain in his bladder and an inability to urinate. The doctors did an ultrasound and discovered an object in the bladder, blocking his urethra. The boy was taken to surgery where the doctors cut him open. Can you guess what they found?
The fish was 2 cm long and lodged all the way up inside his bladder. And here comes the best part. When asked how it got there, this was the boy’s answer:
While he was cleaning the fish tank in his house, he was holding a fish in his hand and went to the toilet for passing urine. While he was passing urine, the fish slipped from his hand and entered his urethra and then he developed all these symptoms.
After surgery, the boy was released, but taken to psychiatric counseling.
An Eel Swam Up 56 Year-Old’s Urethra
Leeches, maggots, seeing-eye dogs… There’s a long colorful history of humans trying to make lesser animals do things for them. In England, rich people pay cash money to lay in spa pools and let little eels nibble the dead skin off their bodies. Hey, I’m not here to judge.
The process leaves the skin looking so fresh and so clean, and it’s so effective that other countries have hopped on board the eel spa bandwagon. In 2011, 56 year-old Zhang Nan went for treatment at one such establishment in China, but he was never the same again.
Nan was laying in the pool when he started to feel something sharp tugging at his penis. He looked down to see a small eel working its way up into his urethra. According to Nan, he tried to grab it and pull it out, but the little fish was too slippery. Its body working like a lubricant (gag), the eel disappeared inside Nan’s shaft in a matter of seconds.
He was taken to hospital and immediately put into surgery. After three hours, the animal was removed. It was six inches long. SIX. SIX INCHES. Forgive me, but sometimes the cost of beauty is just too much.
A Man Ate A Nine-Foot Tapeworm At A Chicago Restaurant
Models, actresses, and other attention-aholic thin people often say they gobble up everything in sight, but never gain a pound. What’s their secret? Maybe it’s a tapeworm.
These parasites are often found in under-cooked beef, pork, or fish. The lie dormant until they reach the digestive system, and then they latch on to the intestinal walls. There they sit pretty, just waiting for the next Double-Double, or Doritos Taco, or other revolting thing the host eats. Then, like the actual spawn of Satan, they feed off of the host’s meals, digest them, and grow. And grow.
In 2006, Anthony Franz had a salmon salad a fancy Chicago restaurant. A little while later, he had a 9-foot long tapeworm removed from his intestines. Coincidence? Lawsuit says “maybe.”
Tapeworms can grow as long as 39 feet, which is almost as long as four basketball goals laid end to end. If you’re sick of the Lemonade Cleanse, you can probably order one of these little miracle workers from eBay.
A Scratching Noise Was Caused By Spider Building Its Web
“Don’t mind me. Just building my new home INSIDE OF YOUR HEAD,” said the spider living in Li Meng’s left ear canal. For days she had been hearing a “scratching noise” that no one else seemed to notice. Too afraid to go to the doctor (she thought it might be “evil spirits”), Meng lived with the noise until the pain finally became too much.
Doctors at the Xiamen Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine examined Meng and found a live spider weaving its web in her ear canal and resting on her eardrum. But every time they tried to pull it out of its new comfy home, the spider got understandably upset. They eventually knocked it out with meds and removed it.
We’d take evil spirits over that ordeal any day.
Source: Fox News
A Pea Plant Was Growing Inside This Man’s Lung
In August 2010, Ron Sveden of Massachusetts was rushed to the hospital after his lung collapsed. He had been battling emphysema for months when his lung gave out. He assumed he would have a cancer diagnosis after he had some x-rays done, but what was actually growing in his lung wasn’t a tumor – it was a pea plant. Mr. Sveden said the plant was about half an inch in size.