Skip to comments.Trapped Spider Flinches When California Woman Taps Phone Screen To Focus
Posted on 06/04/2021 7:16:10 PM PDT by Enlightened1
Annette shows the spider she found in her garage that she trapped inside a glass jar. Her friend has her phone camera out and pointed at the spider. They find out that every time Annette's friend taps the phone screen to focus, the spider inside the jar moves and flinches like she is directly touching it in this creepy clip from Riverside, California on May 27.
I don’t like spiders but that poor thing is going to starve to death while that girl amuses herself.
Poor Spider, trapped in the Twilight Zone!
It may be a trick, but I don’t think it’s being faked.
I sure don’t know how to explain the phenomenon, do you?
I’ll bet someone at Google recognizes this feature.
It’s probably feeling the infrared light from the camera’s focusing system.
Infrared or some invisable-to-humans lightwave used to focus the phone camera?
Tapping the phone screen causes the lens to move, exciting the spider of possible prey to eat.
...Per Cliff Clavin.
You may have something there. It could be a primitive version of weaponry our military has had for decades.
I’ve heard we already have certain kinds of Heat Rays we can aim at an enemy and microwave their bodies with pinpoint precision. Another type will produce involuntary emptying of one’s bowels! I shouldn’t laugh, but...
The government must immediately authorize a $100M grant to a University that has a minimum $1B endowment to study this phenom.
Probably seeing the camera’s laser range finder that is activated each time you tap the screen to focus.
I wonder what kind of phone ?
There are various ways to measure distance, including ultrasonic sound waves and infrared light. In the first case, sound waves are emitted from the camera, and by measuring the delay in their reflection, distance to the subject is calculated.
In the latter case, infrared light is usually used to triangulate the distance to the subject. Compact cameras as well as early video cameras, used this system.
A newer approach included in some consumer electronic devices, like mobile phones, is based on the time-of-flight principle, which involves shining a laser or LED light to the subject and calculating the distance based on the time it takes for the light to travel to the subject and back.
This technique is sometimes called laser autofocus, and is present in many mobile phone models from several vendors.
I know how that is. I hate having my picture taken too.
There’s not a shot of the camera phone being tapped at the same time that the spider is moving in the jar. I.e., a shot with both the phone and the spider in the jar. This is a trick.
New iPhones have LIDAR, I don’t know about others.
Did anyone stop to think that the phone is likely made in China and that it’s a freedom-loving spider? /s
No one can fool me, that is a “vaccinated” spider!!!
Spiders. Why does it always have to be spiders?
Last night, as I was going to bed, I turned on the overhead light, pulled back the covers and was going arrange the pillows, when a big black stocky spider about an inch across scurried from under the covers towards the stacked pillows at the head of the bed and disappeared under them.
Now, I wasn’t making a sound, but when I saw that spider scurry and disappear to a certain unknown hideaway under my mattress, my mind was screaming “NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!”
See, if that spider makes it under the pillows to the edge of the mattress and disappears between it and the wall it is lost to me.
I wouldn’t have been able to sleep in that room last night if a spider that big, that had been in my bed, simply disappeared into the room.
I could have gone on a Bug Hunt, but...that late at night, with a spider that big, athletic, and experienced, I was not going to find it.
In a flash, I knew my only chance was to hope the spider was motionless under the pillows, so in desperation, as my only option, I instantly grabbed all the pillows and flung them backwards towards the center of the bed hoping to drag the spider with them and expose it.
To my astonishment, the spider did appear, but to my deep horror, it made a beeline for the edge of the mattress where it could escape to safety.
All this, from the sighting of the spider to my flinging the pillows back could not have been more than two, maybe three seconds. And here I was, seeing the spider fleeing along with any chance of my actually sleeping in the house last night.
With an audible groan, I watched the spider disappear over the edge, and knew with a terrible and absolute finality which was devoid of any second chance, that I had lost.
Then, unbelieveably, the spider reappeared, and ran directly across the mattress towards me.
Now, a normal person might think “What was under that mattress that made the spider flee back up onto the top and run directly at me?” or “What? It is attacking!”
But instead, my two thoughts were “I must eradicate that thing with predjudice!” (because I knew I would not get another chance) and “How can I kill a spider that big without squishing green, gooey spider guts all over my clean bedsheets?”
I calculated that swiping it at an oblique to lateral angle would launch it off the bed and onto the floor, where I had a chance to kill it if it were stunned or disoriented for even a second, so without even a split second of delay, I launched myself at it with my swooping cupped hand hopefully throwing it into the air against the wall, and not smearing it in a long, gooey greenish yellow streak with pieces of spider legs mixed in. Worse...smearing yellow spider guts on my hand.
In a flash, I visualized seeing the guts smeared on the heel of my hand, then with smoke streaming off into the air, the spider guts begin to eat through my flesh until it hits my fifth metacarpal, which slows the flesh melting process down temporarily. Kind of the like the Alien’s guts in the movie “Aliens” that eats through the steel deck of the spaceship.
But it didn’t and there that spider was, disoriented, but only for moment, then began stumbling madly back towards the bed to try to disappear under it. I slammed my hand to the floor in front of it, blocking its way, so at a full run, it changed direction. So I thrust my hand to the carpet in front of it, and again, it changed direction, still trying to reach the dark safety under the bed.
All the while (now it is probably only about five or six seconds since I first saw the creature) I am casting about for something-ANYTHING (except my bare hand) to crush the thing. I spied a decorative bowl next to the bed that was full of a jumble of Mah Jong tiles, so I grabbed on, and was finally able to flatten the damn thing.
Granted the innard-laden tile had to be thrown away in a secure trash receptacle along with more paper towel sections than were rationally necessary for removing the guts from the carpet, but...it was dead. I could put my head back on the pillow and sleep.
You can probably tell-I hate spiders!
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