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Weird 'alien-like' creature filmed in Indonesia

By T.K. Randall
July 4, 2019 · Comment icon 18 comments

How would you react to finding this in your house ? Image Credit: YouTube / Viral Press
One Bali resident got the fright of his life when he discovered this strange critter on the ceiling of his home.
Hari Toae described the peculiar creature - which had a set of furry tentacle-like appendages protruding from its abdomen - as "alien-like."

"I will let it stay in my house, but only for the night," he said. "I don't want it to scare my guests away. It's not something I've ever seen before. I don't think it comes from this neighborhood."

As it turns out however, Hari's unusual visitor was in fact a harmless species of moth known as Creatonotos gangis which is typically native to Australia and south-east Asia.

The 'tentacles' are scent organs that the moth uses to produce pheromones to attract a mate.



Source: Lad Bible | Comments (18)




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Comment icon #9 Posted by Jon the frog 5 years ago
Don't know if it close his appendices while flying, aerodynamically , its horrible.
Comment icon #10 Posted by Isopod 5 years ago
Its just a moth. They use those appendages to disperse pheromones to attract females.
Comment icon #11 Posted by Manwon Lender 5 years ago
Moth or not I would not want to find one in my house.
Comment icon #12 Posted by darkmoonlady 5 years ago
Alien or not my cat would have gone completely ape****, hunted it down and ate it. He loses his mind over moths. Tasty. 
Comment icon #13 Posted by the13bats 5 years ago
one has to wonder how many small aliens, faries, gnomes etc have ended up as a snack for garfield, healthcliff or bill the cat....
Comment icon #14 Posted by MissJatti 5 years ago
No Way thats a moth
Comment icon #15 Posted by the13bats 5 years ago
i know what you mean but yeah, its a moth, might be fun to have a thread where really weird rare known creatures are posted.
Comment icon #16 Posted by Dquinonees 5 years ago
Here is more information about this creature including photographs-http://www.lazerhorse.org/2014/12/09/creatonotos-gangis/
Comment icon #17 Posted by SpaceBumZaphod 5 years ago
I'd actually like to see that thread here. Living in South Louisiana, I've seen my share of weird looking critters. LOL
Comment icon #18 Posted by the13bats 5 years ago
i made it, but i guess it wasnt controversial enough and fizzled out,  


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