Spider in the ear video turns out to be elaborate CGI hoax

Bruce Branit has fooled the Internet after posting footage of his gross inner ear discovery.

    2015/06/02

NSFW    Aww! Animals!

LAKE OZARK, MISSOURI — A skin crawling viral video making the rounds online this weekend turns out to be a well orchestrated hoax.

Let Bruce Branit tell it, after swimming at Lake of the Ozarks last weekend he was horrified to discover a spider in his ear after using his mobile phone to check what he thought was a common ear infection.

While it's true some arthropods consider human ear canals as potential real estate, in this case, the "spider" in question was a chance for Branit to show the world his CGI skills.

'The legs returning back into the ear canal is a touch too smooth for real arachnid motion,' one Youtube viewer wrote.

'The movements are way too smooth to be entirely realistic, a bug in real life would be much quicker, but the look of the model itself is incredibly convincing well done,' said another.

Though the video is a fake, it's definitely enough to make you squirm.
This screengrab will make your skin crawl. VIRALHOG / BRUCE BRANIT
This screengrab will make your skin crawl. VIRALHOG / BRUCE BRANIT
Did you think this video was real? It racked up more than 1 million views online.  TWITTER/BRUCE BRANIT
Did you think this video was real? It racked up more than 1 million views online. TWITTER/BRUCE BRANIT
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