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8 Terrifying Real Life Monsters

By Steven Romano May 2, 2013

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Human Botfly

All varieties of botfly have the nasty habit of laying eggs on warmblooded animals, the newly hatched larvae boring into the subcutaneous tissue of their host and chowing down until they’re ready to start the next phase of the growth cycle. However, the human botfly—as its name unnervingly implies—specifically targets people. There have been documented cases where an unfortunate few have felt and even heard the juvenile botflies squirming beneath the skin on their head! Have you checked your scalp lately?

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Steven Romano

Like Captain America, Steven Romano is just a boy from Brooklyn. When he isn't contributing to The MindHut and other geeky websites, Steven's hard at work writing his first novel and comic book scripts. Follow him on Twitter @Steven_Romano, and swing by his blog: stevenromano.tumblr.com

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