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Where Did All the Spiders Come From?

Dear Bay Weekly:

My husband and I were fishing out on the Bay near the Eastern Shore on Sunday Nov. 14. We started noticing little spiders all over the boat. Then we saw spider webs on the rods and on the radio antenna. Then when the sun was just right, we saw hundreds of long spider webs floating in the air with the current. Some were up to 30 feet long. It was fascinating. Some of the spiders just fell right out of the sky. One landed on my husband’s head.

Did anyone else see this? Of course there were many boats on the Bay that day because it was so beautiful. I would really just love to have an explanation of what this was all about.

–Karen Donnelly, West River

Editor’s note: We’re searching for answers. Perhaps you’ll have them? Write me at editor@bayweekly.com.