Most people freak out when they encounter even the smallest of bugs in their house, but one man not only found a huge critter in his home, but it was unlike anything most people have ever seen before. Hari Toae spotted the creature hanging from a curtain rod by his ceiling recently and was unable to identify it, saying it “looked like an alien.”
The Bali, Indonesia resident made sure to get a video of the creature, which seems to have characteristics of a giant cricket, but also a hairy octopus. Stranger still, he allowed it to remain in his home because it was raining that evening. He explained in his YouTube caption, “I will let it stay in my house, but only for the night. I don’t want it to scare my guests away.”
It turns out the creature is a creatonotos gangis, a species of arctiine moth found in Southeast Asia and Australia. Those weird tentacles are actually the insect’s four pulsing scent organs, which come out of its backside and emit pheromones when the moth is seeking a mate.