Texas Town Experiences Ending of ‘Charlotte’s Web’ in Real Life as Spiders Take to the Skies (+video)

Photo Credit: Kevin Hamm via Facebook

Photo Credit: Kevin Hamm via Facebook

At the end of E.B. White’s classic children’s book “Charlotte’s Web,” the spider with the title name dies and her offspring send their silk threads into the sky, taking off from the barn and leaving the pig Wilber with only three of Charlotte’s children as companions.

This arachnid experience, known as “ballooning,” is exactly what a Texas town witnessed this week, seeing the white strands floating through the air and landing on buildings and cars.

“I thought it was weird; I’d never seen it before,” Myrna Olivas told KTVT-TV. “It just landed on my head and it left again.”

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