Meteorologist Freaks Out on Live TV Because of Spider

Melissa Knowles
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Unless you just love the outdoors so much that creepy-crawly things do not bother you, even the toughest of us freak out at the sight of a spider. Called arachnophobia, the fear of spiders and other arachnids, such as scorpions, is very real. I'm convinced that we all have a touch of it in some way.

Meteorologist Kristi Gordon of Global BC in Canada had her spider freak-out moment on live television. While giving her weather report, Gordon saw a spider crawl across the live-shot camera. Even though the camera was outside of the studio and nowhere near her, the spider appeared to crawl right on her head. Plus, because of the magnification of the camera's lens and the spider's location, it appeared much larger than it actually was.

Gordon lets out a shriek when she first sees the spider and moves to the other side of the screen. Still frightened by the creepy-crawly guy, she says, "No, I hate it. I can't stand it." A man in the background yells out, "You realize it's not there?" And a woman in the background tries to comfort Gordon by saying, "It's not in the room. It's OK." As Gordon regains her composure, she walks back into frame, continues her weather report, and apologizes for walking off because of the spider. "You know what? It just really creeps me out."

Gordon shared the funny on-camera freak-out with her Twitter followers, calling the incident "embarrassing." She also pointed out that this was not her first time bugging out during a weather report. Last August, a bug that was actually in the studio dive-bombed her during her broadcast. A video of her reaction has been viewed more than 36,000 times so far on YouTube.

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