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I'm creeped out and don't think I'll be able to sleep

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Millana · 24/01/2023 23:32

This happened about 1hr ago and I'm still creeped out.

I put on my clean pjs and got into bed. I'm by myself tonight so all the lights were off etc. My hip started itching/feeling a bit scratchy so I adjusted my trousers to move the label that seemed to be bothering me. A few minutes later, it was bothering me again so I thought maybe a feather was sticking into my trousers so had a feel about.

Not a label. Not a feather. There was something MOVING in my trousers. I jumped out of bed as fast as I could and pulled my trousers down. I managed to get it out of my trousers. I think it was a GIANT moth. It flew (possibly jumped?) off before I could properly look but it was MASSIVE. Seriously, it look up most of my cupped hand.

I think it was a moth. I'm sort of guessing it was because it felt fluttery or shaky and furry in my hand.

This giant fluttery furry thing that was IN my pjs is now somewhere in my house.

I'm all itchy and unsettled. Insects don't normally bother me but now I'm all itchy and had a thought about more moths in my bed/pjs climbing up my nose while I sleep.

On top of that... I'm freaked out but also sad now that the moth (if that's what it was) is going to die because there is no way that escapade didn't damage it's wings.

I mean, what is a giant moth doing in my pjs in January?!

Shudder. Check your pjs over folks.

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Nurse2022 · 25/01/2023 11:39

I really wish I hadn't read this 😱

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Glorianna · 25/01/2023 11:47

Ye gads it reminds me of when we thought we had bat in the bedroom and it turned out to be a huge stag beetle! The clicky noise it made was the stuff of nightmares.

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MavisFlump · 25/01/2023 11:50

Thank goodness I don’t wear pyjamas 🫣😱

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Eastereggsboxedupready · 25/01/2023 11:53

And obviously op isn't back because she was eaten....

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SockGoddess · 25/01/2023 12:03

Re jumping mice, as a teen we found a mouse in our bathroom and managed to catch it under a bucket. Put an LP over it (remember them) then slid clingfilm across so we could see it. As soon as the clingfilm was on, mousie thought it could jump out so started jumping. It just went boing boing boing constantly, hitting the clingfilm really hard, until we took it out back to release it and when we removed the clingfilm it pinged out really high in the air! I was amazed I had no idea they were such good jumpers.

I have also hear that rats will jump right over your shoulder or head if cornered.

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MrsRobinsonsHandprints · 25/01/2023 12:04

Are you dead OP? Did it eat you in the night?

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Outingmyselfyetagain · 25/01/2023 12:17

My mum once hit a massive moth (in a clumsy attempt to get rid of it) and it's wings fell off and it ran along the floor with no wings. We were screaming like banshees. Totally over the top. Poor bloody moth. I still have nightmares about it.

A mouse jumped in our bed as students. I must admit that was horrible and when ill in bed (new flat) one ran past my head.

I live to tell the tale.

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barbrahunter · 25/01/2023 12:27

Once many years ago at my friend's house I saw something on my leg inside my tights. I absent mindedly rubbed at it and it moved, it was an earwig!! My friends mum had to drag my tights off my legs while I was screaming....

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AngelinaFibres · 25/01/2023 12:29

neverknowinglyunreasonable · 24/01/2023 23:46

I think people are overreacting. If having something itchy and furry in your pj trousers is a crime then lock me up officer.

Does yours leap off your leg and attempt to fly. πŸ˜‚

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orangegato · 25/01/2023 12:30

Don’t feel sorry for it. One was alive in my Dyson for about two weeks before we emptied it. It was like a bat.

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ChickpeaPie · 25/01/2023 12:35

This is why I wear pants to bed

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StepAwayFromGoogling · 25/01/2023 13:09

I had this but there was a spider in my pyjamas. Crawling up my back. I'm not particularly bothered by insects but that wasn't pleasant.

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BellePeppa · 25/01/2023 13:19

πŸ˜±πŸ«£πŸ˜΅β€πŸ’«πŸ₯΄that’s all I have to say!

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caramac04 · 25/01/2023 13:20

neverknowinglyunreasonable · 24/01/2023 23:39

My cousin got eaten by one of these. Stay safe.

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JesusInTheCabbageVan · 25/01/2023 13:24

My first thought .was Tooth Fairy. She didn't show up for DS tooth last night and I bet it's because you twatted her, OP.

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Picklypickles · 25/01/2023 13:27

My brother once reached out for his glass of water on his bedside table in the dark one night, took a sip and ended up with a massive house spider in his mouth. I would have dropped dead there and then if that had happened to me.

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Sunnyday777 · 25/01/2023 13:42

I once had a wasp in my nightie when I was about 12. It stung my hand and my boob!!! I was asleep at the time and because I had a history of sleep walking no one believed me when I ran into the bathroom screaming! Thankfully we found the culprit and swiftly dispatched him.

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2bazookas · 25/01/2023 13:53

oakleaffy · 25/01/2023 00:52

That's a really strange phobia.. It's not like a woman's vagina is like a ready made tunnel. It has 'Gates'!

It's nothing like a fake one.

God, you must be young. My gates are so slack on their hinges a 10 pound baby could probably crawl back in.

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Robyn847 · 25/01/2023 14:06

neverknowinglyunreasonable · 24/01/2023 23:39

My cousin got eaten by one of these. Stay safe.

I laughed so much at this I snorted and a snot bubble came out. Going to have to hide under the table now and hope the waitress doesn't come over to check I'm not choking.

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Spottypaperdoll · 25/01/2023 14:08

This has made me all itchy

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caramac04 · 25/01/2023 14:10

charabang · 25/01/2023 00:35

I remember reading a short story about a moth that grew and covered someone's face while they slept.

I remember that horrific story too. A week later a bloody humongous moth flew up my glasses flapping wildly between my actual eyeball and the lense. In panic I flung my glasses onto the floor. They didn’t break but my dm clipped my ear for being so daft.

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Robyn847 · 25/01/2023 14:18

I was once stood on a chair fixing a curtain rail, and as I pulled the curtain back, a massive fat bobhowler (yes because that's we call big hairy moths in these parts) disturbed and flew straight at me at point blank range. All in the same split secong I gasped, it flew straight in my mouth and I stepped backwards off the chair and grabbed the curtains as I fell. In my sheer panic before I realised what had happened I chomped down on the bobhowler. Was coughing and spitting while lying on the floor with a mouth full of hairy fat moth dust. Honestly, they're just made of dust mixed together with a bit of sawdust. Nothing to them. There was nothing crunchy in there so they obviously can't bite. Don't worry, just don't try eating it if you find it.

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user143677433 · 25/01/2023 14:21

Picklypickles · 25/01/2023 13:27

My brother once reached out for his glass of water on his bedside table in the dark one night, took a sip and ended up with a massive house spider in his mouth. I would have dropped dead there and then if that had happened to me.

Same. This is why I only use a water bottle and not a glass at nighttime now.

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CannibalQueen · 25/01/2023 14:23

Sorry, but Lol. Bugs. I've had a spider in my ear; my brother had a spider down his undies when he was a kid at a youth hostel; my daughter had a bee in her bed that stung her three times (a gingerie) before she found it and shoo'd it away.

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SnowWayOut · 25/01/2023 14:36

I was once woken up by a wasp stinging my eyelid.

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