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This terrifying tentacled moth is not from your nightmares: it exists, and it lives in Australia

Attention, citizens of Earth. It’s over.

We had a good run. There were some hiccups along the way, for sure, but it looks like we’ve met our end.

Why?

Because if I wake up to see this thing scuttling across my chest, I’m going to shriek so loudly the very core of the Earth will shatter.

A video posted on the Facebook page Gandik has gone viral with what is clearly an incredibly unsettling hybrid of a moth, a caterpillar, an alien and all our worst nightmares put together.

Before watching the clip, you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s a hoax.

But as it horrifically twitches and pulsates its ‘tentacles’ and scares off a nearby earwig, it’ll dawn on you that this thing indeed exists and Earth is doomed.

Watch the clip below and we DARE you to tell us it doesn’t raise hairs on the back of your neck.

The strange creature seen in the video has been described by experts as a Creatonotos gangis, a species of arctiine moth which lives in Australia and southeast Asia.

Of course it does.

It’s tentacle-like appendages are called coremata and actually serve as scent organs – the moth uses these to produce pheromones and attract a mate.

These “experts” have obviously been enslaved by this monster and are trying to convince us there’s no reason to be terrified.

Facebooker users who commented on the video are clearly more sensible:

“I would literally burn the house down if I saw this,” several wrote.

“Give him the keys and tell him the house is yours,” another said.

We’re already building a makeshift spaceship to take us to Mars for our new life, so holler if you want a ride.

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