Cockroaches are the champions of prehistoric vermin. This is because they can endure some pretty adverse environments -- like a human skull, for instance.
After reportedly feeling a “tingling, crawling sensation” rattling around her brain on Tuesday night, a 42-year-old woman in Chennai, India was transferred between medical clinics three times before doctors unearthed a live cockroach from her nostril using a nasal endoscopy, reports The New Indian Express.
“I could not explain the feeling but I was sure it was some insect. There was a tingling, crawling sensation. Whenever it moved, it gave me a burning sensation in my eyes,” she said.
Dr. M.N. Shankar, the head of the ENT department at Stanley Medical College, noted that he had never seen something quite this horrific: “This is the first such case I have seen in my three decades of practice,” he said of the incident.
To send even more shivers down your spine, doctors filmed the removal of the cockroach, so give yourself nightmares if you must.