If you spot this in the corner of your house, it might not be what you think.

I have no problem admitting that I’m not fond of creepy crawlies in my house. During the winter months, I constantly check different areas of my home for spiders and other bugs—not to harm them, but just to know which room to avoid.

So, you can imagine my fright when I saw a particular image circulating on Facebook.

It showed a strange-looking “egg” that had supposedly formed in someone’s home, sparking all sorts of guesses about what it could be.

In the end, the mystery behind this “egg” was solved, but not before it sparked plenty of online speculation.

If you’re like me, you know the heart-in-mouth feeling that comes whenever you spot a large spider in your home.

Since childhood, I’ve had a strong aversion to our eight-legged friends, just as I actively avoid bees, wasps, and certain aggressive ants.

While I know that spiders pose little threat to me—fortunately, I don’t live in a country where a spider encounter can be fatal—that fact doesn’t make me any braver.

So, spare a thought for me when I saw an image on Facebook that almost made me gag.

It was about a supposed “egg” that a woman found in her home, right where her walls and ceiling met. Many commenters on the original post were convinced it was a large spider egg, potentially filled with baby spiders.

The woman who uploaded the photo had no idea what the strange yellow ball was or if there were more hidden in the darker corners of her home.

In the end, however, the mystery turned out to be much more mundane and, frankly, boring than many had speculated.

According to reports, the woman’s father visited and quickly identified the “egg” as nothing more than expanding foam used on the house’s roof. (You can imagine my sigh of relief when I read that part.)

Did you recognize it as expanding foam just by looking at it? I had no clue! Share your thoughts in the comments.

If you spot this in the corner of your house, it might not be what you think.
This teacher never anticipated such an explanation of childbirth.