Artist Paints Rooftops With Spiders To Troll Airplanes, And 4 Other Times Street Art Got A Little Too Real — PHOTOS

Seattle, UNITED STATES: View of downtown Seattle, Washington as seen from the Space Needle 30 September 2006. The Space Needle is the symbol of the city, rising to a height of 605 feet (184 meters), and offers a 360? view over the Seattle area. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
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In a true quest to combine two largely common phobias, one street artist paints huge 3-D spiders on roofs to frighten pilots and their passengers. It's cute, really! All you ever want as a plane passenger is to look down and immediately assume that you are descending into the apocalypse. Dreams really do come true. 

Recently I visited the office of a publication I write for a lot. The headquarters are in Bushwick in Brooklyn, where gentrification runs strong and there are a lot of twerps flailing amok in paint-splattered short-alls. Smoking a cig with an editor on the roof of said office, a man approached us. He explained he needed us to move so he could ready the space for an egregious roof mural. Which I guess is a thing. I sailed outta there a few days after so I never saw the completion, but I'm not that worried about it. Chances are it ended up okay to moderately good, although I sincerely doubt it turned out as bad-ass or realistic as this enormous spider Marlin Peterson painted on a Seattle roof

I don't want to consider the very real fear airplane passengers may have experienced soaring over what appears to be a spindly, gargantuan spider taking over an entire building (although he explained it was meant more to scare tourists exploring the Space Needle). What a sight to snap you out of the dazed podcast-glaze many of us experience while traveling.

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Gotta hand it to Peterson. The daddy longlegs are pretty damn convincing.

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Street art can get way too real at times. But in a way, I kinda appreciate the gotcha! nature of such an effort. Catching someone off-guard, you know? Here are some great examples of street art doing just that:

This swing set art

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This shows serious freaking talent, but is a little too The Shining for me to keep looking at it and sleep soundly at night.

This cave art

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Hoooly Reed Flute, Batman.

This waterfall art 

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I do not trust the level of enthusiasm on this human's face. This looks scary AF.

This literal hell art 

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NO, THANK YOU.

Images: Getty Images; Imgur

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