Giant Animatronic Spider Crawling Over New York House is the Scariest Halloween Decoration Ever

A video of a giant, glow-in-the-dark spider crawling on its huge web has gone viral on TikTok, as viewers are stunned by the jaw-dropping Halloween display.

The owner of the impressive decorations lives in East Aurora, upstate New York, with local kids demanding to visit the home every night, according to a neighbor who shared photographs of the spectacle on Twitter.

However, any Halloween-fans hoping to recreate the spooky magic outside their own home may be disappointed, as the homeowner designed the dramatic spider display himself.

According to the East Aurora NY TikTok account, which shared the original video that has amassed 6.5 million views, the man built the spider from scratch, from sewing and painting the fabric of the spider's body, to building the crane that allows the arachnid to crawl from the roof to the yard.

The spider itself is inflatable, and is around eight to ten feet in diameter, with legs that move independently—giving the creature an eerily realistic feel. As well as the monstrous spider—which can descend the web in around 30 seconds—there are baby spiders that bounce up and down either side of the yard.

Kids demand to visit this almost every night now🤷 https://t.co/oSoRsEBhMJ pic.twitter.com/iHa0wSR9CE

— mike macᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠ (@mikemikemac) October 12, 2020

The sight is especially awe-inspiring at night, as everything in the yard glows in the dark. While it may be an unsettling sight for unsuspecting passersby, it's sure to brighten up Halloween for fans of the season.

As many Halloween events and parties are unlikely to go ahead this year due to health guidelines in place to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, fans of the holiday may need to find alternative ways to celebrate.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued advice for celebrating Halloween safely this year, and while the CDC is not completely advising against trick-or-treating, it recommends following health and safety precautions.

The CDC recommends avoiding direct contact with trick-or-treaters, giving out treats outdoors if possible, setting up a station with individually bagged treats for kids to take, washing hands before handling treats, and wearing a mask.

Additionally, the CDC advises making a cloth mask a part of the costume, but not substituting a costume mask for a cloth mask. The CDC also advises against wearing a costume mask over a cloth mask as it can make breathing more difficult.

While parties are out of the question this year, the CDC has provided a list of safe Halloween-themed events to enjoy this month, including outdoor scavenger hunts, visiting a pumpkin patch, and a one-way walk through a haunted forest or corn maze.

Other ideas include holding an outdoor costume parade or an outdoor movie night, or you could walk around your neighborhood to admire the Halloween decorations from a distance. Just keep an eye out for enormous spiders-webs.

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A spider's web is pictured on October 4, 2015 in Godewaersvelde, Northern France. A giant animatronic spider Halloween display on an upstate New York home has gone viral on TikTok. Getty/Philippe Huguen