- A Taiwanese woman named He went to the doctor with a swollen eye and a lot of pain.
- Turns out, she had live BEES living in her eyelid, drinking her tears. Because that’s apparently a thing that can happen.
Hey, hi, hello, I know it's a new day and all, but I'm about to ruin it with a new fear I'm calling "eye bees!" Apparently, there's a type of micro insect called a sweat bee that can move right on into your eyes, and this is a Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark tale nobody wanted IRL.
A 29-year-old woman named He got medical help at Taiwan's Fooyin University Hospital after her eye was swollen and in pain. Doctors, including head of the ophthalmology department Hung Chi-ting, MD, started to look into the source of the issue, only to find teeny tiny insect legs ON HER EYES.
"I saw something that looked like insect legs, so I pulled them out under a microscope slowly and one at a time without damaging things inside," Dr. Hung said at a press conference, according to CNN. Oh, and he added that all four bees were definitely still alive.
Nope. Nope. Nope. No, thank you.
After the doctors removed literal bees from her eye, He casually let it slip that she thinks she got them stuck at a gravesite, because apparently this story needed to be scarier.
As teeny tiny monsters, sweat bees apparently like to chill out near graves, and He thinks they blew into her eye when she visited a relative's tombstone with her family. "It was very painful. Tears wouldn't stop coming out of my eye," she said. "I was scared to death."
Even though she made it through a living nightmare that has me obsessively checking my eyes in case sweat bees snuck in through my mascara, He can actually count herself lucky (believe it or not).
"Thankfully, she came to the hospital early. Otherwise I might have had to take her eyeball out to save her life," Dr. Hung added.
Take. Her. Eyeball. Out.
Alright, I'm done.
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.