Man Opened Up Old Landline Phone & Found Dead Cockroach Infestation in It

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Every so often, I encounter something that, for lack of a better phrase, turns me off my food for the next 6 hours or so. To exemplify, here’re some situations I would be better off without in my sad, pathetic life:

  • Walking in on my Aunt Matilda in the shower
  • Clicking on Steven Lim’s latest video by accident
  • Hearing something go ‘crack’ under my foot and checking it to see a gooey mess of what had used to be a snail

Yet, even so, none of those specific scenarios prepared me for what was coming. When I saw it, I was seized by a feeling so terrorising, so nauseating that all of a sudden, my Aunt Matilda’s sagging left buttcheek didn’t seem all that unappealing anymore.

Which was a really traumatic experience, lest you’re wondering.

And so, before you continue, I feel it only appropriate to warn you that… what you’re about to see contains such disturbing images even Sadako from The Ring took off back into her well after seeing it.

Such is the terror of these images.

Still here?

Well, you’ve been warned.

Grab some vomit bags, prepare a running route to the toilet, for I’m about to trigger all your worst fears…

In one single article.


Over in Sydney, Australia, a man was inspecting a house when he came upon a landline phone, that looked dirty and non-functional.

And so, as everyone else would probably do in that particular scenario, he opened it.

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Image: ViralHog Youtube

After (it’s really not too late to leave):

Like really.

Well alright, you asked for it.

Goddammit, I barfed a little in my mouth just uploading the pic.

Here goes:

Image: ViralHog Youtube


And if you thought that was the worst… think again. For thereafter, the dude started doing his job by clearing the landline of its uninvited occupants…

Which didn’t look pretty by any standard.

Image: ViralHog Youtube

You can watch the whole video down below, though for the sake of your sanity we would strongly advise you not to.


Now I might not possess exceptionally sharp critical-thinking skills. And yet even I question one thing:

Why are so many roaches huddled together in a move that mirrors the human centipede?

Well, one Youtube user supposedly has the answer, though judging from the looks of it cockroaches might not be so different from humans after all.

Image: ViralHog Youtube

Humans and booze, anyone?

And the moral of the story here?

According to Mothership, which unearthed a rather ancient Straits Times article dated all the way back to 1 Feb 2018 (2018 is ancient, okay), telephone receivers and wall sockets are ideal breeding grounds for cockroaches.


Well, the spots are dark, humid and rather accessible to food and water, just how cockroaches like it.

Or maybe they were all trying to call back home to Yishun but realised soon after that landlines no longer work, so it was too late as they’re stuck in a never-ending loop of Yishunix.

So if you’re on a quest to keep your brand new place entirely free of roaches… you might want to keep those in mind.

And landlines out of mind.