Anyone who claims they've seen spiders chased away by the presence of a mere hedge apple (or twenty) is either pulling your leg or basing their opinion on wishful thinking instead of observation.
"Great movie! Better than benadryl!"
"This movie? It's about a bunch of mopey assholes doing a lot of really boring shit and I didn't like it at all, but I been seeing this chick who thinks it's great, so I tell her, in terms of emotional stimulation and, uh, contextual conflagration, it's, it's...chock full of magic. But it's shit."
Free to be you and me!
Disappointment lurks when you start something you can't finish.