This my friends, is a Cane Spider. They are only found on the Hawaiian Islands and Austrailia.
When we were in Maui, Auntie and I discovered one on the wall of a restruant we were eating at. (Nope, it wasn't an awful restruant. In fact, it was a fancy steakhouse. I guess the spider wanted steak too.) You know when, in a nightmare, you open your mouth to scream and no sound comes out? That was me.
The spider on the wall? His name is George. I named him George so I wouldn't cry. I figured if they have a name, they can't be TOO scary right? Right. Note, these are NOT George's pictures, just ones I found online of his friends, because I was too frozen in fear to take out my camera.
They are as big as you think they are.
Now, onto the big question: Are they poisonous? Answer: Nope. Just scary as hell. They do eat the bugs though, including the roaches.
I think I'd rather see a roach.