Found in a basement in northwest part of Illinois. It is big! At least 6 inches.
I actually thought it was a scorpion at first. ..but no tail.
That’s a freaky thing! It looks like an insect, not a spider. It has 6 legs and 2 antennae and 3 body sections instead of 8, 0, 2. Bugguide.net is a good option for having it identified. We specialize in spiders, but they ID a variety of types of arthropods.
Is it made of rubber latex?