It's Something wiki (dedicated to cryptozoology) reports:

The J'ba Fofi (Baka: "giant spider"), also known as the Congolese Giant Spider is a cryptozoological creature that is said to exist in the Congo, possibly representing a new species of arachnid. It is considered a cryptid and only in recent years has received publicity.

The J'ba Fofi is described as having a brownish body similar to that of a tarantula, with a legspan of four to six feet.

Also in https://pinebarrensinstitute.com/cryptids/2018/8/18/cryptid-profile-jba-fofi

Does this animal exist?

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As the BBC reports, a huntsman spider found in Laos with a legspan of about 300mm (about 1 ft) is considered the largest known to science.

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