Dozens of dead bats have fallen out of the sky in a region in Israel, in what some have bizarrely claimed is a biblical prophecy coming true.
Adi Moskowits noticed the lifeless creatures while walking through the Gan Leumi park in Ramat Gan on Saturday.
He shared four photos of the dead bats on the ground before another resident – several miles away in the Pardes Katz neighbourhood – posted a video of the same sight.
The clip shows a woman moving from one corpse to another.
Many of the bats are young and show no signs of trauma, leaving one expert in the field flummoxed.
Another Facebook user said they had seen the dead bats in the city of Hadera – some 50km away from Gan Leumi park.
Nora Lifshitz, founder of the Israeli Bat Society, told Breaking Israel News: “The phenomenon is extremely rare.”
She suggested the unusual incident may have happened as a result of the cold weather over the weekend.
But Nora admitted it was just a theory and she had never heard of the phenomenon before.
According to Breaking Israel News, a religious site that often use Bible verses to “explain” weird happenings, the incident is “a small example of a much larger phenomenon prophesied to appear at the end of days”.
They use Zephania 1:3 to support their beliefs, which read: “I will sweep away man and beast; I will sweep away the birds of the sky and the fish of the sea.
“I will make the wicked stumble and I will destroy mankind from the face of the Earth.”
Some internet users speculated the bats died as a result of 5G towers being erected in the area. Though there has been no evidence of the technology causing such damage, similar incidents in the past have sparked the same claims from conspiracy theorists.
ther viewers suggested disinfectant may be to blame. One wrote: “They may have been spraying their cave.”
Another agreed, adding: “Maybe spraying the disinfectant?”
It comes after hundreds of birds mysteriously dropped dead on a Brit street.