The well known story concerning a “plague of locusts” literally raining down from the sky as a form of revenge against evil-doers may be mocked today as a mere fantasy thought up by ancient wise men, but such an event is not only possible, it just happened. However, the recent plague of locusts that, strangely enough, descended upon a group of religious worshippers did not occur as a result of god’s wrath, as such events can now be explained by means of scientific analysis. But it cannot be denied that such “plagues” are strikingly similar to the well known biblical story.
Massive locust swarms do, in fact, sometimes descend upon areas of land, particularly during their migration period. Most documented instances of large-scale locust swarms that took place in the past occurred over areas of wide-open farmland, where witnesses to the shocking spectacles were few in number. But this is not the case with the most recent large-scale locust swarm that occured in Saudi Arabia. As it happens, the recent swarm descended upon a large crowd of Muslim worshippers at the Great Mosque of Mecca, and the insects were so numerous that hundreds of professional cleaning crews were dispatched to remove both living and dead specimens from the treasured holy site.
For those who have a difficult time believing that such an event is possible, numerous videos showing the locusts descending upon the holy site have been released by media outlets. The video clips that captured the event clearly show millions of locusts hovering above the holy site as well as millions more lying dead within the enormous and picturesque Mosque. A total of 138 sanitation and pest control workers formed into 22 teams and used 111 different items of equipment to both eradicate and remove the problem insects from the Mosque. Experts say that the event occured as a result of the locust’s migration period.
Have you ever seen one single locust in nature before?