In Israel, hundreds of dead bats have fallen from the sky, prompting some to say that a biblical prophecy is taking shape and the apocalypse is drawing close. Adi Moskowits found the dead creatures at Ramat Gan and another individual residing miles away in the Pardes Katz neighbourhood witnessed the same experience.

According to the founder of the Israeli Bat Society, Nora Lifshitz this is “extremely rare.” She suggested that the cold weather could be the reason for the dead bats falling from the sky. On the contrary, the local media channels, a religious website uses Bible verses to explain the phenomena stating that the apocalypse is near. With the Bible verse from Zephania 1:3 ”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.”

Many took to Twitter to explain their views.

Scientists first discovered that C viruses emerged after the 2003 outbreak of Extreme Acute Respiratory Syndrome (sars) among bats. Still, whether the new sars-CoV-2 originates from bats is still unclear.