Thousands of insects swarm into Masjid-al-Haram

January 9th, 2019

Mecca (KSA): In an unusual and never-before-seen situation, thousands of black crickets invades the sacred mosque of Makkah and a major parts of the city leaving residents perplexed.

“On Saturday night I was praying at the Holy Mosque and the insects were everywhere, the mosque was drawing them in, not only in the yards, but even around the Kabba,” Abdulwhab Soror, 64, told The National.

“I’ve been living in Makkah my whole life, I’ve never witnessed something like this before,” he added.

The images and the videos  were circulated on social media since Monday night show thousands of the insects, belonging to the True Cricket family, clinging to pilgrim’s outfits and covering the walls and floors of mosque in Saudi Arabia.