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Here come the Locusts

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posted on Dec, 8 2007 @ 01:58 AM
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It appears the Locust are going to be very bad this year.



Kenyan authorities are battling swarms of locusts, which are reported to have damaged crops.

A BBC correspondent says it is the first time such large numbers have been seen in Kenya for 45 years.
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Locust swarms have been spotted in many areas in the Horn of Africa, but it is the first time since the early 1960s that large concentrations have moved into Kenya, our reporter says.

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A sign of the times?




posted on Dec, 8 2007 @ 02:12 AM
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www.fao.org...

Here is an address that will give you many updates on these buggers..
I have always kept this at the back of my mind.
These swarms are extreamly large! I was a bit shocked to learn just how many of them are there..!

Just to give you an idea.. Per Sq Km you have about 450 adult locusts for about 2-5 m.

This horde swarm was noted to be as dense as 750 sq km!! for 10-15 m!!
HOly cow!!! Thats a true swarm!! Zerg!
Source on my information there about swarm size... Look it up to see for yourself!

A sign of the times? To each their own! 2008 is comming up fast, And I can say this is sertinly a sign of a very bad bug season!! What do you think it means?
Are you going by a passage in the bible? Or just something you sense?





Here is something I found about Locusts being a bad omen..



THE TEN PLAGUES AGAINST EGYPT AND THEIR FALSE GODS.
1. BLOOD - against HAPI the Nile God, the sustainer of life.

2. FROGS - against HEQT the Harvest God, who brought fruitfulness.

3. LICE - for PHARAOH a Man God, who stood for Egyptian purity.

4. FLIES - against the God UATCHIT, the oppressor of Egypt's enemies

5. CATTLE DISEASED - against their God PTAH, the animal protector.

6. BOILS -against their God SEKHMET, the bringer of health.

7. HAIL - against their God NUT, the sustainer of the skies.

8. LOCUSTS - against the God ANUBUS, the protector of their crops.

9. DARKNESS - against the sun God RA, who brought light and warmth.

10. FIRSTBORN SLAIN - against their God OSIRIS, Lord of the Underworld.

Source for Omen list
So thats going to be #8 on that list...



Ancient Trans-Atlantic Swarm Brought Locusts To The New World


Somewhere between three and five million years ago, a massive swarm of locusts took off from the west coast of Africa and made an unlikely voyage across the Atlantic Ocean to colonize the New World, says an international team of researchers.

Learn more about this creature history and how it got to the new world!


And this happened back in 2004! So I just found this.. But in a different area.. But this has been known to happen before in other places..
Sure is creepy, and gives us a sense of something greater huh?


CAIRO, Egypt (AP) _ In an echo of the biblical plagues, millions of locusts swarmed into northern Egypt on Wednesday for the first time in 50 years, prompting authorities to order emergency pesticide spraying to protect the region's important agriculture industry.

Millions and Millions of Locusts in an Epic Raid!!!


[edit on 8-12-2007 by zysin5]



posted on Dec, 8 2007 @ 02:38 AM
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Originally posted by stompk

A sign of the times?


Well there have been locusts swarm in many years, and almost everytime they compare it with past swarms.

2002

2004

2005

And I'm sure you can find more around the internet about past swarm.

so what I am trying to say is that just because they say its the worst swarm in 40 years, that isnt the same as saying its the biggest swarm ever. or that the swarm always increase in size. A small swarm just wouldnt be so interesting that they would write about it.

so I wouldn't call it a sign of times



posted on Dec, 8 2007 @ 05:47 AM
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Great info. Thanks to both of you. I agree there are big swarms all the time.

We just haven't even seen the hatch yet. It will make the news.




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