Termites swarm New Orleans, people think it’s the Apocalypse

May 27, 2013NEW ORLEANS, LATens of thousands of formosan termites swarmed New Orleans on Wednesday night, leading many people to believe that the apocalypse had struck the city. The termites were attracted to bright and well-lit devices, which included car headlights, homes, and streetlights. The insects were expected to hit at the beginning of May, but it has been an unusually cold few weeks, and they only made their first appearance on Wednesday night. The Formosan termites were introduced to the United States of America from the Far East during World War Two when they were brought over in crates and various wood products. New Orleans normally sees the creatures appear along Lake Pontchartrain and at the naval shipyard in Algiers. These huge swarms gather and stay in the area because they are only able to fly 300 yards in search of a mate. The pair then drop to the floor and burrow a nest if they are successful, but most of them are unable to find a mate and proper shelter. These colonies normally consist of around five million insects, and it takes around five years to reach a size where the colony can create a version of the termite with wings to restart the flying cycle. Of course, this wasn’t the  first faux apocalypse to hit the globe over the last 12 months. The Mayan Apocalypse was supposed to hit earth on December 21 but never materialized, and joined a long list of failed apocalypses. In 1997, Chuck Shramek stated that an alien UFO was following the comet Hale-Bopp as it passed by Earth. Shramek stated that you could only enter the alien ship, which wasn’t designed to kill us but save us from the impending end of the world, if you killed yourself first. Unfortunately for them the apocalypse didn’t follow. –The Inquisitr
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5 Responses to Termites swarm New Orleans, people think it’s the Apocalypse

  1. Dennis E. says:

    Well, New Orleans is a hotbed of all types of vices and God uses the foolish things of the world to confound the wise and it is remarkable that an event such as this would inspire the thought of the end of the world. So, that means to me that God is knocking on some hearts, warning people and some people are worried but not yet made a commitment.


  2. Irene C says:

    I think I prefer the cicadas.


  3. James says:

    The Inquisitr source of this story sure got it wrong with Chuck Shramek. He was simply the photographer who took the (in)famous picture of the Comet Hale-Bopp “companion” object. It was Marshall Applewhite of the Heaven’s Gate cult who said to kill yourself to gain access to the UFO that they claimed was the comet’s companion object, not Shramek. And 39 members of the cult commited suicide. How stupid.


  4. sysyphus says:

    Actually it is a mixed blessing- in western Africa, these swarms are eaten by the population as a snack. Really! With practice you can pinch off the head and strip the wings in one deft move. They aren’t that bad, and even better if lightly fried in peanut oil.


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