I’ll never forget that one time when I was five-years-old, and my parents stopped at this tiny country store on the way home from the beach in the middle of Bum F*ck Egypt, South Carolina, to use the restroom.
As I was walking to the back towards the restroom, I heard this very loud sound of crickets inside the store. Next thing you know I looked to my left, and saw a MASSIVE box that was completely filled with live crickets, and I didn’t know what the heeby geebies was until that moment.
And to this day, I hate them damn things. Call it an irrational fear, call me a wimp, I don’t care… I’m not about mass quantities of crickets in any situation.
So these people in this town in Nevada are living my worst childhood nightmare out… but a million times worse.
Let me sum it up for you… a mind-boggling amount of Mormon crickets are invading the town of Elko, a city in the northeastern part of Nevada.
The crickets are swarming by the millions, covering roads, vegetation, homes, and even hospital walkways.
Steve Burrows, director of community relations at Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital, told KSL TV:
“Just to get patients into the hospital we had people out there with leaf blowers, with brooms, at one point we even had a tractor with a snowplow on it just to push the piles of crickets and move them on their way.”
I mean my God. Is this a sign of the end times?
I won’t go that far, but I think the majority will agree that this would be an absolute nightmare.