Now, horrifying video footage shows the moment a large swarm of locusts filled the skies in Xinjiang, China, part of a plague that has already ravaged millions of acres of crops across Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia.
Paranormal investigator Ciaran Aughey, questioned on his YouTube channel: “Is this the biblical end of times?
“During a press conference in Nairobi, attendees had to reassure the public that this was not the case, but what are the signs we are seeing?
“On the sounding of the first trumpet, hail and fire mingled with blood is thrown to the Earth, burning up a third of all the trees.
“Number two, the second trumpet, a great mountain burning with fire plunges into the sea.”
Mr Aughey went on to discuss the other signs.
He added: “The third trumpet, the great star, called wormwood falls to Earth, poisoning a third of the planet’s freshwater.
“The fourth trumpet sees a third of the light from the Sun, Moon and stars become dark.
The Seventh and the final trumpet will begin the rapture and those deemed worthy will be allowed into the kingdom and those deemed unworthy will be sent to hell.
“We all know January was a hellish start, World War 3 fears and the fires in Australia, the recent coronavirus and now the locust.
“Could this be a warning from the heavens?”
According to publication End Times Ministries, the first four trumpets have been metaphorically sounded in history.
The first two are supposed to have been during World War 1 and World War 2, when large amounts of artillery shells and chemical agents were released on troops for the first time in history through modern warfare, killing over eight million people.
During World War 2, approximately one-third of the ships that participated in the conflict were sunk. In turn, the atomic bomb deployed at Hiroshima resembled “something like a great mountain burning with fire,” a sight that was new on the world stage.