The ‘Doomsday Fish’ Prophecy: A Chronicle of Natural Disasters Unleashed

In the wake of the sighting of a giant oarfish (ominously dubbed the ‘earthquake’ or ‘doomsday’ fish) off the coast of Taiwan, a series of natural disasters unfolded across the globe.

This 8-foot-long creature, with its silver scales and bulging eyes, has long been considered a harbinger of calamities, particularly earthquakes and tsunamis. Although this connection lacks scientific validation, the appearance of this rare fish sparked fears of impending doomsday.

The first disaster to strike post the sighting of the ‘earthquake’ fish was a devastating storm in China’s northeastern Hebei province on August 5th. The storm, named Doksuri, was a former super typhoon and brought the most severe rains the country has seen in over a century.

Over a million people were displaced and around 30 lives were lost as floods swept through the streets, washing away bridges and highways. The economic damages from the storm were estimated at around $2.2 billion.

Just three days later, wildfires spread across Portugal, forcing the evacuation of approximately 1,400 people.

The fires initially began in the municipality of Odemira but quickly spread south towards the tourist hotspot of the Algarve. Nine firefighters were injured and several villages and tourist accommodations were evacuated as a precautionary measure.

Later in August, Greece was hit by a series of wildfires, with 80 incidents recorded since July 17th. These fires led to the evacuation of 13 villages and the destruction of several homes.

In the same month, thousands were evacuated from Tenerife in the Canary Islands due to rampant fires.

As August drew to a close, Hurricane Idalia, a Category 4 storm, wreaked havoc in the southeastern United States.

The hurricane claimed at least two lives, destroyed thousands of homes, and left 300,000 people without power. The University of Florida estimated agricultural losses from Hurricane Idalia to be up to $370.9 million.

The series of disasters continued into September with a powerful earthquake striking the Al Haouz province in Morocco. The quake resulted in the death of more than 3,000 people and left thousands injured.

While it is crucial to note the appearance of the ‘earthquake’ fish and these subsequent disasters may be purely coincidental, the sequence of events has undoubtedly sparked fear and speculation.