This is very bad luck. This is a sign that something very bad is coming. A big disaster could be coming and we’re preparing for it. Villagers in Negros Oriental, Philippines, fear the apocalypse after extremely rare 15ft-long megamouth shark is found dead on their beach.
The deep-sea creature has only been reported 66 times around the world. The megamouth shark was only discovered in 1976. It is not known how the shark was killed but villagers believe that the corpse washing ashore is a sign of an impending catastrophe.
Dead fish have washed up in the hours before several previous natural disasters.
In Japan, oarfish are believed to be an omen for a tsunami or a big earthquake – and shortly before the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami around 20 oarfish were stranded on beaches in the area.
While in 2017, an earthquake occurred in Surigao, Philippines, two days after an oarfish was found dead by residents in one of the coastal areas of the province.
Japanese seismologist Kiyoshi Wadatsumi said: "Deep sea creatures are very sensitive to any irregular movements in the sea ground.
“Their appearance in shallow waters indicates that something is happening in the deep."