Caught 5 rats tied with their tails, a man learns a mysterious medieval phenomenon associated with bad omens

A video shot by a man named Alibulat Rasulov in Russia shows five rats – some alive, some drowned – with their tails entwined in a flooded watermelon field in Stavropol.

Farmer Rasulov was amazed at his discovery when he witnessed the phenomenon of “rat king”. Although he knows that this is still considered a bad omen, he believes that the mother mouse somehow tied them together to try to keep them from slipping into the ditch in the watermelon field.

The clip of a man witnessing the mouse king phenomenon in his watermelon garden

In fact, the phenomenon of the rat tails being tightly entwined is a phenomenon known as the “rat king” that is very rare. In the past, The “rat king” is said to be a harbinger of some terrible impending calamity such as famine or disease. It is understandable because rats are the vectors of many scary diseases.

The rat kings, when discovered, were killed immediately, or brought back by the priests for purification. Many people believe that this is a bad omen foreshadowing an impending plague or famine in the future, although this has no scientific basis.

Caught 5 mice with their tails stuck together, the man was on fire when he saw the most unlucky phenomenon since the Middle Ages - Photo 2.

Pictures cut out from the clip

In 1564, the first “rat king” was found, including 25 brown rats. But the next times, the rat kings that appear are mostly black rats – or rats. The most recent “rat king” appeared in 1986 in Vendee, France.

With modern science, scientists can’t explain why dozens of mice can stick their tails together.

The most likely explanation for this phenomenon occurs when a large number of rats somehow, possibly through blood, dirt, or even feces and urine, causes tail adhesions such as this.

Caught 5 mice with their tails together, the man burst into flames when he saw the most unlucky phenomenon since the Middle Ages - Photo 3.
Caught 5 mice with their tails together, the man caught fire when he saw the most unlucky phenomenon since the Middle Ages - Photo 4.
Caught 5 mice with their tails together, the man burst into flames when he saw the most unlucky phenomenon since the Middle Ages - Photo 5.
Caught 5 mice with their tails together, the man burst into flames when he saw the most unlucky phenomenon since the Middle Ages - Photo 6.

The image of the mouse king phenomenon

Today, there are still several rat kings on display in museums around the world. For example, at the Science Museum Mauritanium (Altenburg, Germany) has the largest specimen of the rat king in the world, consisting of 32 black mice stuck together.

Source: Oddity Central

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