Dozens of dead bats have fallen out of the sky in Israel, in what some are suggesting is a biblical prophecy coming true.

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Adi Moskowits noticed the dead creatures in Ramat Gan before another person, several miles away in the Pardes Katz neighbourhood, shared a similar sight on social media.

The bats appear to be young and health, which has left experts flummoxed.

Nora Lifshitz, founder of the Israeli Bat Society, said: ''The phenomenon is extremely rare.''

She suggested they could have dropped dead as a result of cold weather, although she insisted that this was merely a theory.

According to local media, a religious site that often uses Bible verses to explains strange events claims the incident shows the world could be coming to an end.

They use the passage of Zephania 1:3 to support their beliefs, which read: ''I will sweep away man and beast; I will sweep away the birds of the sky and the fish of the sea.

''I will make the wicked stumble and I will destroy mankind from the face of the Earth.''