July 20, 2009

The Plague of Locusts on the Day Turkey Invaded Cyprus

I wasn't alive at the time the Turks invaded Cyprus 35 years ago today, but my mother and two sisters were in the city of Patras, Greece on that day and my mother informed of an event that happened that I have not seen reported elsewhere. She informs me that as my two sisters were playing outside my grandmother's house in Patras, suddenly a plague of locusts came rolling in to the point where the streets were completely covered with them. My mom rushed outside to grab my sisters as did the other parents in the neighborhood, and the locusts moved through. She said that after this happened everybody believed some tragedy was coming to Greece. A few hours later the Turks invaded Cyprus.

Coincidence or not?

Maybe, but I have not seen this reported anywhere else and was curious for more information on it. If anyone has any information, please let me know.