Why have millions of insects suddenly descended upon a city in southern Russia? The port city of Tagnarog has been invaded by vast hordes of flying midges known as Chironomidae, and locals say that they have never seen anything like this ever before. Is this yet another indication that our planet is changing in wild and unpredictable ways? According to news reports, so many bugs have landed in the city that it has created “a slippery layer” on the roads about an inch deep. The following comes from the Daily Mail

A Russian town has been invaded by a plague of flying bugs dubbed an ‘insect apocalypse’.

Swarms of midges have filled the air and covered all exposed surfaces in the port city of Taganrog, some 40 miles from the Ukrainian border in southern Russia.

Insects landing on the roads have created a slippery layer about one inch deep, leaving cars skidding and pedestrians falling over.

Fortunately, these flying midges do not bite, and so they aren’t too much of a danger to humans.

But one local woman admitted that it is definitely “scary to go out in the evening”

One woman, Olga Shustrova, said: ‘It is scary to go out in the evening because they fly towards all lights.

‘Thank God, they do not bite you.

‘We got used to such insects last year – but there were far fewer.

‘Now there are swarms of them.’

These flying bugs only live two to five days, and local residents are hoping that cooler weather will start to thin them out shortly.

We are starting to see very strange incidents such as this around the world on a more frequent basis, and many believe that this is happening because our finely tuned planet is becoming increasingly unstable.

This article originally appeared on Unexplained Mysteries. About the author: Michael Snyder is a nationally syndicated writer, media personality and political activist. He is publisher of The Most Important News and the author of four books including The Beginning Of The End and Living A Life That Really Matters.