“And Aaron lifted up the rod and struck the water of the river earlier than the eyes of Pharaoh and earlier than the eyes of his servants, and all of the water within the river was blood, and the fish within the river died out, and the river stank, and the Egyptians couldn’t drink the water from the river; and there was blood all through all of the land of Egypt” – Exodus 7:20,21.
Unusual phenomena are described not solely within the Bible, in different historical sources there are additionally references to water that turned blood crimson. Fashionable researchers have proposed a concept that may clarify what brought about these unusual phenomena.
In accordance with scientists, the matter could also be in microscopic organisms – protists, with the title Euglena bloody (Euglena sanguinea). With its fast replica, the contaminated reservoir turns crimson. And since such water is poisonous to animals, frogs and toads started to depart the poisoned water en masse.
Because of their migration and extinction, blood-sucking bugs started to multiply intensively. And this immediately affected the dying of livestock and the presence of non-healing ulcers and abscesses in individuals. Bugs can carry parasites, and easily weaken animals with numerous bites.
And such a fast enhance within the inhabitants of Euglena might be attributable to a somewhat sharp change in local weather. As a result of enhance in common temperature, the Nile turned slower and shallower, which led to the replica of protists.
This doesn’t sound as spectacular because the biblical story, however it matches into the framework of contemporary science.