In China’s inner Mongolia region, a flock of sheep have gone viral for walking non-stop in a circle for nearly two weeks.
Christopher Hogg, of village Rottingdean in East Sussex, was cycling when he saw the animals behaving like they were ”in the X-files”.
The 47-year-old said:
Surveillance footage reveals the flock, which live in pen number 13, have been walking in a clockwise motion for almost two weeks.
The owner claims the odd behaviour began with a few of the farm animals before the entire flock joined in.
There are 34 sheep pens at Ms. Miao’s farm, but only the sheep in pen number 13 have been acting this way.
Some Twitter users have suggested the sheep may be afflicted with listeriosis, a disease which can affect both humans and animals. Some believe this is normal sheep behaviour, but others think something more sinister is behind the odd movements.
Symptoms of the disease include lack of coordination, salivation, circling and more.
However, the Chinese state-run news outlet People’s Daily reported the sheep are perfectly healthy.
Video of the sheep circle has gone viral, with the creepy footage being seen by some as the “sign of the apocalypse”.
The reason behind the sheep’s odd behaviour in both Mongolia and East Sussex has remained unknown.