A bizarre yet disturbing video has surfaced in the Chinese state-run media platform People’s Daily, which shows hundreds of sheep walking around in circles without stopping.
In fact, it turns out that the sheep haven’t stopped this uncharacteristic behavior for almost two weeks.
As confirmed by the farmer and owner of the sheep Ms. Miao, whose farm is located in northern China’s Inner Mongolia region, the sheep eerily began walking in circles on November 4.
Of the hundreds of sheep that Ms. Miao looks after, only one pen (pen number 13) has been behaving this way. People have been left even more spooked given the connotations of number 13. Spooky!
It’s been suggested that these sheep could be suffering from the bacterial disease known as Listeriosis, which is also called “circling disease.” It’s a disease which is commonly caused by low quality silage.