Man terrified after seeing 20 vultures gather on his neighbor's roof
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People are flocking to social media in concern after a Redditer shared a video of 20 vultures on top of his neighbour's roof.
If I looked out of my window one morning to see a group of 20 vultures skulking around on top of my next door neighbor's house, quite frankly, I would collect up my belongings and get the hell out of there.
It looks as if the grim reaper themself has come calling.
Prepare to get the heebie-jeebies:
The video - uploaded to the platform by u/kjrjk - shows a committee of vultures lurking about on top of a person's house.
The caption reads: "At least 20 vultures congregated on my neighbor's roof in the middle of the suburbs."
The Redditer told Newsweek: "It was pretty foreboding, especially since I had never seen so many vultures gathered in one place before. What added to the creepy feeling was that it was already a stormy day, which set a bit of a dark mood.
"Even though I don't believe in bad omens or anything like that, seeing the vultures did make me pause for a second. My mind was racing with the dark reasons they could be there."
The Redditer admitted they 'couldn't help but think about how vultures can smell dead animals', which led to thoughts of 'a dead animal in the attic' or his neighbour dead inside.
But what was the fate of his neighbor?
Well, unfortunately for the user, other Redditers were quick to leap to the comments to share their theories.
One user commented: "This actually happened to my former boss’s neighbor. They noticed a lot of vultures circling the house and later found out that both the neighbor and his dog had passed away inside."
"I would call the police to do a well fare check on them. These are animals that eat rotten meat… so something must be producing that smell…" Another echoed.
A third said: "Vultures swarm around gas leaks because a key ingredient in the odor of carrion is ethyl mercaptan which is a chemical added to natural gas. And yes you should check on your neighbors OP."
And a fourth resolved: "The good news is it looks like they are just warming themselves off the roof's thermals. But you should probably double-check to make sure your neighbor is A. Alive and B. Not hiding his victims' bodies on the property."
Thankfully, the Redditer thinks the real reason the vultures were on his neighbour's house is a lot more reassuring.
"I'm pretty confident that the vultures were just drying off and warming up after the rain.
"It's not the most exciting answer, but I'm relieved there's probably nothing happening in that house."