Stunned residents watched in horror after thousands of dead fish without eyes washed up on a picturesque beach in Italy. The frightening sight took place at Castel Volturno, in the province of Caserta. Beachgoers found themselves walking on a carpet of dead fish on Sunday near beach Pinetamare on a beautiful, hot sunny, day. And, the dead fish were stranded on the shore for at least five hundred meters, from the Royal Residence to the condominiums of Parco delle Rose. All of the fish were mullet. But their deaths remain a total mystery.
Local residents complained about the stench of the dead fish and the carcasses soon disappeared sparking, even more, questions about what officials had done with the fish. It is thought that the bodies of the mullets were complete, but to add to the baffling discovery, the fish were found without eyes in their sockets. Local fishermen suggest that the mullets could have died several days ago and were lying in the bottom of the sea and the strong sea currents on Saturday pushed them to shore at the same time. READ MORE