BLACK ROCK CITY, Nevada (CBS SF) — Burning Man is crawling with bugs this year, and organizers don’t know why.
The festival can be hard to get into, with tickets going for hundreds of dollars, if you can find one. But, the creepy crawling insects of different shapes and sizes didn’t have to wait in line, or pay for tickets.READ MORE: UPDATE: Investigation Underway Into Fatal Freeway Shooting On I-580 In Oakland
Champagne Lounge tweeted a picture of green beetle-shaped bugs swarming a truck tire.READ MORE: COVID: Bay Area Health Officials, Schools Prepare To Vaccinate Kids 5-11 As Authorization Looms
Eric Scott Johnson joked that the bugs had been displaced by San Francisco’s housing crisis.
The Burning Man Blog update published Tuesday addresses the bug problem. “You may have seen the bug rumors on the internet. We are here to tell you that they are all true. Well maybe not all of the rumors, but the bugs are real. They’re everywhere. They bite. They crawl all over you. They get up and in you.”MORE NEWS: COVID: Muni To Suspend 'Short' Line Service Citing Vaccine Mandate Staffing Issues
At least two people required medical attention due to the infestation.