A small town in Arkansas (Beebe) had a weird event occur last night for New Year's Eve. Estimated 1,000 birds fell from the sky and died.
Reminds me of a movie I saw once.
Here is where I found the story online. Birds Fall from sky
your link is no good, I can't check it out.
OK, I posted it this way. Must have done something wrong the first time.
The BBC have picked it up. They are reporting it as 3,000 birds that died and are saying that officials are blaming fireworks, though are still looking into it
Aw, I wanted to see that link, but it won't work for me either!!
I'm not sure which movie you were referencing, but it reminds me of Signs.
Google it folks, there are quite a few articles on it. Don't act like you can't read about it if the link isn't provided for you.
The link was provided with a fairly obvious extra character at the end.
The death where alll from one flock of blackbirds in the middle of a storm, so a natural explanation seems quite possible.
I think the extra character showed since I was logged into my account on the KTHV site.
Seems they are blaming fireworks rather than the storm
"Karen Rowe, of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, said the red-winged blackbirds probably flew low to avoid explosions and collided with objects."
I bet the birds flew through a toxic exhaust plume. A Pollution Exhaust Burst sent out by a nearby refinery or plant that tried to sneak out an extra per cent of their stored chemicals into the air by the end of the year so they wouldn't have to account for it. Probably thought they could sneak it out with distractions of fireworks in the neighborhood. Bet they never get conclusive evidence from any investigation. But that's just my opinion...I've lived near refineries before...and nothing they do surprises me.
Probably caught in a lightning burst. there were storms in the area last night.
Not fireworks any more...100,000 "drum" species fish found dead in Arkansas...and 500 in Louisiana as of today.
Guess you were right...Now one group is saying that it is coming on May 21, 2011.
Isn't it so exciting?!!!
I'ma get my hair done. For Jesus.
I don't usually have a party so early is just fine by me
Maybe my B-day pressie from God will be a little less wrath sent my way
Couldnt you ask for your pressie to be *NOT* ending the world?
Oh I don't know about that, I have been looking forward to the end for some time now, I just wish we could all coordinate it and schedule it for a more convenient time
I even got a plan of action, find an angle, guard his back, maybe then he will put in a good word with the head honcho and bob's your uncle I'm chillin in heaven
So fish and birds are going to be the first victims of the zombie apocalypse?
Zombie fish. Wonder if they make good toothpaste.
Zombie birds are scary.
The birds died of blunt force trauma. In mid-air.
No, not hail, angels beat them up.
Apparently fish in Arkansas are naturally given to mass suicide pacts.
More dead birds, in Louisiana this time, and Sweden. I get the Louisiana and Arkansas carnages, but Sweden?
Looks like blunt force trauma again. The angels must be really peeved!
http://www.associatedcontent.com/articl … ntral.html
The poor dead birds have even made it into the British papers!
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article … siana.html
Hope they find out soon what is killing them all
It's apparently really quite common, but combine it all with New Year's and it's just an excellent opportunity to scare the fundies.
So I'm in.
This whole bird thing is fascinating and seriously creepy too, unless it really is a common occurrence. Funnily enough I don't ever remembering reading about this happening in the news?
Maybe it wasn't newsworthy..
Has anyone at all reading here ever experienced such a thing in their life?
I mean I've heard of plagues of frogs and goodness knows what all getting sucked up into the atmosphere and deposited somewhere else, but birds dropping dead out of the sky?
Now once, but twice within a few days in opposite parts of the world.
I have seen the report on TV, and if you look at where the birds are, they are confined to a very small area. I would think that this was a flock of birds that ran into something that killed them. I would agree with fireworks being the culprit. Might have even been a freak electrical thing, as those birds like to hang out on power lines in mass numbers.
I was once on a lake with a group of guys, and they dropped an m-80 into the water, and it exploded, and you should have seen all the dead fish that floated to the top of the water from the shock. Some were just knocked out, but most were dead. I thought it was pretty stupid of them to do that. I said, how would you like to have someone drop a bomb on you, just for fun...jerks.
They later set an entire hillside on fire with their stupid m-80s. The fire was headed straight up to one of their houses. We went and got a bunch of wet blankets and laid them in the grass leading up to the house, and the fire died. But, I would think that it burned about 4 acres of brush in like 5 minutes. So, you have to be really careful with that stuff.
Another result of the birds deaths could have been smoke from the fireworks, they might have died from inhaling it.
40,000 Dead Crabs Wash Up In Britian...in case any one is not keeping track to date. Now...are "they" going to say that the crabs all had trauma from bumping into one another or that firecrackers did this? Just wondering...because I felt like some previous explanation attempts were a bit preposterous anyways...to begin with.
Media reports about this kind of stuff happening all over the world...
We are all doomed!
And that religious group saying that the end of the world will occur on May 21, 2011. I guess things are starting early.
Doomed I say!
Oh ye of little faith...
Don't you all see that this is a message from God! Every eyeless dead fish, every bird which has fallen from the sky, every single limey crab is a love letter to you from the big man.
Repent!!! For it is not too late! You can still invite Jesus into your hearts, and then you will not be Left Behind!!!
Oh good, it's before my dental appointment-- I guess I can cancel.
In marshy areas such as Cheasapeak bay and south Louisiana fish kills are common. Normally it's caused by the rise and fall of the tides. Fish get trapped suddenly in large numbers in small bodies of water. The oxygen level drops and they die.
Add Italy to the list.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/0 … 05541.html
Thousands of dead turtledoves, with possibly bruised beaks.
I begin to dislike these avenging angels. What wrong have turtledoves ever done?
But Jesus will make them all better when he comes back.
This is a normal occurrence in the South every autumn. Thousands of doves drop from the sky. Biologists believe the cause to be 12-gauge shotguns and large dove shoots.
It's all Global Worming! Greenhouse gases are killing them! Humans are the next!
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