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1,000 Birds Fall from the Sky last night in small area! Weird!!!

  1. Michael Willis profile image80
    Michael Willisposted 6 years ago

    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

    1. vietnamvet68 profile image61
      vietnamvet68posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      your  link is no good, I can't check it out.

    2. Michael Willis profile image80
      Michael Willisposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      http://www.todaysthv.com/news/news.aspx?storyid=136195
      OK, I posted it this way. Must have done something wrong the first time.

    3. HerbalMarvel profile image60
      HerbalMarvelposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      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

      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-12105157

  2. KristenGrace profile image62
    KristenGraceposted 6 years ago

    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.

  3. donotfear profile image89
    donotfearposted 6 years ago

    Mike, what paper was it in? I'm curious!

  4. psycheskinner profile image83
    psycheskinnerposted 6 years ago
    1. Michael Willis profile image80
      Michael Willisposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the link. lol, I messed up on the first one.

  5. KCC Big Country profile image88
    KCC Big Countryposted 6 years ago

    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.

    1. KristenGrace profile image62
      KristenGraceposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I did google it.

      I was only commenting that I wanted to see the link because I wasn't sure if perhaps it was more in depth or a better video than what I've been reading.

      It's quite the interesting story.

  6. psycheskinner profile image83
    psycheskinnerposted 6 years ago

    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.

    1. Michael Willis profile image80
      Michael Willisposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I think the extra character showed since I was logged into my account on the KTHV site.

    2. HerbalMarvel profile image60
      HerbalMarvelposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      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."

  7. manlypoetryman profile image77
    manlypoetrymanposted 6 years ago

    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.

    1. Michael Willis profile image80
      Michael Willisposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Probably caught in a lightning burst. there were storms in the area last night.

      1. rebekahELLE profile image88
        rebekahELLEposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        what a sad story. I guess they will be able to test and find out if it was trauma or something else? 

        makes me think of an old Beatles tune, here's to the blackbirds.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAgceen153I

  8. profile image0
    klarawieckposted 6 years ago

    Sequels are always a failure!!!

    http://s3.hubimg.com/u/4351466_f248.jpg

  9. manlypoetryman profile image77
    manlypoetrymanposted 6 years ago

    Not fireworks any more...100,000 "drum" species fish found dead in Arkansas...and 500 in Louisiana as of today.

    1. Pandoras Box profile image68
      Pandoras Boxposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Holy crap it's the end of the world.

      1. Me, Steve Walters profile image71
        Me, Steve Waltersposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Guess you were right...Now one group is saying that it is coming on May 21, 2011.

        1. Pandoras Box profile image68
          Pandoras Boxposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Isn't it so exciting?!!!

          I'ma get my hair done. For Jesus. wink

        2. kirstenblog profile image78
          kirstenblogposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Bugger! That's 4 days before my B-day sad

          1. CMHypno profile image96
            CMHypnoposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            We could have the party early?

            1. kirstenblog profile image78
              kirstenblogposted 6 years agoin reply to this

              I don't usually have a party so early is just fine by me big_smile
              Maybe my B-day pressie from God will be a little less wrath sent my way wink lol

              1. HerbalMarvel profile image60
                HerbalMarvelposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                Couldnt you ask for your pressie to be *NOT* ending the world? wink

                1. kirstenblog profile image78
                  kirstenblogposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                  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 lol

                  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 cool

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        peyton218posted 6 years agoin reply to this

        i heard may 1st

        1. HerbalMarvel profile image60
          HerbalMarvelposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          darn Twitter rumours.  bet someone claiming to have overheard God on a train started it

  10. evvy_09 profile image76
    evvy_09posted 6 years ago

    So fish and birds are going to be the first victims of the zombie apocalypse?

  11. Pandoras Box profile image68
    Pandoras Boxposted 6 years ago

    Zombie fish. Wonder if they make good toothpaste.

    Zombie birds are scary.

    1. evvy_09 profile image76
      evvy_09posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Hopefully we never find out if they make good toothpaste big_smile
      Birds can be creepy enough, without being zombies.

  12. Pandoras Box profile image68
    Pandoras Boxposted 6 years ago

    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.

  13. Pandoras Box profile image68
    Pandoras Boxposted 6 years ago

    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

  14. CMHypno profile image96
    CMHypnoposted 6 years ago

    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

  15. kirstenblog profile image78
    kirstenblogposted 6 years ago

    http://www.unthinkable.biz/UserFiles/Image/Q22010/Home%20the%20end%20is%20near.jpg

    1. Joy56 profile image61
      Joy56posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      if the Simpsons think the end is near then it must be true.....

  16. Pandoras Box profile image68
    Pandoras Boxposted 6 years ago

    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.

  17. mega1 profile image79
    mega1posted 6 years ago

    oily cold snap - happens after major oil spills, some say.  sad

  18. IzzyM profile image91
    IzzyMposted 6 years ago

    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.

    Chemtrails anyone?

    1. Pandoras Box profile image68
      Pandoras Boxposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Chemtrails wouldn't explain the fish. I heard many of the dead fish were found to be without eyes!!!!

      BOM! Bom! bom!

      No, no, I am certain the sky is falling.

  19. brimancandy profile image81
    brimancandyposted 6 years ago

    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.

  20. manlypoetryman profile image77
    manlypoetrymanposted 6 years ago

    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.

  21. paradigmsearch profile image92
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    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!

    1. manlypoetryman profile image77
      manlypoetrymanposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Be afraid...Be very afraid!

    2. Pandoras Box profile image68
      Pandoras Boxposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      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!!!

      1. Rochelle Frank profile image95
        Rochelle Frankposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Oh good, it's before my dental appointment-- I guess I can cancel.

    3. profile image59
      C.J. Wrightposted 6 years ago

      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.

    4. paradigmsearch profile image92
      paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

      http://hubpages.com/u/3995213.jpg

    5. stilljustwonderin profile image60
      stilljustwonderinposted 6 years ago
      1. Pandoras Box profile image68
        Pandoras Boxposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        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.

      2. habee profile image95
        habeeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        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.

        1. kirstenblog profile image78
          kirstenblogposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          lollol
          Well thats what they get paid the big bucks for wink
          Now could a non biologist have figured that out? tongue

        2. Pandoras Box profile image68
          Pandoras Boxposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Okay that's a good one. Blunt force trauma caused by fireworks indeed.

    6. Misha profile image77
      Mishaposted 6 years ago

      It's all Global Worming! Greenhouse gases are killing them! Humans are the next! yikes

      1. Rochelle Frank profile image95
        Rochelle Frankposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Ew! Global Worming sounds even worse than global warming. smile

    7. Pandoras Box profile image68
      Pandoras Boxposted 6 years ago

      We're all gonna get worms!!!!!

      Repent!

     
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