The mystery of why thousands of dead blackbirds were found in a small town in Arkansas on New Year's Eve has been solved. Loud sounds, possibly fireworks, scared the birds from their roosts, sending them into a panic that led them flying into house and in some cases, directly into the ground. Here's the initial video report of the event:

And here's the latest news story.

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Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

My first thought after reading of the dead blackbirds which fell from the sky in Beebe, Arkansas, coincidental with the appearance of thousands of dead fish which washed up in the nearby Arkansas River just a day later, was that something very UN-natural had occured.

Was it, perhaps, the work of the military's highly secretive H.A.A.R.P. weapon? Not only would it explain the highly focused area of damage, but even the bizarre weather that occured at the same time as the deaths----weather which itself has also been posited as a possible reason for the carnage.

My curiousity even found its way across the globe----could it have been some dangerous after effect while operating the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland? Or might it be attributed to polar shifting, and the rearrangement of the earth's tectonic plates, things known to be happening and which could easily (and has already easily) caused haywire in the animal kingdom?

Whatever it is, it depresses me to think that man's unholy hand had anything to do with it (and whatever else has yet to come). If such is the case, then this is more than just a humorous man-bites-dog sidebar story for the internet and the local paper.

Every investigative hard-news reporter everywhere should have his or her radar up for the truth behind this story. Rule number one: Don't believe what the public is told on this----keep digging.

posted on Tue, 01/04/2011 - 8:00am
Zeek the Geek's picture

Really interesting. If this is due to fireworks, why isn't this phenomenon more widely reported around the US?

posted on Tue, 01/04/2011 - 2:00pm
Zeek the Geek's picture

I haven't been able to find any follow-up information about the bird die-offs yet. This news story came out the same day as the one Thor posted, but talks a little bit more about the Louisiana die off (500 birds), and also notes a large fish die-off of small drum (85,000 fish) in Arkansas.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/04/us/04beebe.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=dead%20b...

Have there been fish or bird die-offs in Minnesota during recent years?

posted on Sat, 01/08/2011 - 11:32am

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