Do you remember the night the blackbirds fell from the sky? Sounds rather ominous doesn’t it? Almost like the opening line of a bad horror novel or an even worse country song lyric. But, no fiction involved here. On New Year’s Eve of 2010, three thousand blackbirds inexplicably fell from the sky in Beebe, Arkansas.
Since then reports of wildlife mysteriously dying have peppered the airwaves and Internet. Two million fish in the Chesapeake Bay, 40 thousand crabs in Britain, and 150 tons of red tilapia in Vietnam.What in the world is going on here?
Blogs were on fire with speculations of something really sinister going on, that’s what. Could it be an apocalyptic warning? An environmental disaster? Why didn’t someone come forward with an explanation? Was it a cover up?
Concerned (and just a touch paranoid) citizens wanted to know. Biologists eventually surfaced to explain that these mass die-offs of wild life aren’t that uncommon at all. According to the experts, they happen all the time.
Wildlife disease expert LeAnn White stated, “Depending on the species, these things don’t even get reported.” As for the Arkansas blackbirds, ornithologists tell us the cold weather could have caused the mass deaths, or it could have been parasites or disease. Or maybe it was the New Year’s Eve celebratory fireworks.More mass die-off theories.
As folks were exchanging ideas about the weird phenomena at the local coffee shop, The Activist Post
offered the following theories:
Weather phenomena such as lightening and hail, collisions with power lines, and fireworks fall in this category. Either man or nature knocked the birds out of the sky.
Local shock waves caused by sonic booms could have done the birds in.Government testing.
Only certain species in these regions were affected. Some reports said the bird organs were liquefied so testing biochemical warfare could be an explanation. You know, like the Hollywood movies.Scalar weapons.
Could direct energy beam weapons deployed by satellite cause the deaths?
All theories, of course. Now it seems, however, there really could be an answer of sorts. A lab in Wisconsin determined the blackbirds died of blunt force trauma.What?
When I first read that I couldn’t help but picture little police birds cruising through the sky with billy clubs whopping wayward blackbirds over the head while squawking orders to straighten up and fly right. But what the lab meant was that more than likely the fireworks set off an unexplainable panic and the birds began an on-course collision with houses and cars or possibly even nose-diving to the ground.
Then there are other experts that offer a more unsettling but plausible explanation. Could it be these birds and wildlife are like canaries in a coal mine? In other words, should their deaths be a warning of what will happen to us if we continue to exist in a toxic environment?
Whatever is going on, when you look at the vast numbers of wildlife dying in mass all over the world, it doesn’t seem as normal as authorities would have you believe. More research and forthcoming explanations are certainly in order.