On New Year’s Eve while residents in Beebe, Arkansas celebrated the coming of the New Year, thousands of red-winged blackbirds dropped dead from the sky. A chilling event reminiscent of scenes from the movie “The Core,” where thousands of birds suddenly became confused due to the lack of the magnetosphere, which helps birds to navigate, causing them to fly into buildings, cars, and the ground ultimately killing them.
To add to the mystery of the bird deaths in Beebe there was approximately 100,000 fish that suddenly died about 100 miles away from Beebe in a 20-mile stretch of the Arkansas River a day earlier. That is two massive species deaths within 100 miles and 2 days from each other. Just a couple of days later and 300 miles to the south near Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 450 more red-winged blackbirds suddenly fell from the sky dead. This brings the total of mass deaths to 3 in such a relatively small area, but experts are saying that there is no chance that these events are related.
Taking the investigation on even a wider scale, another 100 blackbirds dropped dead in southern Sweden’s Falkoping, and hundreds of dead snapper fish that washed up on a New Zealand beach. All of these mass species deaths in the US, Sweden, and New Zealand occurred within the first five days of the New Year. These strange deaths are enough to cause even the most critical conspiracy theorists to go into a frenzy.
There are many questions as to what is going on with the birds and fish around the world, but the answers may take months to be discovered. Some have already formed opinions while others just wait for scientists to deliver facts. Is this the end of these mysterious deaths, or are there more to come? I’ve even heard of some who say that these are signs of the End of Days, and not the Arnold Schwarzenegger movie either.
UPDATE — January 6, 2011
As I read more and more news on the possible causes for the thousands of bird deaths here in the U.S. and Sweden, experts are speculating that fireworks are to blame. To me, this just sounds like a bunch of dung. If indeed fireworks were to blame why wouldn’t this type of event occur more frequently? Here in the United States fireworks are commonly used at least twice per year on a nation-wide scale for both the 4th of July and to mark the New Year. Statistically speaking, this should cause more mass bird deaths than what we are seeing now across the world. If you have an opinion on this matter, please leave a comment. Voice your opinion if you have one!