Thursday, 6 January 2011

Blackbirds Fall From the Sky In 3 States Arkansas, Louisiana and Kentucky


Absent a final explanation, wild theories abound concerning reasons Arkansans’ saw black birds fall from sky and fish die off en masse. The event revives superstitions about birds as omens.


People have tried to link the bird die-off – which is certainly unusual, though not unprecedented – to everything from a sign of biblical end times to chemical conspiracies, shifts in the Earth’s magnetic core, and even proof of UFOs.

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The quiet town of Beebe, Arkansas, woke up on Saturday, January 1, 2011, to find thousands of dead red-winged blackbirds on the ground. The bird corpses stretched for miles, yet an aerial survey showed that no other dead birds were found outside this specific area. “I thought the mayor was messing with me when he called me,” a town street supervisor said. “He got me up at 4′oclock in the morning and told me we had birds falling out of the sky.

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Kentucky – Woman reports dozens of dead birds in her yard

Near her car, a dead bird. A quick walk to her mailbox, another.  Scattered across her front yard, a local woman discovered dozens of dead birds.

“I’ve never seen anything like it. Never,” Sandy said of the discovery.

Sandy, who asked we not share her last name, first noticed the birds several days ago but cleaned them up, not thinking twice.

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In a seemingly separate incident, some 500 red-winged blackbirds, starlings and grackles were found dead in southern Louisiana in Labarre.

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Today in LaBarre, Louisiana, about 500 dead blackbirds and starlings were discovered, say wildlife officials.  The birds were discovered lying dead on roads between Morganza, La. and New Roads, La. on highway 10.

Around 500 dead blackbirds and starlings have been found in Pointe Coupee Parish, according to state wildlife officials.

The birds were spotted lying in roads and ditches near Labarre Elementary School.  The community is between Morganza and New Roads on Highway 10.

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