A shot from the movie The Day After Tomorrow
It is starting to look like the beginning of The Day After Tomorrow, and I thought we [as human beings] had until 2012. Birds are dropping dead from the sky. Fish are washing up on shores. Wind chills and snowstorms are bringing bustling cities to a halt.
What would you do? If you looked up into the sky to see faint black dots dropping? As the dark shapes get bigger you realize it is birds, a sky full of birds falling to their fate. If you think this scenario is un-real, think again. If you ask the residents of Beebe Arkansas they would tell you this is fact. 4,000 blackbirds litter the ground of a one-mile radius.
What happened? According to autopsy, the birds suffered blood clots, causing them to fall to their deaths. The remaining question is: Why did this happen? And that is a question unanswered.
U.S. Environmental cleanup crews sporting hazmad suits cleaned up the carnage and shipped the remains to be tested in a lab. The results of the lab test will not be available for a couple weeks, according to a news article.
This incident does not stand alone, three days later it happened again in Louisiana, and Kentucky.
“I’ve never seen anything like it. Never,” Said a resident witness (WPSD).
“I have outdoor pets and just assumed they were bringing them from around the neighborhood.” The resident goes on to say upon finding the dead birds. In Louisiana 500 birds fell to their deaths with no apparent cause, and in Kentucky an amount of birds in the dozen-range landed for the last time.
There are several theories as to what happened. According to a biologist from Cornell University the birds were”….probably asleep in a single tree when a washing machine-type thunderstorm sucked them up into the air, disoriented them, and even fatally soaked and chilled them.”
Another theory is that fireworks are to blame. Scientist are now saying that New Years Eve fireworks going off may have sent the blackbirds into a “tizzy” (Associated Press) and that “they crashed into homes, cars and each other before plummeting to their deaths.”
These coupled phenomenons are not alone. Recently not only are things having trouble in the sky, but also in the water. Fish are turning belly up on the coast of Paranaguá, In the Arkansas River, and in the Chesapeake Bay.
In Paranaguá 100 tons of fish washed up on shore. Sardine, Croaker, and Catfish all belly up mysteriously. A quote from a local reporter translated from Portuguese into English.
“On Thursday we began to realize very dead fish. Just one community came to bury 15 tons. We are experiencing a very sad situation on the coast, ”
For 20 miles in the Arkansas River, dead fish, 100,000 of them. But things are looking optimistic as Game and Fish worker Keith Stephens says,
“We’ll have raccoon and birds and things like that, will take care of it , so there is really no clean up, it’s really too big. It’s contained along the river channel.”
And in the Chesapeake Bay tens of thousands in the same condition as the others. The Maryland Department of the Environment said that this is caused by the stress of the cold water. The cold, has been pointed to a lot in all of these occurrences both bird and fish, as the world has been experiencing unusually bitter winters in many places.
Some people believe the carnage to be the government’s fault, that they have been testing weapons, biotechnology, secret agencies, UFO’s and so on and so forth. None of these conspiratorial claims has evidence to merit it credit.
Nor does another claim, the pollution factor. It does seem plausible that pollution could and has killed large amounts of animals efficiently. Extensive lab test have yet to be done, so toxic pollutants of some kind could be the culprits. Yet preliminary results have not showed any indication to place such blame.
In conclusion, its starting to look like the beginning of The Day After Tomorrow. And I don’t know why.