Dead Birds Fall From Sky In Arkansas

January 3, 2011 |  by  |  Breaking News, Lifestyle
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For those of you who watched the short lived ABC series FlashForward, this story may seem eerily familiar…

 It all started Saturday when the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission said they began getting calls the night before about dead birds in the area of Beebe, Arkansas. Over 4,000 dead birds were found within a one mile radius leaving everyone asking the same question: Why did several thousand red-winged blackbirds fall from the Arkansas sky just before midnight on New Year’s Eve?

Get all the strange details about these mysteriously dead birds below…

So what would cause thousands of birds to fall from the sky? Conspiracy theorists had a field day after the news broke citing government testing, aliens and other more “out there” explanations for the dead birds.

As far as rational explanations go, there are a few. Preliminary reports suggested that poison may have been to blame for the birds falling from the sky. But after 17 autopsies were performed on the birds, Arkansas’s top veterinarian, Dr. George Badley, said the birds died from blunt trauma to their organs and in midair, not on impact with the ground. He went on to say that the birds’ stomachs were empty ruling out poison.

It’s also known that red-winged blackbirds fly in tight flocks and may have suffered a major midair collision. Something could have startled them such as New Year’s Eve fireworks or lightning.

Anyway, whether you believe in conspiracies or not, you have to admit that the dead birds falling from the sky is extremely bizarre.


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1 Comment

  1. So so creepy! Keep me posted, please!


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