Dead Blackbirds Fall from Sky in Arkansas by the Thousands

Monday, January 03, 2011

Thousands of blackbirds fell from the sky over the Arkansas town of Beebe just before midnight on New Year's Eve, leaving people in the area scratching their heads and speculating about the possible cause: a lightning strike? Aliens? A secret government project? We're joined by Keith Stevens, of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, which is investigating the incident. 


Keith Stevens

Comments [5]

JoeE. from Asbury Park, NJ

My first search for chemical/industrial companies in the Beebe area turned up Helena Chemical -- makers of pesticides and other agricultural products. When I first heard about lab reports about the die off, everyone talked about internal bleeding. Now they only say bruises. (birds don't die of bruises, at least not from banging into each other.)

Red wings in my area usually eat en masse -- they flock to one spot and eat for half a day. Has anyone earnestly looked for a chemical spill, improper application of pesticides or any other reason birds will hemorrhage?
I don't want to be an alarmist, but there is more to this story than fireworks and bad flying birds.

Jan. 07 2011 05:29 PM

More global... um, climate change.

Jan. 03 2011 06:18 PM
That Girl

And the fish all dying the day before? Was that chemicals too? Get a clue people - earth is pissed of cause we're killing it.

Jan. 03 2011 02:10 PM

No - they are only killing off the stupid part population. Only the ones that believe in this type of government conspiracy.

Jan. 03 2011 01:22 PM
Iraq Vet from New York

Heavy government chemical spraying on new years eve. Population reduction in full swing. THEY ARE KILLING US.

Jan. 03 2011 12:24 PM

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