This is all insanity. And we must get a answer to what exactly is going on. I don’t want to hear anymore bullshit from the worlds scientists because I don’t think they really don’t know either. But this to me is becoming more and more alarming everyday. When I was little looking at the National Enquirer on supermarket check out lanes would have outrageous bullshit stories. Baby born with three heads and 12 eyeballs. It was all made up crap to make a few bucks.
But these stories are real. They are not science fiction but honest to God reality and truth.
Thousands of dead turtle doves, many of which had a “strange” blue stain inside their beaks, have crashed from the sky in Italy. They’re the latest in a puzzling spate of birds, fish and other animals dying under mysterious circumstances around the world.
Residents of Faenza, Italy, described the fallen doves as lying in heaps on flowerbeds, crushed by machinery on the streets or “horribly hung from trees like Christmas balls,” Italy’s GeaPress reported today.
Initial testing of about 8,000 of the doves indicate the blue beak stain might be from lack of oxygen or poisoning. More conclusive test results may be available next week.
Just hours before the dove die-off, scientists in the U.S., Europe and Africa were debunking the conspiracy theories and “Aflockalypse” fears that have swirled around the mass bird and fish deaths in the past two weeks.
“This is a classic example of freak events coinciding,” Petter Boeckman, a zoologist at the Norwegian Natural History Museum, told Reuters.
Boeckman echoed other experts who said that big animal die-offs are not uncommon but often occur in rural areas and went largely unreported in the days before cell phone cameras, YouTube and Twitter.
Italy’s dead doves come not long after 2 million dead fish washed ashore along Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay — and just days after up to 5,000 blackbirds fell out of the sky in a one-mile area near Beebe, Ark., and thousands of drum fish turned up dead along a stretch of an Arkansas river.
Other animal die-offs in the past two weeks include reports of 40,000 dead crabs washing ashore near Kent, England, hundreds of snapper fish dead in New Zealand, 150 tons of red tilapia dead in Vietnam, 500 jackdaws crashing to their death in Sweden, more than 450 birds falling onto a Louisiana highway and a mass of dead fish in a Florida creek.
Fireworks, pollution, disease and parasites are some of the official theories behind the strange deaths.
Federal records indicate mass die-offs happen “on average every other day” in North America, The Associated Press reported.
“They generally fly under the radar,” ornithologist John Wiens, chief scientist at the California research institution PRBO Conservation Science, told the AP.
Nick Nuttall, spokesman for the Nairobi-based U.N. Environment Program, also played down apocalyptic causes but was at a loss to provide a solid explanation.
“Science is struggling to explain these things,” Nuttall said. These are examples of the surprises that nature can still bring. More research is needed.”
Not everyone believes the official explanations or that mass animal die-offs are commonplace.
“There are a lot of people here not convinced by the official reasons for the dead birds,” Max Brantley, the editor in chief of the Arkansas Times weekly, told AOL News today.
“I’m 60 years old and I’ve never experienced a mass bird death here.”
Unofficial explanations invoke biblical end times and rapture theories, predictions by Nostradamus and the end of the Mayan calendar in 2012. Their proponents, however, have critics as well.
“It’s truly amazing to me how many people try to blame this on so many different things, especially the whole religion angle,” Benjamin Penman wrote in the Huffington Post. “Please someone post me a single quote in the Bible that says anything about birds dying in the middle of nowhere Arkansas.”
An Alaska-based U.S. military project called High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program,which is a favorite of conspiracy theorists, is frequently mentioned online for being the reason for the bird deaths in the U.S.
One blog, Before It’s News, listed 10 leading theories for the bird and fish die-offs that it implied are mostly ignored by the mainstream media.
It listed possible causes ranging from the fairly mundane — meteor showers, sonic booms, volatile fault lines, shifting magnetic poles — to the shadowy.
Last updated at 3:45 PM on 7th January 2011
Blue stain believed to be sign of poisoning or hypoxia – lack of oxygen that is precursor to altitude sickness
Cold weather and overbreeding blamed for deaths of two 2million fish in Chesapeake Bay
Disease behind deaths of 100,000 fish in Arkansas River
At least nine incidents of mass animal deaths across the globe
Hundreds of confused birds plummeted to their deaths in multiple locations in the U.S.
Rapid movement of Magnetic North Pole towards Russia may have caused bird deaths
Thousands of dead turtle doves rained down on roofs and cars in an Italian town in the latest in a growing spate of mass animal deaths across the globe.
Residents in Faenza described the birds falling to the ground like ‘little Christmas balls’ with strange blue stains on their beaks.
Initial tests on up to 8,000 of the doves indicated that the blue stain could have been caused by poisoning or hypoxia.
Shock: Residents described seeing individual doves fall from the sky, before groups of 10 or 20 began hitting roofs and cars
A witness told http://www.examiner.com: ‘We have no idea why this happened all of a sudden.’
The doves just started falling one-by-one then in groups of 10s and 20s.’
Hypoxia, a lack of oxygen, is known to cause confusion and illness in animals. It is also a common precursor to altitude sickness.
Experts said results from tests on the doves will not be available for at least a week.
They said that cold weather could have caused the birds’ deaths as the flock was swept into a high-altitude wind storm before falling to the earth.
It comes after two million dead fish were found to have washed up on shores in Chesapeake Bay, Maryland.
The alarming find is being blamed by authorities in Maryland on the stress caused by unusually cold water and overbreeding among spot fish.
Carnage: Thousands of dead fish have washed up on the shores of Spruce Creek, Florida
That investigation comes just days after the deaths of an estimated 100,000 fish in northwest Arkansas, which is being blamed on disease.
A statement by the Maryland Department of the Environment said: ‘Natural causes appear to be the reason.
‘Cold water stress exacerbated by a large population of the affected species (juvenile spot fish) appears to be the cause of the kill.’
Preliminary tests of the water in Chesapeake Bay have showed the quality was acceptable, officials said.
The statement added: ‘The affected fish are almost exclusively juvenile spot fish, three to six inches in length.
‘A recent survey showed a very strong population of spot in the bay this year. An increased juvenile population and limited deep water habitat would likely compound the effects of cold water stress.’
Gruesome: New Year revellers watched in horror as the birds rained down on houses and cars in Beebe
Mystery: A starling lies along the Morganza Highway in Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana. Experts said hundreds of birds may have died after hitting power lines
Mass winter deaths among spot fish have occurred twice before in the Maryland area – in 1976 and 1980.
The incident is the latest mass animal death to hit the headlines in the last two weeks.
- 450 red-winged blackbirds, brown-headed cowbirds, grackles and starlings found littering a highway in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
- 3,000 blackbirds on roofs and roads in the small town of Beebe, Arkansas
- Thousands of ‘devil crabs’ washed up along the Kent coast near Thanet
- Thousands of drum fish washed along a 20-mile stretch of the Arkansas River
- Two million small fish in Chesapeake Bay, Maryland
- Thousands of dead fish found floating in warm Florida creek
- Hundreds of snapper fish found dead in New Zealand
- Scores of American Coots found dead on Texas highway bridge
Experts have speculated that New Year fireworks, thunderstorms, cold weather, parasites and even poisoning may be behind the deaths.
But conspiracy theorists have also speculated on the internet that secret government experiments could be behind them, with some even claiming it was a sign of a looming Armageddon at the end of the Mayan calendar next year.
Another theory is that the rapid movement of the Magnetic North Pole towards Russia may have affected the birds’ innate navigation systems.
Inbuilt navigation systems in birds and fish is believed to be affected by magnetism.
Scientists have said the Magnetic North Pole is shifting at an average of around 25 miles a year.
With birds and fish relying on it to travel to breeding grounds and warmed climes, there are fears that the shifting pole could be confusing the animals which means they do not migrate in time to avoid cold weather.
Tests are being carried out on the dead birds and fish, but results are not expected for several weeks.
Scientists have been baffled by the sudden deaths of hundreds of birds which have plummeted to the ground seemingly simultaneously in several locations.
Two hundred American Coots were found dead on a highway bridge crossing Lake O’ the Pines in Big Cypress Creek, Texas.
They are believed to have been hit by passing vehicles while walking or apparently trying to roost on the bridge.
Swedish experts blamed the shock of New Year fireworks for the unexplained deaths of 50 jackdaws found on a street in Falkoping, Sweden.
Many of the birds are believed to have died from stress or as a result of being run over while disoriented.
The largest incident took place in Beebe, Arkansas, were horrified revellers witnessed around 3,000 blackbirds crashing to their deaths into homes, cars and each other as they celebrated New Year.
Another 450 birds were found strewn along a highway in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, after apparently hitting overhead power lines.
In both cases, the birds are believed to have become confused and were flying at a lower height than usual.
The deaths of tons of fish across the globe is being attributed to unusually cold water.
Thousands of Brazilian fishermen have been left struggling to make ends meet after the sale of seafood was temporarily suspended when masses of fish were discovered in Paranaguá, Antonina and Guaraqueçaba Pontal do Paraná.
Fish were also discovered rotting and floating in Spruce Creek, Florida, after another period of cold weather.
100,000 drum fish were found strewn along the shore of the Arkansas River.
And the cold snap has been blamed for the deaths of 40,000 Velvet swimming crabs – known as ‘devil crabs – found littering beaches in Thanet, Kent.
Along with millions of other people across this world I want to know why this is happening. But we’ve had cold winters before. People don’t want to hear Global Warming because it is cold. Well all I know is where the Polar Bears live, their Ice is Melting. This is FACT.
Is the Government somehow involved in some shape, manner or form with Bio Chemicals or something to this nature? Whatever it is there has to be a sane explanation of some kind that is intelligently comprehended, not that because of Internet and Twitter are we now just experiencing some phenomenon that has always existed because it is normal.
Birds and Fish of all species plunging to the ground dead and turning up on shores with eyes missing all over the world.
This is anything but normal.
I guess if people all start falling dead to the ground in masses there will be no one left to wonder or explain to.
This Blog originated from: This World is falling apart. Lord I think I’m on my way.