Thursday, January 6, 2011

Dead Bird and Fish Stories Going Global

Birds Falling From Sky and Other Bizarre Animal Deaths   Live Science - January 6, 2011

The recent, mysterious deaths of thousands of blackbirds in Arkansas and Louisiana around New Year's Eve has made news around the world and defied a conclusive answer. The best explanation so far is that fireworks may have scared or disoriented the birds, causing them to fatally injure themselves flying into buildings, water towers and trees. As bizarre and unexplained as these events may seem, they are only the latest of many mysterious animals deaths over the years. Here are a few cases ...

Dead bird riddle shifts to Sweden   ABC - January 5, 2011

A local vet says fireworks are probably to blame for the deaths of dozens of birds which were found lying in a residential street in Sweden, days after thousands of birds fell from the sky in the US.

More Dead Birds Fall from Kentucky Sky in Third Mysterious Incident   Yahoo - January 5, 2011

Happening somewhat concurrently with the second incident of blackbird population suddenly dying and falling from the sky in Louisiana, a third incident was reported on Monday, January 3, in Gilbertsville, Kentucky.

New Zealand: Hundreds of snapper wash up on beaches - January 5, 2011

Hundreds of dead snapper have washed up on Coromandel beaches, leaving holiday-makers perplexed. People at Little Bay and Waikawau Bay, on the north-east of the peninsula, were stunned when children came out of the sea with armfuls of the fish and within minutes the shore was littered with them. Charlotte Pearsall, whose family have lived at Little Bay for the last 30 years, said she had never seen anything like it.

The Birds and the Bees: Bees serve a purpose. In recent years we find Colony Collapse Disorder ... Large-Scale Study Reveals Major Decline in Bumble Bees in US   Science Daily - January 4, 2011

    Bee Symbology: The beehive is a commonly used symbol dating at least to Roman times. In medieval heraldry it was considered a symbol of industry. In modern times, it is used in Freemasonry. In masonic lectures is explained as symbol of industry and co-operation, and as cautioning against intellectual laziness, warning that "he that will so demean himself as not to be endeavoring to add to the common stock of knowledge and understanding, may be deemed a drone in the hive of nature, a useless member of society, and unworthy of our protection as Masons." The beehive is also used with similar meaning by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or Mormons.

About the Bebee, Arkansas bird and fish unexplained die-off -- I asked about it on my Facebook Page and got a mixed reaction from friends - some physical - some metaphysical. The answer is physical not a UFO. Aliens have better things to do. Watch it on YouTube. Interesting that in light of prophecies hitting now, many people expressed that it was the end of the world.

Birds fall from sky again, this time in Louisiana   PhysOrg - January 4, 2011

The second unexplained mass bird death within a week has been discovered in the southern United States, this time in the state of Louisiana, officials said Tuesday.

Apocalypse now? Mystery bird deaths hit Louisiana   Guardian - January 4, 2011

Hundreds of blackbirds fall from sky over Louisiana, days after similar phenomenon in neighboring Arkansas. about 500 red-winged blackbirds and starlings had been found dead in Louisiana. Their tiny corpses littered a short stretch of highway near the city of Labarre after apparently falling dead from the sky. That would be spooky enough. But the Louisiana bird die-off came just a few days after up to 5,000 blackbirds fell to earth in neighboring Arkansas in the small town of Beebe. Residents there had reported stumbling upon the bodies littering the ground and even being hit by them as they fell. In even more grim news, anglers and other members of the public reported that more than 80,000 drum fish had suddenly died in the state's Arkansas river, about 100 miles west of Beebe. The silvery bodies of the fish floated in the river and washed up on its sides having died at roughly the same time. In another incident, hundreds of miles away on the Maryland coast of Chesapeake Bay, tens of thousands of dead fish also washed up on the shore.