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Strange Animal Behavior in Western Washington

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posted on Sep, 23 2015 @ 12:16 PM
Just wondering if anyone saw this a day after the 8.3 EQ in Chili on September 16, 2015? Almost every Data Buoy in the Ring of Fire plus some outside of the ring was in event mode. Has this happened before or is this some kind of test that was done?

posted on Sep, 23 2015 @ 12:18 PM

originally posted by: seattlerat
I live in Seattle (if you had not already ascertained that) and also noticed the agitated birds and then the sudden absence of animal life of any sort. I like crows and much to my neighbor's chagrin (I live next-door to a large car dealer) there is a crow that I have 'connected' with and give him breakfast/dinner on a pretty regular basis. I can count on him (and sometimes his girlfriend/wife and child) greeting me by swooping over my head and dragging his wing-tip or tail-feathers across the top of my head, something that can be a bit startling as he always does it from behind and sometimes without a warning "cawl". No sight of him, his entourage, or any of the other 100's of crows that call Lake City their stomping grounds... But, as was mentioned previously, there was a weather change- however, in my opinion, the wind-storm we had a few weeks ago was much more pronounced and sudden than what we experienced this week and that storm did not have the same apparent effect on the local urban wildlife. Another thing that I noticed as odd... I often look up, hoping to see something interesting/entertaining, and on the day when the birds seemed agitated, I noticed the crows in groups making a lot of noise and circling above the area, but what really surprised me were the small groups of TINY birds doing the same thing as the crows, but at much higher altitudes than I believed they were capable of. I'm talking little sparrows here, the kind you see hopping around on the ground and hiding in low vegetation... and they were so high in the air that they looked like moths flying in formation... WEIRD! Also noticed that the garden snails, usually out after a rain, were nowhere to be found. Perhaps they have decided that summer is over and it is time to sleep until spring-time (sounds like a good idea to me!)

Have a great big beautiful day

Okay, I'm glad that you posted this! While on the walk yesterday that I described in the OP, when looking up at the seagulls swooping me, I noticed those same birds you talked about. They were so high up, that at first, all I saw were little flashes of white. It took me a minute to figure out it was a cluster of little birds way, way up there, flitting around. Very odd...I've never seen anything quite like it. I tried to videotape it, but I had my wide angle lens on my camera. I haven't tried to view it yet, but I'll have to load it up to Youtube if you can see them.

posted on Sep, 23 2015 @ 12:23 PM
While I was at lunch, Leavenworth, WA had another spike of activity.

Also, decided to look at the detector at Cinebar, WA. It looks like something is ringing there, too.

Stay Safe

edit on 9/23/2015 by Bishop2199 because: I like change

edit on 9/23/2015 by Bishop2199 because: (no reason given)

posted on Sep, 23 2015 @ 12:31 PM
a reply to: westcoast

Anyone considered looking into Yellowstone animal activity? Perhaps the webcams?

If something big is brewing in the earth there is no telling. I'd like to think whales in the Columbia River (towards Yellowstone) wouldn't be logical. Coming up the river would also be heading toward Washington's inland volcanoes - St. Helen's, Adams, and Ranier.

I'm also not going to suggest I know what the animal behavior should be prior to a large scale event. If you are on the west coast I can only hope it's nothing major.

posted on Sep, 23 2015 @ 12:38 PM
I remember watching this TV documentary, and a guy (can't remember who) commented that that particular morning he noticed the absernce of birds, and he thought "maybe they know something I don't".
It was 9/11/2001.

PS: as I was looking for the source of this post, I found this:

One can only hope your observation is just a weird nature anomally, but because I trust animals instincts so much, I am prone to think something is not quite right.

posted on Sep, 23 2015 @ 12:53 PM
My friend, as soon as I read the title of your thread, two words immediately popped into my mind: Cascadia and Earthquake. Now, for anyone of you who feel that my post is doom porn, fear mongering or the likes of such things, you might as well quit while you're ahead. I have family on the West Coast, so this isn't a joke to me. Got it? Good. Let's get down to business. Scientific business.
A couple of days ago, I ran across a few YouTube videos and an article that expressed concerns regarding not only the Cascadia Subduction Zone, but also the Ring of Fire in its entirety. The information given from said sources suggested the following two main points of interest:
-Apparently, data from buoys positioned in the Pacific Ocean along the Ring of Fire is catching the attention seismologists associated with these data sets (I couldn't tell you the specifics, there's a lot to it), but to them, it's reason for concern.
-This week, I believe today in particular actually, there's an alignment among the planets in our Solar System that happens to be identical to an alignment decades ago that coincided with one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in human history, a 9.3 off the coast of Alaska. Obviously, many forces would be in play during such a scenario. Gravity can be a real menace.

I'm not declaring that an earthquake is absolutely going to happen. However, if we look at all of these factors as a collective whole, including the clearly bizarre animal behavior expressed by the OP, one could conclude that the possibility of an imminent, and potentially massive quake , does exist, given such circumstances. I say we be vigilant, be safe, and be prepared.

posted on Sep, 23 2015 @ 12:53 PM

originally posted by: bjvanwash
Thanks for your post. I live in the Portland, OR/Vancouver, WA area and I noticed yesterday that the birds were a bit oddly loud. I go outside on break about the same time 5 days a week and haven't noticed that before(not saying it hasn't happened before).

The whole whale thing is strange though. I wonder if that has anything to do with our unusually warm/hot summer. I know that the Chinook salmon was supposed to be lower than normal this year due to the warmer waters.

I guess we'll find out tomorrow! (I bought a lottery ticket for tomorrow too hehe)

This time of year crows gather maybe that is the noise?

Crows have been congregating in large roosts in the fall and winter for as long as there have been crows

posted on Sep, 23 2015 @ 01:16 PM
a reply to: whatnext21

Is that a Thunder Jacket on that Cutie Pie in your avatar?

I have a pony sized Rhodesian Ridgeback that can sense a storm coming six hours away. I tried everything under the sun, and I was at my wits end on what to do with her when I had to leave home. After she destroyed 3 crates and almost killed her fool-self breaking out of the 3rd crate, I heard about the Thunder Jacket. I didn't believe one word of it. For $50.00 on sale, I would have never tried it, if it were not for the store signing my receipt promising they would take it back it it didn't work. I was amazed when I returned home after a storm and there was "nothing" destroy in the house. Not even a tissue. It works!

It is a good thing too, because we have been having thunder storms everyday. Rain off an on every day ,is how it used to be here in South Florida way back when. That is why Florida used to be labelled as a sub-tropical region. Then with all the man involved Terra forming that went on with construction, we were rapidly moving towards to becoming a desert. This year we have the old rains as before, but they are by far, way more intense.

So the anxiety and the restlessness with my female Ridgeback is not unusual, the whining, and pacing with no thunderstorms following, and my male Ridgeback, that is older than Methuselah, half blind, and deaf, has joined in on the behavior recently (the last couple of days). Throw in my suddenly overly affectionate, old, feral cat, I still think something may be a little off.

posted on Sep, 23 2015 @ 01:33 PM

The Pope travellingas far west as he could of, giving a national talk of climate change, just adds that the super powers of Earth are alert and aware, though they cannot panic in front of population (play it cool head..).

A couple weeks ago I had bazaar experience; I was awoken from a light out- majestic sleep, to birds freaking out like I've never heard. Where I live, there is a large population of crows.

As I got out of my bed to find out what was the matter, I see about 40-50+ crows just over the fence of my backyard, circling and chirping frantically at a large white owl!

I've never seen an owl thst close, city bound, this is an area that makes no sense for an owl to travel. Yet it just stood there, perched on the fencing... with all these crows circling it and stoning around it flipping out.

I took this very symbolic to Earth change, I got that vibe of "pay attention,this is a message". Hard to explain that one..

Something is up for sure. With the civil unrest in yhe world, weird weather patterns the past couple years, frequent planetary/celestial events, and natures critters giving signs...

Don't excuse nature, your of it.

posted on Sep, 23 2015 @ 02:15 PM
a reply to: intrptr
He ( Humpfrey) went all the way up to Rio Vista or beyond. He went up the San Joaquin river toward Sacramento/ Stockton probably over 50 miles inland. I think he did it at least two times. Then later he was spotted in Hawaii Im in the area he visited. I live in the delta system near the San Joaquin.

As for the birds....... Yesterday evening, at around 5pm I was sitting out back after working on my solar / Battery bank, and having a beer . I do have some feeders and do usually have some birds hanging around, but this was diofferent to the point of hilarius. Birds kept arriving non stop and landing in my trees. They were hiding inside the tree leaves where you couldnt see them. They were squawking and singing up a storm. It sounded like 100 birds. There were all kinds. I saw finches, sparrows, Bluejays, doves and humming birds flying around. The doves sat separate in a pine tree like they were nesting. I almost went in to get the camera, now Im sorry I didnt. It was real noisey

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posted on Sep, 23 2015 @ 02:41 PM
Northern California here.. I felt so strange stumbling across this post, because I called my mom this morning to tell her how strange my German Shepherd was acting last night. Usually, she sleeps right beside myself or my children.. all through the night. But last night I kept hearing my furniture being scooted across the tile. She was running around all night acting crazy and bumping into all of my chairs. Almost like she was chasing a ball around. She's never usually so energetic at night, it was definitely peculiar.

posted on Sep, 23 2015 @ 03:07 PM
a reply to: westcoast

Man if something jumps off up there this will be an all time
ATS post. But the consequences of congradulations equal not
as a consilation. So be safe up there all peoples. If we don't
change our heading, we are likely to end up exactly where
we're going.

posted on Sep, 23 2015 @ 03:41 PM

originally posted by: whatnext21
Just wondering if anyone saw this a day after the 8.3 EQ in Chili on September 16, 2015? Almost every Data Buoy in the Ring of Fire plus some outside of the ring was in event mode. Has this happened before or is this some kind of test that was done?

The buoys would've been in event mode due to measuring water changes after the Chile earthquake. The ocean is like a bath tub sloshing and the buoys are sensitive. Even though there was not a significant wave height increase, the buoys were able to provide scientists with data (height, time, speed etc) for future tsunamis.

posted on Sep, 23 2015 @ 03:49 PM

originally posted by: WCmutant
a reply to: westcoast

Anyone considered looking into Yellowstone animal activity? Perhaps the webcams?

If something big is brewing in the earth there is no telling. I'd like to think whales in the Columbia River (towards Yellowstone) wouldn't be logical. Coming up the river would also be heading toward Washington's inland volcanoes - St. Helen's, Adams, and Ranier.

I'm also not going to suggest I know what the animal behavior should be prior to a large scale event. If you are on the west coast I can only hope it's nothing major.

I live next to St. Helens and Mt. Hood, by the Columbia river. Nothing significant has occurred at these volcanoes. Since lahars often travel river routes I do not think whales would go up the Columbia if they knew something was up. Helens is extensively studied and Mt. Rainier is the most monitored volcano in the US due to the population of Puget Sound that's in the path of a lahar. Rainier is more than 100 miles north from the Columbia and its glacial rivers drain in the sound. Now if these Columbia river whales were normally found in Puget Sound, I'd worry about Rainier.

posted on Sep, 23 2015 @ 04:03 PM
a reply to: Asktheanimals

I'm out in Missouri and our area has been mostly normal for just about everything. The only usual suspect who didn't show up this year was the brown recluse. We usually get three to four of them in the upstairs part of the house. This year we had none and I saw none in the basement where most of them stay.

Not sure what happened to them, and honestly, I don't really care. I never really liked sharing our house with a resident population of them anyhow. All the other spiders have been here as per normal, including a large orb weaver who's been hanging around outside our front door.

Birds are all here. So are the deer and turkeys and others.

posted on Sep, 23 2015 @ 04:16 PM
a reply to: soficrow

Glad you enjoyed it. It terrified me with its eloquence. I don't know if I'd ever read an article from The New Yorker before, but I'm definitely thinking about getting a subscription. It's nice to see ATesque chatter make it into the mainstream.

posted on Sep, 23 2015 @ 04:17 PM
a reply to: ketsuko

Missourian here too! Everything is calm in my area, just the typical fauna doing their thing. I do have to note that there hasn't been that many spiders in my house either. Well, not the usual. A few more jumping spiders than normal but I'd take them over anything else.

posted on Sep, 23 2015 @ 04:26 PM
5.6 quake here in NZ this morning..150 odd kms deep.

posted on Sep, 23 2015 @ 04:58 PM
Birds are still incredibly normal. I hear them happily cheaping away as I type. I went to the beach to try out the new camera, birds incredibly normal. I'm a bit North now, and was in Shoreline (Richmond Beach) and at the Edmonds Ferry terminal. Normal. I've been all over the Seattle area and the Eastside, and up near Monroe and everything has seemed normal with the birds the last few days.

I suppose all that is less relevant than how many ticks people are seeing in other States though.

Perhaps the birds knew the Chinese president was coming? The weirdest thing I've seen were all the State Patrol on the freeway this morning. Every freaking overpass had a cluster.

This sounds like confirmation bias to me. I'm betting a large flock got spooked, travelled and made some noise, then people who read it and otherwise wouldn't have noticed remembered hearing birds that day and blew it out of proportion. Then it gets posted to ATS and we have people from all over posting about strange things going on with animals.

I have more flies in my house than usual, must be related and have nothing to do with the screen door being broken and my laziness.

posted on Sep, 23 2015 @ 05:45 PM
I'm in Seattle too and see plenty of normal birds. The same flock of pigeons on the church roof and the same young crows learning to forage for garbage. Also still seeing the hummingbirds and chickadees, and a few stellar jays.

This may still be an issue of animals pre-sensing natural phenomena, I'm just not seeing it in my daily travels here yet.

Thanks for the heads up, and the interesting read

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