posted on Apr, 21 2010 @ 02:18 PM
If it looks like a duck, and flies in formation like a duck, then occams razor says they must be geese.
Ok, the OP was valid, even interesting, but the thread should have died on page one.
Geese navigate using the earths magnetic field. We DON'T KNOW how far these animals have had to divert to avoid the plume, but they don't have
unlimited energy to make a flight, so I would suspect that they are doing their best to avoid it as far as possible. They certainly don't look like
they are in any kind of trouble, but if there is a damn great big volcano in their migratory path, maybe they ARE a little confused.
They still aint UFO's though!
Unless any of the posters in this thread calling 'UFO' are experts in ornithology and avian migration patterns and habits, then perhaps they should
accept the obvious, and try to refrain from making themselves look silly. Otherwise, rather than claiming 'its well known that they would fly away',
provide some evidence to back up what you are proposing (against all the available evidence).
Are you people really so desperate to believe that you will clutch at straws like this - it just looks foolish.
Unless you have some vested interest in cramming ATS full of nonsense?