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Originally posted by getreadyalready
reply to post by Human_Alien
OK, "maybe" HAARP could have disrupted their navigational senses and maybe they crashed into one another, or the ground or something, but I think it would have left some type of evidence, and I think there would have been reports of erratic behavior of the birds. BUT, I will your scenario a slight possibility. It is just as likely as Hail, or as my theory of a UFO or military aircraft.
One thing for sure, there were a couple of bird deaths that were extremely unusual and unexplained. Maybe some of the others got overhyped and we lost focus, but this case is highly unusual!
A rash of conspiracy theories floating have been floating around the Internet after as many as 3,000 blackbirds rained down on New Year's Eve revelers in Beebe, Ark., and the mass die-off in Louisiana three days later.
What set of data are you looking at?
Originally posted by Human_Alien
The only problem I personally have with the hail-theory is, we've always had hail. Ever since Earth was born. Yet, we only recently had massive bird/animals-deaths in such a small time frame.
Which makes me have to ask: what ELSE, is recently new to us?
Originally posted by getreadyalready
It is equally ridiculous that it is HAARP. HAARP produces radiation such as radio and/or microwaves, it might even create EM pulses, and maybe even weather modification, but it does not produce blunt force trauma! If they were microwaved to death, then I would believe HAARP, but not trauma.
Originally posted by apodictic
reply to post by Arbitrageur
Oh look, they're flying right into a power line and not dying
"3,000 blackbirds rained down on New Year's Eve revelers in Beebe, Ark., and the mass die-off in Louisiana three days later."
Those must have hit power lines too.
Maybe the fish did as well...you know how those pesky fish are always flying around.
Maybe all the dead cattle managed to mosey on over to the nearest power line, also.
Nah, it must be the fireworks cause we all know how many thousands of birds are slaughtered every fourth of july thanks to our careless explosions in the sky!
Come on, you seem smarter than this.
You must also take into consideration the location. LARGE flocks of birds are likely to be found in more desolate areas of the country, not next to train tracks. They would have heard the train coming long before it was even close to them and gotten out of there. There's no way a "train scared them"edit on 31-1-2011 by apodictic because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Dilligaf28
I assume you are referring to the birds in the photograph of that massive flock (the one which totally defied your supposition that flocks were not that big yet you ignored completely in your reply) as the ones that did not die. I am curious to know how is it your able to determine that no birds died based upon the information in that photograph?
I am curious as to what these incidents have to do with the discussion of the dead birds in the OP?
I know from personal experience that fireworks can cause death in birds both captive and wild. Regardless of this fact your introduction of an explanation of another die off event is irrelevant to the OP.
So if I feel that the OP is reasonable I am considered to be less intelligent than you? That is the implication you are making here. Why would I be less intelligent than you are for having a different viewpoint than you?
Assumptions galore! Large flocks of birds exist anywhere from cities to countryside. That was also in the information that you ignored regarding flock size. You are correct that the birds would hear the approach of a train; but let us assume (I am going to since you did) that a noise introduced in the background and building into a louder noise over a period of time may not startle an animal at all. If the train were nearing an intersection and sounded its whistle it may have startled them though.
If you truly feel there is something sinister afoot in relation to animal deaths then you must surely recognize that fact that each incident must be evaluated individually and without any other case causing bias in that investigation. It is only by a non biased, individually based, scientifically valid investigation occurs that any link between these events can be established. This process can also lend to the validity of any distinction between normal animal die off events and those of the supposed sinister origin.