Something strange happened a short time ago and I wanted to see if anyone could provide some logic to it. I was sitting on the sofa in my living room
working on my laptop with my back to the windows (which are behind the sofa). After a few minutes, I noticed some type of fast moving object in the
reflection of my computer screen. Then I saw it again. The first two or three times, I ignored it because I was trying to focus on what I was doing,
but then it started looking really freaky with many fast moving objects so I turned around and within 2-3 minutes, this is what I saw:
I stopped filming when I heard a commotion downstairs outside of my apartment. I went down and one of my neighbors said he came running in because
the birds, which I was filming in the rear of the house, were seemingly everywhere outside. Whereas the ones I filmed seemed to be flying in unison
for the most part, he saw many out front which seemed to be flying in a discombobulated fashion. He became so spooked by them that he came running
Now, it's possible that birds do this on occasion under certain circumstances. I'm not an ornithologist and I have no idea if this might be usual;
all I know is that I'VE never seen this before around here and I've lived in this apartment for several years. Does anyone know if this might be
usual bird behavior and if so, under what circumstances?
Another strange thing is that my cats are usually glued to this window - it's basically what they live for and they'll sit on the long glass table
between the window and sofa all day long hoping to catch sight of something (when they do, they make this really strange grunting noise which I assume
are instinctual hunting sounds). When looking at the video I had shot, I realized that they were nowhere to be found on the video, so I went looking
for them. I found them both hiding (one was under the bed and the other was on top of a set of kitchen cabinets she's never ventured upon before
because they are VERY high). Again, this might be a coincidence, but it seemed strange to me.
Anyway, this whole thing with the birds seemed to last between 15-20 minutes.
Last thing I want to point out is the unusualness of the sky. I know this has been mentioned in other threads (bizarre looking clouds and such), but
there's been this strange layered look to the skies lately. In the video you can see a gray haze over the river, then a layer of white fluffy clouds
and then blue skies with what appear to be contrails (or chemtrails depending on your beliefs).
Does anyone have any theories on all of this? Interconnected or just a random set of coincidences?
Sometimes when sailing the sea's, we had big flocks of birds landing on the ship, for a quick break.
They usually stayed for a couple of hours, and then took of again, hawks and other big birds also took a free ride in cases.
And when they left, it was my job to clean up after them, pretty messy job
edit on 27-9-2011 by Mianeye because: (no reason
No problem. Sometimes the flocks are so immense that they actually cause car accidents because people around here are looking at them when they should
be keeping their eyes on the road. I am a New Yorker transplanted to PA- and they say NYers can't drive...
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