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About a hundred dead birds block I-95 traffic

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posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 04:12 PM
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100 dead birds caused a traffic snarl on I-95 in Maryland today.


Inspectors from the Maryland Highway State Administration think the birds were killed after flying into huge power lines that cross the highway and are secured by large towers on either side.


On one hand the the speculation by the Maryland Highway Admin. on these deaths makes sense. On the other hand, it would seem like the birds would be killed like this more often if this was the case. I cannot remember seeing anything in recent memory about a similar situation on the highway.




posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 04:16 PM
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Killed by the same power lines birds usually sit on? The fireworks story they used on New Years is more believable than that.



posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 04:18 PM
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Freaky and just a bit ago I was reading about 260 Dolphins that died near Peru, I think



posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 04:19 PM
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Not buying the power line theory.
I see birds ,huge flocks of them,flying towards,around and landing on powerlines everyday over the interstate I travel.
They are always fine,sitting up there where it is warmer due to the rising heat from the traffic below.



posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 04:21 PM
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Like you I had never read stories of mass animal die-offs until the past few years..but then again I guess I really wasn't looking...but one question I have is how are the birds "flying into things" now...why didn't they fly into things in the past? I understand the occasional bird that hits the house or even the car..but when hundreds or thousands of birds start this behavior it does make a person wonder.



posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 04:26 PM
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Hey,maybe something is going on with the magnetic lines around the globe.

It's called magnetoception


Magnetoception (or magnetoreception as it was first referred to in 1972[1]) is a sense which allows an animal to detect a magnetic field to perceive direction, altitude or location. This sense has been proposed to explain the navigational abilities of several animal species and has been postulated as a method for animals to develop regional maps. For the purpose of navigation, magnetoception deals with the detection of the Earth’s magnetic field. Magnetoception has been observed in bacteria. It has also been commonly hypothesized in birds, where sensing of the Earth's magnetic field may be important to the navigational abilities during migration; fungi, insects (including fruit flies and honeybees), and animals such as turtles, lobsters, sharks and stingrays.



en.wikipedia.org...

Or,for a more credible source,go here....


Magnets Interfere with Pigeon Homing William T. Keeton


www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov...

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I wonder if it was an overcast sky?
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posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 04:34 PM
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Bird would have to be earthed to conduct a lethal current therefore official explanation is bunk and a false explanation for the masses. Similar to the swamp gas claims given for ufo sightings.

I will propose a different hypothesis. We went through a Sun delivered plasma burst on the 14th Birds are highly sensitive to magnetic fields used for navigation. Perhaps there was an overload effect causing them to crash.
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posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 04:38 PM
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At first I was thinking they were electrocuted but after your comment realized, right, they do sit on the lines. So I am guessing that they would have had to all break their poor little necks or something?



posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 04:43 PM
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Originally posted by Shirak
Bird would have to be earthed to conduct a lethal current therefore official explanation is bunk and a false explanation for the masses. Similar to the swamp gas claims given for ufo sightings.

I will propose a different hypothesis. We went through a Sun delivered plasma burst on the 14th Birds are highly sensitive to magnetic fields used for navigation. Perhaps there was an overload effect causing them to crash.
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Crashing is a possibilitie but if 100 birds were to crash into the ground the probability that all 100 birds would have died is low there would be some broken up survivors

Think the birds where dead before they hit the ground



posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 04:44 PM
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MDOT reports clear skies.

So, if it has something to do with magnetic fields being disrupted do you think they all hit the wires or flew into the ground?



posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 04:48 PM
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Originally posted by angrywhitechick
100 dead birds caused a traffic snarl on I-95 in Maryland today.


Inspectors from the Maryland Highway State Administration think the birds were killed after flying into huge power lines that cross the highway and are secured by large towers on either side.


On one hand the the speculation by the Maryland Highway Admin. on these deaths makes sense. On the other hand, it would seem like the birds would be killed like this more often if this was the case. I cannot remember seeing anything in recent memory about a similar situation on the highway.


I thnk it is an interesting discrepancy...the headline said 100 birds like they counted them or something. In the text of the article and in the tweets they cite it says 100s of birds.

Poor editing of the headline or trying to downplay the situation? I am not much of a conspiracy theorist but this whole thing seems weird to me.



posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 05:13 PM
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What I think is the area it happened in.


Debris in Roadway, I-95 NB prior to MD-198 (Exit 33), PG Co. MD. Expect delays due to cleanup ops for dead birds. Delays are appx





Image from google earth I-95 just south of the MD-198 exit.
Pictured are the power line towers.




wtop.com...
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posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 05:14 PM
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Originally posted by leawyoming

Originally posted by Shirak
Bird would have to be earthed to conduct a lethal current therefore official explanation is bunk and a false explanation for the masses. Similar to the swamp gas claims given for ufo sightings.

I will propose a different hypothesis. We went through a Sun delivered plasma burst on the 14th Birds are highly sensitive to magnetic fields used for navigation. Perhaps there was an overload effect causing them to crash.
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Crashing is a possibilitie but if 100 birds were to crash into the ground the probability that all 100 birds would have died is low there would be some broken up survivors

Think the birds where dead before they hit the ground


That a good point. I cannot find anywhere in the source story if there were any survivors or wounded sent to the local animal rescue center.



posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 05:19 PM
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Wondering if we had a strong cme hit from the sun that somehow affected those powerlines the birds were sitting on.



posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 05:26 PM
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IF ! it was a power line spike.
why has no one reported computer and othere electrical troubles?
and it would need to big big !
or some strange frequency.

the power lines are about ten feet apart or more.
at the towers they have a a spark gap.

the birds on the lines are VERY safe.
no mater what happed the birds are safe.
a BIG power spike ground at the tower.

unless the bird all fly in a line wings touching.
from power line to power line.
now that could do it.



posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 07:02 PM
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I agree the power lines had nothing to do with dead birds, just happen to be a good excuse for those who know absolutly nothing about electricity



posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 07:33 PM
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That area is so built up and congested, that its a wonder it doesn't happen more.

But I wonder if they are testing the birds.

For those who LOVE the EZPass so much, the intercounty connector they mention is the first all electronic highway (EZpass only) in Maryland.



posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 07:38 PM
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Uh,I know a little about electricity.

For ,say a 15 kv power line,the spark gap,or air gap between say two powerlines is about 4 to 5 inches.
That is what an arc of electricity at that voltage can over come the resistance of air.
If you get a large flock of birds flying together within inches of one another,as they do,I can see this as potentially happening.

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posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 08:25 PM
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lol but all hundred birds would have to be touching so that possiblity is flawed sorry



posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 09:31 PM
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Originally posted by leawyoming
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lol but all hundred birds would have to be touching so that possiblity is flawed sorry




Never said it was perfect,just plausible.
And I never said touching,but a few inches apart.



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