A couple weeks ago, I started this thread: Birds!!!
If you have never been in the akward situation I'm about to describe, chances are you know someone who has been, or you've seen it played out in a
comedy skit... In a loud room, you find yourself in a somewhat inappropriate conversation. As you're saying something damning - a curse word, etc -
the room instantly goes quiet, and your embarrassing shouts are heard by all.
The birds continued to chirp constantly, then, instantly, every single bird chirp stopped without any apparent reason. Their chirps literally stopped
instantly and simultaneously - all their chirps.
There was no other loud noise, like a gun-shot or a loud vehicle, that may have spooked them. Instantly, after several seconds of complete silence,
all the birds began to chirp again. Instantly, their whistles returned to the same expanse and audible instensity found prior to the silence.
In the thread, several members suggessted it was natural behavior, but I knew it wasn't. Living here my whole life, I have never heard this before.
So, it was pretty much 'debunked' as nothing more than a previously overlooked behavior.
Another thing I found odd was the fact the birds were of many different varieties and most, if not all, should have long since migrated out of this
region. No video or audio made the thread less than what I hoped for. I wanted someone who could give a probable explanation, based on past
experience, but they were hard to find with only text descriptions
There was another event, a few days before I posted that thread, where I found a bird in my yard, acting very wierd. It was standing in one spot, not
scared of me or my dog as we approached. It just sat there... It's head was bobbing back and forth, as if it were nodding 'Yes'. This went on for
hours, then the bird seemed to vanish. Maybe it flew away, a cat or dog got it, or it moved to a new spot.
I thought it odd enough to call the local University for advice. They said they do not check black birds, but they do check crows. In my infinite
wisdom, I told her it was a big black bird - it didn't cross my mind that a 'big black bird' IS a crow.
They eventually came out, but by then it was gone. They checked the area, but I don't know if they found it or not, I've heard nothing from them
The morning of the recent local bird die-off
, I woke to a
very strange sound. It was a very low pass frequency, best described as bass from a subwoofer. The sound was a persistent and ongoing. It would grow
in intensity before fading to a faint sound, then returning to a loud constant.
The pitch didn't change much, if at all and lasted for hours, from about 5am until about 11.30am
I thought about posting a thread on here about the Strange Phenomena taking place here, but I didn't. I thought it would have been largely redundant,
because of this thread
I posted on January 10th, 2012 and
describing the first time I noticed the sound, several months
before the thread I authored about the 2nd time I heard the noise (linked above).
It is very odd for me, knowing I heard the strange behavior of the birds and then heard the strange sound phenomena again, just hours before a bird
die-off less than 2.5 miles from my house.
This isn't quietly fading away, it is increasing in intensity, frequency, and now with a possible link to a bird die-off.
OK, a strange sound, it's odd, but probably an isolated incident with an explanation...
OK, the strange sound phenomena... again, it's odd, it may be the same as the other sound, but maybe not an isolated event...
OK, strange bird flock behavior, it's odd, but probably an isolated incident with a good explanation...
OK, strange sound phenomena... again, it's maybe the same as the other sounds, but probably not an isolated incident...
OK, strange bird die-off taking place almost immediately following the most recent sound phenomena... maybe it's linked to the other events, probably
not isolated, with no solid explanation, but hey, nothing to worry about, right?
It does disturb me, the fear of the unknown. Do these events pose a threat to my health? Knowing the events continue to occur with increasing
frequency, and now a possible connection to a massive bird die-off, just hours after the sound stopped.
I wish there was a solid, cut and dry explanation to explain these things around here... Don't flame me for this next comment, please... but, I have
to wonder if any of this is somehow linked to something else that happened to me a few days ago.
explains those wierd events I experienced.
Here is Carreau's thread
that does a nice job detailing the local die-off,
literally just a couple miles away from my house
edit on 3-1-2013 by esteay812 because: I needed to credit Carreau for their working thread