Some are calling it the "Aflockalypse". Others are calling it the end of the world as we know it. All over the globe, thousands of dead birds are dropping out of the sky and millions of dead fish are washing ashore. So just what in the world is going on?
Well, the truth is that nobody knows for sure why large numbers of fish and large numbers of birds are dying all over the planet. There are some that believe that this is happening because we are getting closer to the end of the Mayan calendar in 2012. There are others that believe that HAARP or other secret government programs were involved. Still others are convinced that all of this is happening because the earth is experiencing a pole shift. Yet other explanations involve UFOs, the BP oil spill or even the second coming of Jesus Christ.
Of course most scientists are attempting to come up with more "rational sounding" explanations for this phenomenon. Some are blaming extremely cold weather for all of these deaths. Others claim that loud noises or other trauma could have caused these events. There are other scientists that have even suggested that birds are falling dead out of the sky due to "indigestion".
So do any of these explanations really hold up to scrutiny? The truth is that none of them seems satisfactory at this point.
Some in the mainstream media are trying to dismiss the whole story by claiming that mass bird deaths and mass fish deaths "occur regularly", so there is really nothing to be concerned about.
Is anyone actually going to buy that?
Just consider what we have seen over the past couple of weeks....
*According to officials in Maryland, two million fish have washed up dead on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay.
*More than 3,000 red-wing blackbirds fell out of the sky dead in the Arkansas town of Beebe on New Year's Eve.
*Approximately 40,000 dead crabs recently washed ashore near Kent, England.
*Large numbers of dead birds were also found in Kentucky right around Christmas.
*Hundreds of snapper fish have been discovered dead along the shores of New Zealand.
*Approximately 500 dead blackbirds and starlings were recently found in Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana.
*Approximately 100,000 fish washed up dead on the shores of the Arkansas River recently.
*More than 150 tons of fish known as "red tilapias" have washed up dead along the shores of Vietnam.
*Dozens of dead birds have been now been found near the town of Sullivan, Missouri.
*Thousands of gizzard shad have washed up along the waterfront in Chicago, Illinois in recent days.
*More than 100 dead birds have just been found near Geyserville, California.
*Approximately 200 American coots were recently discovered dead on a highway in Big Cypress Creek, Texas.
*Thousands of turtle doves recently fell out of the sky dead onto roofs and cars in a little Italian town called Faenza.
*Dozens of dead birds were recently discovered in the town of Constanta, a small village located 160 miles east of Bucharest, Romania.
*Somewhere around 100 tons of dead fish, primarily sardines, were found on the beaches of Paranagua, Brazil a few days ago.
Are we actually supposed to believe that all of this is perfectly "normal"?
No, something is going on here.
But nobody seems to have an adequate explanation.
One thing is for certain - 2011 sure is off to a very weird start.
So do you think that you know why all of these fish and birds are dying? If so, please feel free to leave a comment with your opinion below....