Arkansas game officials probe mystery of falling birds
January 2nd, 2011
09:10 PM ET

Arkansas game officials probe mystery of falling birds

Arkansas game officials hope testing scheduled to begin Monday will solve the mystery of why up to 5,000 birds fell from the sky just before midnight New Year's Eve.

The birds - most of which were dead - were red-winged blackbirds and starlings, and they were found within a one-mile area of Beebe, about 40 miles northeast of Little Rock, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission said. Birds fell over about a one-mile area, the commission said in a statement.

As of Saturday, between 4,000 and 5,000 birds had been found dead, the commission's Keith Stephens said.

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  1. RUFFNUTT

    i think we have got this one covered.. it was a bomb.

    January 2, 2011 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Snapdragon

      It must be connected to the massive Fish death!!!!! What is going on down there?? Someone is screwing with nature and that will just cause massive reprecussions later with in the food chain. Any biochemical warfare is earth shattering!

      January 2, 2011 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nicole

      No, I think it was really a dragon.

      As an aside, chemical warfare? Back up a little bit, let's eliminate the probable causes before jumping to the almost impossible ones.

      January 3, 2011 at 4:32 am | Report abuse |
    • renee belden

      Chemtrails are real and so is weather manipulation.Bejing bragged in their local papers in November that they were able to make it snow by seeding clouds.The Bejing Weather Manipulation Dept.(yes it is real)employees farmers who take time to seed clouds everyday while farming.There is a weather Manipulation race ,and it does not matter if they can controle the weather or not.You would be a fool not to believe that every country with the technology is trying to.The weather race will never end.Just like the arms race or the space race.The first counry to hurl hurricanes across the ocean wins.As far as Eugenics go.If the power wants to wipe out undesireable species while not harming the desirable then maybe this weekends test on birds and fish was a success

      January 3, 2011 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  2. yep

    AHH! It's the end times! It was in the bible! God caused it! The armageddon is here! It's a sign!

    January 2, 2011 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kenneth Andrew peterson

      ok 2012 is not real maby what the news is right the fire works did come quicker the ixspected and if you wont to tell me thats not the case the e-mail me at boy2travel@yahoo.com

      January 3, 2011 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
    • yup

      it could be.

      January 3, 2011 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
    • renee belden

      Only starlings and black birds fall from the sky at night when those species do not normally fly.Only drumm fish wash up dead by the thousands while the other fish seem fine.Theese two events happen one day apart about 100 miles apart and CNN reports they are probably unrelated.I think it was a test run in selective genocide.
      People are growing mor and more aware of chemtrails and eugenics.If you are not aware get aware.Don't recite revalations like we are too stupid to realize that science and government produce every event that could be recognized as apocolyptic.
      We need to demand that our government stop chemtrailing us and get out of the weather manipulation game.

      January 3, 2011 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Snapdragon

      The government will always plan distractions, and deterences to the real Truth. Renee is right. We would be fools to think people are not advancing in creating a biochemical bomb attacking selective gene, or race. Some people just can't give up on war. These chemical releases into our environment, will hopefully NOT be the start of the ugly, earth destorying war that will end with God's hand. God please be with us all.

      January 4, 2011 at 12:41 am | Report abuse |
  3. b_rox

    I blame the government. whenever something bad happens you know they're behind it. glad i just stocked up on tin foil.

    January 2, 2011 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Blow me

    Maybe they just gave up?

    January 2, 2011 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  5. tony glasper

    global warming.....oops climate change.....lol.

    January 2, 2011 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  6. banasy

    I've probed a few birds in my day, and these people have no idea what they're doing.

    January 2, 2011 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse |
  7. RUFFNUTT

    they went gay and jesus zapped them.

    January 2, 2011 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Billy

    So???? Panic time?

    January 2, 2011 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Ari

    Repent sinners!

    January 2, 2011 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
  10. michaelfury

    Google: Jews did 9/11!!

    January 2, 2011 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
  11. RUFFNUTT

    hey.. how do they know they fell from the sky? couldnt they have been on the ground and fell over?

    i dont think im going to be able to sleep tonite.

    January 2, 2011 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kelly Mayo

      Actually we know they fell because black birds, or about any bird, does not stay on the ground at night. It looked like they died in the air and 'crashed' from the way most of them were laying.

      January 3, 2011 at 12:53 am | Report abuse |
  12. Homer Simpson

    conspiracy, gov experiment?

    January 2, 2011 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Mmmmm

    It's the animal version of the movie "The Happening" starring as main character the Wahlberg eagle and co-starring the local blackbirds in the area and likes...

    January 2, 2011 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  14. RUFFNUTT

    dont forget the fish!!! fish have feelings too.

    January 2, 2011 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Who Knows

    Its was a bird cult.... they drank the juice.

    January 2, 2011 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
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