After more than 1,000 dead birds and 100,000 dead fish were found in Arkansas over the weekend, experts were quick to postulate that hail, lightning, and/or New Year's Eve fireworks were behind the mass carnage.
But now a new development is rendering those theories null and void: More than 500 dead blackbirds have now been found on a quarter-mile stretch of highway in Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana.
I think it's time to stop using science and common sense in an attempt to piece together the puzzle of the animal deaths. If instead we were to look to science fiction for insight into these sad happenings, we would surely find the culprit behind the deaths to be ...
Think about it: Experts say the bodies of the birds showed internal injuries -- as if they had crashed into a stationary object while flying, sustained physical trauma, and fell to their death below. Are you imagining what I'm imagining? That the stationary object could be none other but an invisible UFO hovering up there in the sky? (Hey, it could happen. And if apocalyptic theories are an acceptable explanation for these odd occurrences, then surely there's room for a few good alien stories, too.)
But if you're intent on using logic to solve the mystery of the animal deaths, then you might be interested in this information:
The Baton-Rouge Advocate is reporting that an official from the U.S. Geological Survey claims that a thousand or more blackbirds have turned up dead some 16 times in the past 30 years.
So perhaps this strange occurrence isn't so strange after all -- but where is the fun and panic in that?
Do you think the dead birds in Louisiana are related to the ones in Arkansas?
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