Tuesday, January 4, 2011

'If anything goes wrong, Desmond Hume will be my constant.'

As you have all been reading/hearing, thousands of dead drum fish recently washed ashore of the Arkansas River between Ozark and Clarksville and then on New Year's Eve thousands of red-winged blackbirds fell from the sky in Beebe, Arkansas.

I have several theories:

1.) One of the survivors of Oceanic Flight 815 forgot to push the button and is moving the island therefore causing a magnetic pole shift.
2.) ManBearPig is real.
3.) We've got a mutated species of petroleum-eating Chytridiomycota fungus on our hands that is capable of making the whole world's oil supply disappear and someone needs to find Tom Clancy.
4.) Some human beings are doing/dumping something they shouldn't in/around the Arkansas River.

Apocalyptic thinking aside, the fact that the deaths were limited to certain species in a certain region leads me to believe this could be something like the amphibian-killing chytrid fungus, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, but with the most recent news of near 500 dead blackbirds and starlings in Louisiana in this short period of time and talk of deadly blood clots in the recovered carcases, I think I am one of many now concerned that there is a stronger and faster-spreading problem affront.

Please feel free to share any theories or articles of interest in the comment section. Here are a few readers have sent in:

For Arkansas Blackbirds, The New Year Never Came
Mass La. Bird Deaths Puzzle Investigators
Nearly 3,000 Dead Birds Fall From Arkansas Sky
Dead Fish Cover 20-Miles of Arkansas River


becky said...

don't worry, the gov't has issued a statement concluding they were all killed by fireworks

Deborah said...

What?!? Where is this statement? Do share. Do said fireworks explain the two million dead fish in the Chespeake too? http://www.baltimoresun.com/features/green/bs-gr-fish-kill-bay-20110104,0,5624655.story

becky said...

Any of the news stories state officials have determined the birds were likely killed or scard to death by fireworks...not aliens.

Deb said...

I hadn't realized there was an alien theory going around?? Fireworks makes sense I guess. Like New Year's Eve fireworks. OR these aliens picked a night with fireworks to cover their tracks. Dead bird/fish tracks also in New Zealand and Brazil now, btw http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/05/dead-birds-fall-from-sky-_n_804591.html

Deb said...

And Sweden.

Deb said...

And Italy http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/06/birds-dying-in-italy-thou_n_805541.html

Deb said...

And the crabs http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/06/dead-crabs-wash-ashore-by_n_805211.html

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