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World hit by mysterious animal death epidemic

2 million fish have died in the Chesapeake Bay area in Maryland. Hundreds of dead birds have fallen from the sky in Louisiana. Australian homes have been flooded. 200 dead birds found on a bridge in Texas. 100 tons of sardines, croaker and catfish were found dead along the Brazilian coast. Hundreds of dead turtle doves in the streets of Faenza, Italy. A little closer to home in Britain, 40,000 dead devil crabs washed up along Kent’s coast.

With deaths in such large quantities it has caused a stir amongst scientists, the media and the public. So are these incidents related to one another?

Many conspiracy theories have hinted at religion being behind the deaths. A warning from God or prediction from the Bible. However magazines such as the New Scientist have said this is not the end of the World and not to fret. It has been suggested that New Year fireworks could have affected the birds. Polluted waters and plummeting temperatures were also suggested for the number of fish deaths. However this article only tackles two of the many incidents reported.

The Cool Jew website has suggested that the birds dying were a type of retaliation to Israel. Another rumour suggests the military are behind the deaths with Phosgene gas testing resulting in a number of bird deaths. Nacho Politico website has discussed this theory in more depth.

Bloomberg reports the deaths occurred after less than two weeks after a total lunar eclipse. Since then Google has been bombarded with people searching to uncover the mystery by searching for the key lexeme ‘bird‘. Conspiracy theorists have called these incidents the “Aflockalypse“.

So is it just a coincidence or is it something else? Many scientists have remarked that mass animal deaths are not uncommon in some parts of  the world and specifically America. Other scientists have suggested that the disturbances and deaths could have been caused by the continuous shifting of the (magnetic) North Pole (25 miles a year). In some of the cases testing has been undertaken however there are not yet satisfactory explanations for all of the cases. Do you believe the conspiracy theory? The religious theory? Or is it the environment beginning to collapse?

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  1. January 8, 2011 at 9:35 PM

    Maybe everyone should not be looking into all the theories should and more should be done for prevention so things like this doesn’t happen as much!

  2. emmaeagle
    January 9, 2011 at 11:00 AM

    Truly surprised to see how many incidents have occured. It has inspired me to look into whether this has happened before. But it also makes me query why? And I will keep a newswatch for further happenings.

    • January 9, 2011 at 1:30 PM

      Perhaps it is the usual whip of media frenzy or something else. My blog post was merely to inform about the vast number of events that have occured since New Year. In my lifetime I have not heard of this many events in such a short amount of time!

  3. January 9, 2011 at 11:08 PM

    Wow, I knew about the birds, but not the other animals! I don’t belive the world will end next year but it does worry me because so many people do…

  4. January 12, 2011 at 4:08 PM

    Wow, I too had heard of a couple of these incidnts, but not all of them. I am very intrigued to see where all of this will go!

  1. January 8, 2011 at 5:23 PM

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