LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Birds fell from the sky on New Year's Eve in Beebe, catching the attention of media outlets all over the world. From Australia to Europe, the question is the same. What caused thousands of birds to simultaneously die and fall from the sky?
The official answer from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is the birds died of some type of trauma, possibly fireworks or gunfire in the area startling them, resulting in them flying into trees or buildings.
However, many are looking at supernatural explanations.
Allison Warden with WeCanKnow.com is a Christian who believes in the widely publicized date of May 21, 2011 as the official Judgment Day for all mankind. WeCanKnow.com has billboards around the state warning citizens of the looming day.
Although Warden did not give a cause to the bird deaths, she says these types of occurrences should be expected.
Warden says, "We do not look to the world for explanations of the Bible, but to the Bible for explanations of the world. This date is a mathematical calculation from the Bible."
Gerald Ryder, a self-proclaimed psychic from Pittsburg, Pennsylvania contacted Today's THV. Ryder says he works with scientists and mystics around the world and has several possible explanations of the incident.
His theories are:
- A time travel device activated at the time of the bird deaths caused a tear in the "time travel continuum" resulting in shock and deaths for the birds.
- A spacecraft in the area hit the flock and crashed into the Arkansas River, explaining the dead fish found along the river's banks.
- An early Indian tribe in Arkansas was entrusted with the care of the Arc of the Covenant centuries ago and placed it in Beebe where it resides today. Ryder says the Arc was awakened by "something of consciousness" that killed the birds to draw attention.
Ryder goes on to say the dead birds found in Louisiana today were caused by "karma" due to monkey experimentation.
According to Louisiana's state wildlife veterinarian, at least some of an estimated 450 birds that died in Pointe Coupee Parish may have flown into a power line.
And here in Arkansas, birds have been sent for testing in Wisconsin and in labs across the state to find out what happened to the birds.
We asked our Today's THV fans on Facebook what they're thoughts were on the incident, and we got a variety of responses back from storms and temperature changes, to the birds eating poison or drinking bad water.
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