Blackbirds dropping first in Arkansas and then in Louisiana underlies the mysterious folks enjoy and the success of Alfred Hitchock. Hundreds of blackbirds are dropping from the skies of both states as people speculate on the reasons in most amusing ways as the love of mystery drives the story now.
It may be a natural happenstance, but people are wondering now with the reports of the death of blackbirds by the hundreds in Louisiana following 3000 blackbirds’ deaths in Arkansas might be. Add to this the death of fish, and the mystery compounds.
Within the past few days newspapers, like the Christian Science Monitor, and television programs have reported on the story of the 3000 blackbirds that fell in Arkansas. This combined with the dead fish has made authorities wonder. All sorts of hypotheses from local folks and experts have been provided, yet no one knows for sure how these things came about.
Now, in the aftermath of the Arkansas mystery, comes another one in Louisiana as scores of blackbirds were reported lying along a Louisiana highway.
This is Alfred Hitchcock at his very best. Hitchcock capitalized on the notion of mystery combined with the somewhat sinister and unusual events to make his stories tantalizing on the screen. His movie The Birds was one of those that critics point to as having the special thrill of mystery. These mysterious birds dropping from the heavens is reminiscent of that Hitchcock way.
Adding to the mystery of the dead birds in Louisiana is the continuing saga of the oil spill and its damage to wildlife in the state. Wildlife deaths and strange weather remains the conversation in a state known for its unique culture and environmental events. As the Times Picayune recently reported, the oil spill continues to foul 168 miles of Louisiana coastline.
Louisiana wildlife experts are sending carcasses of birds to be tested, according to the KATC and the Associated Press, following the 500 deaths of birds in Point Coupee Parish.
Many of the experts on the scene point to a natural occurrence, a disease that kills a certain species. At the same time, there are those who wonder why in different places fish and birds are dead and see it either as a government conspiracy or as a mystery predicting things to come.
Paul Joseph Watson and Alex Jones are reported in the Vancouver Sun as having written a speculative piece stating government testing as responsible for the death of the birds and fish. On Prison Planet.com they write, “Scalar weapons that can artificially manipulate the environment could be responsible for the mass die offs. We know for a fact that over a decade ago the U.S. Military Industrial Complex was aware of and involved in the testing of such technology”.
Then there are those that see this as a forecast for the end of the world, hypothesized by folks in the forum postings of many seeing the dead birds and fish as foreseen in prophesied Biblical events.
The mystery, not yet unraveled, perplexes folks right now; but like those Alfred Hitchcock movies it remains the focus of those who love suspense and thrill and of the unexpected for which Hitchcock movies were best known.
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