On New Years eve, if you were walking around the neighbourhood in Arkansas, you wouldn’t be called stupid for thinking you were in the middle of some or other horror movie.
Thousands of birds fell from the sky on new years eve. In a statement, the Arkansas Fish and Game Commission (AFGC) said it began receiving reports of the falling birds at about 23:30 in the New Year’s eve. By midnight, more than 1,000 red-winged blackbirds had fallen in one area of the city of Beebe. Freaky, right? Apparently this kind of thing is unusual and is caused by lightning or high altitude lightning.
I’ve read a few articles and there has not been a definitive reason for the event. One speculation is that the birds hit something in the air and were stunned and fell to the ground. Another speculation is that the loud fireworks used to celebrate the new year caused stress to the birds and they fell to the ground only to die as a result of the blunt force trauma of hitting the ground.
Maybe this will be one of those unsolved mysteries of all time.