MASS BIRD DIE-OFF: Up to 300 Birds Mysteriously Fall From The Sky In Seymour, Tennessee?!

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Residents and those passing by near Dogwood Hills subdivision on Boyd Creek Highway Sunday afternoon were met with an unusual scene. Dozens of dead birds littered the highway and surrounding fields after falling from the sky. Sgt. Robert Stoffle of the Sevier County Sheriff’s Department said a call about the birds came in around 1:15 p.m.

MASS BIRD DIE-OFF Up to 300 Birds Mysteriously Fall From The Sky In Seymour, Tennessee
Traffic passes by on Boyds Creek Highway Sunday, where dozens of birds fell from the sky. Officials from the
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is investigating. Image: Jason Davis.
What appears to be a starling lies in a field off of Boyds Creek Highway Sunday. It is one of dozens of birds that dropped dead from the sky on Sunday afternoon.  Image: Jason Davis.

He said a witness reported seeing the birds in flight before turning back around to see them on the ground. “It covered one lane of traffic,” Stoffle said of the bodies of the birds. Estimates of the number of birds varied from between 30 and 60 up to 300. They appeared to be starlings.

Birds litter the roadway and fields next to Boyds
Creek Highway after dropping from the sky
Sunday afternoon.  Image: Jason Davis.

While the vast majority of the birds were dead by the time The Mountain Press photographer arrived, several were still alive, convulsing and flopping their wings on the ground. A count of the birds on the scene stopped at around 50, when not even half of the visible birds were tallied. Perhaps dozens more were scattered in a nearby field, which was flooded from the recent rainfall. As far as 60 yards from the main site of the birds, individual starlings were found.

A local resident, who didn’t want to be named, said he was quite shocked to see the large group of dead and dying birds on the road. “I was (driving) to the house … and I see a couple of kids standing in the road. I’m like, ‘what are these kids doing in the road?’ “When we get closer, next thing you know, there’s birds everywhere and they were all dead. It was disgusting. It was really amazing.

That end-of-the-world was supposed to have been coming and stuff, so everybody was like, ‘oh, no,’” he said, laughing. “When I first came upon it, when the kids were kicking them out of the road, there had to be 300 birds there, at least. It was crazy. There’s some even in the field and the water and stuff, too, it’s crazy.

Officials from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency responded and took two to three birds from the scene for testing, Stoffle said. A state highway department truck with a snow blade attachment scraped the birds from the highway onto the shoulder. – The Mountain Press.

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  1. consumicide January 6, 2013 at 8:31 am - Reply

    c’mon, these events are hardly a mystery anymore.. the USDA was responsible for the last round.. so I expect they’ve done this as well.

    http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/breaking/Mass_bird_die-off__Feds_poisoned_them.html

  2. Margie January 6, 2013 at 2:31 am - Reply

    Practice runs for the microwave weapon technology?

  3. david frobel January 4, 2013 at 11:36 pm - Reply

    makes you wonder whot it is,,I have herd that the magnetik polls are shifting slowley from north to south,,a natual thing that happens every millon years or so,,may be they got there guydenc mixed up,,

  4. aj weishar January 4, 2013 at 10:39 pm - Reply

    Talk about the canary in the mine shaft! Your first photo shows the dead birds and a chemtrail on the horizon over the house. There’s even a dispersing chemtrail in the sky above the car. That straight white “cloud” is full of aluminum, barium and arsenic.

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