Screenshot of the Google Maps Aflockalypse maps of mass bird deaths.

“Aflockalypse” — Mass Animal Deaths Now Mapped on Google

Article Updated: 24 Dec , 2015


You have to admit, the news is a little weird: 5,000 blackbirds falling dead from the sky in Arkansas; tens of thousands of dead fish in Chesapeake Bay; 50-100 dead birds found strewn in lawns in Sweden; 40,000 dead crabs washed up on England’s shores; 530 penguins, numerous other seabirds, five dolphins, and three giant sea turtles dead in Brazil; 200 American Coots dead on a Texas bridge; hundreds of snapper fish dead in New Zealand. And the list keeps growing.

Eerie coincidence? Or just a symptom of the digital age where news travels faster than you can say “The End is Nigh?”

You can now keep track of what is being called “Aflockalypse” on Google Maps.

Google Maps links reports of animal deaths, as well as reports of birds that have succumbed to the bird flu. By clicking on the blue balloons on the map you will be given a link that will provide the original news report. You can also click the links in the left side panel of the map.

The map provides a quick look at where the mass, unexplained deaths are taking place. But some say the map could help solve the mystery, as there has been suggestions the map could be overlaid on a current global oil exploration map to test the hypothesis that the deaths could have been caused by ground penetrating tomography.

This isn’t the first time that unexplained mass animal deaths have occurred — see this article on Time for the “Top 10 Strange Mass Animal Deaths” — but it seems unprecedented to have them happen all over the world within a few days.

Or is it? Others have suggested that the internet age allows us to connect the dots where there are none to be connected. The dead birds in Arkansas on New Years Eve — seemingly the first report of mass animal deaths — have been attributed to them flying through a fireworks display, and there could be logical reasons for the others, too.

Find out more by interacting with the Google Map.

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48 Responses

  1. J. Major says:

    The birds running into invisible UFO forcefields? A sign of the approaching apocalypse? There’s a couple illogical reasons. 😛

    Have to wonder what IS the cause though. Everything has a cause.

    Maybe they got hit by rogue Quadrantids.

    Maybe they flew into one a’ them there Chinese stealth fighters.

    Or maybe some dingbat bought their kid a super-high-powered 1w handheld laser for Christmas and they pewpewpew’ed all the birds with it. Never know.

  2. says:

    We know cosmic rays caused mass extinctions in the past, when supernovas were within distance even hundreds of light years if axially aligned with earth. evidence is from iridium deposits in the oceanic upper sedimentary layer during mass extinctions. their is a growing hole in the ozone layer, centered over the ocean in the southern hemisphere, which could be diminishing shielding protection.
    Let’s hope the ozone hole doesn’t grow faster and is not the reason for all these dying life forms.

    • Hon. Salacious B. Crumb says:

      The only mass extinction should for those hold views on plasma cosmology!
      What do ya reckon, Muppet?
      As for the rest of the diatribe written here, is this guy losing the plot or what?
      Maybe they died from reading gibberish by nits like these.
      I’d say, like all those bird deaths, just bury them in the backyard!

  3. Tramston says:

    I can’t freaking BELIEVE no one has said it yet. Cmon guys. It’s obviously Scalar Technology. It’s not just HAARP, there are many other locations scattered throughout the world. More than one facility in USA as well they just don’t call the others HAARP.

    There was seismic activity throughout the Nation at the same time? I believe this was the same day the “tweet hit the fan” if you will… in Arkansas.

    Seismic activity would not be at the same time across east west coast. Hail no guys. Only way that happens is if the seismic activity is initiated from above. ULF – You may never notice – or maybe you’ve felt a little nausea – it could be pulsing through your body and you would be most likely unaware of the fact. Speculation of course…just saying, most of the time…coincidences are Not…coincidences, We’re just missing something – missing a part of the equation – so it seems like a coincidence.

    Blunt force trauma ? Not from the ground dr’s say. Hmmm Reaching a bit here, but it makes one wonder the tricks that may be pulled with modern day technology and trillions upon trillions of microscopic particulates of aluminum and barium scattered through the atmosphere/ionosphere – nearly all invisible to the human eye.

    /imagination runs away with it

  4. Tramston says:

    Oops, meant to include this sry. NOT plugging a site!

  5. Manu says:

    “there could be logical reasons for the others”

    What would be a non logical reason?

  6. Molecular says:

    As we observe all of these things happening around us, let’s only hope that we never see the shadow of the BIG STONE creeping across the land before the impact.

  7. Restoration says:


  8. Bariman43 says:

    Yeah, because oil in water travels so fast that it spread to the entire world in less than a year. -_-

    • Nialfire says:

      Oil may not but birds surly do,, not to say it had anything to do with BP, just pointing out a fact. and as far as the food chain goes,, know one really knows the truth of it all.

  9. Restoration says:


  10. Quasy says:

    And the link to spaceflight and astronomy is….

  11. Dominion says:

    my cat told me that there are some doomsday suicide cults out there in the animal kingdom. some of the neighborhood felines were trying to get him to drink antifreeze. the bastards

  12. sebsama says:

    I wonder if that has anything to do with the BP oil crisis…
    You know, they used hard chimicals to deal with the problem.
    It might have come back like that…
    I would be nice to investigate that, especially for the fishs

    • Aqua says:

      We haven’t even begun to realize the extent of the damage that ‘Deepwater Horizon’, BP, oil spill… The real damage might not become apparent until much later? Something like a HUGE increase in cancer rates in ten or twenty years?

      • tripleclean says:

        Don’t drink the KoolAid so fast! As a gulf coast resident and on the water often, I never saw any oil nor anyone I know. The only time I saw “oil” was on flights over the gulf to Houston or on TV. The gulf and the oceans are vast and the oil riser is only so many inches around. Benzine try degreasers or pumping gas it is there. So many envriomental weenies whine about this and that. Gulf coast seafood is so much better that this 3rd world farmed crap that is in too many stores, I have to cut the little sombraros off.

        As to the birds I like bird flu and the dead sea creatures is always lack of O2.

  13. Bombadil says:

    This is like the rise in number of earthquakes after the one in Haiti.
    There actually was no rise, the media would just cling on to every little shake and over-report it. If you look for dead animals at any given time, you’re sure to find them.

  14. ElijahsFury says:

    Logical REASONS or facts? How about logical theories. Its only “logical” men formed from apes.But its not a proven fact!

    • Nialfire says:

      I’d say it’s more logical apes formed from the bestiality of man, then it is to say man formed from apes. do to the “KNOWN FACT” that apes are more likely stick to their own kind sexually then man is…..

  15. maxmurder says:

    around olimpics time last year hear in vancouver 99% of the ravens in the city misteriously dissapeared. I had attributed it to them being poisined by the city… but mabe its part of a bigger picture. They have come back in numbers somewhat but nothing like the black clouds that would block out the sun of before.

  16. Restoration says:

    Tramston, I honestly hope you are trolling. If anyone believes that load of crap article written by someone who took a Grade 11 Physics class and thinks he has a PhD in Theoretical Physics. Free Energy does not exist, the entire article is crap talking about UFOs, Crop Circles, I wouldn’t be surprised if Nibiru or the Annunaki were sprinkled in there along with MK ULTRA and Project Talent Government Conspiracies.

  17. capper says:

    Hon. Salacious B. Crumb January 6, 2011 at 9:42 pm
    “The only mass extinction should for those hold views on plasma cosmology!
    What do ya reckon, Muppet?”

    – Sigh

    • Hon. Salacious B. Crumb says:

      Hey carzy madcapper…
      Feeling left out, eh mate. Sorry I didn’t mention you…

      Sign, indeed.

  18. capper says:

    This time Crumb your comment is one of the least extreme in the series. BP oil spill? C’mon guys! FFS.

  19. Paul Eaton-Jones says:

    THUD!! [sound of head hitting desk]

  20. HeadAroundU says:

    It’s a bit too much in the USA, don’t you think? I bet it has something to do with American culture. :DD

    • Hon. Salacious B. Crumb says:

      Even in my eyes, that’s a pretty awful comment…

      Surely you mean that it must have had something to do with the FBI or the military, and not chopping at the heart of the American dream?

      In the ye’ olden days, it would have been instead a really mean sexist or racist comment. Them were the days….

  21. Quasy says:

    So let’s see: articles like:

    – Astrophoto: The Seagull Nebula
    – Previously Unseen Super-Hot Plasma Jets Heat the Sun’s Corona
    – Apollo Data Retooled to Provide Precise Readings on Moon’s Core
    – Great View! January 4 Solar Eclipse As Seen From Space

    have almost no comments. Those are space related articles. Some of them have really stunning information, and nobody cares. But this crap story (sorry Nancy, but I can’t call this story otherwise; it’s not a scientific study, and it has nothing to do with space; just hypotheses based on circumstantial evidence doesn’t create a theory), this story has already 25 comments. The very large majority of them heading for conspiracy theories and pseudoscience… Is UT looking for more readers regardless the means? Sad. I started reading UT regularly about 3 years ago (and hardly has ever been a day without opening the UT page since then). But these days I find (from which I “migrated” here) to have better and more space oriented articles lately. Less sensationalism and more astronomy, and spaceflight related stuff…

    • r0blar says:

      Well you know… it’s a nice Friday easy topic, good fun reading article and comments 🙂

    • J. Major says:

      Ease up.

    • Olaf says:

      I have to agree on this. It is already covered big time massively over all newspapers and Internet and conspiracy sites. This article is actually adding more fuel to conspiracy sites and moves away from any science.

  22. Ben Vidgen says:

    There are several possibilities:

    1. Nothing has happened out of the norm at all – other than in the age of the internet its now easier to spot such phenoneonon (and once spotted the media takes on a life of it own).

    2. We are witnessing an environmental disaster (notably cluster and first reports do seem to have coincide in states close to the Gulf of Mexico and the BP spills). Have we reached the criical point of toxicity – forecast by scientists over two decades ago.

    3. Are are we witnessing a by product of natural atmospheric electromagnetic influences. (see Dr Craig Rogers Otago University Sprites Elves & Blue Jets).

    4. Are we witnessing a by product of man made electromagentic technology – there are number of mainstream and offical archive sources (arms treaties to begin with) which make these avenue completely as valid as any other theory put forward to date.

    5. Are we witnessing by product of escalated environmental conditions such as sun spots or climate change.

    6. Are we witnessing a bilogical event man made (deliberate/accidental/commercial by products) or natural.

    7. A combination of all or the above.

    The trick to ascertaining what if any of these possibilities would include;

    A: Not relying on media reports (journalists are not specialist and even the media will admit that the quality of investigative journalism has taken a dive in recent years following budget cuts nthrough out the industry) but instead obtain primary documents visa autospy results of such incidents (using Freedon of Information, Offical Information acts, open source data bases ect) to confirm if media reports aiuthentic or not.

    *****edited for length*****

  23. dwdeclare says:

    and in the U.S. each year, 38 million cows and calves, 95 million hogs, 5 million sheep and goats, 278 million turkeys, 20 million ducks, and over 7 billion chickens are killed and most of these on enormous mechanized farms that specialize in one species and house hundreds or thousands of animals at a time…and you barely hear a peep about that.

  24. says:

    Birds dropping from the sky is evidence that this was a rare event in our lifetime, but is not sufficient in its entirety to justify that another new mass extinction is underway by geologic time scales. Only shallow not deep sea marine life was killed, indicating gamma rays would be shielded by deeper water. openly exposed birds some survivors are strong evidence it came from outer space, but lacking intensity to relentlessly bombard the surface with cosmic rays like during a mass extinction. clearly all incidents happened close to the same Earth’s geographic LATITUDE shown on the map, which reflects magnetic field lines are surrounding and shielding the planet.

    • Hon. Salacious B. Crumb says:

      Oh Mr. Muppet! I’ve seen the movie “The Core” too!
      (Watch out your words here are not misinterpreted as you might be caught with plagiarism!)

      What do you suggest? Put all the birds in Faraday Cages? At least, then they can’t fly away!

  25. Lawrence B. Crowell says:

    There have always been fishkills. Whale beachings are as old as whales. The whale fossils found in Peru appear to be from beachings that occurred 20 million years ago.

    There is an observer bias due to rapid communication technology. Any statistics on the incidence of animila die-offs would have to take that into account in some Bayesian regression. I will leave that to other statistics mavens.

    As for post comments, I generally look at all of them. Many might be interesting, but do not cause or inspire me to make comments. I will confess I am more interested in things like cosmology than the lunar interior.


  26. Dark Gnat says:

    Not a conspiracy theory, but just wondering:

    Could the oil still at the bottom of the Gulf of mexico be effecting the food chain? The die-off seem to be following the gulf stream over to england. I think it might be a good idea for compare notes in each of these cases, just in case there is a possible link.

    I actually was expecting a delayed mass die-off, as I reckon whatever toxins or contaigions (i.e oil-eating bacteria) that entered the food supply might take a while to make it up the chain. However, I think the time frame might be too long, and there may be a different cause.

    Weather patterns may be another possible cause, as cold tempuratures could be disrupting food supplies as well.

    Whatever the case, I think it’s premature to write this off as informational/observational bias – just to be on the safe side.

  27. says:

    I am wondering how we can shield our homes from cosmic rays, if these massive worldwide deaths continue. Buzz saw flashes of light during an Apollo moon mission, when cosmic rays from a storm unexpectedly hit his eyes, causing him to panic for fear the mission could be in jeopardy if it worsened and they couldn’t see. cosmic rays could hit the eyes of flying birds that are less shielded farther above the ground surface. We can rule out a nearby supernova as a cause, but not the possibilities that more space storms could continue to kill birds, by penetrating the magnetosphere shield for numerous reasons including increasing intensity of gamma ray bursts from distant aligned objects like blazers. it might end soon or could continue to worsen until most birds and fish near the surface die, but hopefully larger animals will not be harmed if things get back to normal space weather soon.

  28. katie monta says:

    Are these global mass deaths occurring at or near FRACKING (natural gas) extraction sites?

  29. Paul Eaton-Jones says:

    Just read on the BBC web-site that the birds which died in Romania died from alcoholic poisoning after eating huge quantities of marca – the grape leftovers from making wine! It seems that fireworks accounted for the deaths of the red-winged blackbirds in Arkansas and the 100 jackdaws found dead in a Swedish town were run over. So let’s all calm down and forget methane, EMP/microwaves/aliens theories shall we?

  30. says:

    There are far too many large numbers of death in so many different locations in a brief time, for simple ordinary explanations. the Cosmic Ray theory for mass bird flock panic is that colliding bruises tissue damages occur in flight when birds of a feather flock together, some falling surviving, many blinded by seeing light flashes. Scientific support evidence facts are: the sun is having the deepest solar minimum in over 10 years, and the solar wind speed is the slowest in 50 year record. This reduces the shielding of the earths surface for cosmic rays, which enter more easily into the inner solar system with the flattening current sheath from the sun. Fleshy fish have little protection near the surface.

  31. merachefet says:

    2 million livestock have been culled in S Korea after foot-and-mouth outbreaks, and Bulgaria is rebuilding its Cold War fence with Turkey after outbreaks there as well.

  32. Paul Eaton-Jones says:

    There are many places where foot & mouth is endemic so reading that 2 million beasts have been culled somewhere is not necessarily newsworthy in this context. It is newsworthy for the particular nation and the poor farmers who have lost out. We had a severe outbreak here in Britain ten years ago that restricted movement and rendered the countryside eerily quiet but nobody thought it was due to most of the ridiculous ideas put forward here.

  33. Koowie says:

    This has probably happened many times before but with everyone having cameras and videos it’s just captured more.

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