The Apocalypse is Upon Us. Or, er, in Arkansas, at Least.

Well, we all knew it was coming. Sooner or later, we knew it would have to happen, and so it has — or at least, that’s what it sounds like over in Arkansas around New Years. What am I talking about? How about a few thousand birds falling from the sky on New Years, then later, a couple of hundred thousand dead fishes washing up ashore.

First it started with 2,000 red-winged blackbirds (some estimates have it at around 5,000) falling from the sky in a central Arkansas town called Beebe on January 1, 2011. Hell of a way to start the new year. And the most eerie part? This:

The birds had fallen Friday night over a 1-mile area of Beebe, and an aerial survey indicated that no other dead birds were found outside of that area.

Official explanations? The flock of birds were probably hit by lightning or “high-altitude hail”.

Meanwhile, about 125 miles north of Beebe, around 100,000 drum fishes (pictured) floated ashore along the 20 miles of the river near Ozark. There are no explanations for the deaths, though given that only one species of wish were dying, that would seem to rule out widespread pollutant. Or does it?

I’m still pretty sure the apocalypse is upon us. We have been warned…

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