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Some freaky things have been going down in Arkansas lately.

Just before the dawn of 2011, approximately 5,000 birds fells from the sky, and days later nearly 100,000 dead fished washed up on the shores of the Arkansas River.

Although experts claim the two events are not connected, they are still trying to figure out what killed both the birds and the fish.

According to scientists, fish kills occur every year, but Arkansas state spokesman Keith Stephens indicated that a disease may have been responsible for the massive numbers of dead drum fish. “The fish kill only affected one species of fish,” he said. “If it was from a pollutant, it would have affected all of the fish, not just drum fish.”

The fish kill took place in Ozark, Arkansas only about 125 miles from the town of Beebe which is where nearly 5,000 blackbirds mysteriously fell from the sky just before midnight on New Year’s Eve.

Biologists think the bird deaths were stress-related from either New Year’s Eve fireworks or weather conditions and are unrelated to the fish deaths.

Whatever the case may be, falling birds and dead fish cannot be a good sign. I’m just saying.

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