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Black Birds Fall From Arkansas Sky

Paresh Dave |
January 2, 2011 | 11:57 a.m. PST

Executive Producer

More than 1,000 black birds have died in an Arkansas town this New Year's Eve weekend, bringing back images from ABC's one-season-and-done sci-fi drama "FlashForward."

Officials in Arkansas aren't sure what caused the birds to fall from the sky though a storm that just ripped through region could offer one explanation. Fireworks on New Year's Eve may have startled the birds, but that doesn't explain why this hasn't ever happened before there.

In the television show, hundreds of crows died when scientists held experiments to cause people to black out for a brief period, during which each person sees a vision from his or her future.

MSNBC has pictures of the dead birds here and CNN has video here.



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