33-foot-long dead whale found beached in English field

Here's another weird tale for the Annals of Dead Marine Life Found In Unusual Places. A 33-foot-long dead whale was recently discovered in a marsh half a mile inland near the English village of Skeffling. Biologists suspect that this is a female Sei whale that became beached after being caught in a particularly high… » 10/01/11 8:55am 10/01/11 8:55am

Min Min light, the phantom glow that chases confused motorists in…

If you ever visit Eastern Australia, there's a rare chance you may encounter the Min Min light, a spectral luminescence that trails the viewer and is often mistaken for a UFO. But what causes this bizarre flickering pursuer? » 9/19/11 8:30am 9/19/11 8:30am

Other historical incidents of bizarre things raining from the sky

Sundry odd objects have rained from the sky since Year Dot. For a further look into these strange rains, here's the curiously titled 1917 essay of "Showers of Organic Matter." » 1/08/11 1:00pm 1/08/11 1:00pm

National Wildlife Health Center determines cause of blackbird death

The blackbirds that fell out of the sky on New Year's Eve in Arkansas were brought to the National Wildlife Health Center lab in Madison, Wisconsin. After examining the bodies, officials say they've determined a cause of death. » 1/07/11 12:00pm 1/07/11 12:00pm

Why are thousands of dead birds suddenly falling from the sky?

This week, 5,000 blackbirds fell from the skies over Arkansas, followed by 500 more in Louisiana. And now it's happening in Sweden too. You've got to wonder what the hell is going on. We'll explain. » 1/05/11 10:45am 1/05/11 10:45am

Taiwanese news coverage of the Southern USA bird die-offs is expectedly…

As usual, Taiwan's Next Media Animation has brought its A-game to its coverage of the Arkansas and Louisiana black bird deaths. In NMA's hands, this mystery's become a perplexing video collage featuring a cigarette-smoking cat and a military dog. » 1/04/11 8:00pm 1/04/11 8:00pm

Hundreds of dead black birds rain down from the sky in Louisiana

More Dixie-fried omens! After last weekend's massive fish and bird die-offs in Arkansas, 500 dead black birds plummeted from the heavens yesterday along Louisiana's Highway 1 near Pointe Coupee. If you need me, I'll be in my bunker. [Buzzfeed] » 1/04/11 10:20am 1/04/11 10:20am

Over a thousand dead black birds rain down on Arkansas town

Last Friday, hundreds of dead black birds fell from the sky over Beebe, Arkansas. Officials suspect the poor birds were the victims of weather conditions like lightning or high atmosphere hail, but we're chalking it up to a Romulan Warbird. » 1/02/11 8:00am 1/02/11 8:00am