If you're a regular reader here, you'll recall that I recently blogged about a strange story from Botswana of the sudden death of a herd of elephants in that country. Indeed, the article was accompanied by sad pictures of elephant corpses that look as if they had died so suddenly that they collapsed and fell where they stood. SADs (sudden animal deaths) are one of the topics that fascinate me, not only for their occurrence, but also because of their inherent strangeness, and the equally strange explanations offered for them. The topic began to interest me years ago when I heard a radio report of the sudden deaths of a flock of birds in Tennessee that simply fell from the sky, stone cold dead, while they were in flight. At the time, I thought that it might have been a test of some sort of exotic electromagnetic weaponry, and I haven't really modified that conclusion since. We'll get back to that in a moment, for it forms part of today's "really high octane speculation."

That SAD Tennessee bird incident was followed by similar stories of birds falling from the sky from Arkansas to Texas, and then there was a story of a flight of geese in Idaho that fell dead from the sky, again in mid-flight. Indeed, I've written a number of blogs related to the phenomenon of Sudden Animal Deaths, and I thought this would be a good time and context to remind readers here of those blogs:

All this brings me to a story that I did not blog about at the time, but which I did comment about with an interviewer. I believe it was "Al" of Forum Borealis. In this case, the story is from 2016, was shared by PAI, who is due a big thank you for reminding me of it. The, like the story of the sudden deaths of the herd of elephants, concerns the sudden deaths of a herd of reindeer, half a world away, in Norway. But this time, the story has a twist:

Note that similarly to the elephants in Africa, the reindeer appeared to just have suddenly died where they stood. Notably, there's no attempt to write the SAD reindeer event off to "sudden onset reindeer flu". (Scamplandemics did not have the cachet they do now.) Rather, an entirely different explanation was offered, and it's one that, at first glance, seems broadly to confirm my electromagnetic weapons speculations, and raises new issues. Citing from the article, which first appeared in August 2016 in the New York Times:

Experts say that lightning most likely caused the grisly sight. But for many people who have seen images and video of the eerie scene that answer has raised some suspicion.

“Lightning does not strike a point, it strikes an area,” said John Jensenius, a lightning safety specialist with the National Weather Service. “The physical flash you see strikes a point, but that lightning is radiating out as ground current and it’s very deadly.”

It’s possible that a single bolt could have hit one or two reindeer directly, he said, but the majority of the carnage was caused by ground current. When the electric discharge touches down it spreads out in search of places to travel. The reindeer, with their four hooves on the grass, presented potential pathways where that current could flow.

OK... that's believable and plausible. Lightning does create a ground current, and in some cases, if one watches carefully, lightning can actually start from the ground and go up to the sky (as, incidentally, recent videos of the California fires seem to include examples of this type). The Earth is an electrodynamic body, and biological life - like reindeer - are bio-electrical systems.  Suddenly zapping them with a pulse of electricity can cause them to die, like that surge protector you have on your computer is designed to prevent transients or pulses from frying your computer. It's electromagnetic pulse, but through the wires, or in this case, through the ground. Wet ground would be far more conductive, and hence this explanation might explain the sudden elephant deaths in Africa. Except that there, recall, the speculation was on some kind of fast acting pathogen, not lightning strikes. Why? We're not told, except we may speculate that perhaps the weather was not storming or raining where the elephants were found, and hence a lightning strike in clear blue weather might raise uncomfortable questions.

But then comes an odd statement, and with it, questions are raised:

“The electricity would go up one leg of the body and stop the heart and go down and out another leg,” he said. “In an instant, of course.”

The same thing can and does happen to humans, Mr. Jensenius said, but animals are particularly vulnerable because they have more legs and their legs are further apart. The greater the distance between two legs, the greater the chance that electricity will try to flow through them, and the stronger that charge will be.

Though the reindeer were in a herd when they died they did not have to be touching to get electrocuted. They only had to be touching the ground within an area about 160 to 260 feet in diameter from where the strike or strikes hit. The 323 reindeer most likely dropped dead from cardiac arrest where they stood and did not go flying in the air, like in some movies. Mr. Jensenius said that it’s likely the lightning would have struck that location whether the reindeer were there or not.

Now, as we know, livestock and humans can be struck by lightning, and die from that ground current discharge. What I find extremely odd about both instances is that no other animal deaths are reported in conjunction with the reindeer and elephants. For that matter, the same seems to hold true in those reports of birds falling from the sky. Here it's starlings, there it's geese. Particularly in the case of a herd of reindeer, one might assume that the herd would be being stalked by predators of some sort, wolves, cougars, and so on. In other words, it's the fact that, in all these incidents, it's only one type or species of animal that is involved is what raises my suspicions. That, to my mind, suggests deliberate targeting of that species. After all - and here's today's high octane - if every species has its own unique bio-electric template, and if that signature or template is known, one can modulate an electrical pulse to take out only that species with an electromagnetic pulse. This hypothesis - wild and woolly though it is - is what I believe to be in action in some of these strange cases. All that is needed is to something to complete the circuit...

... like a cell phone. Just dial the right number, and send the pulse...



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Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".


  1. alisonbell on August 29, 2020 at 2:15 pm

    oooooh! Let’s blame it on a covid variation, shall we???

  2. Pierre on August 28, 2020 at 10:08 pm

    The rheindeer meat might taste good, and might have been cooked good, but it would be full of fukutonium.

  3. Kevin Ryan on August 28, 2020 at 11:44 am

    Birds in flight (targeting), reindeer (scaled up to mammals), elephants (full scale on mammals – leaving whales and dolphins aside, not that they haven’t beached and died where we can see them). Proof of concept phase complete. Ready for human “trials” and executions.

  4. Oscar Devlin on August 28, 2020 at 9:58 am

    This idea dates back to the cold war when the Soviet Union spent a lot of money on Psychic Warfare and so did the united states. The Russian built a big antenna array near chernobyl called the woodpecker and it sent out a disorganizing beat that drove Ham operators wild because it was so disturbing quite a story that you can find a lot of information about. It isn’t a coincidence that you are hearing about all these murder most foul stories of Russian defectors who are being killed by mysterious means (psychic remote killing). Good Book Psychic Discoveries Behind the Iron Curtain. Remote Viewing and Remote Influencing as well as Psycho Generators. Fast forward to the Voice of God Weapon that the U.S. is reported to have used during the Gulf War, when a large contingency of Iraq soldiers surrender, supposedly the voice of God Weapon was used and someone said this is Allah give up. There is another reported targeting of individuals by tuning to their DNA and sending messages by voice in a large crowd and they are the only one who hears it obviously they are insane. Some say that people can be followed by virtue of something called morgellons that have been sprayed with the Geoengineering spray (some call chemtrails.) And they are targeted by the morgellons being used as antennae. Some say nanobots are in the spray and they can be turned against a person or group that have inhaled them. These are just some of the things that can keep you up at night. A herd of elephants dropping dead will be on my investigation list.

    • Loxie Lou Davie on August 28, 2020 at 11:09 am

      Thanks for sharing that, ZDB!! Are these type of explosions, “usual”?

      • zendogbreath on August 30, 2020 at 12:34 am

        Grain dust is dangerous. Easy to blow up. Timong is suspect. Food in 2020 is already problematic. Read earlier farmworkers fleeing from tests and more cv1984 shutdowns of meat plants. I thought cdc changed guidelines on tests. Apparently not for farmworkers.

  5. Roger on August 27, 2020 at 7:11 pm

    5 ways lightening can get you with animation.

  6. ats on August 27, 2020 at 5:34 pm

    You’ll really get a kick out of this article then, Dr. Farrell:

  7. zendogbreath on August 27, 2020 at 5:09 pm

    Lee Trevino comes to mind.

  8. zendogbreath on August 27, 2020 at 4:58 pm

    NSA or somesuch had a kid (30ish) 10 or so years ago on a TED like talk describing how he coded for the govt and set up a hack that took over a cell phone, cranked up its battery and burned it up. He bragged that this provided a great avenue to eliminate terrists and that in fact NSA had done it. And the crowd of real patriots of course clapped politely. I have looked a few times now and cannot find the link. Pretty chilling stuff and only a few years after W & Darth Cheney protected us from all the terrists.

  9. chris on August 27, 2020 at 3:18 pm

    I just hope they didn’t waste the meat. Reindeer meat is very tasty, and plus wouldn’t this already be partially cooked?

  10. faFik on August 27, 2020 at 1:45 pm

    It may be a bit of a weird observation but I would watch out for number 23. Is seems to be appearing quite often synchronistically in multiple places in connection to various viral events in recent time. Maybe some pattern can emerge to hint towards greater conclusions.

    • zendogbreath on August 27, 2020 at 5:23 pm

      Quinn Micheals did a bunch of youtubes about secret mkultra type societies owned and run by intel groups using 23 as one of their programming numbers. Think of how masons use 33 and other numbers.

  11. John G. on August 27, 2020 at 11:59 am

    If lightning strikes of herds was a real risk, I would think that we, here in the U.S., would have lots and lots of reports over the decades of mass deaths of cows, sheep, steers, bison, free range hens, etc. And, though I now believe in intelligent design, any Darwinist would point out that animals subject to regular culling via ground currents from lightning would develop little Vibram soles, or their natural equivalent, on their hooves to insulate them from such. No doubt in my mind that the reindeer incident is NOT due to lightning.

    • Roger on August 27, 2020 at 1:00 pm

      I’ve watched animals during lightening storms. They can hear and feel a lightening strike building before it happens and will run out of the danger zone before it happens. My German Shepard saved my life once by pulling me along as he fled in terror a lightening strike that hit where we were just a few moments before.

      • Roger on August 27, 2020 at 1:08 pm

        But the Elephants from what I gathered from other articles die at different times, but one showed two dead side by side. Not sure they have 5G out in the middle of nowhere on the Dark Continent yet. But they may be using drones equipped with something at night. Other articles mentioned how the country in question was over populated with Elephants. I’ve heard arguments in the past against using hunting to fix this problem because hunters target the best of such animals as trophies where as a scientific approach would target other animals.

        • Roger on August 27, 2020 at 1:12 pm

          Plus elephants would learn to see humans as threats and this may destroy elephant viewing tourism. With drones they won’t associate the danger with humans but with drones instead.

        • Roger on August 27, 2020 at 1:16 pm

          Possibly use satellites? If so no wonder countries are beginning to purposefully attack other countries satellites. Who wants an invisible beam of their enemy hanging over their heads?

      • zendogbreath on August 27, 2020 at 5:21 pm

        We’re a dog household. Couple generations back I tried to comfort one upset dog with a coat similar to your shepherd’s. I got zapped hard from her fur. She did too. Could tell it hurt her more than me.

        Thought about it and realized the more fur the more electrical sensitivity. Yeh. Our dogs get as low as they can when something is coming. It’s definitely in the air – and their fur. Dare ya to rub your shep’s fur next time something’s coming.

        BTW, rubber soled chicken feet would probably cause greater damage than letting most current pass through.

      • Loxie Lou Davie on August 28, 2020 at 11:16 am

        Great story, Roger!!

    • chris on August 27, 2020 at 3:18 pm

      Well put.

  12. Robert Barricklow on August 27, 2020 at 11:21 am

    I remember thinking when these strange animal mass deaths were a new phenomenon. I wondered if they were subject to some new weapon: biological/electrical in nature. A kill switch?

    • Robert Barricklow on August 27, 2020 at 11:32 am

      Then, fine tuning that speculation, I thought what differentiated to various animal species; so that the kill switch would couple w/the bioelectrical connection? A unique bioelectrical frequency?
      If so, what would be the delivery approach? None needed? as the kill would only require the species’ specific signature? Or, would it require an injection, inhalation, ingestion?
      Or, an intense are using 5G, or even a higher next generation communication technology?

    • Robert Barricklow on August 27, 2020 at 11:33 am

      An obvious red herring.

      White Rabbit

      • Robert Barricklow on August 27, 2020 at 7:03 pm

        They have yet to pay off the lab.
        Whatever the lab results, the public versions will be fashioned by various PR departments.
        The final determination will be made by in international medical Stasi. The narrative choice depends heavily on controlling populations; making hay as possible in terms of real estate, financial obligations, and other ways to screw the global public. The NWO will make a global toast, Thanks for the deep pockets poorly guarded[clink go the glasses. Thanks for the watchmen asleep at their post[clink]. Thanks for the city to nurture us and the night to hide us[clink].

      • Robert Barricklow on August 27, 2020 at 7:10 pm

        Elephant evidence is being destroyed as per 9/11 protocol. Naturally all living “things” are suspect[in the coming, pre-approved, inhuman viewpoint/narratives].

        “they” have to know that this would be seen; hence, a message. Ironically, someone knows what the elephants in the room[so-to-speak] are all about. It’s just the public that’s being mushroomed[in the dark and fed B.S.].

  13. Robert Barricklow on August 27, 2020 at 11:17 am

    Elephants mass killing a happenstance accident; or,
    targeted affair?

  14. OrigensChild on August 27, 2020 at 9:19 am

    Natural occurring phenomenon, whether regular or otherwise, are usually easily detected through observation and field research. These occurrences may not be natural because there lurks within them has the signature of intelligence. We’re given hypotheses but never any evidence, therefore the evidence itself must be both anomalous and inexplicable using public, scientific dogmas. Lack of evidence is not proof of absence. Similarly, the lack of published data is not proof of the absence of privately held data either. Two of the most prevalent practicians of material omissions are in the fields of finance and hard science. Both are bound by the topologies of their discipline to consider only what is before them rather than what is possible, and use inference only within the closed system of possibilities bounded by the topologies of their world view. These stories hint at the possibility of two sets of intelligence: the intelligence of the scientists who are withholding relevant data and those forces responsible for targeting species for experimentation purposes. It’s the “targeting” and “absence of data” that lends greater weight toward this probability than anything. Paint me a cynic if you must, but when filters fail to filter one one should ask many questions and demand to see more data. These matters are essential to good science, and what we see written here fails all attempts at science miserably. Honest reporting should include all scientific observations to widen the spectrum of inquiry–and that is clearly not happening.

    • zendogbreath on August 27, 2020 at 5:13 pm

      I thought the same and as much. As clear as I could outline it was that these explanations seemed a reach and a bit frantic. Too much like MIB without enough confidence in their story nor their flashy thingy.

      I have heard of livestock getting hit and farmers losing a few. Never heard of that being in the 100’s though.

    • Loxie Lou Davie on August 28, 2020 at 11:21 am

      Hear!! Hear!! 😉

  15. eric on August 27, 2020 at 9:03 am

    So it started off with small birds. Scaled up to largest animal on land. Hopefully humans will stay off this list. Fema camps could become obsolete.

  16. Bizantura on August 27, 2020 at 8:26 am

    So, in my lifetime it might be possible a brainwashed scared person shouts in my ear, see it is an pandemic, I told you so but you wouldn’ t believe due to the dead bodies all of a sudden lying on the streets.

    How far will those nutcases go? Depopulation / genocide on steriods.

  17. swimsinocean on August 27, 2020 at 6:47 am

    Another one …this time humans. There’s probably more that we may have missed.

    • swimsinocean on August 27, 2020 at 6:56 am

      Cattle still had hay in their mouths…sound familiar? Hairy mammoths from pre-history found in Siberia with buttercups still in their mouths.

      • zendogbreath on August 27, 2020 at 5:07 pm

        I dunno. I know a few ranchers and farmers. One who’s been hit twice. They are all careful. The one who’s been hit is crazy careful. The first think that goes through all our minds is um, maybe I don’t want metal bale feeders in my fields attracting my stock to it? Maybe I don’t want anything metal in my fields?

        And yep. I remembered those mammoths from reading electric universe stuff. Some of that paradigm was logic laid out that the earth’s rotation changed and the climate change was instantaneous. Hence the mammoths had fresh clover still in their gullets while they were fresh frozen solid.

  18. swimsinocean on August 27, 2020 at 6:42 am

    Here’s another mass animal death due to lightning…this time sheep.

    Article dated 25th August…so pretty recent.

    • zendogbreath on August 27, 2020 at 5:00 pm

      weather warfare. At least it’s more plausibly natural at altitude.

  19. anakephalaiosis on August 27, 2020 at 5:28 am


    Pope Nero-Caligula has been at large,
    in a two thousand years farce,
    as smiley face pretender
    of moneylender,
    in land grabbing supercharge.

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