This story was spotted by G.B. and passed along, and I've got to blog about it because it's reminiscent of other stories I've blogged about in the past of mysterious mass deaths of animals under curious circumstances. We've seen mass deaths of birds, geese, reindeer, and - if you'll recall - elephants in Botswana. This time, it's sheep in Georgia:
There's not much information provided in this article, save that the lightning strike killed approximately 550 sheep:
Around 550 sheep were killed during a lightning strike on Mount Abul in the Ninotsminda region in southern Georgia on August 9.
Deputy Mayor of Ninotsminda Artavaz Tonoiani says that there were about 1,500 sheep on the pasture which is located five kilometers from the village of Tambovka, Ninotsminda
I've blogged about these mass sudden animal deaths or (S.A.D.s as I called them) before, and it's worth revisiting one of those articles:
Now there's no doubt in my mind - as I explained in the blog about the Norwegian reindeer deaths - that it is entirely possible to explain such incidents by entirely natural causes. But as I pointed out in that article, what's unusual in these events is the pattern that when they occur, the do not seem to affect any other animals in the region of the deaths. It's usually confined to a particular species.
It is this pattern which continues to raise my suspicions about what we might be looking at. Granted, it is entirely possible, once again, to explain such events by completely plausible natural causes. It's that seeming pattern of species-specificity that raises my suspicions that we might be looking at something else, perhaps even "beta tests" of a sophisticated type of electro-magnetic pulse weapon, directed perhaps by the use of laser-directed lightning strikes, or electro-magnetic pulse weapons that are modulated in such a fashion as to be resonant (or out of phase) with a species-specific electro-magnetic signature. All life on Earth has a resonance with species-specific variations to the Schumann cavity resonance, so at least in a high octane speculation sense, it might be possible. Conversely, we might be looking at effects of the Earth's weakening magnetic field, which, in weakening, might create local concentrations of "weakness" which in turn could create channels for such lightning strikes, which means: expect more such incidents. And of course, one might be able to deliberate manipulate, or create, such channels to similar effect.
The bottom line for me is that these S.A.D. incidents remain intensely curious, and I cannot get rid of the sense that there may be something significant going on here which is either being ignored, explained away, and perhaps, covertly studied if not engineered.
Yea, I know that sounds completely nuts, and perhaps it is.
But that's where I'm at.
See you on the flip side...