Last week, Julie Knight of Coxley, England came home to a gruesome sight. More than 100 dead and injured starlings had fallen out of the sky and onto her property.
Was it an invisible UFO or a Flashforward-like event?
According to Mrs. Knight, ... "The sky was raining starlings. One of my neighbours saw them. They seemed to just fall out of the sky. About 70 were dead straight away.
The only way to describe what they looked like is that they seemed to have had a fright and were petrified.
We called out the RSPCA and their animal welfare officer took a few away in cages and euthanised the rest.
There must have been over 100 birds in total. I've been a country girl all my life and I've never seen anything like it."
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals were unable to determine the cause of the birds death. The birds sustained physical injuries - they were neither poisoned nor did they fly into power lines. RSPCA spokeswoman Helen Cohen believes the birds may have surprised by a predator:
The only possible explanation we can think of is that something has caused the flock to suddenly change their direction of flight and caused them to hit the ground.
It could have been that a bird of prey could have scared them into doing this, but it is still a mystery really.