Omens of the Apocalypse

Omens of the Apocalypse


On New Year’s Eve in 2010, hundreds of dead blackbirds were found littering Beebe, Arkansas. Then thousands of fish floated to the top of a nearby river. Punishment from God for sexual depravity?

A hint of the horrors to come should the Earth be dragged into the Milky Way (21 December, if the Mayans got their facts right)? The result of secret government testing?

What starts out as a sensation-seeking doc slowly transforms into an intriguing look at the science of coincidence and our wish to make sense of patterns.


An investigation into unexplained natural events, including why thousands of blackbirds died in Arkansas, and how eyeless snapper fish swamped the beaches of New Zealand.