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Hundreds of birds fell from the sky and landed onto I-95 Wednesday, bringing rush hour traffic in Maryland to a crawl.

The Maryland Game and Fish Commission said it began receiving reports about the dead birds about 11:30 p.m. the previous night. The birds fell over a 10-mile area, and an aerial survey indicated that no other dead birds were found outside of that area.

They were mostly Starling and Blackbirds, and while there were a few in the grass and on the shoulders of the highway, the vast majority landed right on the northbound travel lanes in Laurel.

“We were just kind of curious about running them over and getting them stuck in your tires and all that nastiness,” says Tammy Johnson.

“I travel this all the time and have never seen anything like that before,” says Ray Wheltle.

Traffic backed up as drivers slowed down out of concern for the birds and their cars.

A highway crew swept and shoveled what they could while the drivers crept by scratching their heads. State biologists say they’ve also seen Starlings, which tend to fly in large tight flocks, crash into the sides of tractor trailers.

Some suspected something sinister. “Environmental hazards, toxins in the air and in the environment maybe,” a person said.

Maryland Department of Natural Resources biologist Sam Comito believes the Starlings were attacked by some outside force.  He does not suspect any disease and is sending samples to a lab just in case.

WWN contacted Dr. John Malley of the U.N. Panel on Extraterrestrials.  Dr.  Malley examined the birds and all the evidence. He concluded that the birds were shot down by an alien spaceship from Planet Gootan.

“The Gootans have been shooting down birds and killing fish around the U.S., and world, for the last two years,” said John Mallye.  The U.S. government tries to explain it away with all different kind of theories, but this is definitely the work of the Gootans.  It’s a warning from them.”

Some are linking the deaths to similar incidents elsewhere.

Ornithologist Elisabeth Pfeffer, who examined may of the birds, said the he birds showed some physical trauma,  but had several alien burn markings on their wings.   “I’ve examined thousands of blackbirds and starlings in my basement and have never seen anything like this before.”  She first speculated that the flock could have been hit by lightning or high-altitude hail.  She was wrong.

There have been an increasing, and alarming, number of UFO reports in the last four months.  The United Nations Panel on Extraterrestrials has issued a report outlining an ongoing Alien Invasion – which began  in 2011 and continue until 2015.  This may be the first official shots fired by a UFO on any living animal on Earth.