Saturday, July 24, 2021
Saturday, July 24, 2021

Birds aren’t real – They’re government drones used for spying!

OK, I’ll admit that I don’t spend a lot of time reading about conspiracy theories, but usually I’ve at least heard about them. My more-informed son says that this topic – that birds aren’t real, they’re government drones – has been debated since 2017! And I’m just now hearing about it?!

It was by accident, really. I may never have known about this mind-blowing theory except that the leader of the movement recently held a rally in Missouri (my home state) late last month.

So what is it?

Peter McIndoe, the originator and spokesman for the idea, insists that the government destroyed all birds in the mid-1970s. They then replaced the birds with government drones to spy on U.S. citizens. When asked for evidence to back up his theory, Mr. McIndoe replied, “I think the evidence is all around us. Birds sit on power lines. We believe they’re charging on power lines. We believe that bird poop on cars is liquid tracking apparatus.”

Every bird is really a government drone! Who knew? According to the “Birds Aren’t Real” website, airplanes dropped poisoned gas over every part of our country. Over the course of ten years, this CIA operation (code name “Water the Country”) killed every species of bird and replaced them with “bird decoys.” These bird lookalikes are actually government drones, equipped with listening and recording devices.

A t-shirt you can buy on the Birds Aren’t Real website

McIndoe is not backing down on his claims. And he’s not alone! Birds Aren’t Real has 326,000+ Instagram followers with more than 353,000 followers on TikTok. Whether followers are true believers or simply enjoy the idea as comedic farce remains to be seen.

What’s the goal of the “Bird Brigade”? According to McIndoe, “The end to this project would only exist in the case of societal acceptance and shutting down the 12 billion robot birds that currently swarm the skies of our nation.” Okay, then.

Who wants to tell the Audubon Society? Not me!

You can visit the Birds Aren’t Real website here. Perhaps you want to buy a shirt?

[One editor wonders if followers of this theory are called Birdbrains?]

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Tom
4 days ago

Wow, get out the tin hats…someone actually spent the energy to think about this? Here is our future population that will be overseeing all of we the less gullible people left in society. No wonder the rest of the world is amused by Americans…

BILLY Bob Thronton
5 days ago

That’s just dumb, we all know windmills are chopping up birds at an unprecedented rate, but since the King has No Clothes mentality rules the day, just keep building those bird choppers, then introduce the drones.

Leslie Berg
6 days ago

My neighbor expends much time and energy nurturing wild bird babies for a rehab that are abandoned or fall out of nests. I don’t have the heart to tell her these precious little featherless tiny drones don’t need all this nurturing. Hopefully they aren’t spying on her and reporting back to their government taskmasters? But I’m sure they are saying nice things if they are.

Sue B
7 days ago

It’s a farce. If you read the posts on Facebook it’s very evident that it’s satire on the other ridiculous conspiracy theories out there. I suppose there may be a few nut jobs out there that might believe it but it’s very tongue-in-cheek even though they decline to admit it – I guess that would take the fun out of it.

Judy
7 days ago

I can’t stop thinking about all the money I’ve wasted on bird seed. And it explains why squirrels eat most of it. But maybe squirrels aren’t real, either.

Tom
4 days ago
Reply to  Judy

the squirrels do the heavy lifting, the birds just listen and report

Judy
7 days ago

Somehow I knew the reader comments would be as much fun as this article! Made my day.

Ron T.
7 days ago

One of the cool things we did while I was with the EAA Museum was an exhibit on the history & future of model aircraft. Loaned for display was a bird-sized flapping-wing drone protoype. Up close you would know it wasn’t a bird, but passing almost silently over your terrorist training camp, who would even notice. I understand the military’s effort now is to get them insect-size.
On the other end of the spectrum is the flying model of the pterosaur Quetzalcoatlus Northropi which at half scale had an eighteen foot wingspan!

DW/ND
7 days ago

“Unhinged” – “Birdbrains”. Says it all!

Crowman
7 days ago

I noticed last duck season that all the birds I ate had Radio Shack parts in them.

Admin
RV Staff (@rvstaff)
7 days ago
Reply to  Crowman

😆 Thanks, Crowman! Have a great day! 🙂 –Diane

Julie
7 days ago

It would probably be a really good idea for believers to get outside every now and then. Good grief!

Kamwick
7 days ago

Sounds like he may be using his ‘government conspiracy’ story as an excuse to kill birds?

Bob Stellmaker
7 days ago

I’d link this right up there with Qanon!

Bill
7 days ago
Reply to  Bob Stellmaker

… and gov’t spy microchips being injected with vaccines to control the population…

Tom
4 days ago
Reply to  Bill

helps with the sounds in your head, music and voices?

UPRIG
7 days ago

… right up there with ”we’re from the government and here to help you”…🌞

Thomas D
7 days ago

Earlier this spring I must have watched 4 of these drones being built. Truly amazing. They start by making an earth and sticks and grass assembly area what I will call Nest. 4 blue things were assembled and placed in assembly area. Drone then sat on said blue things which I will call eggs. After sufficient time 4 little robots or drones appeared, which were constantly fed by parent drones. They grew bigger and soon started to resemble the larger drones that built them. No steel,or plastic or man made eproducts nor electricity was used in the manufacturing process. Truly amazing and just think, all these different models and colors, sizes shapes and uses. Truly smart on our government’s part. Though not too bright. One of those drones just got attacked and eaten by a larger drone.

Dan
7 days ago
Reply to  Thomas D

Same here. I needed to trim a branch that hangs over the driveway and was brushing the RV when we pulled we past it. A female cardinal drone was sitting next to her nest guarding it from my pole trimmer. The trim will have to wait until fall. Maybe by that time Peter McIndoe will have taken a urine test.

Admin
RV Staff (@rvstaff)
7 days ago
Reply to  Thomas D

Great response, Thomas! Thanks! (Obviously you’re not a birdbrain. 😉 ) Have a great day. 🙂 –Diane

Ron
7 days ago

Unhinged from reality.

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