Bird Business

Morgan Martinez-Gee

Hear that chirping outside your window? It’s your favorite surveillance camera used to monitor your every move. Or, that’s how it is according to this movement “Birds Aren’t Real”. Exactly as it sounds, it is a theory based on that all birds are flying drones made to spy on citizens. 

As said on the official website ,this movement started in 1953, where the CIA was already watching the citizens to avoid communism through ground cameras, found in sewers and garbage cans. They realized how little they were surveilling the citizens, and one employee introduced the idea of “robot birds” (this is what they called these drones). Another factor was the CIA employees “were so annoyed that birds had been dropping fecal matter on their car windows that they vowed to wipe out every single flying feathered creature in North America”.

The CIA created a cover name “Water the Country” that was a cover up for killing birds. They used bombs taken from Area 51 to kill and poison birds to replace them with metal lookalikes. While “Water the Country” was happening, the president of the time, John F. Kennedy was not informed in any capacity. He comically found this information by tapping a phone of someone he suspected was stealing his ham sandwich, only to find the mass homicide of feathered flyers. He informed the men (both the man with the tapped phone and his associate) to shut down the mission or face exemption. Only a few weeks later, he was killed, and “truthers” (believers in Birds Aren’t Real) believe it was the CIA killing him to continue their work. From there, the CIA rigged elections to appease “anti-bird and pro citizen surveillance”.

A Vietnamese boat was allegedly attacking a US boat, causing the US to go over to Vietnam. People hypothesized that it was faked, as Vietnam has a high amount of bauxite ore (a main part of the robot birds). It is also theorized that some of these birds were made under DIA (Denver International Airport).

“Water the Country” then “recruited” a large sum of people to build these robot birds, but made them believe that they were on acid, and all of the building was a giant trip.

As this movement reaches more and more people, it continues to grow. While these stories may have real life events, most of this information is not credited or even seems credible. Next time you see a bird, maybe wave and say “hi” to the camera!