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Worst Day In Pigeon Racing History’ After 10,000 Birds Vanish Into Thin Air( Pix by HolinessForever: 8:00pm On Jun 24
A-COOP-ALYPSE NOW :‘Worst day in pigeon racing history’ after 10,000 birds vanish into thin air

PIGEON fanciers suffered their "worst day in racing history" after over 10,000 birds vanished into thin air.

They were flying from scores of locations last Saturday but failed to return home to their coops.

In one race - from Peterborough to the north east - as many as 5,500 pigeons are still missing.

Devastated fanciers described it as "unprecedented".

Last night, experts said the "Bermuda Triangle"-style disaster was caused by a solar storm in the skies over Britain.

Homing pigeons normally navigate their way home from hundreds of miles away using the Earth's magnetic field as a Sat-Nav.

But strong activity on the Sun can create a geomagnetic storm which distorts the Earth's magnetic field.

As a result, pigeons can no longer rely on their normal guidance system and can be thrown off course.

Around 9,000 birds from the North East and North Yorkshire were taking part in the race from Peterborough.

Richard Sayers, based in Skinningrove, North Yorks, reckons as many as 300 birds from his local club have gone.

He said: "We've seen one of the very worst ever racing days in our history. Around 300 birds are missing from this village alone and thousands across the North East.

"But it's the same story right across the country. The birds set out from Peterborough and didn't make it home, they have vanished.

"Most of the breeders I'm talking to are blaming the atmospheric conditions, possibly a solar storm above the clouds that created static in the atmosphere, but no one really knows.

"It's a worrying situation for breeders and we're asking people who come across the birds to do their best to look after them for us.

"We're asking anyone who comes across a racing pigeon to feed, water and let it rest and there's an 80 per cent chance the birds will get on their way after a few days."

UNPRECEDENTED' DISAPPEARANCE

Each pigeon has an identification ring on with a code and number.

Ian Evans, CEO of the Royal Pigeon Racing Association, said their disappearance was "unprecedented".

Mr Evans said: "We became aware quite quickly that something very unusual was happening on Saturday.

"I'm 45 and have kept pigeons since I was nine years of age and I have never heard of anything like this, it was extremely unusual and is areal mystery. Something happened that disrupted the navigational abilities of the birds.

"It wasn't just in this country either, we've had reports of heavy losses in Portugal and in Belgium as well."

Birds were released from around 60 locations in England, Wales and
Scotland on Saturday, with some centres starting more than one race in
the course of the morning.

Normally it would take a bird around two and a half hours to fly the 177 miles from Peterborough to Skinningrove, with pigeons flying at an average of around 77mph, though they can achieve up to 93mph.

Most birds sell for between £10 and £35 but the most expensive pigeon ever sold, in November last year, was a Belgian racer named New Kim which brought £1.3m at auction


https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/15382917/pigeon-racing-10000-birds-disappear-worst-day/amp/

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Re: Worst Day In Pigeon Racing History’ After 10,000 Birds Vanish Into Thin Air( Pix by Nobody: 8:12pm On Jun 24
Ok
Re: Worst Day In Pigeon Racing History’ After 10,000 Birds Vanish Into Thin Air( Pix by ValCon888: 8:30pm On Jun 24
Weirdos.

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Re: Worst Day In Pigeon Racing History’ After 10,000 Birds Vanish Into Thin Air( Pix by Righteousness2(m): 8:31pm On Jun 24
He said
I'm 45 and have kept pigeons since I was nine years of age and I have never heard of anything like this, it was extremely unusual and is areal mystery.

The birds set out from Peterborough and didn't make it home, they have vanished.

These and many more are the kinds of Exclamations and announcements that will be in the Print and Electronic media on the Day millions will Mysteriously Disappear from this earth in a twinkling of an eye.

The Day of Joy, Celebrations , Depressions and Gloominess.
Joy and Celebration for those who Suddenly Disappear to Meet JESUS in air and Depression and Sadness for those left behind on Earth.

I Perceive the Lord is using these mysterious happenings to speak to the Earth Inhabitants and all who will listen.

Ladies and Gentlemen,Wake up !Something Mysterious is about to Happen

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Re: Worst Day In Pigeon Racing History’ After 10,000 Birds Vanish Into Thin Air( Pix by illicit(m): 8:42pm On Jun 24
If they land in Nigeria hmmm
Re: Worst Day In Pigeon Racing History’ After 10,000 Birds Vanish Into Thin Air( Pix by tillaman(m): 8:46pm On Jun 24
grin
Which one is pigeon racing again bayi these westerners won’t seize to wow person, naso I dey hear Lupita argue about rooster fight me I thought she mean men will whip out their phallus to compete for the biggest I didn’t know it was an actual chicken fight

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Re: Worst Day In Pigeon Racing History’ After 10,000 Birds Vanish Into Thin Air( Pix by Boomboost(m): 8:49pm On Jun 24
The Unusual continues...

Anything new under the sun?

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Re: Worst Day In Pigeon Racing History’ After 10,000 Birds Vanish Into Thin Air( Pix by Goldbw122: 8:56pm On Jun 24
Joke for the year
Re: Worst Day In Pigeon Racing History’ After 10,000 Birds Vanish Into Thin Air( Pix by Righteousness2(m): 12:10am On Jun 25

Re: Worst Day In Pigeon Racing History’ After 10,000 Birds Vanish Into Thin Air( Pix by Nobody: 6:09am On Jun 25
Pigeon racing= the dumbest sport on Earth.

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Re: Worst Day In Pigeon Racing History’ After 10,000 Birds Vanish Into Thin Air( Pix by RichieGrassi(m): 8:25am On Jun 25
Give it a rest fam this is annoying now how possesive pigeon take affect rapture
Na morons like una dey make christianity sound like joke
Try minimise this shii you're doing
Righteousness2:


These and many more are the kinds of Exclamations and announcements that will be in the Print and Electronic media on the Day millions will Mysteriously Disappear from this earth in a twinkling of an eye.

The Day of Joy, Celebrations , Depressions and Gloominess.
Joy and Celebration for those who Suddenly Disappear to Meet JESUS in air and Depression and Sadness for those left behind on Earth.

I Perceive the Lord is using these mysterious happenings to speak to the Earth Inhabitants and all who will listen.

Ladies and Gentlemen,Wake up !Something Mysterious is about to Happen

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Re: Worst Day In Pigeon Racing History’ After 10,000 Birds Vanish Into Thin Air( Pix by Massiveglory: 4:04pm On Jun 25
lalasticlala, see pigeon wonder.

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Re: Worst Day In Pigeon Racing History’ After 10,000 Birds Vanish Into Thin Air( Pix by NewDelhi(m): 7:12pm On Jun 25
So if 9,000 pigeons are participating in a race, how will you know which belongs to you

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Re: Worst Day In Pigeon Racing History’ After 10,000 Birds Vanish Into Thin Air( Pix by amarachukwuokor: 8:05pm On Jun 25
sad
Re: Worst Day In Pigeon Racing History’ After 10,000 Birds Vanish Into Thin Air( Pix by NwaNimo1(m): 8:05pm On Jun 25

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Re: Worst Day In Pigeon Racing History’ After 10,000 Birds Vanish Into Thin Air( Pix by Nuelito: 8:05pm On Jun 25
E bi things

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Re: Worst Day In Pigeon Racing History’ After 10,000 Birds Vanish Into Thin Air( Pix by MANNABBQGRILLS: 8:06pm On Jun 25
Who says there is nothing new under the sun

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Re: Worst Day In Pigeon Racing History’ After 10,000 Birds Vanish Into Thin Air( Pix by observer88: 8:06pm On Jun 25
Lol... A good case of monkey going to the market and refusing to return.

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Re: Worst Day In Pigeon Racing History’ After 10,000 Birds Vanish Into Thin Air( Pix by Sonnobax15(m): 8:06pm On Jun 25
tongue
Those disappeared pigeons must have Nigerian DNA in Dem

If most Nigerian athletes and sportsmen who have had the privilege of participating in one or other competition in Europe should have the chance of disappearing into thin air like those pigeons, trust me,Dem go do am without having a second thought...

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Re: Worst Day In Pigeon Racing History’ After 10,000 Birds Vanish Into Thin Air( Pix by Militant30: 8:06pm On Jun 25
They wanted to welcome Buhari to London and didn't know Buhari has cancel his recharging journey.

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Re: Worst Day In Pigeon Racing History’ After 10,000 Birds Vanish Into Thin Air( Pix by danski: 8:07pm On Jun 25
Am sure this birds are sent to stop one president of a certain country cheesy

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Re: Worst Day In Pigeon Racing History’ After 10,000 Birds Vanish Into Thin Air( Pix by ChizzyBuna(m): 8:07pm On Jun 25
Wow
Re: Worst Day In Pigeon Racing History’ After 10,000 Birds Vanish Into Thin Air( Pix by uuzba(m): 8:07pm On Jun 25
We are supposed to carry white people's problem on our head?
Are they carrying our own on their head?

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Re: Worst Day In Pigeon Racing History’ After 10,000 Birds Vanish Into Thin Air( Pix by Triangles1(m): 8:07pm On Jun 25
You can't cage birds forever, birds love to live a free live.

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Re: Worst Day In Pigeon Racing History’ After 10,000 Birds Vanish Into Thin Air( Pix by Badbunny(m): 8:08pm On Jun 25
Righteousness2:


These and many more are the kinds of Exclamations and announcements that will be in the Print and Electronic media on the Day millions will Mysteriously Disappear from this earth in a twinkling of an eye.

The Day of Joy, Celebrations , Depressions and Gloominess.
Joy and Celebration for those who Suddenly Disappear to Meet JESUS in air and Depression and Sadness for those left behind on Earth.

I Perceive the Lord is using these mysterious happenings to speak to the Earth Inhabitants and all who will listen.

Ladies and Gentlemen,Wake up !Something Mysterious is about to Happen

You never fail to disappointed do you? cheesy

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Re: Worst Day In Pigeon Racing History’ After 10,000 Birds Vanish Into Thin Air( Pix by whytediamond(m): 8:10pm On Jun 25
Bvv
Re: Worst Day In Pigeon Racing History’ After 10,000 Birds Vanish Into Thin Air( Pix by Taiwx(m): 8:10pm On Jun 25
[quote author=Righteousness2 post=103057961]

[i]These and many more are the kinds of Exclamations and announcements that will be in the Print and Electronic media on the Day millions will Mysteriously Disappear from this earth in a twinkling of an eye.

The Day of Joy, Celebrations , Depressions and Gloominess.


You are too dull
Oloun!!

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Re: Worst Day In Pigeon Racing History’ After 10,000 Birds Vanish Into Thin Air( Pix by Thalamus: 8:11pm On Jun 25
Righteousness2:


These and many more are the kinds of Exclamations and announcements that will be in the Print and Electronic media on the Day millions will Mysteriously Disappear from this earth in a twinkling of an eye.

The Day of Joy, Celebrations , Depressions and Gloominess.
Joy and Celebration for those who Suddenly Disappear to Meet JESUS in air and Depression and Sadness for those left behind on Earth.

I Perceive the Lord is using these mysterious happenings to speak to the Earth Inhabitants and all who will listen.

Ladies and Gentlemen,Wake up !Something Mysterious is about to Happen

Bro, its time someone told you to stop spewing trash. God gave you brains for a reason use it and stop connecting everything to christianity. I know you might be going through difficult times financially since all you do all day is refresh nairaland. This is a forum for discussions and not a church. Kindly stop constituting nuisance here with your moronic dooms day preaching all the time. You are what you think and you are doomed if all you think about is doom and the end of the world. God loves everyone not just Christians.

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Re: Worst Day In Pigeon Racing History’ After 10,000 Birds Vanish Into Thin Air( Pix by osazsky(m): 8:11pm On Jun 25
Stupid people if u take ur time to kill them one by one the meat u would have gotten for feed the whole Edo state for 3 days.if u taste pigeon u go know say chicken meat they bitter.sweetest meat ever when ganished with pepper.i miss my childhood we they cash 5 at onces with headpan rope and tinny stick

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Re: Worst Day In Pigeon Racing History’ After 10,000 Birds Vanish Into Thin Air( Pix by Calibrator: 8:11pm On Jun 25
Oyinbo no get wahala I swear cheesy
Re: Worst Day In Pigeon Racing History’ After 10,000 Birds Vanish Into Thin Air( Pix by Titto93(m): 8:11pm On Jun 25
Having too much time z a problem of it's own...
Oke inwe efe

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