Experts say buffalo stampede did not predict earthquake

April 2014WYOMING Bison were seen stampeding through Yellowstone National Park days before the March 30 earthquake, jumpstarting a theory that perhaps the animals had predicted it and were fleeing for their lives. The earthquake, which occurred at 6:34 a.m. local time, recorded a magnitude of 4.8 — relatively light by seismic standards, but still the strongest the park had seen in over 30 years. It was centered in the northwest corner of the park, according to the University of Utah. Yellowstone experiences an average of 1,600 smaller earthquakes each year. The park also sits atop a “supervolcano” — a chamber of molten magma deep beneath the surface that scientists believe has erupted three times in the last 2.1 million years. A popular video, titled “ALERT! Yellowstone Buffalo Running for Their Lives,” had appeared on YouTube some ten days before the earthquake, prompting some users to wonder whether the bison knew something that humans didn’t. Yellowstone Park officials immediately disputed that theory, telling Reuters that the video actually shows bison galloping into the park — not out of it.
The Los Angeles Times reported that video of the bison was originally posted on the personal Facebook page of Leo Leckie, a sales associate of the nonprofit Yellowstone Association, who told the newspaper that he had filmed and posted the video March 14 under a completely different title: “Yellowstone bison on the run for the joy of Spring.” Misinformation about the supposed stampede was apparently added when someone reposted it to YouTube. Eruptionists and conspiracists pirated the video and misrepresented it, suggesting that it was shot after the earthquakes,” Leckie told the LA Times. “Then news agency after news agency started picking up on it, without looking at the original video to see what my actual intent was.” –CBS
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8 Responses to Experts say buffalo stampede did not predict earthquake

  1. Well, bottom line…time will tell. Won’t it?


  2. Joseph Sonny Skies says:

    …and this is the problem with the ” information age” that we live in today. So much can be counterfeited amongst so much information and misinformation that we end up knowing about as little as when we started on our quests for knowledge and truth.


  3. Irene C says:

    This is how rumors, panic, and conspiracies start. I will admit, it “almost” convinced me until I really looked into it.


  4. Marty says:

    I believe they did because they felt the movement underneath their feet’ so animals do predict things to come’ people need to heed the warnings of their actions and re-actions.


  5. Discordian says:

    And yet one has to wonder. Here is another video of a large herd of elk doing the same thing:


  6. silverstreek says:

    To me, watching the Buffalo move as they did trotting along a roadway proved to be both eerie, and interesting at the same time. Understanding we would like to believe we are somehow more intelligent than some dumb animal. Though not Buffalo, I have learned many wonderful things watching our dogs through the years. I learned they are much more intelligent, loving and dedicated than some people give them credit. When our dogs sense danger, they raise the alarm! Animals know before hand if a snake is hiding waiting to strike. Or is someone is in the bushes that’s not supposed to be there.

    Keeping everything simple, I feel because God created everything on this planet. I marvel at his creative genius! God instilled the will to survive in all of his creation! Regardless of what we are, we want to live! Though sometimes I have to wonder who is actually smarter? Animals? Or humans? Animals flee when they sense danger. Some humans on the other hand, run toward danger? The strange thing about us humans for being superior because of our brain, by the time we realize we are in danger, we are neck deep in it! Unfortunately we humans ignore warning signs animals don’t!

    Reading this story, I’d like to believe the so called experts got this right? I also hope the Buffalo were indeed fleeing that small earthquake, and that there is not a larger problem we are unaware of? Unfortunately, we human experts have been wrong many times before. I pray this isn’t one of those times……..


  7. Cold Wind says:

    I don’t listen to “experts”, they’re usually wrong!


  8. mtnwolf63 says:

    America used to have the best schools in the world, and then along came the “experts” to tell us what we were doing wrong. At last check we’re now at 35th, and dropping. When the “experts” say don’t panic, that’s when you run!!!


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