Would you be convinced if someone told you that birds are not real? Many Gen-Z posts on social media have begun this conspiracy theory causing many to question if birds are truly real. Many believe it and others do not. So which one are you? This is why so many people are convinced that Birds are not real.
The idea started as an accident, stated Peter McIndoe, a 24-year-old college dropout, in an interview with CBS news and later began to grow as a Conspiracy theory that some believe. Some say that it all started because people were tired of birds pooping their car and this included the CIA agents as well. This led to CIA agents starting to find dead birds all over the states and stuffing them with “drones” to spy on people. According to CBS news and Peter McIndoe, the United States government massacres 12 billion birds using crop-dusting airplanes which fly over the States and later use them as drones. He also states that they have been doing this over the course of 40 years and now we live in a world with 12 billion robotic birds observing us daily. Some people were still not convinced, asking many questions such as do they eat? Do they still release waste? How do they charge if they are really drones? This was later answered by Peter McIndoe where he explained that since the birds are drones, they sit on power lines to charge. This convinced more people and recently more posts have been made on social media of pictures of birds on power lines with captions such as “Charging” or “Ready to Spy.” This also convinced more people because you see birds almost everyday on power lines which makes you think, what if it is true. Another thing that Peter Mclndoe covered was that birds still release waste because the United States government wanted them to be secret spies so they wanted them to be as realistic as possible. How do drones release waste, you may be asking yourself. Peter states that the waste release was a liquid tracking device which was used by the United States government to spy on people. This means that if they poop on a car, they can track it down. The last and the most convincing of the conspiracy theory being true was a video posted on social media of a man who claimed to be an ex-CIA agent of the United States government addressing that everything said about the conspiracy theory was true. Agreeing that birds are not real and the United States government stuffs them and uses them as drones to spy on people.
I was not convinced by any evidence and I believe that birds are real because first physically they look normal. Also I have seen birds on power lines, but that doesn’t mean that they are charging and are drones ready to spy on people.If you are wondering how birds do not get electrocuted, according to MIT School of Engineering, ”When a bird is perched on a single wire, its two feet are at the same electrical potential, so the electrons in the wires have no motivation to travel through the bird’s body. No moving electrons means no electric current.” I also believe that why would the United States government want to track a person down. The video that was also posted of a “ex-CIA agent” was not convincing in my opinion because I believe that almost anyone could have recorded themselves making a video claiming that they used to work with the United States government and could have claimed that everything was true and that birds are not real. Finally, even though there are many posts that started this conspiracy theory, I don’t think there is solid evidence or images showing that birds are not real and are drones flown by the United States government.
After reading this article, what are your thoughts on this conspiracy theory? Are they really spying on us or tracking us down? Do you think that this is all just another common conspiracy theory or do you really think that the United States government kills millions of birds each year to replace them with drones to spy on people daily?
Jimena Antunez Martinez
Episcopal High School – DMSF Class of 2026