Yellowstone Bison Migration Sparks Doomsday Rumors

Yellowstone bison

The recent migration of bison from Yellowstone National Park has made some people believe that doomsday is around the corner. This comes just a few days after scientists announced that the prophetic blood moon is set to appear this month. The Yellowstone bison migration and  many other signs are beginning to prove that the current world will not last for long, according to some people.

Yellowstone National Park is located along the Yellowstone Caldera, which is famous for its super volcanoes. When an earthquake of 4.8 magnitude hit the famous park, the intensity and size of the blast sent the American public into panic mode. Most people believed that such a tremor was capable of provoking a catastrophic and historic volcanic eruption within the park.

The earthquake that took place on March 30 is said to be the largest that the park has ever witnessed since the late 1980s. It created a series of foreshocks and aftershocks therefore leading to massive migration of bison from the park.

According to some viral videos posted on social media sites such as YouTube, the Yellowstone bison migration was described as a result of the deadly quake and the need to find a better or safer environment to live in. The ungulates were said to be fleeing for their lives following their instincts that warned them about a probable disaster ahead. The Yellowstone Caldera is currently considered a dormant volcano yet it is one of the world’s deadliest if it erupts. It attracts millions of tourists from all corners of the world who come to witness its unique hot springs and geysers fueled by the presence of hot lava beneath the earth.

A few years ago, geologists used to believe that the caldera was smaller but a recent measurement has proved them wrong. It is said to be 29 miles wide and if it erupts, it might cause unimaginable damage and mass deaths.

The park has 25 percent less bison that it was last winter and this is a clear indication that animal instincts are somehow correct even as they flee for their lives. The second theory explains that the animals might not be running away out of fear of a volcanic eruption as some people believe. According to scientists and geologists, these animals could be running away from hunters or probably just migrating to find new sources of food.

Even though scientists and geologists might be right with their explanation of the Yellowstone bison migration, so many people are asking why these animals have to leave in such a hurry with their faces full of fear if at all they are merely searching for new sources of food. Al Nash, the current Public Affairs Chief at Yellowstone National Park, revealed that these animals usually leave the park during spring to search for food elsewhere. Scientists admit that the volcano might erupt again but not anytime soon. The last eruption at the caldera took place 640,000 years ago and scientists believe there is no need to panic. Whether doomsday is around the corner or not, the Yellowstone bison migration and its horrific rumors are not worth ignoring.

By Andrew Wandola

Science Recorder
The Christian Science Monitor
The Independent UK

26 Responses to "Yellowstone Bison Migration Sparks Doomsday Rumors"

  1. cojomosdaddy   April 7, 2014 at 11:20 am

    Terrence Clark above said it better, but as someone with first-hand experience who knows exactly where the video was shot, the bison ARE going INTO the Park. It is also not unusual at all to see that many bison on the road and to see them moving like that. Yes th bison do migrate up/down slope during the year, but the tiny movement shown in the video is not migration, but simply moving.

    I have met the original photographer and was in the Park on the day it was shot. Beautiful weather and everyone was out an about.

  2. Tommy   April 6, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    they dont want anyone really thinking. there might be some CHANGE!

  3. Esad Salkic   April 6, 2014 at 6:52 am

    Writing grammatically correct does not prove anything. There must be some natural movements in the grounds of Yellowstone since animals have natural ability to sense any natural treat to their safety.

  4. ne1cangetprinted   April 6, 2014 at 6:32 am

    Bad writing. Ugh.

  5. LJFJL   April 6, 2014 at 6:28 am

    Eat more Bison! If the world comes to an end, at least we’ll be well fed.

  6. Billy Bob   April 6, 2014 at 6:23 am

    Anyone have a more balanced news feed than google? I’m tired of reading all of these National Enquiror type articles. The articles they choose are all LibTardation… anti-gun, environmental change hysterics, pro-LGBT, anti-Catholic, gushing Obama and Hillary articles, etc. It’s like Rachel Madcow, Al Sharptongue, and Al Gore selected the screening criteria.

    • Terence Clark   April 6, 2014 at 7:15 am

      Okay, where was this a politically partisan article? I’m a liberal and I find it just as hair-brained and hysterical as you do.

      That said, Google News has several ways to customize your feed including the ability to turn specific sources on or off, add sections based on search terms you’re interested in, and remove sections you aren’t interested in. It’s not perfect. I can’t get it to stop giving me news reports about sports (which I don’t care at all about) in one of the sections on the right side, for instance. But for the most part you should be able to make it the news reader you want it to be.

  7. John Warren   April 6, 2014 at 6:16 am

    ” so many people are asking why these animals have to leave in such a hurry with their faces full of fear if at all they are merely searching for new sources of food.”

    Please explain the difference in a bison’s expressions. I thought those bison looked horny, not a bad reason for rushing.

  8. craigslistrr O   April 6, 2014 at 6:13 am

    A migrating species is doing what they do..they migrate.. Start worrying when the NON migrating animals are on their heels

  9. Rebecca W   April 6, 2014 at 6:11 am

    Oooh, hey! I can write like this! Hang on, let me have a try:

    Is this author a hastily-trained plant by insidious shadow agencies, sent into journalistic outlets to sow dissent, or are they simply the representative of an alien race here to harvest brain matter, using simply constructed language to lull us into a false sense of security? No matter what the truth, the situation is dire for the future of the written word.

  10. So what?   April 6, 2014 at 6:08 am

    Fear mongering. Even if it were true, what would you do? Many will die, life will change, survivors will adapt or die. It’s called life. Deal with it.

  11. Tom   April 6, 2014 at 5:59 am

    Google is wasting space to include treble such as this in their news feed.

  12. S Powers   April 6, 2014 at 5:47 am

    And Paul McCartney ks still dead!

  13. Joe Rodgers   April 6, 2014 at 5:33 am

    Uhh which panic mode are you talking about exactly?

  14. bondslave   April 6, 2014 at 5:08 am

    How’s this for a hypothesis? Your all full of crap.

  15. Abstract Mouse   April 6, 2014 at 5:05 am

    Here we go again, I was wondering when the world would end again, since 2012 passed without a hitch.

    Apparently a red-hued moon means something bad is going to happen. Get your heads out of the bronze-age so we can evolve further already!

  16.   April 6, 2014 at 5:01 am

    Did the author actually get paid to write this? If so, then that is the most amazing part of this debacle of writing. GLV, if you are willing to pay for trash like this, I could easily churn out equally ill informed drivel for you.

  17. Nick   April 6, 2014 at 4:52 am

    Terribly written article. Please stop writing if this is what you will be producing.

  18. gtchristie   April 6, 2014 at 4:38 am

    This is one of the poorest-written stories I have ever read. Besides the poor grammar and construction, it presents rhetorical questions as conclusions. That’s bad writing in any piece, but in a science story it’s totally unforgiveable. Learn to write!

  19. Al   April 6, 2014 at 4:26 am

    How is this a published piece? Rubbish.

  20. Justin Houser   April 6, 2014 at 4:01 am

    It does seem disconcerting that the bold behaviors exhibited by the bison dishevel the mindful ways of the world. A sudden lurch, one of distance of the soulful peace would rumble the people and nature that we know. Will the undesirable calamity rears it’s bold head or will it be a calming action for our beast friends? I cannot say but it seems that it could be the way that is of greatest concern to the mothers and children of this great land. And without our fearless beliefs in a higher power that will protect the creation? We all know the flood that enveloped the world so many centuries ago could recur as we just fallow the will of The One and cannot predict or decide what His course of action might or should be. He has given that information to Bison and I cannot say why but it is as He reveals it, and only when He reveals it.

    • foureyedbuzzard   April 6, 2014 at 4:35 am

      How surprising. A new-earth creationism explanation of an improbable junk-science doomsday hypothesis. Par for the course in the U.S. This story and reply should be forwarded to Fox News immediately. 8~/

      • Justin Houser   April 6, 2014 at 5:19 am

        Atheiatic denials have as much weight as denials by anyone else. We are all mortal beings with souls that need to express themselves. Regardless of the ending conclusions of our life here we will be taken care of for at least as long as is chosen by the higher power. God need not be part of your world and that is fine as the free will is ours as given to us.

        • Terence Clark   April 6, 2014 at 6:39 am

          Your point, as I understand it, is that you believe god will decide where we go when we die and that we have free will to chose which afterlife we pursue. Sound about right? Stop trying to sound profound, it’s not really working.

  21. Eminence Frontman   April 6, 2014 at 3:26 am

    Sorry but this is a rather sloppily-written piece; it certainly could use a copy editor’s touch.

    • Ken Carter   April 6, 2014 at 6:24 am

      I agree. It’s so poorly written, one isn’t sure what the author is really trying to say.


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