Animals Fleeing Yellowstone Spark Fears of Supervolcano Eruption

Yellowstone Caldera

Yellowstone Caldera

Disinfonauts may remember that one of the apocalyptic scenarios put forth for December 21, 2012 (the end of the Mayan Long Count Calendar) was an eruption of the supervolcano at Yellowstone National Park, causing a sort of “nuclear winter.” In the wake of the largest volcanic eruption at Yellowstone in 34 years (see report from Reuters), there are reports of a mass exodus of the animals living in the park, triggering fears of a true supervolcano eruption of the type envisioned for 2012. From Epoch Times:

A number of bloggers are posting videos that show bison and other animals allegedly leaving Yellowstone National Park, prompting theories that as earthquakes ramp up the seismic activity will set off the Yellowstone supervolcano.

Two of the main bloggers behind the discussion stress that there’s no way to know when the supervolcano will go off but note that the 4.8 magnitude earthquake that hit on March 30 seemed to set off a reaction from the animals, who are moving for a reason.

“Whether I believe this, or whether I don’t believe the story or not, I don’t know. I can tell you this story I saw this morning about the buffaloes running the street … whether or not it’s because of any activity in Yellowstone or not, I don’t know,” said blogger Jay Lee, who posted a story on his site

“But I’ll tell you this, whatever the case may be, that their running away from Yellowstone is an alert of some sort.”

“It also could be from this video, where poachers are killing them, chasing them, abusing them, running them around,” he said. “Could be hundreds of things for them to be running. I wanted you to listen [to the videos] and make up your own mind on what to think. “

A series of smaller quakes have hit the region over the past few weeks, and those quakes have been linked to the recent 5.1 magnitude quake (and aftershocks) that hit in the Los Angeles region.

Tom Lupshu, who describes himself as a “noted Ohio survivalist and search-and-rescue expert,” said on YouTube that nearly one quarter of the northern elk herd at Yellowstone National Park are missing, according to the annual winter count…

[continues at Epoch Times]


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17 Comments on "Animals Fleeing Yellowstone Spark Fears of Supervolcano Eruption"

  1. Anarchy Pony | Apr 3, 2014 at 1:08 pm |

    Is there swelling and or bulging in and around the region indicating an upswell in magmaand pressure under the site? If not I wouldn’t worry, if so, you might want to stock up on canned goods.

    • gregjons | Apr 3, 2014 at 1:23 pm |

      Unless you have a thousand year supply stocking up on canned goods would be pretty futile in the case of that supervolcano going off. That will wipe out civilization as we know it and nobody will see much of sun for the rest of our lives and many many generations afterwards. Your best bet is to die right away otherwise it’s just gonna be like that movie the road where there really is no happy ending. Just survival.

  2. Rhoid Rager | Apr 3, 2014 at 1:37 pm |

    But, but, it can’t blow… i haven’t even been there yet!

    • Cortacespedes | Apr 3, 2014 at 1:54 pm |

      I go every year. I’ll send you a postcard, and what’s left of a t-shirt, from the ruins.

      • emperorreagan | Apr 3, 2014 at 3:09 pm |

        I used to go multiple times a year when I was living in south eastern Idaho as a teenager. I’ll be looking for the cheap real estate to move back after the super-volcano. I hate the mid-Atlantic.

        • Cortacespedes | Apr 3, 2014 at 10:53 pm |

          I am sure you could buy the whole of Swan Valley for a song! Of course it would be buried in ash and the air would be filled with particulate. You’d basically be breathing in tiny shards of glass.

          Worth it, in my opinion!! God I lurve Idaho. No joke.

    • BuzzCoastin | Apr 3, 2014 at 5:26 pm |

      it’s coming to see you

  3. Cortacespedes | Apr 3, 2014 at 1:39 pm |

    The bison running on the road like that… seen it many, many times, I would consider it normal. Might be a pack of wolves up the hill scaring the shit out of them. During the summer I have seen grizzlies do the same thing to the elk herds.

    No worries. If it goes, yer toast anyway. Or at least I am (and I am taking a few million Mormons down with me).

  4. Ted Heistman | Apr 3, 2014 at 1:45 pm |

    oh shit….!

  5. Gary Eller | Apr 3, 2014 at 1:58 pm |

    Jesus…the fucking typos and grammar.

  6. BuzzCoastin | Apr 3, 2014 at 5:30 pm |

    Nature swings a mean broom from time to time

    “Fracking! I’ll giveya fukin fracking!”
    quoth She.

  7. Are we not going to talk about how well the bison obey the rules of the road?

  8. It’s coming right for us.

  9. Trillstar | Apr 5, 2014 at 5:00 am |

    How is this linked to the LA earthquake? This has nothing to do with faults, while LA’s earthquake is entirely fault-related.

  10. Kenton Forshee | Apr 5, 2014 at 9:02 am |

    If it can erupt, it will. It’s just a matter of when.

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