In a scene Alfred Hitchock would certainly be proud of, hundreds of birds smashed into the side of the NASCAR Hall of Fame building for over an hour Tuesday night, killing and/or injuring over 200 of them..
As one might expect in this day and age, the unbelievable spectacle was caught on video.
“I feel like this is like the end of the world right now,” said a woman who works in the building.
“Yeah, like this is where it starts. This is where it starts,” replied Holl Belle, the woman who took the video.
The Carolina Waterfowl Rescue (CWR), who was contacted and spent hours at the scene, reported that 310 birds, Chimney Swifts, were found at the scene, 97 were dead when they got there, nine more had to be euthanized, 103 others were injured, and 102 appeared to just be stunned.
“Chimney Swifts are aerial insectivores and require hand feeding lots of worms. It’s an expensive endeavor but these birds are an incredible contributor to our eco system and eat hundreds of mosquitos a day,” the CWR wrote on Facebook.
Wednesday morning, the CWR reported that all 205 birds that were able to be rescued were still alive when their staff returned to work.
As for why all of these birds crashed into the side of the NASCAR Hall of Fame building, a CWR spokesperson told TMZ Sports, “These birds don’t normally travel at night so we believe that their roosting area where they sleep was disturbed.”