Conspiracy nuts insist birds don’t exist – they’re all flying CCTV cameras

An organised group of conspiracy theorists have begun making billboards and taking over online forums claiming birds don't really exist.

Birds Aren't Real is a 'meta conspiracy movement' that claims those flying creatures we see every day are actually surveillance devices planted by the government.

The nutty group have been taking this bizarre notion on a tour of the United States.

The theory first got underway back in 2017 on social media, according to Vice News.

The leader of the idea claims the movement has been going since the 1970s and alleges the US government has been engaging in a cruel secret plot to get rid of all the birds and replace them with these devices.

Followers suggested that between 1959 to 2001, the government genocided roughly 12 billion birds with a secret virus to stop bird poo covering the streets, but later decided to replace the creatures with covert spy technology.

Their "evidence" of this? The leader, Peter McIndoe claims it's because birds can sit on power lines – he even thinks bird poo contains tracking devices.

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He explained: "I think the evidence is all around us, birds sit on power lines, we believe they're charging on power lines, we believe that bird poop on cars is liquid tracking apparatus."

The people behind the Birds Aren't Real theory want to raise awareness for their cause and have embarked on a US tour to get the word out.

The first of the tour started in Springfield last weekend and there were loads of people who turned out to show just how much they believe in it.

The group has released a statement, saying: "Our movement is quickly approaching a critical juncture. As we grow stronger in number, more and more highly classified information is being relayed to us by whistleblowers across the nation. Expect massive leaks soon."

Ironically, this theory has made a prior appearance in Springfield through The Simpsons in an episode that showed a bird with a CCTV camera in its eye.

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