Dead Fish
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Plenty of fringe news outlets are reporting that an estimated 50 tons of dead fish have washed up on the shores of Okinawa, Japan this week, and while plenty of outlets are guessing that the cause of the mass death is due to everything from a lack of oxygen in the water to low temperatures, there's at least one source claiming that the event was caused by chemicals released from a UFO that crashed in December.

The millions of dead fish are said to be "bleeding from the eyes" and many covered with severe burns. Veteran's Today reported that an "inside source" with the Japanese government is aware of the strange occurrence, and the true cause is a foreign aircraft being sought by the Japanese Navy in a secret mission.

"I can confirm to you the dead fish appearing on Okinawa's coast is a direct result of the UFO crash," said the source. "We have scientists stationed on the JS Kurama, the vessel at sea responsible for bringing the spacecraft up to the surface, and they have informed the Prime Minister they believe a strange substance is oozing from the damaged ship and causing noxious fumes to rise to the surface.

Not only is it killing any surrounding fish in the immediate vicinity but the fumes are making it difficult for the salvage crew aboard the ship to breath. The salvage operation has been halted for several hours due to this new development. The scientists fear a new and very dangerous alien chemical is infiltrating the seas and thus killing sea life."

UFO
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The rather unconvincing photo of the “crashed craft” supposedly sought by the Japanese Navy in December.

The crashed UFO was first reported in December, along with a fairly dubious photo of the supposed craft currently being blamed for the fish deaths that have Okinawa residents a bit nervous.

"I would not have believed this had I not seen it with my own two eyes," Tsutomu Irabu, a 57 year old fisherman supposedly told some random blogger . "I've never seen anything like this in my entire life. The rotting smell is quite disorientating."

"I'm afraid to touch one," allegedly said Yamato Endo, an 18 year old student who doesn't appear to exist after extensive googling. "I believe them to have chemicals foreign to our planet. I don't want to get infected."

I should point out that I generally like to link these kinds of stories back to mainstream news reports, seeking out as many multiple sources as possible in a genuine effort to provide the best summary available. In this case, there are literally zero mainstream outlets reporting anything about the crashed spacecraft or dead fish, yet this story is spreading like wildfire in fringe circles. In fact, the image of the dead fish featured in every single one of the stories was actually taken in 2007.

Of course, the many alternative news sources who are reporting this are claiming that there's a hush order handed down from the Japanese government to the mainstream media, because come on.. it's a UFO. Isn't what that the government does with UFO stories?

So was it a rare biological event in the sea that killed the fish? Are there even any dead fish? Is the Japanese government covering up the destructive consequences of an off-course alien craft? Is the mainstream media being scooped by a website called InOtherNewz (with a "z")?

I think it's pretty safe to say that my mind is already made up, but I want to know what you think.