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Turtles Shut Down JFK Airport

NEW YORK (AP) -- A runway at John F. Kennedy International Airport was shut down briefly Wednesday morning after at least 78 turtles emerged from a nearby bay and crawled onto the tarmac.

Ground crews eventually rounded up the wayward reptiles and deposited them back in the brackish water farther from airport property, but not before the incident disrupted JFK's flight schedule and contributed to delays that reached nearly 1 1/2 hours.

"Apparently, this is something the tower has experienced before," said Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Jim Peters. "I guess it's the season for spawning."

The invasion began unfolding, slowly, at around 8:30 a.m., when an American Eagle flight crew reported seeing three turtles while taxiing out for departure. Before long, a chorus of pilots was radioing the tower to report turtles either on the end of a runway that juts out into the water, or approaching on the grass.

The FAA halted flights for about 12 minutes shortly before 9 a.m. while some of the turtles were cleared away, then quit using the runway entirely after getting new reports of "massive numbers" of turtles on the tarmac, Peters said.

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey spokesman John Kelly said airport crews gathered up the turtles in about 35 minutes.

He identified the turtles as Diamondback terrapins, a species common to Jamaica Bay, which surrounds the airport. The turtles appeared to be about 8 inches (20 centimeters) long and weigh 2 pounds (90 grams) to 3 pounds (1.36 kilograms) each.

awwwwww what an adorable delay!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/0...?ir=Weird+News

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Re: Turtles Shut Down JFK Airport

Sweet!

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haha this is my favorite story of the entire day

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Raised turtles when i was younger, they are an awesome creature.

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Re: Turtles Shut Down JFK Airport

Who the hell edits the Huffington Post? That picture is an Eastern Box Turtle.

This is a Diamondback Terrapin...

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Re: Turtles Shut Down JFK Airport

I knew, I knew it.
Turtles have planned to invade our planet, (just very slowly, but they will). If 78 turtles managed to shut down JFK airport, can you imagine what thousands, millions, billions of turtles would be able to do?

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The Roswell UFO Incident was the recovery of an object that crashed in the general vicinity of Roswell, New Mexico, in June or July 1947, allegedly an extra-terrestrial spacecraft and its alien occupants. Since 1978the incident has been the subject of intense controversy and of conspiracy theories as to the true nature of the object that crashed.
The 31 years of delay are actually the time that took to the extraterrestrial turtles (the actual crew of the crashed alien spacecraft) to get to Stanton Friedman's home and confessed the true story behind Roswell. The alien turtles weren't spotted by the Military because after the crash they kept playing dead and were mistaken for rocks, hence left behind.
Also all the stories that you hear about the alleged alien "reptilians" species: BS, they're all BS being spreaded by both men in black and peeps who did hit the bottle right before their close encounters:

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Its author obviously saw some alien turtle wile drunk, then got inspiration from there.
Lock your doors, load your rifles because they're coming:
slooooowly,
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Re: Turtles Shut Down JFK Airport

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I knew, I knew it.
Turtles have planned to invade our planet, (just very slowly, but they will). If 78 turtles managed to shut down JFK airport, can you imagine what thousands, millions, billions of turtles would be able to do?


The 31 years of delay are actually the time that took to the extraterrestrial turtles (the actual crew of the crashed alien spacecraft) to get to Stanton Friedman's home and confessed the true story behind Roswell. The alien turtles weren't spotted by the Military because after the crash they kept playing dead and were mistaken for rocks, hence left behind.
Also all the stories that you hear about the alleged alien "reptilians" species: BS, they're all BS being spreaded by both men in black and peeps who did hit the bottle right before their close encounters:

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Left: what they think to have seen
Right: what they've actually seen


And what about Grendizer?
Attachment 285596
Its author obviously saw some alien turtle wile drunk, then got inspiration from there.
Lock your doors, load your rifles because they're coming:
slooooowly,
but they're coming.

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Turtles slowly begin to take the rule This made my day

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tops!

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Sneaky little buggers.

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