I was a little disappointed by most of last night's episode, but it picked up steam near the end. The part about the crows dying was really creepy. I actually don't think it relates to the pole-shift theories. For one thing, as we've discussed, a pole shift would be immediately obvious to anyone with a compass or GPS. For another, it wouldn't explain the localized crow deaths in Ganwar, Somalia.
But such speculations are on the right track insofar as they focus on electro- and geomagnetic forces. I suspect who or whatever caused the blackout was inspired by Nikola Tesla, whose scientific discoveries formed the basis of modern MRI technology. Tesla claimed to have discovered a new type of longitudinal (as opposed to transverse) scalar electromagnetic wave. He built an enormous tower on Long Island called Wardenclyffe, which he hoped would wirelessly transmit electricity to a receiving tower across the Atlantic.
Unfortunately, Wardenclyffe was never completed. Late in life, Tesla further claimed to have unified the fields in a dynamic theory of gravity. He never published his claims but they nonetheless spawned an entire pseudo-science called electrogravitics. Proponents believe that gravity is really the force of longitudinal electromagnetic waves affecting space-time in the fourth dimension. My hunch, as stated in a previous post, is that the blackouts are a side effect of someone using this (pseudo) science to time travel or affect probability.
I think the kid saw a Tesla tower in Somalia -- my first thought was of the Prestige. Anyone know if Ganwar is a highly geomagnetic location like Colorado Springs, where Tesla built his lab? As always, you're welcome to post anonymously, but please identify yourself somehow, so I can distinguish between anonymous posters. Thanks!