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Wind turbine hit by UFO.

Postby dic_penderyn » Thu Jan 08, 2009 11:32 am UTC

Very odd story.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/linc ... 817378.stm
I cant think what could have hit the turbine blades to cause so much damage and still leave with no trace.
It rules out aircraft surely?

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Re: Wind turbine hit by UFO.

Postby tgjensen » Thu Jan 08, 2009 12:12 pm UTC

Last year this happened to a Danish wind turbine after the internal brakes failed during a storm. Perhaps this one also failed, and one wing broke off and damaged the other.

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Re: Wind turbine hit by UFO.

Postby dic_penderyn » Thu Jan 08, 2009 12:20 pm UTC

Yes I just found that video too.
The problem is that if the turbine fails in that way , its a catastrophic failure. The UK turbine failure is different IMO.
There are also very credible reports of a low flying plane in the area seen by at least 30 people.
Its just odd that whatever hit it, managed to limp away .

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Re: Wind turbine hit by UFO.

Postby Klapaucius » Fri Jan 09, 2009 12:56 am UTC

dic_penderyn wrote:Yes I just found that video too.
The problem is that if the turbine fails in that way , its a catastrophic failure. The UK turbine failure is different IMO.
There are also very credible reports of a low flying plane in the area seen by at least 30 people.
Its just odd that whatever hit it, managed to limp away .
No airborne object of that size that is capable of limping could possibly be of terrestrial origin.
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Re: Wind turbine hit by UFO.

Postby harpyblues » Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:56 am UTC

UFOs and drunk driving, don't do it, kids.
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Re: Wind turbine hit by UFO.

Postby Zak » Fri Jan 09, 2009 7:12 am UTC

UFOs and drunk driving, if you do do it, take some credible pictures fer chrissakes! None of that shakey inebrieated photoghraphy stuff here.
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Re: Wind turbine hit by UFO.

Postby CivilDefense700 » Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:51 pm UTC

You know what we can gather from this right?
Aliens don't want us to fix our energy issues, they want us to destroy our planet and thus our selves because they see us as too hostile.
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Re: Wind turbine hit by UFO.

Postby Godskalken » Sat Jan 10, 2009 3:57 pm UTC

If you read some of the other articles on this, it becomes obvious what it is. For example http://www.windaction.org/news/19391 .
Mr John Harrison, Saltfleetby described how on Saturday night, January 3 he looked out of his landing window to see a 'massive ball of light' with 'tentacles going right down to the ground' over Conisholme wind farm.


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Re: Wind turbine hit by UFO.

Postby Diadem » Sat Jan 10, 2009 4:18 pm UTC

The spokesman says it could have been caused by something 'the size of a cow'. That's not very heavy.

Could it have been caused by a particularly big bird? They don't weigh as much as cows, obviously, but perhaps the spokesperson was overestimating the force required.

Another possibility is ice falling off an aircraft. Blocks of ice falling off aircraft are known to happen. Since ice would melt after hitting the ground (assuming it wasn't freezing there... hmmm), it wouldn't leave a trace either. Assuming it took them a while to discover something was wrong, of course.

Neither are particularly good explanations. I realize that. But it's the best I could come up with. And whatever the origin is, it has to be something very rare, so we are free to include some unlikely stuff in our explanations.
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Re: Wind turbine hit by UFO.

Postby gmalivuk » Sat Jan 10, 2009 4:28 pm UTC

If we're going to trust the spokesperson even within an order of magnitude, I strongly doubt the ice hypothesis. Blocks of ice the size of a cow (or even close) are not going to be on any plane allowed to take off.
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Re: Wind turbine hit by UFO.

Postby Mercurius » Sat Jan 10, 2009 5:22 pm UTC

To be honest, if I had travelled from another solar system to find out I was in Lincolnshire, I'd be tempted to violently damage something as well. Its really quite explainable when you think about it like that.
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Re: Wind turbine hit by UFO.

Postby wst » Sat Jan 10, 2009 6:25 pm UTC

Diadem wrote:The spokesman says it could have been caused by something 'the size of a cow'. That's not very heavy.
I wasn't playing with my trebuchet that night...
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Re: Wind turbine hit by UFO.

Postby SlyReaper » Mon Jan 12, 2009 2:30 pm UTC

Sorry guys, my fault. Was testing out my new railgun on my neighbour's car.
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Re: Wind turbine hit by UFO.

Postby Dr_Gonzo » Mon Jan 12, 2009 2:32 pm UTC

BTW, lmfao@the name of the County Councillor's name. Robert Palmer look it up. XD
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Re: Wind turbine hit by UFO.

Postby '; DROP DATABASE;-- » Mon Jan 19, 2009 4:59 pm UTC

Godskalken wrote:
Mr John Harrison, Saltfleetby described how on Saturday night, January 3 he looked out of his landing window to see a 'massive ball of light' with 'tentacles going right down to the ground' over Conisholme wind farm.
Sounds like ball lightning.
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Re: Wind turbine hit by UFO.

Postby aleflamedyud » Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:59 pm UTC

'; DROP DATABASE;-- wrote:
Godskalken wrote:
Mr John Harrison, Saltfleetby described how on Saturday night, January 3 he looked out of his landing window to see a 'massive ball of light' with 'tentacles going right down to the ground' over Conisholme wind farm.
Sounds like ball lightning.

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