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ufos damage wind turbine?
« on: January 09, 2009, 04:59:03 am »
UFOs have allegedly been seen by hundreds of witnesses close to the wind turbine that many suspect was hit by an alien spaceship.
 
By Chris Irvine 09 Jan 2009 The telegraph.



Residents claimed to have seen bright flashing spheres in the skies near Louth, Lincolnshire, where the 290ft turbine was mangled in a mystery collision.

Ministry of Defence insiders have reportedly said the UFOs could be unmanned stealth bombers on test flights.

The black delta-wing craft, called Taranis, is understood to have been making test runs on the coastal bombing ranges at Donna Nook and North Coates, which are right next to the site of the wrecked wind turbine.

Taranis is about the same size as the Hawk jet trainers used by the Red Arrows at nearby RAF Scrampton - it is being developed by BAe Systems to deliver bombs in battlefields.

Some witnesses have said an octopus-shaped UFO was seen flying through the air hours before the turbine was destroyed.

One woman said she saw an object fly towards the wind farm, while others described the lights as being linked by "tentacles", leading locals to dub it the octopus UFO.

Dorothy Willows, who lives a mile and a half from the crash site, said: "The lights were moving across the sky towards the wind farm. Then I saw a low flying object. It was skimming across the sky towards the turbines"

Eric Goring, 61, told The Sun that he has had so many sightings that he began thinking aliens were trying to abduct him.

Speaking of one encounter in September, he said: "I saw one come from the fields. I almost walked under it as it was just hovering 200ft above me. I didn't want to go too near it as I was worried they might beam me up."

A Ministry of Defence insider said: "We have to log all reports of UFOs. But in virtually all the cases there is a simple explanation - and test flights are a common one."

More mundane theories for the cause of the damage from a block of frozen urine dropped by a passing plane, to simple mechanical failure - have been suggested, but none has yet proved conclusive.

Other explanations for the incident include vandalism from teenagers, a Russian spy plane, or fireworks from a local's birthday party.

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Re: ufos damage wind turbine?
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2009, 05:06:16 am »
The incident written about above has caught the attention of many people in the UK.

Here are some of the more rational explanations.



Ice in the blades

Rain water could have made its way into hairline cracks on the blade. As it expanded to become ice it may have weakened the structure. But this does not explain why one of the blades came loose from the central hub, rather than splitting in the middle.

Ice block from another turbine

There are 20 turbines packed into the site at Conisholme. Could ice that built up on the blades of neighbouring turbine in the recent freezing weather have flown off and caused the damage?

Blade just fell off

The most likely explanation, according to Fraser McLachlan whose firm insures thousands of turbines. He says that there are half a dozen instances of blades separating from turbines a year, usually because they were not properly attached. "Sometimes machines just break," he said. The blade that flew off could have hit the other blade, explaining the damage.

Hit by an aircraft
Lincolnshire has many air force bases and other airfields, and RAF Scampton, where the Red Arrows are based, is close to the wind farm. But experts say the plane would have come off worse in any collision, and no wreckage was found at the site. No local planes have been reported damaged or missing, although the MoD has said that a new type of unmanned stealth bomber, the Taranis, was being tested in the area.

Frozen urine dropped from plane

Passenger jets are meant to drop their lavatory waste over the sea, but there have been several instances of loads being released on land and causing damage on the ground. It sounds far-fetched but may be the most credible collision explanation, as the urine would have thawed and drained into the soil.

Hit by a bird. It would have taken an enormous bird cause that amount of damage to a fibre glass turbine. Dale Vince, who owns the wind farm company, said it would have taken something the size of a cow to mangle the turbine, and Fraser McLachlan says he has never heard of a turbine being hit by an external object.

Fireworks

Locals have claimed that the "glowing spheres" could have been fireworks from their birthday party. But fireworks do not hang in the air or "zoom" parallel to the ground as witnesses described. Also, the theory does not explain the turbine damage

Vandalism

The turbines are more than 200ft high, so the vandals would have needed a ladder, and nerves of steel.

 

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