So what do you think hit the turbines in the UK? UFO?

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So what do you think hit the turbines in the UK? UFO?

Post by pichu on Fri Jan 09, 2009 12:58 pm

Jan. 9 (Bloomberg) -- U.K. media, including Rupert Murdoch’s The Sun, are speculating whether a Lincolnshire wind turbine was wrecked by a UFO with tentacles like an octopus.

On Jan. 4, a 90-meter tall wind generator near Conisholme, England was damaged, with one of its 20-meter blades torn off. Yesterday, The Sun’s front-page story blamed an “octopus UFO,” citing residents who’d seen “mysterious flashing orangey-yellow spheres.” Today’s story, “Close Encounters of the Turbine,” suggested a secret “robot stealth bomber” led to the UFO sightings. The same ideas were also published in the Daily Mail newspaper.

Ecotricity, the Stroud, England-based power provider that owns the 800-kilowatt generator, lists more than a dozen stories behind a cartoon on its Web site featuring a turbine next to a cow being beamed up by an alien spacecraft. Managing Director Dale Vince, who was interviewed over the mystery on BBC Radio 4, said the company is still investigating.

“We have been crawling all over it and have sent bits off for analysis to see if we can work out what caused it,” Vince said on the company’s Web site. “To make one of these blades fall off, or to bend it, takes a lot.”

The story was first reported on Jan. 6 in the local Lincolnshire paper, the Louth Leader, which quoted a resident saying he saw a “massive ball of light” with “tentacles going right down to the ground” the night before the incident.

“UFOs sell newspapers, especially on slow news days such as post-Christmas and summer silly season,” said David Clarke, a journalism lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University who writes about UFOs and other supernatural beliefs. “Never was the phrase, ‘Why let the facts get in the way of a good story?’ more appropriate.”

The Guardian and the Financial Times newspapers claim to have solved at least part of the mystery. The Guardian’s director of digital content, Emily Bell, cited a fireworks display she helped arrange for her father’s birthday celebration Jan. 3, less than two miles from the turbine. Her husband, Ed Crooks, writing in the Financial Times, said some of the pyrotechnics “looked rather like octopus tentacles.”

The turbine manufacturer, Germany’s Enercon, is examining some of the broken parts.

“It was not a flying object, ice or extreme wind gusts,” said Henri Joppien, a salesman for Enercon, by phone today. “There is no general defect or manufacturer’s problem. All the rest is speculation.”


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I smell Roswell.
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Re: So what do you think hit the turbines in the UK? UFO?

Post by B4L on Fri Jan 09, 2009 1:33 pm

Yes it was UFO ...even aliens screw up sometimes and F.U.I . Wonder what alien alcohol taste like .....must be 1 shot your knocked out for us puny humans.

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Re: So what do you think hit the turbines in the UK? UFO?

Post by Unsight on Fri Jan 09, 2009 1:48 pm

Obviously the Brits are creating tentacle monsters and one escaped.
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Post by Luinil on Fri Jan 09, 2009 2:28 pm

It was the flying spaghetti monster!!! OMG!!

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Re: So what do you think hit the turbines in the UK? UFO?

Post by Falcon095 on Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:14 pm

You need to sleep Razz
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Re: So what do you think hit the turbines in the UK? UFO?

Post by amp316 on Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:46 pm

This is from a Rupert Murdoch publication so you know that it's fact. Does the World News or whatever it's called still have those stories about Batboy? He's half bat and half boy. He is all the way awesome.
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Re: So what do you think hit the turbines in the UK? UFO?

Post by El Duderino on Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:27 am

^^ I hope your not talking about Mothman... because Mothman would mop the floor with Batboy...
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Re: So what do you think hit the turbines in the UK? UFO?

Post by amp316 on Sat Jan 10, 2009 6:32 pm

Batboy has his own T-shirts. I've never seen a Mothman shirt. Mothra, on the other hand, is bad ass. Those two little asian twin girls in that lunch box Introduced me to her. Yes. Mothra is a she.
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Re: So what do you think hit the turbines in the UK? UFO?

Post by Don Ramón on Mon Jan 12, 2009 9:41 am

Unsight wrote:Obviously the Brits are creating tentacle monsters and one escaped.


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Post by Falcon095 on Mon Jan 12, 2009 2:37 pm

^ Hahahaha! hilarious!
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Re: So what do you think hit the turbines in the UK? UFO?

Post by B4L on Mon Jan 12, 2009 6:28 pm

poor gundam ....damn thos aliens

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