UFO ruled out of wind farm prang
Mechanical failure did for Lincolnshire turbine
An examination of the turbine at Conisholme wind farm in Lincolnshire which last month shed one of its blades has disappointingly revealed no extraterrestrial involvement in the incident.
According to the Telegraph, turbine manufacturer Enercon's interim report says bolts holding the blade to the hub failed, and it's now "carrying out further tests to establish what caused the bolts to come loose, focusing on the blade and hub components to which they were attached".
Dale Vince, co-founder of site operator Ecotricity, elaborated: "The bolt failure was the effect not the cause of the problem. They have ruled out bolt fatigue and design problems, and we know that they were properly put on."
This will come as a terrible blow to ufologists, who were pretty well convinced ET was to blame or, failing that, a superultrasecret stealth drone project. Vince said: "To be honest I'm not surprised. But there was part of me that did hope it was a UFO as it was a lovely story.
"My favourite theory was that some alien race was trying to steal our turbine technology. They crossed galaxies to get here and when they arrive all they want is our wind technology. Wind power may be the holy grail of energy on Earth but not for stellar space travel."
The final report into the failure is expected in a few weeks. ®
To any1 who thinks it was "Aliens"
The only way aliens are going to be involved is if they were the illegal type and probably from Poland and helped install the turbine in the 1st place. I am pretty sure your real life inter-stellar travveler would have some pretty advanced navigation and know well that spinning things are best avoided be it on Earth, Mars, Alpha Centari 5 or Basingstoke.
As for the cranks idea of them stealing our turbines for advanced technology what a load of crap! Its like us travelling back in time and stealling a pointy stick from a caveman to study its advanced aerodynamic properties. These idiots should really get out more and get a frakin life,
Pass my coat, its the one with the Area 51 pass in the pocket.
wind turbine bolt failure at louth highly unlikely
This wind turbine could not of span fast enough that night to have broken loose this way, considering the recent strong winds and freezing temperatures before this incident i would have imagined that the far increased internal stresses on the turbines blades would have led to failiure before this day. The other bent blade could not have been damaged as badly as it had been in the gentle breeze of that morning, something hit this, maybe a secret unmanned spyplane in testing etc, this place is not so far from RAF waddington where cutting edge aviation developments are tested.
I run an independant weather station and it is certain there was only a gentle breeze at that early time and also the recent cold snap had just begun to loose its icy grip.
If it had been so windy that night would folk of been firing of large fireworks that fell so symetrical that witnesses said they looked like octopus tentacles ?
ive seen my own 1kw wind turbine self destruct. it took a gust of about 100mph to do this, one blade flew off and was lost , in coming off this did hit the adjacent blade and smashed this also. The difference is that this took 100mph wind to break a hobby generator made in china. These large ones are made to much better specification and only spin at low revs. they do not break in 10mph winds.
And why just over a week ago did mainsteam uk tv media report that a UFO definitally hit the turbine, then the next day the MOD replied and said it was their new BAE sytems stealth aircraft , the `tyrannis` and even showed a picture of one of these triangular flying machines.
it is all to confuse us, RAF waddington has just released pictures and info on its new `sentinel R1` spyplane due for maybe afghanistan, goodness knows what other developments are being researched and tested here ??
As you so rightly point out, aliens are " ... disdaining of all philosophies they deem to be having a "liberal" or left wing bias". And since this espousal of market-led dogma led to the utter collapse of the galactic economy under a tidal wave of toxic debt(*) OVER 9000 years ago, there is no way that they could ever have come to Earth and done all these things, since all of their airlines went bankrupt.
(*) It was, in fact, not simply Magrathea's possession of most of the former Galactic Empire's wealth that led to the economic collapse, but the Enron-like financial schemes in which they invested it, almost all of which turned out to be ponzi schemes run by the "Lads from Oglaroon", infamous intergalactic 419ers of that time.