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Wind energy company Ecotricity has launched an investigation into what caused blades to spontaneously snap off one of its wind turbines in Lincolnshire, England, last weekend. UK health and safety inspectors say a collision did not occur, and Ecotricity says it has not ruled anything out. […]

turbine-mangledWind energy company Ecotricity has launched an investigation into what caused blades to spontaneously snap off one of its wind turbines in Lincolnshire, England, last weekend. UK health and safety inspectors say a collision did not occur, and Ecotricity says it has not ruled anything out. But local residents say they saw “strange flashing tentacle-shaped lights” the night of the turbine destruction — so you do the calculation: Bright light + farmland + mysterious mangling = UFO!

Or not. Wind turbines, like Janet Jackson’s wardrobe, do occasionally malfunction. A Vestas Wind Systems’ turbine self-destructed just over a year ago in Denmark (we have the video here), and the Industrial Wind Action Group has documented at least 35 instances of wind turbine failures in the last few years. Make that 36.

By Josie Garthwaite

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  1. you are all dumb
    the aliens
    think we are building them
    to destroy them
    the windturbines look like
    alien objects themselves
    so of course the et are
    gonna come down and knock one out
    to see if its gonna retaliate
    jesus

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  2. [...] Off the Hook for Turbine Damage: Remember the mysteriously snapped wind turbine we covered last month — the one that locals thought might have had something to do with a UFO? Turns out it was [...]

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  3. Maybe the aliens use them as ground probes, detecting everything we do on earth :)

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  4. They fail to mention they never found the turbines missing blade.

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