Daily Archives: February 11, 2009

Bolt Out of the Blue rather than UFO

turbine1The mystery of the damaged Lincolnshire wind turbine has finally been solved. Last month, it was claimed that one of the blades had been sheared off following a collision with an U.F.O. We may not be very religious but we are a nation of U.F.O. spotters. Those and trainspotters of course. 

On the night of the incident, John Harrison reported seeing a ball of light with its ‘tentacles’ over the wind farm. ‘It was an incredible sight, I have never seen anything like it before,’ he said. ‘I have no idea what it was.’ Also reported in the UK’s Daily Mail (that should set credibility alarm bells ringing), Dorothy Willows said she saw orangey yellow spheres. ‘I don’t believe in UFOs but it was a low-flying object,’ said Mrs Willows. Meanwhile a more credible witness was council chief, Robert Palmer, who said he had seen a ’round object with a slight red trim hovering near the top of the turbines’ that night too. 

‘When I heard what had happened I was slightly worried so I’ve called for a full health and safety review,’ said Mr Palmer, 66. ‘If the aliens are coming, I want to be there to meet and greet them.’ Sounds a bit like the concern of the Zombie invasion of the US that I reported last week.

Today we learn that the explanation for the mysterious destruction is a little more mundane. It wasn’t a bird, it wasn’t a plane, it wasn’t a block of ice and it certainly wasn’t a U.F.O. It was failure of the bolt housing. Remarkable, how the rumor of a U.F.O. suddenly generates reported sightings. 


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