Did a ufo hit wind turbine in Conisholme UK? See picture and news article..

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posted on Jan, 5 2009 @ 03:47 PM
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I know this seems bizarre but well worth a look at this news article just posted.

www.louthleader.co.uk...

Anybody got any more info on this. Must be a wind up surely.


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posted on Jan, 5 2009 @ 04:01 PM
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interesting that there was no debris?



posted on Jan, 5 2009 @ 04:05 PM
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There are turbines exactly the same as the one pictured close to where i live and they are massive. Whatever caused the damage must have been some size, and to not see any debris??? what's that all about?

October



posted on Jan, 5 2009 @ 04:07 PM
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That's what I thought.Maybe it had a gear box failure and spun too fast until catastrophic failure see below.




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posted on Jan, 5 2009 @ 04:11 PM
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It could be that the turbines speed limiter failed and the blades destroyed themselves. Here is a video of a turbine breaking under speed, you'll notice before it goes the blades slightly bend before one finally snaps and destroys the tower. Maybe this is similar although the tower was not hit.




posted on Jan, 5 2009 @ 04:12 PM
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Great minds think alike me thinks



posted on Jan, 5 2009 @ 04:14 PM
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Just what could have caused all that damage? And with no wreckage or reports of a plane involved, quite the enigma. Thanks for the post, star and flag.



posted on Jan, 5 2009 @ 04:16 PM
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Yes snap.



posted on Jan, 5 2009 @ 04:18 PM
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interesting find

ok i thought this was the video of the event so i will edit this post



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posted on Jan, 5 2009 @ 04:18 PM
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Wait a minute, isnt that a wind turbine? These are built to withstand huge storms, was there a storm in that area at the time?



posted on Jan, 5 2009 @ 04:21 PM
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Sorry that is not the ufo video just an example of how they can break when a gearbox fails.Can somebody grab the photo from the news article as I don't know how.Thankswww.louthleader.co.uk...



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posted on Jan, 5 2009 @ 04:22 PM
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Wind turbines are built to stop in extreme winds or they will destroy themselves as the tips of the blades start to move >500MPH, that's why you always see a lot of turbines not doing much



posted on Jan, 5 2009 @ 04:28 PM
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I used to live in Denmark so I know how these work, thats why I asked if there was a storm. If there was no wind then we know for sure something hit it. If there was a storm or high winds it could have been a "fail safe failure".



posted on Jan, 5 2009 @ 04:30 PM
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This is from the article:


Reports of a large bang and flashing lights skimming across the sky on the night a turbine on Conisholme wind farm was damaged have been told.

www.louthleader.co.uk...

My guess is that the blade was hit by lightning. Just a guess, of course.



posted on Jan, 5 2009 @ 04:31 PM
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When you have a blade failure the pieces just don't disappear.
The story claims there is a blade missing.
If it just came apart the blade would still be there on the ground.

If a plane hit it
There would be a plane on the ground somewhere nearby the blades on wind turbine are heavy duty fiberglass and a plane hitting one would have taken major damage and would have crashed.

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posted on Jan, 5 2009 @ 04:31 PM
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This is a quote from a web page about wind turbines..
[A turbine blade can break, resulting in blade throw due to improper design, improper manufacturing, improper installation, wind gusts that exceed the maximum design load of the turbine structure, impact with cranes or towers, or lightning. The distance a blade piece can be thrown from a turbine depends on its mass, shape, speed at the time it breaks from the machine, the orientation of the blade at the time of the throw, and the wind speed at the time. These occurrences are rare, due to better testing, design and engineering of commercial wind turbines.]

See page www.healthandsafetybusiness.com...



posted on Jan, 5 2009 @ 04:33 PM
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If not a storm maybe Lightning?

Similar damage


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posted on Jan, 5 2009 @ 04:42 PM
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Yes that could well be the cause,only problem is where is the missing blade?



posted on Jan, 5 2009 @ 04:42 PM
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I thought lightning too, but wouldn't there be debris and maybe scorch marks?

It seems odd that there was nothing left on the ground in the surrounding area.



posted on Jan, 5 2009 @ 04:49 PM
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Apparently the farmer had unveiled a new fiberglass kitchen table shortly after.






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