Could it be that the alien invasion promised in the film The Day The Earth Stood Still is underway? In the flick, if humans didn’t clean up their act with regards to the planet, a can of whoop-ass was going to be opened on them. According to some locals living in Lincolnshire, UK, such world ending promises are being carried out — on wind turbines of all things. From the article,
An investigation was under way today into how a 65ft blade was mysteriously torn off a wind turbine amid reports of “strange lights” in the sky. The 300ft turbine at Conisholme in Lincolnshire was left wrecked after the incident. The Sun quoted residents speculating that the damage could have been caused by a UFO. The Sun said flashing orange-yellow spheres had been seen by dozens of people in the area, including by Dorothy Willows, who lives half a mile from the scene of the incident. Ms Willows was in her car when she saw the lights. “She said: “The lights were moving across the sky towards the wind farm. Then I saw a low flying object. It was skimming across the sky towards the turbines.” The blade was ripped off hours later, at 4am.
According to wind farm representatives, there was no known reason for the giant blade to mysteriously be ripped off. The aliens were probably high after watching Tom Cruise fly through a wind farm in Mission Impossible 3 and thought they could do it themselves. Stupid aliens.
What will be more disturbing if no known reason can be found at all for the 65ft. blade to have gone flying. We can fall back on the UFO theory, but wind turbine opponents will no doubt add this event to their arsenal of NIMBY ammo. Stay tuned.