What caused this?

What caused this?

Every once in a while you run across a story that kick starts your imagination, this is one of those stories.

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.

Ecotricity, the company which operates the turbine, said it was investigating the unprecedented incident. A spokeswoman said: “We’re conducting a thorough investigation into what happened. This kind of thing has never happened to us before.”

The missing blade was found on the ground beneath the turbine, she said, adding that the company could not speculate on the cause of the damage.

So there is no evidence that anything crashed into the turbine but nearby residents claim to have seen orange lights before the incident.

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.

Suggestions or explainations regarding the cause? I believe the missing turbine had structural fatigue, snapped off and then hit another blade on its way down. But that’s just my thought. However, the only rational explanation is a UFO crashed into the turbine after the Alien pilot consumed a few pints at the local pub. There, mystery solved… hick-up.