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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 10:51 am 
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Could ‘Tentacle’ UFO Have Destroyed UK Wind Turbine?
by Andrew Williams

Several residents of a remote English village have reported sightings of a bizarre tentacle-shaped UFO above a local wind farm, on the night before a wind turbine was mysteriously destroyed.

Engineers from energy suppier Ecotricity are investigating why a blade more than 20 meters (66 ft) long fell off the turbine at a wind farm in Conisholme Fen, Lincolnshire, early on Sunday morning. In the meantime, locals are coming to their own conclusions after many of them saw strange flashing tentacle shaped lights above the wind farm on the night before the damage occurred.

John Harrison, a resident of nearby Saltfleetby, said he looked out of his window on Saturday night to see “a massive ball of light,” and “tentacles going right down to the ground” over the site. “It was huge” he said “At first I thought it must have been a hole where the moon was shining through but then I saw the tentacles – it looked just like an octopus.

“It was an incredible site; I have never seen anything like it before. I have no idea what it was, all I can say is what I saw”.

However, officials are remaining tight-lipped about the cause of the damage. A spokesman from Ecotricity said, “This has never happened before so we really have no idea what might have gone wrong. We will conduct a thorough inspection of the turbines to see if there is a problem and put it right.”

Damage to wind turbines, although rare, is more common than many would anticipate. This link provides dramatic footage of a wind turbine appearing to spin wildly out of control before shattering and falling to the ground.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 4:10 pm 
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Does anyone know what it is? Was the government doing experiments? That is eerie. I would rather see a UFO than something like that.

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Can you say "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtan"? :lol:

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Lord no. LOL.

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The mystery deepens ...

UPDATE PLUS VIDEO FOOTAGE: Tentacle UFO spotted night before carnage at Conisholme wind farm

TUESDAY 13.20pm - ENGINEERS from Ecotricity are working to establish how a 20m blade mysteriously fell off a turbine at Conisholme wind farm - but residents have their own conclusions.

It is believed the a blade fell off the 89m turbine and another was left badly bent on Sunday January 4.

Speculation has continued amongst residents in Conisholme and the surrounding villages with some saying they saw strange flashing tentacle shaped lights above the wind farm on the night before it happened.

Mr John Harrison, Saltfleetby described how on Saturday night, January 3 he looked out of his landing window to see a 'massive ball of light' with 'tentacles going right down to the ground' over Conisholme wind farm.

"It was huge" he said "At first I thought it must have been a hole where the moon was shining through but then I saw the tentacles – it looked just like an octopus.

"It was an incredible site; I have never seen anything like it before. I have no idea what it was, all I can say is what I saw".

And although many believe the incident is an isolated one, reports of damage to wind turbines appear to be more common than people think:

* April 2005: A 40m blade of a turbine on a wind farm in Berwickshire, Scotland suddenly shattered. The failure was blamed on strong winds and icy weather conditions.

* November 2006: The tip of the rotor blade of a turbine in Oldenburg, Germany was ripped off following a sudden gust of wind throwing it into a field 200m away.

* January 2007: A family narrowly avoided tragedy when a 16ft blade spun off a wind turbine and crashed through the roof of their home in Belfast.

* July 2008: A giant wind turbine between Sheffield and Rotherham was shut down using a controlled deconstruction and the blades fell to the ground after cracks in the blades appeared.

* December 2008: Shards of ice were catapulted from an 80m high turbine in Peterborough leaving residents fearing for their safety.

Click here to see dramatic footage of a wind turbine being destroyed

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I sat here and watched that video three times once in slow motion. What is it that did it. A Chulhla is what. It was as if a force came so fast you could not see it.

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Apparently, people are worried enough about such incidents that they've asked their insurers if they're covered in these cases.

Home Insurance News: UFO Strike -- Are You Covered? Flux Says Yes

A UFO was speculated to be the cause of a destroyed wind turbine in Lincolnshire last week. But what if a UFO crashed into your house instead? What sort of response would you get from your insurance company?

(PRWEB) January 13, 2009 -- A UFO was speculated to be the cause of a destroyed wind turbine in Lincolnshire last week. But what if a UFO crashed into your house instead? What sort of response would you get from your insurance company?

Julie Carter, of specialist insurance broker Adrian Flux, recalls that when the company's Household division was set up ten years ago, many insurance companies would be sniffy about meeting bizarre claims, and ‘Act of Alien’ would be classed alongside ‘Act of God’.

"Claims for freak household disasters are nothing new," says Julie Carter. "But if something like this happens to a householder, too often they fear the response from an insurer. They worry that it will be up to the policyholder to prove that a little green man was responsible."

However, things have improved in recent years, and Flux Household has been leading the way in flexible insurance that caters for a wider range of risks. So out of curiosity last week, Flux rang round various insurance companies to see if they would cover policyholders on some strange scenarios.

What if a meteorite was to strike my house?
No problem, they said. It would be covered.

How about a stampede of wildebeest on the run from a local safari park?
Covered.

What if a vindictive ex-husband bulldozes my home to the ground?
Yes, that too.

How about if a shark fell through my roof?
Covered, but if it was a work of art then there would be an excess, with conditions attached. (Bizarrely, this latter scenario is almost real. The famous rooftop Headington Shark in Oxford recently celebrated its 22nd birthday, and the building was surrounded by scaffolding for several months while the shark and roof were patched up to ensure it would last a few more years.)

And a UFO?
Yes, of course.

"If you are going to modify your house, you need to tell your insurer what you've done. And if that includes putting a flying saucer landing pad on the roof, you need to be sure it can bear the weight. So fears about household insurance not covering the improbable are now misplaced," adds Julie Carter.

Adrian Flux aims to offer cheaper home insurance and has a range of policies for homes, contents, landlords and buy to let, including specialist schemes for hard to insure properties such as thatched homes, underpinned buildings and those at risk of flooding. For information call the Flux household insurance hotline on 08700 772266, email household(at)adrianflux.co.uk or visit the website, www.adrianflux.co.uk, and click on the relevant button under the 'Home Insurance' section.

Bizarre household claims covered – Jan-09
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TONI TURNER OR ALISON HAYNES AT THE PUBLICITY WORKS: (01263) 761000; Email: flux(at)publicityworks.biz
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SEPARATIONS CHARGES: Offers can only be dealt with by fax (01263 761009) or email (seps@publicityworks.biz). All offers are considered and we will contact you if the answer is ‘Yes’. Otherwise the answer is, regrettably, ‘No’.

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Now that is something you do not read everyday. I love it. I think I better check my home owners insurance again.

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