in that case why did my and Evo's posts about aliens in Lincolnshire mysteriously disappear?From what I've read, there is nothing to suggest that this was anything but a mechanical failure. The reports of strange lights in the area likely has no connection whatsoever.
Regarding the "UFO" phenomena, it wasn't clear to me from the articles whether anyone actually saw them that night. The way they read, no one witnessed the actual failure. So there isn't necessarily any corellation at all.
- from the OPThe broken blade has been recovered and is being examined.
http://greeninc.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/02/11/damaged-wind-turbine-it-wasnt-aliens/The lookouts for little green men can go home. It wasn’t an unidentified flying object with octopus tentacles that caused a wind turbine blade in England to fall off last month, and damaged another blade. Rather, the problem was “material fatigue” in the turbine that caused bolts to come loose...
One of the possibilities could be just a structural failure at the root of the missing blade, The latter may have hit the next blade.
Such a down to earth scenario is probably hard to imagine for the witnessing crowd. If you don't see where the departing blade was coming from, it's automatically an UFO, isn't it?
the force of the failed blade while falling hitting the second damaged blade, which was just going up?