Enthusiasts from the UFO organisation 12th Planet are claiming the massive damage to a Smegmashire wind farm turbine was caused by a mystery alien spacecraft from the planet Nibiru.
The turbine at Doggers Clough lost one 66ft (20m) blade and another was badly damaged late on Saturday night.
Local landowner and county councillor for the area Narville de Plonk told reporters from the Wind Farm Weekly News "I'd just come out of the pub and was staggering down the lane towards home, as one does, when I stopped for a quick slash and actually saw a series of white and coloured lights - round, coloured pulsing lights that seemed to be hovering. That was just before I fell arse-over-tit into the ditch."
Ego-tricity, which manages the site for the Ministry of Defence's X-Projects division, said while investigations continued they were not ruling anything out - but the extent of damage was "unique" as the central hub of the turbine was splattered with blood and white feathers. At this time they discounted a deliberate act of sabotage by one of the many anti-wind farm militant groups.
Both the Catholic and Protestant churches have been inundated by hysterical calls from Christian fundamentalists, alarmed by the Ego-tricity "blood and feathers" announcement, questioning whether one of God's Christmas angels might have flown into the turbine by accident.
The turbine is one of 20 at the Doggers Clough site, which has been only been fully operational since April 2008. A section of one broken blade has been recovered from where it plunged through a neighbouring cottage roof and is being examined by a team of unemployed Polish boilermakers.
Local ufologists meeting in the Doggers Arms public house to discuss the incident over Guinness and hot pies told the media they had received many reports of activity in the area and had teams searching for clues.
One theory is that the flying saucer responsible for the damage may have received orders from its mother ship to fire a proton torpedo at the wind turbine blades as they were upsetting the balance of the Earth Mother's Gaia spirit.
The UFO lunatic fringe group Bonkers is making claims that an alien flying saucer hit the wind turbine due the fact the blades are not fitted with hi-viz reflectors or lights, and once their craft is repaired they will return for revenge.
"It's gunna be just like that new fuckin' movie, "The Day the Earth Went Ape-Shit", when all them radioactive titanium cockroaches get loose and eat every fuckin' thing in sight. Blow yer effin' mind, mate," their chief spokesnut informed a group of amused media hacks.
On a saner note, police are currently examining the corpse of a wayward thirty foot wing-spanned Kierkegaard's Giant Albatross, discovered by dogs in a terminal state of mortal disarray in the nearby Knee Trembler Woods, with the leading edge portion of a wind turbine blade embedded in its skull. Early assessments by forensic experts reveal the dead seabird may possibly have been involved in the previous night's incident.