Scotland - Its Ground Zero 10th anniversary lap of honor sucked the West Coast power grid supplying five million Arizona, California and Mexico homes on Thursday.
This morning the same alien flagship was spotted hovering close to the Queen's Scottish retreat, fanned by the strong transatlantic tailwinds fueling Hurricane Katia.
Locals spoke of a coffin shaped contrail spreadeagled across Royal Deeside skies as a Met Office severe weather warning was issued for the 9/11 memorial weekend.
"We blame Charles for failing to switch off his Search For Extraterrestrial Intelligence beacon," Crathie publican Hamish McSqueemish told the Ballater Mercury.
Patrons at The Wee Sporran are convinced the Pretender's Faustian pact with his alien counterparts still holds the nation hostage to every crackpot mischief scheme imaginable...
"Including siphoning off a cut of North Sea gas profits from Scottish Nationalists' offshore accounts in Colombia," McSqueemish added mysteriously.
Late this afternoon the craft extended its recce to the nearby Cairn Gorm Mountain and Ski Area where Prince Philip is believed to have hidden a SETI transmitter charged with co-ordinating an emergency evacuation in the event of the Queen's RIP.
"Haha, she'd be the first to push Charles off some remote area cliff rather than unexpectedly give up the Throne," McSqueemish quipped.
Monday's full moon may yet prove him right.