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Winter Windmills

These pictures were all taken from my parents house in Fowler, Indiana. (45 Miles NW of Lafayette) No matter which way you face while standing on their property you see the Benton County Windfarms. These windmills are massive, and take away from the natural landscape. At night they all have red beacons on them that blink at the same time. It looks like an airport runway at night.

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laura says ... on Saturday, Apr 2 at 10:07 PM

i was there at night and i thought i was in a science fiction movie. it was hard to focus on the road with the red lights flashing. Aslo i was there in the daytime. As an adult with ADHD it was extremely overwhelming.....what purpose do they serve?

Nature lover says ... on Saturday, Oct 30 at 9:56 PM

I think it's a brown recluse.

Niklos says ... on Sunday, Oct 24 at 3:47 PM

I say to those who have them in their view should see them as a form of progress out of an age of dirty fuel and into a future of clean energy. If I had the property to put them up I would without hesitation.

pegjobrown says ... on Tuesday, Oct 5 at 3:05 PM

In Aug. we drove mile after mile and it seemed like the windmills were in all directions but I didn't see any of them moving, are they up and running? Does anyone know if they are tied into the grid?

Chris says ... on Saturday, Sep 25 at 10:07 PM

My husband and I agreed that the windmills looked like something from a science fiction movie. At first sight, they can be a little overwelming.

R.A. says ... on Tuesday, Sep 14 at 5:40 PM

When did this happen ? I was vey suprise to see so many especial in indiana, did they announce this to the public and I just missed it ? Who ideal was this and who put up the money for them ? How much does it cost to build one ? If it help great

roger says ... on Wednesday, Sep 1 at 6:27 PM

they are captivating. I too had a hard time driving and looking. Questions: saving our planet from what? cost to build? cost to maintain? who's paying for them? who owns them? are they cheaper than coal or nuclear? 50 years from now? then what.

Cheryl & Harry says ... on Wednesday, Jul 7 at 10:45 AM

We saw these awesome windmills on the way home from Michigan...mile after mile (how much prettier than oil rigs) and saving our planet! HOW MANY ARE THERE in this location?

Jasmine says ... on Wednesday, Jun 16 at 10:55 PM

I acctually passed by the wind mills on my way to and coming from Chicago this weekend. It was a very beautiful sight unlike anything I have ever seen before. They are everywhere!! I loved passing by them!!! They are a great addition for going green!

kinoh says ... on Wednesday, Mar 31 at 3:33 AM

we drove by these last fall on our way to chicago and then again a few weeks ago. i was amazed at how many more there were in just these few months. what an incredibly beautiful sight!! i would be delighted to have them in my landscape!!

russell marra says ... on Friday, Jan 22 at 12:57 AM

They look like the future.

Seymour says ... on Monday, Jan 18 at 7:36 PM

I notice that none of you who think these things are "beautiful" live anywhere near these monsters. They have blighted the landscape and most of the time stand still. If you talked to the locals most have deep regret that they agreed to this projec

Jim says ... on Sunday, Jan 10 at 2:15 AM

Who or what company(ies) invested in all of these windmills?

Brenda says ... on Saturday, Dec 5 at 1:26 AM

They may be beneficial to the environment, but they are coming to our area and I am concerned. Our property value will decrease and I am concerned about the electro-magnetic energy that is given off. It has proven to harm humans and animals

Phil says ... on Sunday, Nov 22 at 4:08 PM

I was not aware Indiana was so into this modern saving of our planet, for my kids and grandkids. They are so awesome to stand beneath and hear the power they provide and to realize the ennergy they will produce. Silent, beautiful, and gentle giants

Michael says ... on Sunday, Nov 15 at 9:14 PM

They are beautiful and a great way to provide a clean energy source. I too had trouble keeping my eyes on the road.

Jeff says ... on Monday, Nov 9 at 1:16 PM

I saw these windmills on my way to and from Chicago and they truly were very captivating. It seeked like they went for miles. The only negative thing I seemed to encounter was the fact that I kept taking my eyes off the road to see them.

eric says ... on Sunday, Nov 8 at 8:04 PM

these wind mills are so cool I wish I knew who or what was benefiting from these wonderful green energy

Barb says ... on Friday, Oct 23 at 9:35 PM

I drove by these last week and couldn't hardly keep my eyes on the road. I noticed a big back long in traffic due to everyone slowing down to look. Something so new and awesome to see; they are massive in size!!!

Cheryl says ... on Thursday, Sep 10 at 11:52 AM

We just drove through this area over the weekend. When will they start working?

Christi says ... on Wednesday, Jun 3 at 12:24 AM

I was in awe at the sight of the rows upon endless rows of these giant beauties. And if they can be used to provide power, I say keep building them. They have to be better for our planet than many other sources of energy that we currently utilize!

Cathleen says ... on Saturday, Mar 14 at 3:09 AM

I find the Windmills are not only necessary, but beautiful against the flat, stark landscape. They are the overseers of the earth on which they stand....a pure, clean sorce of energy that not only is needed by man but, needed to protect the land.

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