Go Back Report # 1351

11-LL-1991                MISSING WATER


NOTE: To date, I have no cases in my files where a UFO has been seen drawing water from a water tower, water tank or swimming pool. It would be speculative to suggest that a UFO drew water from these storage areas when no UFO was seen in the vicinity, and even when a UFO was seen, it would not necessarily imply that it was responsible for the loss of the water. However, given the rapid emptying of these large storage facilities, it is still worth recording these cases for possible future file use. (CF)






Mrs. P. L. lives with her husband in Kommetjie, on the Cape coast of the Atlantic seaboard. Kommetjie is a small village, mostly with holiday homes that are used for 2-3 months of the year. But there are more and more permanent residents, though it is not highly populated and there are a lot of open spaces.

     One night in late November of 1991, Mrs. P. L. could not sleep because of the irritating sound of the pool filter outside her bedroom. At about 2 a.m. she decided to get up and switch it off.

     Her house is a pleasant structure, with an entrance hall leading into the lounge, and from there, glass doors open onto a pool area which has been enclosed on three sides, with a covering roof.

     As Mrs. P. L. came out of the lounge into the closed pool area, she saw a flickering flame, about 30 cm (12 inches) high and of an intense blue colour. She thought it was an electrical fault but as she went closer, she could see the flame was not coming from the filter itself; it was separate and burning in the sand which surrounded the base of the filter, a good few inches away from the actual machine.

     After about 15 seconds, the flame just vanished.

     When she looked up, prior to returning to bed, she saw a similar flame in her neighbour’s window. There are no other houses around there, just this one other house to the left of hers and diagonal to it.

     At first she thought it was a reflection and looked around to see what it could be reflecting. But there was no traffic about, or anything that might cause the flame. When she looked again, she could see the flame getting smaller and smaller. Then she took fright because it was all so strange, and ran back to bed and pulled the blankets over her head.

     Next morning, her husband got up early and when he walked outside to have his breakfast on the patio, he could see that the water in the swimming pool was well below the normal water level. He knew he had filled it up the night before; there was no chance of a leak and he, as a builder, had checked it thoroughly. He estimated that about 2000 litres had been lost out of the pool’s capacity or 20,000 litres.

     The weather was still and calm; there were no clouds, so it was not a lightning strike. There was no fault with the filter either; it was working perfectly, if a little noisily. There was one single outlet for the pool, but no water had spilled.

     As an experienced builder, Mr. L. would have known if there was anything untoward about the pool, but he was quite adamant that, apart from the missing water, the pool was in perfect condition.




     In UFO AFRINEWS No. 4 (pp. 17-19), we discussed the UFO interest in water and what possible significance this could have.


     The above case seems to be a typical example of ‘water loss’ [due] to some unknown object. In this instance no UFO was seen and the dancing blue flame can by no means be interpreted as a UFO, although several of the cases quoted in AFRINEWS No. 4 had no visible UFO, so if it does not seem to be a prerequisite of the phenomenon. The basic research here is on the LOSS OF WATER, with some untoward event connected, either directly or indirectly, with it.


Reference for the above text is: UFO AFRINEWS, No. 8, Sept. 1993, pp. 12-13.

See: UFO AFRINEWS: http://www.ufoafrinews.com/resources.html


UFOCAT PRN - 130239

UFOCAT URN – 130239 UFO AFRINEWS by Cynthia Hind, July 1993 [date error I believe-CF-]

UFOCAT URN – 178777 *U* UFO Computer Database by Larry Hatch, # 15593, © 2002


Africa - South Africa, Western Cape

Kommetjie   Latitude 34-08-20 S, Longitude 018-19-45 E (D-M-S)

Reference: http://geonames.nga.mil/ggmaviewer/





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