Go Back Report # 1380

07-11-1888               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)


Falling Waters.


A Curious Phenomenon Observed in Marquette Harbor.


Special to the Globe.

     Marquette, Mich., July 11.—At 7:10 this evening a dense cloud passed over the city and out over the lake1. It was not felt on the ground. Five minutes later the water in the harbor fell so quickly as to be noticed by those on board vessels at anchor. The fall was twenty-six inches in a few minutes. The lake and bay were calm at the time. After thirty-three minutes the water returned to its former level. It is believed that a cyclone or waterspout passed near and with such force as to drive the water before it and cause the phenomenon.


Reference for the above text is: St. Paul Daily Globe [St. Paul, Minnesota, USA], July 12, 1888, page 4.

My reference: E-mail from Brænne to Magonia group and me (CF) dated September 08, 2011.




North America – United States, Michigan, Marquette

Marquette        Latitude 46-32-37 N, Longitude 087-23-44 W (D-M-S) [populated place]

Lake Superior   Latitude 47-31-38 N, Longitude 087-45-18W

Reference: http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=154:1:1765846258792399


Note 1:

There is also a lake named Pere Marquette Lake, however, we read “water in the harbor” and the only reference for harbor is Marquette Harbor Lighthouse and Marquette Bay, both of which lie on Lake Superior.

Pere Marquette Lake   Latitude 43-55-55 N, Longitude 086-26-23 W (D-M-S)

Reference: http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=154:1:1765846258792399



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