Go Back Report # 1398

06-24-1979               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)





In UFO AFRINEWS No. 8 (September 1993), I [Cynthia Hind] mentioned a further case where UFOs searching for water occurred. And though this magazine is really a reporting on UFO incidents on the Continent of Africa, if I, or any of the investigators whom I respect and admire, come up with a case which will advance a theory I have in mind, I will certainly publish it in the magazine. In fact, the idea of the ‘water connection’ came from Paul Norman of VUFORS in Victoria, Australia, and he recently sent me a print-out of an Australian case which has a very definite tie-up with water.


This happened on 24th June, 1979.


Ron and Heather Moses checked their 13,000 gallon (52,000 litre) tank late one Saturday. It was full to within two inches of the top. The next day, it was bone dry. The plug was still in place. There was no sign of leakage and no tracks to suggest anyone had been near the tank.


Two days later, reports of flashing lights brought scores of reports and UFO spotters to the area.


Heather said: “We never told of what happened to our water tank because my husband thought people would laugh. The only explanation I can think of is that a UFO took it. I do believe in these things. There is no way that amount of water could disappear without trace. It could not have evaporated in that short space of time. If it had leaked out slowly, all of it could not have gone overnight. If it had rushed out, it would have left some signs on the ground. Ron is a good bushman but he could not find any tracks near the tank. We refilled it and it has been all right ever since.” Heather added: “The reports of the blue flashing lights said they had gone right over our paddock.”


Reference for the above text is: UFO AFRINEWS by Cynthia Hind, No. 11, February 1995, p. 26.




Location – Australia, no specific location given.



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