Go Back Report # 1468

12-6/7-1977             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)


NEW ZEALAND: Tatapouri, December 6, 1977.

At 7:30 PM, three people in an automobile reported seeing a disc-shaped, red UFO coming from the direction of the sea. It seemed to follow their car for a distance of about one mile until the driver stopped the car so that they could take a better look at it. At that instant, the UFO veered off into the hills towards the Waimata Valley (an area of increased UFO sightings during that month). The witnesses noted that their car lights were much dimmer than usual and on arriving at their destination, discovered that the car battery had no water in it despite the fact that it was nearly new and had been serviced two days before the sighting.

(Source: New Zealand Spaceview, 1st Quarter, 1978)


Reference for the above text is: IUR (International UFO Reporter), (CUFOS), June 1978, p. 2.




Dec. 7, 1977; Tatapouri, New Zealand

7:30 PM. A red, disc-shaped object came over land from the direction of the sea. It followed a car with three people inside. The headlights on the car dimmed but did not go out during the sighting, which ended when the UFO veered off into the sky. When the witnesses arrived home, they found the car's battery had no water in it, even though it had been serviced only two days prior to the sighting.

(Source: Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, case 416, citing Spaceview, first quarter, 1978)


Reference for the above text is: Website: NICAP (National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena): The 1977 UFO Chronology:



UFOCAT PRN 101505 [DOS: 12-06-1977]

UFOCAT URN 101505 Xenolog by SATCU of New Zealand, March 1978, p. 16

UFOCAT URN NONE   Spaceview, no information, April 1978

UFOCAT URN 106737 IUR (International UFO Reporter), (CUFOS), June 1978, p. 2

UFOCAT URN 191845 UNICAT computer database by Willy Smith (820), #167, no date


UFOCAT PRN 101505 [DOS: 12-07-1977]

UFOCAT URN 126934 UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference by Mark Rodeghier, p. 71, 1981


UFOCAT PRN 170111 [DOS: 12-07-1977]

UFOCAT URN 170111 *U* UFO Computer Database by Larry Hatch, #12436, 2002


Australia New Zealand. Body of water is the Pacific Ocean.

Tatapouri   Latitude 38-39-28 S, Longitude 178-08-52 E (D-M-S) [point/head]

Waimata    Latitude 37-27-00 S, Longitude 175-52-00 E [populated place]

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


Waimata Valley is a rural area, situated near Gisborne, on the North Island s East Coast.

Reference: http://www.thecheers.org/UFO.../article_1462_Lets-not-get-in-a-Flap.html


Gisborne    Latitude 38-39-12 S, Longitude 178-00-15 E [populated place]

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



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