"It's kind of like a Frisbee, two Frisbees on top of another, like an orange in the middle," he said. "And they were turning at an incredible rate. It was just like you could see the windows turning one way and the ship, the bottom part, turning the other way. And whatever way on top it was like glowing. I don't know what it was but it was beautiful." Lapratt said he saw several objects landing on the lake, then zipping away at high speed toward the treeline."
Originally posted by SLAYER69
They may have found a way to utilize the Hydrogen in the water and or the oxygen for various purposes.
Originally posted by sonnny1
“Fifty percent of UFO encounters are connected with oceans. Fifteen more – with lakes. So UFOs tend to stick to the water,” he said.
Originally posted by Blue Shift
I think that some of the reports of UFOs sucking up water might be a misinterpretation of seeing some kind of spiraling vortex underneath the UFO pulling up water, but the UFO itself isn't actually taking in the water. It just looks like it.
I have no idea what might create that kind of vortex, and I'm afraid to go into the "Vortex Based Mathematics" thread.
“Physical Influences of a UFO on Water
Scientific paper: UFO beliefs in a remote Australian Aboriginal community
The aliens were considered to frequent areas in which water sources were more prevalent. During the wet season when water sources increased, so too did the number of reported UFO sightings. Once the rains began each year, Warlpiri residents cautioned Aboriginal people from other regions as well as non-Aboriginal people not to drive at night, lest they encounter a UFO. A group of Aboriginal people from Darwin chose to spend the night along the road instead of driving to the community after the sun set. In the dry season, UFOs are also seen but often in areas with permanent water sources. South of the community lies a region known for its hills, which collect water in several rock pools. The number of encounters were higher here because, as Mark (33), a Warlpiri man, commented, 'the aliens want [water]. There is a lot of [water] in [the region]'. UFOs were usually portrayed as spaceships inhabited by beings in search of water, who were interested in little else.
The UFO appeared to stop and hover about 200 to 300 feet above the water. Then it turned on a searchlight from the bottom of the vehicle and illuminated a spot on the water which Formiller said appeared to be about ½ mile across. The light extended almost to the shore. Formiller was standing about five feet from water‘s edge.
The searchlight was located within a tube and as the light was raised or lowered the illumination was changed from a sharp spot to a wide flood light on the surface of the water.
At first he thought that it was a helicopter, but there was no sound. After a few minutes a cloud was formed around the vehicle which did not appear to be caused by exhaust gases because there was no blowing of the cloud.
* Phoenix, Arizona. American paper. Name unavailable. 12 November 1970.
Some UFO Notes By Loren E. Gross
Patrick Thrush pulled his car off the road onto an embankment, and as he started to turn his car around, he said, the high beams from his car showed a silvery reflecting object hovering about 20 feet over the water. A tube extended from the object into the water...the tube, which had been at an angle, straightened up and began retracting into the hovering object.
St. Petersburg, Florida. St. Petersburg Times. 17 December 1973.