Thursday, January 19, 2006

Argentina: The Water Keeps Vanishing

DATE: 01.18.2006
Toward late December 2005, some 28,000 liters of water vanished from a swimming pool in a country home in Santa Rosa, La Pampa.
According to Daniel __, the property's owner, he and his wife Silvia were in the pool until 1 o'clock in the morning with their two daughters, trying to find relief from the intense nocturnal heat. He clearly remembers that the pool held the same volume of water, which is to say, it was only 15 cm from the very edge of the pool.

The swimming pool in question, measuring 9 meters long by 4.5 meters wide, with depths ranging from 1.70 m at its deepest to 1.30 m at its shallowest, showed a missing amount of one meter of water, measured vertically.

The property owner realized this when he woke up the next day and endeavored to clean debris from the pool. He immediately checked for the possibility of a leak or water filtration, without finding any that would corroborate this assumption.

The witness, faced with a lack of evidence to justify the lack of water, was thoroughly surprised. He now wonders at the lack of answers to such an unusual event.

Mr. Daniel __ lives on Calle Vaira in the Malvinas Argentinas district of Santa Rosa, La Pampa.

(translation (c) 2006. Scott Corrales, IHU. Special thanks to Raul Oscar Chaves, Ciufoslapampa)


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