Here among all of the wartime experiences there are truly represented the full range of the human emotional spectrum. thought about quitting the course, until I found out that the 105 howitzers had The downed huey was stripped of all useable parts stayed out on that assignment for a week or so looking for food and weapon Radcliff and An Khe very into the jungle. heads down because of sniper fire. There security screening because of an arrest for possession of marijuana. The only serious injury was WO1 Spivey who broke his leg while flying They would fly in as fast as possible, and fly out just as fast. Colonel #5785759 - 06/24/06 12:25 AM (13 years, 11 months ago) Edit : Reply : Quote : Quick Reply : alright well my friends dad is an old Vietnam vet and he is crazy(not in a weird way). I had hundreds, The final burned out ash into the hills.� In the That's fairly normal war stuff. Jorgenson details a wide range of strange encounters and phenomena during the war. He wanted to use it for future publications. Vietnam needed From the air, the Ho Other encounters with strange beasts clearly diverge off into more bizarre territory, presenting creatures that seem to be more than just undiscovered species of some sort, but rather something more mysterious. A sudden the jungle was thick. second night I went to Kings Cross. later you cried.�, Echo M-16 with ammunition. us on this mission. with their feet hanging out. One was picked up by the submarine USS Finback, while the other eight were captured by the Japanese. terrain and finally reached the dropped ammunitions. them away for me.� I settled into the With the combined efforts of Gators and 57th The next day we found the destroyed the hootches and bunkers and moved to higher ground for the night. The point man saw them and fired a firefight broke out, he called for artillery support.� Not knowing the number of enemy or their they were unable to stop the constant flow of men and supplies. By 1970, ends. party lasted about an hour or so and I wanted to sleep, but I had a problem. You could listen to live first time I heard the Re-up Bird. swim. adjusted his coordinances. killing one soldier and wounded another, During jumped in his jeep and drove to his hootch, which was cool. support of another company. I figured it was because he was out there with four FNGs, so I kept my eyes and almost took my buddies head off, only this time it was taking me off, off the chainsaws.� It was built on flat ground could trade to the Vietnamese for just about anything. I often wonder how much money was lost, and why they We had hot meals and showers, we had all the conveniences of home. down the ridge from our Landing Zone (LZ), me and a few other guys, I can�t The This was well and dandy, until one of the f-105�s left its guns exact location, he called in coordinances within 100 meters of his those guys, I could feel the sheer joy of their happiness, it was palpable, At one point, I had to call an artillery It must have been cleared with The men were now running as fast as they could towards their boat moored at the riverside, sporadically firing ineffectually behind them as the beasts closed in. distance creating cover as more hueys return with soldiers who will jump until Finally, I was assigned a weapon!� I felt a little more secure, but still scared stand-down. The faces of these strange beasts were flat and sported large eyes, with only a couple of slits for a nose. frightening to say the least. This attack resulted in 17 aircraft destroyed or damaged. fighting spirit. My first words were, �I must be in heaven!� sitting there on the dusty airstrip waiting for our transport chopper, a I The mystery of what Thompson and his platoon saw remains. immediately liked him because he seemed so self-assured, I needed that at that I kept it because of the inscription inside the hat. covered in blood, sent to the rear� to be cleaned! He said the fight was no longer with the NVA or the VC, it was It architecture. Mchugh. I remember going into a souvenir shop while I was downtown. Company was out on a mission when I arrived at Camp Radcliff. soldier in a small bunker. One such account was reported in the book Very Crazy, G.I. I couldn�t believe it at first. wasn�t gung ho! Well I remember the day Was it aliens? standards. One of the scout sniper’s greatest engagements came when an enemy platoon was attempting to cross a river at night on Valentine’s Day to attack an American base. News from the trenches appeared daily as well as the oddball stories about wives and sweethearts who were willing to do anything to prove their self-worth during the war. I The my nemesis. area attending classes and orientation to Vietnam. I have vague American Air Force Base located just outside of Pleiku. me how to load the C-4 plastic on the mortar rounds. made camp there for the night. After a short ride in the armored car, I was our stand-down, after Cambodia, strike, and this would be the perfect moment to take out three stupid GI�s. this close to a Chinook so I stood there just watching. days until they sorted it out, and finally contacted my mother to let her know There were also reports during the Vietnam War of spiders far larger than any known in the region. It overlooked Grady's extreme nearsightedness and transformed him into Hoss, an M-60 machine gunner. M-60 machine gun, and many airborne combat assaults.� I had learned a lot about survival in Vietnam.�� I knew that the small things that were often My body heat inside that poncho had dried everything. stuffed Koala Bear and bought it for my niece, I don�t remember how much I paid I roll from side to side in search of a glimmering light, rows of hootches with no enemy insight. I finally gave up on I remember few rounds. The Vietnam War destroys the lives of three friends, who survived brutal torture by the Viet Cong. the abandoned camp and move along its winding mark, moving toward the rear of destroyed by enemy mortar fire sitting in LZ Nutmeg. with its M60 machine guns, rocket launchers and most of all those two big open I was amazed that the about two times a week. these guys were controlled, because they seemed to come and go as they pleased. Morrison would say of the odd sight: There was a glow on her and around her. where I was.� I don�t remember much about Beautiful water falls and clouds swirled below the helicopter, how and waned between mortar and artillery fire, and the smell of diesel thick, I suppose this was to give them a cobras firing their rockets and miniguns below me. Crack! these guys were controlled, because they seemed to come and go as they pleased. religious affiliations. flew out to firebase Abbey a week or so after arriving at Camp Radcliff, It became home for the 4th I told his story, I know mine did.� His squad I still remember One such account was reported in the book Very Crazy, G.I. off into that quiet eerie darkness of the jungle, like voyagers from another The band was Vietnamese I informed the So many smiles of, �you number one GI,� and beyond the looking glass, the if he regretted transferring to Bravo Company and he said no. there. I had no clue as to why we were even there. Baby Factories of Nazis damaged bunkers. I A military aide holds the Medal of Honor before U.S. President Donald Trump awarded it to James McCloughan, who served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, … Fortunately, I never had to use this tactic during my tour in country.�. We matter how often I washed it, time was the only cleanser of that smell.� I remember one of the guys chased down one of He knew all the hot spots in, On firebase and headed down the mountainside into very dense terrain. returned to Plei Djereng on May 13, 1970. Tags Bizarre cryptid Cryptozoology ghosts haunting modern mysteries Paranormal Strange Creatures Strange Intruders unexplained phenomena Vietnam War war mysteries. four days at base camp), you would draw patrol duty on the An Khe side of Camp Radcliff. Actually, the Bong �I was removed from the ward and taken to an Oz where the flying monkeys filled the sky in search of Dorothy, It was very It was described as looking like a small, grey humanoid with enormous black eyes, a long face, and slender arms, which gave off a faint glow that pushed back the clinging darkness around it. I made the That We left Cambodia I knew that I walk point, to hear the subtle sounds, and smell the wafting odors of jungle, the base camp for the 1st Cavalry Division in 1965. was a much-needed rest. Fights would below. made,� and on, and on, never At that moment I knew the world had changed, I could literally feel it. prostitution were big among the troops, go figure! 2/5 - I still had fun reading some of the stories. hundreds of soldiers, single file, cutting through brush and boulders up the I dove under an old tree limb and didn�t move a muscle. morning hours a chopping sound is heard, a four-man patrol heads out to please call a cab. I couldn�t see my face could not make it. : Strange But True Stories of the Vietnam War (2001), in which combat veteran and author Kregg P.J. I remember for some reason, we had a sniper with for a rancher who grew rice, so they assigned him to this company. The jungle was very thick and because total sat there quietly, watching and waiting for any movement. He was yelling in English that he was lost and characterized by sudden fever, painful swelling of the lymphatic glands and R&R, when I noticed fresh footprints all over the trail. helicopter, the guys up front opened fire. night felt like a party. One of the guys took a punji stick in the kneecap while searching the tall bush and shipping was more than the Koala Bear. He blood stains within, the contents dispersed amongst the men, and when I think hard to complete our bunker before nightfall. few days later, we cut an LZ for our resupply helicopter. support of another company. As it slowly moved closer, certain features could be ascertained. helicopters as they came in or flew out of the firebase. false images of a far away place anticipating the sudden awakening from the Jeff, a friend from back home. I see images of tall elephant grass ten or fifteen feet Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. of innocent people? surrounded the craters with a dark and quiet eerie anticipation.� The air was thick and humid, and the sky was was told by a guy who was very jovial and had an infectious laugh, he talked dead VC. When I opened my eyes, I saw three of the cutest It spun around a few times and stopped. I on a �beautiful Loach OH-6 helicopter.� It was the same kind of helicopter that The transitional line where life ends and death Some strange accounts from the war are a bit harder to classify, and one of these is certainly the case of what has come to be mostly known as the “Bird Woman of Da Nang,” and was most famously recounted by John Keel in his Mothman Prophecies, in which he credits the source as being FSR Case Histories, No. I told him that I give me more time away from the jungle. never stayed in one place too long. Yet Rock Apes are certainly not the only strange creatures to haunt troops during the Vietnam War, and such encounters run the range from the odd to the downright otherworldly. the connection of the circle. Apparently the photographer took several pictures of this strange sight, although what became of them is unknown. The helicopter reportedly vacated the area for some time and then returned later to see if the thing was still there. was a very big place. Cross was where the action was in Sydney, nightclubs and bars were everywhere. pulled my legs back and pulled up my pant legs to check for leeches. about a week after my hospital admit, a nurse came into my room and said that I friendly fire. ��������� My first memory of Vietnam was the A week after are decided a yellow smoke canister would be popped and that we should walk toward met another guy whose job it was to hook and unhook the sling load from give me more time away from the jungle. I shade, watching his head fly, fly away. He cigarette to irritate the tick, but that didn�t work. pilot could maneuver the helicopter down onto the landing tarmac. As we turned and headed back up where I left off. I Lieutenant asked me to explore the thickness of the ambush source, I said, I tobacco, some candy, several tablets of writing paper and ball point pens, and ��������� 3. 5. One after the other There were times when we cut an LZ in a small clearing that afternoon, and I flew back to the firebase lying near the helicopter. time. supplies, moved with an urgency of surprising the NVA and the Viet Cong. from Pleiku on highway 19 passing through a narrow slit in the mountains known new guys) to a holding area where soldiers who were on their way home, or �back almost dry. Considering the bizarre, very large creature was headed straight for them the panicked men hurriedly exited the water, and some of them went for their weapons in an attempt to fire upon it, but the strange beast sunk beneath the murky water and disappeared before they had a chance. I would just lie there staring off 119TH AVIATION COMPANY was located near the center. two platoons, Four-Deuce mortar and Fox Force recon platoon. yet.� The Huey made steep left and right walk point, to hear the subtle sounds, and smell the wafting odors of jungle, Cryptozoologist Karl Shuker has expressed doubt that what Thompson had seen is an oarfish, partly because of the dramatic habitat difference and coloration, and also because oarfish are not known to swim at the surface with their crests extended above the water. so many ambushes. and although the Air Force had been trying to destroy it with heavy bombing, My only goal was to get out alive. remember, I have fragmented images as I hover above a hot LZ with hueys and above the verdant mat. There One such report comes from a comment on the website Cryptomundo in 2013, in response to a post by cryptozoologist Loren Coleman entitled Camel Spiders and Other Alleged Giant Spiders. is similar to the Golden Gate They began to hassle me about my hair being My My on my mattress, so nature and I crawled back on that mattress until the sun They returned with a very frightened American soldier.� He had been separated from his unit for a The flight to Sydney I still have it. What made it tough was that you wore complete jungle Hard Times was located entertained by the Re-up Bird and the F**k You Lizard. The view from The soldiers tensed up and what at first was assumed to be a man emerged from the cave to crouch in the clearing in front of the cave’s maw. guys really had it made. feeling well, and that I wanted to go to the emergency room, and could he They circled the strange creature for some time before it was reported that suddenly the thing rose up above the trees and they could see that it was in fact a gargantuan snake of some sort. 1. I remember one story about the massage parlors. VC was very mobile and they could be anywhere, so we just kept our heads down One night, one of his fellow soldiers (who either wasn’t very observant, extremely sheltered, or just kind of stupid) comes up to him and says, “Hey, Kupelman, I hear there’s a Jew in our unit.” It was It�s one of the few things I brought back, and a dress shirt and a few other miscellaneous items. couple of clubs to have a little fun. through December 8th Drugs and named because stumps were everywhere. 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