posted on Oct, 13 2006 @ 01:42 PM
This was a complete and total waste of my time. It's like starting an interesting sci-fi book only to find the last 75% of it is gone.
Oh well, would have been an interesting tale to hear had he come back on here to post an update.
We always hear about underground cities and such (secret government installations or co-ops with aliens building such cities). I even sat down at a
poker game with some friends from work a few weeks back and heard a pretty amazing tale from someone that would have been the last person I would have
thought would say something like it.
It's off topic but I might as well tell it quickly now that I brought it up. He is a fire fighter that works in the southwest states trying to
contain wild fires. He is one of the most down to earth, truthful guys you could ever meet so when he started looking around nervously and said that
he has a story to tell that we wouldn't believe we were all listening intently right away. Honestly, when this guy had told a story before (about
events with family and such) he would jump around (on topic, not literally) and laugh here and there. They were good recollections but nothing close
to this. He is one of those "my word is my bond" kind of guys that absolutely despises liars.
Anyway, his crew was working in SW Utah on some fires back in 2002 (this is what I am trying to recall. I was, at this point, not really paying too
much attention and he has since left to work on some fires in the northern Cascades so the year may be incorrect. I just know that it was a few years
back, not too recent). His team was considered an "A" team crew. They were very good at what they do. One day, as they are getting ready to head
out, their lead gets a call from the U.S. Air Force. There seems to be a fire that they cannot handle and they needed a team that has a great deal of
experience in fighting fires. The lead said that his crew was the best of the best out there (maybe arrogance, but then again, anyone who has the
guts to get in the way of raging fires has my appreciation). Within 1/2 hour there was a bus there with tinted windows and off of it comes some
military officials. The team is corralled onto this bus and then given some instructions.
They were to keep their heads in their laps until told differently no matter how long it takes. They guys were kind of griping about this and to make
a point one of the military personel supposedly put his weapon into the face of one of the guys and restated the instruction. After that they drove
for what seemed like a couple of hours at least. At one point they appear to enter a tunnel of some sort (when asked how he knew this he simple
replied with a straight face, "because the sound and feel changed.") He obviously didn't feel comfortable telling this to us but I think he
figured it was just 4 of his buddies. Well, they got to a point where they came to a stop.
Then, after a few seconds, they started to feel like they were going downward. He said that his stomach dropped out like when you go over a hill in a
car and you're not expecting it. After what seemed like 5 minutes of going down the bus came to a stop and then moved on for about 30 seconds. It
stopped and they were ordered (not asked is how he put it) to get their gear and to head out to the front of the bus. He says that when he stepped
out of the bus he was completely floored. What he saw before him was one of the most dramatic sites of his life. He was in NY City. He could see
that there was a nasty fire raging through a large portion of the downtown area. We asked if the twin towers were there and he said yes. He then
answered that yes it was after 9-11 so it was really weird to see this. Anyway, they were told to get to work and put the fire out. They worked for
more than 20 hours putting them out and didn't even get a break. The only water and food they had was what they had brought with them.