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I have to get this out into the open!

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posted on Aug, 4 2008 @ 11:30 PM
I'm25 years old, with no military experience whatsoever. However, it seems like activating firewatch might just ensure there are more people available to apprehend or detain something that might escape without having anything seem out of the ordinary.

posted on Aug, 4 2008 @ 11:57 PM

posted on Aug, 5 2008 @ 12:03 AM
reply to post by USMC-oorah

I know that every Marine is a rifleman. In combat, yes it happens all the time. On an airstation in South Carolina... not so much. What is your MOS and how many times have you been asked to provide "firewatch" for the base? I was a 1341 and I never even heard of it happening. The only time anyone had to pull "firewatch" is if they are out doing field exercises. Or one time our fire alarms went out, so we were forced to provide it for our barracks. Again, just locally not base wide.

Things may be different now, but when I was in this type of thing was completely unheard of. A LCPL from admin would never be asked to go investigate anything that wasn't related to his job or unit, certainly not anything dangerous.

I am not saying it didn't happen, but I am saying it doesn't add up. The OP hasn't addressed it yet, so I am still having a hard time buying it.

posted on Aug, 5 2008 @ 12:17 AM
I can't believe anyone is buying this. Does anyone know what lock down is. It means that the whole base would not be able to communicate outside of it, if something like this happened then they would want to keep it out of the public eye. If they didn't care then they would have been inquiries made about this to local zoos or public pets owners. Sounds more like he is trying to sell this as a bigfoot or other unknown creature. The base would not have let anyone tell this story because when it comes to something they don't want the public to know then they will monitor all activity on computers, phones, or whatever else someone might comunicate with. They then would debrief everyone on what happened and tell everyone to keep quiet about it and they would convince you to stay quiet. If true then the person would not give what station he was at because the base would put two and two together. It happened at thier base only certain individuals worked that station so it wouldn't be hard to find out who this person is. So he would be sh** out of luck for breaking direct orders and would be locked up or worse.
this story is bunk and anyone who believes is just reaching.

posted on Aug, 5 2008 @ 12:24 AM
Really, posting a "firewatch" is at the units discretion. If the unit is jacked up, they'll do whatever necessary to fix them. Like my unit, we had LOTS of problems, so my Battalion Guns put all the NCOs on "firewatch" in the barracks. Two per deck. I think this was the only time I was happy I had gotten busted down.

As far as the story goes, sounds about right for a MCAS. Wingers are...well, nevermind, I'm heading to a wing when I PCS soon.

Anyways, it sounds about right that there would be a panic and people turning it in to a huge mess. To be honest, I think there'd be no reason to really keep it totally classified unless this thing was a product of some crazy experiments. To me it just sounds like somehow Bigfoot got on to the base and was scaring the crap out of people who spotted him which I can understand is bad juju. Anything is possible in this crazy world.

Oh, and don't count him out just because of his job, it's more the rank than anything. I'm an 0651 and I get stuck on the occasional BS detail here and there because I'm a second time LCpl. I'm not believing this 100%, but c'mon, give the guy a break.

Echo3Foxtrot, Lance Corporal of Marines

[edit on 0885 by Echo3Foxtrot]

posted on Aug, 5 2008 @ 12:27 AM
reply to post by Karlhungis

0311 GRUNT!

I was just saying they can give you a rifle and tell you to shoot stuff anytime they want. The whole story is out of ordinary anyways. A Marine being given a rifle is probably the most normal part of the whole thing lol.

The guy needs to stop talking about it, if it's true. He is steadily cruising for bad news.

posted on Aug, 5 2008 @ 12:29 AM
reply to post by USMC-oorah

Yeah, most likely shouldn't being saying anything. But to be honest what's the worst that can happen? I'm think an NJP for Article 92...but then again something else could be to this. Like the origin of the creature...or the story.

posted on Aug, 5 2008 @ 12:40 AM
He said the base was on lock down, yet he was able to jump on a computer(a military one at that) and tell his story. He would not have been able to do anything with out someone knowing about it and they would have shut down all communications. That is why I think his story is crap.

posted on Aug, 5 2008 @ 12:42 AM
Ummm, this is eerily like the book by Frank Peretti called Monster.

I think that book was written as fiction, but perhaps with a bit of truth to disclose some events. Not sure, but it sure sounds similar to your story.

posted on Aug, 5 2008 @ 01:28 AM
reply to post by riggs2099

Damn, you just don't have a clue what lockdown means at my base do you. No phone calls? No internet? What are you on about? Firstly I never once said I used my work PC and secondly my work PC wont even let me on this site. Yes I can circumvent that but that is beside the point. Look, we don;t have really any Grunts here, we are mostly admin and logistics, the rest is all brass. Yes I have pulled firewatch/guard duty before but never asked to do this kind of thing. I am at MAG31 I have gotten a call once to go pick up 4 drunk as skunks officers. I am totally at whomevers disposal as long as it is an order passed on by either another sentry or oic. That means I do whatever they ask, and I shot expert rifleman in training, just because Im an 0151 doesn't mean I am not a Marine. So what, I scored high on the asvab and this is what I got, in retrospect I wish I had gone grunt. I all the respect in the world for those guys. So what happened last night doesnt add up?
Good its a hoax, all faked, not true. Mods, you have my admission please delete this post ASAP!

posted on Aug, 5 2008 @ 01:44 AM
The big monkey thing was beside you and nobody noticed, and the Sergeant (or whatever rank you said he presented) even asked who "the marine" by your side was?

Weird............. Sounds very sensationalist.

Hey, if it really happened to you, then at least you know what weirdness goes on in the military world and in time you will have a mind mature enough to help people see what truths you have discovered. Until then, your story of seeing something and someone's story of not believing someone (as some don't believe you) are just as valid and invalid.

Peace, and love and light.

posted on Aug, 5 2008 @ 01:49 AM
reply to post by sllapur

Yeah and I could barely see them behind the halo of their flashlights, but Im not gonna spend all night going back and forth. Its not true anyway, so the sooner this thread gets deleted the sooner I can rest.

posted on Aug, 5 2008 @ 02:18 AM
Well, that's what you get when wingers get bored. They make up stories of giant monkies....wait, what? Meh, I'm about to PCS and hopefully I'll get MAG-31 like I requested, then again I wouldn't mind the other two places that I put before it, but if I get sent there, I'll ask around.

Speaking of which, I gotta contact my admintards to see if my orders are in.

posted on Aug, 5 2008 @ 02:19 AM
Hi Teh One....

before you go...for my frame of reference, does the wooded terrain near the runway hold any significance with respect to your post? MCAS southern perimeter...bearing south towards Hilton Head?


posted on Aug, 5 2008 @ 02:20 AM
It seems like lots of things add up and lots of things don't add up. The story, to me, sounds like someone trying to write his first scary story. It's good enough, but I think what brings out doubt are several things. One, the OP getting all sensitive about people not believing him to me is a HUGE sign. I've known some sensitive Marines, but this guy, again to me, doesn't even seem like a Marine. Maybe he is, maybe he isn't, but I've known all sorts from completely ignorant, to genius. From super tough, to super sensitive. Still, the sensitive ones are Marines, enough said. If you gotta ask, you'll never understand. Many of the tougher questions remain unanswered. Maybe he missed them through all the posts, maybe he ignored them. I find on ATS that many seem to "miss" the important questions and somehow answer the easier questions and somehow see those. This smell of hoax to me. This last week or two on ATS has been a free for all with all the fake UFO sightings and other stories with gaping holes. Please, OP poster, quit being so sensitive. If your story is true, you wouldn't get all defensive. Trust me on this. If you were really involved in this, I highly doubt you would post your location. It takes all of 10 minutes to search the internet and find your posts. If you are truly in the Corps and this truly happened, this thread would have been deleted already and you wouldn't have been speaking anymore on the issue and not by volunteer either. I'm sorry if I come across as harsh, but if you are lying, that is not nice and not something an honorable Marine would do on a site like this in your manner. Trust my words in the last couple of sentences. Here is your chance to come clean and be honest. No one will look down upon you. Be honest and start anew. This is what an honorable person would do. Oh and if some of you fellow current or ex military are curious, just call the base and ask a few simple questions, you'll get the answers you are looking for and will know the truth about this thread. Let's see what type of person the OP is.

posted on Aug, 5 2008 @ 02:55 AM
Well, I can't seem to really believe this story. First off, "Fire-Guard" was a term used for soldiers who were in basic training who had to pull "guard duty". Now, I was in the Army, so marines could be a bit different. However, even after basic when I got to my permanent duty station, we would occasionally have to pull what they called "CQ" duty. This is where we essentially manned the phones in the barracks all night. Our job essentially was to be ready to get all the soldiers awoke if an "alert" came case of war. Now, if marines are like the army, all our weapons were stored in the company "armory". And you couldn't get them unless the armorer was on duty and came and opened it up. Further, there are groups on every base known as "reactionary squads". These are soldiers who ARE fully geared-up and armed at all times during their shifts. These guys basically wait for a situation where something on the base requires their attention........someone breaks into the armory, etc. I've seen them in action and they can respond just about anywhere on a base within 15 minutes !! And, every base has MP's as well who are armed. Now, I was in the Infantry and I pulled "CQ" all the time...........and I never got a call for ANYTHING other than civilians asking for this or that soldier. The military sure in the hell is not going to call some lowly dude on "fire-guard" to come out to deal with some serious situation, and then "issue" you an M-16 and live ammo and say........"Go out and shoot this thing". Hellllll Noooooo.
But hey, it is a good attempt at a fiction novel. Keep up the good work soldier......LOL.

posted on Aug, 5 2008 @ 03:23 AM
Dont pull reverse psychology on here.

Honestly. If its true, Your f'ed.

Have fun in prison I suppose. But if it is true I suppose thank you for comming forward.

posted on Aug, 5 2008 @ 03:28 AM
I read this book a few years back about a Bio Unit that genetically spliced human DNA with animals to produce intelligent Life forms. The book revolved around the first success in the Lab... a dog that was brilliant and intelligent who was being hunted down by one of the Labs failures....A gentically modified baboon designed for warfare.

This Baboon was massive, intelligent had huge fangs was "Uber" strong and wanted to kill anything that reminded it of the Lab. It took numerous hits from "Grunts" tryng to kill it and it would selectively kill and leave other Humans to live but would scare the utter "BeJesus" out of them.

Sounds familiar ?

posted on Aug, 5 2008 @ 03:29 AM
Page five and it's already gone into a peeing contest about'I know more about being a marine than you do..ner ner ner'.OP-your experience is alot less barmy than some recounted on forums such as this.I see your situation,where else are you going to tell your story and then you come on here and are disbelieved.Since proof is obviously not possible why don't you keep us informed of post events and what the office gossip is.Truth can be stranger than fiction and maybe there's maybe more than one escaped ape/human monkey hybrid science gone too far/bigfoot beastie running around in the woods.I think you should look out for gangs of torch weilding villagers ,that should ring the alarm.But seriously folks don't forget a human ear has been gron on a mouse and sheep have been cloned .Maybe what the poster saw was the next stage in experimentation.

posted on Aug, 5 2008 @ 03:35 AM
I must admit this is a new one, the thread poster trying to get it deleted and making it sound as if he wants it deleted so he doesn't get in trouble, thereby giving more credence to his story in the eyes of some members. Sorry but this is getting rediculous, proof please, fantastic claims require fantastic evidence.

If anyone is willing to accept a story without evidence or at least without the credentials of the person being established, then i have many stories for everyone. Including this lovely nigerian general who wants to send you millions of pounds for a small fee.


The n-word that was taken out wasn't the bad one, it was n-i-g-e-r-i-a-n. I'm not sure why the censor took that out.

[edit on 5-8-2008 by ImaginaryReality1984]

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