posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 09:17 AM
Apologies if this is the wrong forum, it appeared to offer the best "match".
Back in the early 90's, I was on a popular UK based conferencing system, called CIX. My membership lapsed, crikey, at least 10 years ago, probably
nearer 15. CIX had threads on everything, just about. It was possible - and advisable back then - to use an off-line reader to pull down unread
threads, comment, then bulk upload replies. Like Agent and usenet. It was also possible to download and archive all threads, which once I did. But
many many PCs (and house moves, and drive crashes, and upgrades) later, I've lost my archives.
(Apologies, I'm waffling, I know). Anyway, one thread back in the day really got people going.
The poster was called *STARFIRE* (as I recall). Claimed to be forces, or ex-forces, and posted an unbelievable account of an incident that he
alleges happened to him and his section during GW1. The basic gist - he was RCT (Royal Corps of Transport), tasked with taking some stores(?) to a
location in the middle of nowhere. En route, they were "buzzed" by something. When they got there, whatever buzzed them was 'known', or at least
"not news". I can't add much more, its been 10+ years, and I'm not sure if what I can "recall" is real or my imagination 'filling in the
blanks', but it generated *huge* interest at the time.
edit: What might have been claimed: 3 or 4 vehicle convoy tasked with taking stores to a location away from coalition forces, ie in the middle of
nowhere. Nearing the location, the convoy is "buzzed" by 1 or more low flying objects. Objects make no noise, or no noise that resembles a jet or
motor engine (hence not jets or helos). When they arrive at destination, they try to report what has happened, only no one is really interested; the
unit has already been overflown by unknown craft. And one has been shot down/crashed/recovered (? might be my false memory there).
I think starfire - and stress think - posted the nicknames/names of some of his section, asking if people knew them they could corroborate the story.
I'm sure some military (servign and ex, I did) asked questions regarding call signs, locstats, and other job-related questions that satisfied us he
I'm not sure of the date; I joined Cix - in anger - probably around 1993, but I dont think it was until 1994/5 that I was using Ameol. At that same
time, Feb 1994, I moved house. I'm trying to recal the environment of where I was reading (downstairs, in the den, which would have made it