posted on Jun, 21 2004 @ 08:11 PM
Does anyone have any additional info on this:
(also known as Lingots?)
According to the "Agence France-Press" about ingots during the final years of French involvement in Indochina, they were seen burrowing everywhere.
Old Indochina veterans in the French army could never explain them or where they came from, and there is no record of American sightings during this
country's involvement later. General Jean de Lattre de Tassigny, supreme commander of French forces in Indochina, was so unnerved by sighting of
burrowing ingots and the lack of information about them that he brought in a special team of researchers, who apparently found nothing. The ingot is
like no other creature reported on earth, and it contributed to the general weirdness of the French experience in Indochina. Ingots were reported in
large numbers in 1953 around the North Vietnamese site where an entire French regiment vanished without a trace. This disappearance may have had
nothing to do with ingots, but there are still old veterans in the cafes of Paris, Bordeaux and Marseilles who swear there was a connection.
Incidentally, the reality of the disappearing regiment is well-documented. For a few years in the 1950s, burrowing ingots made big news in France. But
France, like the US later, hid its Indochinese veterans and paid little attention to their stories... about anything. Such is defeat.