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Originally posted by AFewGoodWomen
A few us us in our platoon experienced this while staying in the rifle range barracks.
It got spooky a few nights.
Originally posted by AFewGoodWomen
reply to post by sled735
This was at Parris Island in SC. It felt as though the hauntings were more about slavery and civil war atrocities rather than suicidal Marines or recruits trying to escape the island and getting attacked by gators or just drowning from exhaustion...I don't know the history of the land itself, this is just the impression that I felt when experiencing it.
Originally posted by HomerinNC
Supposedly, there is a story of one end of the island being haunted by a DI and a platoon of trainees who were road marching into quicksand or something
Google Ribbon Creek Incident
Storyedit on 9/2/2012 by HomerinNC because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by MRuss
It's not a military story, but It's a good one:
My brother (40-something) is a corporate type, and he isn't religious or outwardly spiritual at all. But, unfortunately for him, he has the gift of seeing ghosts. He's seen ghosts multiple times and he isn't very happy about it at all. He's the least likely person in the world to appreciate or respect this unusual "gift" and he really wishes it wasn't a part of his life.
Three weeks ago our cousin died tragically at the age of 33. Two nights later, he sat up in bed and saw our cousin walking up to him with her index finger pointing out in front of her, as if she were walking up to poke him. It's as if she couldn't believe she was dead, and she was seeing if she could get someone's attention. Standing right behind her was my deceased father, and my brother said it was as if he was with my cousin trying to get her to come with him to "the other side." He was talking to her, not unkindly, but his voice was urgent.
Now, I know my cousin. She was stubborn, not at all spiritual, a little obstinate, and I'm sure when she passed she was really confused about what was going on. People who die (and come back to life) say they didn't really "feel dead" when they died, and I'm sure my cousin was confused. I could kind of feel her around for a few days, although I don't see ghosts. The hair on my arms always stands up on end when something "unusual" is going on. I just don't think she went right up "to the light" or wherever it is that we go when we die. She was hanging around after tragically dying, and, if you believe my brother, my father was trying to help her over.
He went back to bed a while later--after feeling a little freaked out, and a few hours later, my cousing walked back into his room again. She stood and looked at him, and then turned and walked back out.
Death is such a mysterious thing, isn't it?
Stories like this either convince you there is life after death...
or they just confuse you.
Originally posted by sled735
Did the ghosts there ever cause any harm to the Americans?
Originally posted by BASSPLYR
I don't have much to add to ghost stories in the military since I never served, but I think this is a fascinating thread. Would make sense if places like perris island have a lot of ghosts. the ghosts playing "splinter cell" (sneak around ambush tag) with him is pretty creepy.