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...This thread reminded me of something that happened to me that is very ATS-worthy, but that I rarely think or talk about. Truly one of the most frightening moments in my life. I don’t think I have told more than one or two people outside of those who witnessed it, and I honestly think it may be because I don’t want to be labeled as crazy.
I was in the Army and it was a boring week of classes inside of a hot and humid building on a warm summer day. This was at a base in the southern US, approximately 10 years ago…actually it was almost certainly 2003, because I remember some of the people at the time. Lunch choices were MREs at the building, or if we could be fast enough we could race across post and get something from a restaurant. A friend who was the driver of a HMMWV suggested we grab the MREs and then take off for a leisurely drive during lunch, at least to cool off in the moving vehicle. Four of us did just that....
Though not a mythical beast, the direction that this thread has taken during the past week or so, regarding invisible/transparent beings and whatnot, made me think of sharing a post I made last year. Perhaps someone can shed some more light on it:
The entire story is here
On with the narrative…
We drove around some barriers and into an abandoned housing area of the base. The paved roads were starting to be overtaken by trees on each side and grass down the middle. I checked online satellite images just now out of curiosity, and it appears the area still looks just like it did back then. There were very few buildings remaining and it did not look like the area was traveled much.
We were driving down a very broken-up paved road when we saw what was clearly a black box on the side of the road. I don’t think any of us thought it was a big deal, so we did not look closely. I would say it appeared to be roughly 10 inches square, was dirty as if it had been there a while, and appeared to be matte metal or plastic. I don’t remember seeing any holes, handles, or anything on it. I only saw it for a second or two, and I did not think it was important, so I really cannot be sure.
One guy in the truck didn’t see the box, and when someone else made a comment that it could be some kind of unexploded ordnance (we were not EOD, so we were not experts), he got agitated and suggested we go back for a look just in case it was something dangerous that should be reported. The driver turned around and we went back, but the box was not where we had remembered it. The time between the first sighting of the box and our drive back down was about 30 seconds, and there were no trees near the place where we saw the box, so we couldn’t figure out how it just seemed to disappear. There was no way a person could have grabbed the box and ran away in that time, and the treeline was too far from the box for them to seek cover. I think we were all starting to get nervous at that moment. But we had no idea what was about to happen.
The driver knew how to operate the video system and review the tape, so he suggested we do that. We thought that was a good idea. He rewound the video to a random spot, which brought us back about 5 minutes. The monitor was tiny but we were all watching and wanted to see if the box was a figment of our imaginations or something. I don’t think we ever expected to see what we saw. When the video came to the part where the box should have been on the side of the road (wow, I am actually literally getting goosebumps just typing this and thinking of the incident!), there was no box. Instead there was a really weird image of a soldier standing there, in our modern woodland camo BDU, with minimal load bearing equipment, staring at the vehicle as it drove by. The soldier was not a solid form, it was like a mirage or something, you could see him (it was a male) but could see right through him. The box was not there at all. We were sitting about 50 feet beyond that spot where we were viewing this, and I swear my entire body just went into this scared stiff mode that was just unreal. I was an experienced law enforcement officer and soldier myself, and I was probably as frightened at that moment as I ever was during a life-threatening man-made situation. I remember that we all went silent. Someone finally said, let’s not turn around, let’s get the “F” out of here, and we did as fast as we could.
reply to post by Mindless1980
Not sure of any differences from a yeti and a Sasquatch other than their fur being white. So yes i guess it was like a yeti i could not see his eyes, it happened so fast so i'm not sure if it was a true albino with red/pink eyes.
I would say it was about 7 feet tall much taller than me as i am a short man.
I'm not absolutely sure of the date but i believe it was back in 2000 i was a teenager working there. i am 26 now.
I have not been in contact with the camp or anyone that worked there other than my brother.
reply to post by therainmaker
I was reading through this post on my phone, and i read your story and had to comment so I logged in. You said these people saw invisible men, or creatures? Well, I have too, I live in Maine, and I have seen these in my home. The first spottings were between 2010-2012, since 2012 I haven't seen them, it's like they left. The heights ranged between being extremely tall, o being very short, almost like children. The activity was centered around my dining room, and kitchen. I thought I was seeing things, you would see an outline of them and for split second it looked like they were watching us, and then i wouldn't see them anymore. They would come around anytime during the day or night. I am glad they left whatever they were.
I guess it's a parrot... No. Too big, unless there's a huge rainbow-colored giant a** parrots in the middle of Kansas. I hit the web Googling like crazy & rummaging through all of the zoology, bird, endangered animal books in the collection from my mom. The only things i could come up were a giant a** rainbow-colored parrot (Not likely) A hoax (I'm in the middle of no where! Not likely to happen!) & some sort of thunder bird or amphitheater. I've compared the feathers to blue jays, robins, cardinals, parrots, chicken, quail, etc. & found nothing that matched them.
I still don't like going to that spot. I try to avoid going to the pond in case that was a Mrs. Terrifying feathered bird thingy & there was a Mr. Terrifying feathered bird thingy & baby terrifying feathered bird thingies. I still have the feathers & down locked in a box in my bedroom. That shriek is the stuff of nightmares. I'm terrified that it'll come back & gut me.