Your story this week is not your typical military fare. We hear stories of bravery, strife and death. But haunted guard towers? I have to say this was a first for me. This tale first appeared in episode #344 – It’s Our Military. I hope you enjoy it!
Hello Ron, I hope I made it in time with my submission. It took some deciding which story to share from my time in the military. I never had a good time working the security force for my first deployment whether I was stuck at the gate or in a tower. However, the story I will tell comes from then. On my first night on our outpost, before I even had a good sense of direction, was a tell-tale sign that I was in for some trouble.
I was posted alone in Tower 2 (the towers were numbered 1 through 4). This tower faced a mountain to the north, and a Pakistan village to the east. I didn’t know about the village yet, because they were going through a power outage. The timing couldn’t have been more dramatic. No sooner than I put on my night vision, their power was restored. All I know is I saw flickering lights appearing in a sequence, and in a long line. I pictured your typical Hollywood scenario: a bunch of guys on horses holding torches ready to raid. I felt pretty stupid when I called this in, because HQ didn’t need to see anything to know what had me in a panic. This was the beginning of a beautiful relationship.
I was finally as comfortable as you can get in a war zone, when I had to cover a night shift in Tower 3. It was a quiet night, and during a local holiday that even the combatants relaxed for a month-long religious practice. I was bored and admiring the stars when I heard it.
Something started rustling right outside the wall and under my tower. I shouted down and readied for who knows what. I felt adrenaline kicking in and my perception of time slowing down. I searched around and even underneath the tower and there was nothing and no one around. Just as I convinced myself I had been awake too long, and as if right on cue, I heard a soft “meh” outside of the wall. I experienced a strange mix of horror and confusion.
What I was hearing was the disembodied voice……of a goat? Well, at least I had company.
My friends made fun of the disembodied goat experience, but everyone has had their share of unexplained noises while working that haunted guard tower. Tower #3.
Anthony Carr – Oklahoma
This Week’s Podcast:
On the program this week our featured story comes from space exploration of the 1950’s. Okay the story didn’t happen then but it was written in 1957. It is titled The Nothing, and it should creep you out just a bit. Also on the show, is a listener submission about a haunted restaurant called The Country Tavern. You can listen to this podcast on Thursday at Ron’s Amazing Stories, download it from Apple Podcasts, stream it on Stitcher Radio or on the mobile version of Spotify. Do you prefer the radio? We are heard every Thursday at 10:00 pm and Sunday Night at 11:00 PM (EST) on AMFM247.COM. Check your local listing or find the station closest to you at this link
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