“My grandpa was a RIO in Vietnam. Basically the guy who told the pilot where to go and what was ahead.
One day him and his team is finishing up a mission, and one of his buddies in another jet barrel rolls over them. He then descends into the clouds.
They never saw them again.
He just vanished. They searched for weeks but no crash site, no communications, nothing. Just poof, gone.” (HighbornCrab)
“When I was in Afghanistan on guard duty, I turned to see this huge panther in the middle of a farm field. The thing must have been 30 feet long. My heart started pounding like crazy and I just about radioed it in. Then I realized my NODS removed depth perception and I was seeing a normal cat about 5 or so feet in front of me on the guard shack ledge.” (Michamus)
“My dad used to work as a correctional officer at Goulburn jail in Australia, which is probably one of the oldest and hardest prisons there. A story he tells of his time there is one I always remember. He said that the whole place was creepy anyway, not helped by some of the inmates at the time including the notorious Ivan Milat (on which ‘wolf creek’ is based). Anyway first thing he noticed was that dogs would outright refuse to enter the prison. He said they couldn’t get them past the gate no matter how hard they tried. But the creepiest occurrence was one night when they heard the sound of running booted footsteps, everyone was in their cell so they couldn’t figure out what was causing it, next thing all the doors of the open and unoccupied cells on the top floor were banged shut, one after the other with loud clangs. Then they see the source of the running noise. Now dad swears this is what he and his colleague (so he has another witness) saw. Apparently they looked up and saw what looked like disembodied hobnail boots run down the aisle right over their heads, banging as they went. Dad decided to stop working in the prison not long after this. Super creepy.” -[deleted]