Monday, August 11, 2014


When I was in the Navy I served on board a ship called the USS Cole.  In the year 2000 we were in a port called Aden in Yemen.  We are attacked by terrorists which killed 17 sailors.  They drove a small boat full of explosives into the side of our ship.  We were taken to Pascagoula, Mississippi where we underwent major repair.  I went on deployment following the September 2000 attacks on 9-11 and returned to the Cole for her Maiden deployment to the Mediterranean Sea in 2003.  During that deployment a lot of weird things happened on board the ship.  My friend Brandon and I were walking down the side of the ship at 2 am and the red lights were on.  These lights are dim so we remain undetected while at sea.  Brandon was smoking a cigarette and as we walked someone had asked hey man you got another cigarette and he said no and we kept walking.  The person then asked again and Brandon replied no.  On the third time the person asked and Brandon and I turned around and there was no one to be found.

One night I was sleeping in my bed with the curtains closed and some asked me why I was sleeping in their bed and when I opened the curtains there was no one there.  I had told someone what had happened and he asked me what bed I was sleeping in.  I told him and then we went to my bed where my name was taped onto the side of the bad and when I had peeled it back it revealed that it was one of the fallen 17 people.

There were always strange things happening on that boat from white ghosts standing watch on the flightdeck only to be seen in infrared cameras to hearing people talking in the engine rooms only to find nothing there at all.  I was not a believer of ghosts until all this had occurred.  Needless to say that now I am a believer.

1 comment:

  1. I know what you mean by weird things happening after losing somebody. When I was in afghanistan in 2011 we set up this patrol base next to an Afghan cemetery. I was standing post at night by myself. It was probably around 1 am when everyone is sleeping besides the S.O.G radio watch and the other two post. In front of me was an open field with nothing in it. A rock hit my post and startled me because i was staring out where it hit I used night vision and nothing. I shrugged my shoulders and said nothing probably. Same spot another rock hit from the direction of the cemetery on my left. I step out my post looked all around nobody. Freaky stuff so I know what you mean.