The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418 Message #3074053
Posted By: Rapparee
13-Jan-11 - 07:35 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
There is a legend, written up by Tim O'Brien in his great book "The Things They Carried", about a platoon in Vietnam sent up a mountain to do nothing but observe -- to make no noise at all.
They sat for some days, and then the silence of the jungle on the slopes, cloaked in mist, began to talk to them. They heard music, gongs, many things, and finally they called in an airstrike to silence the silence, expending "about a billion dollars worth of ordnance" so that they wouldn't "go crazy."
I believe this is more than a legend....