The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418   Message #3536558
Posted By: Rapparee
11-Jul-13 - 11:05 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
I went to a meeting this evening and learned something a bit...odd? frightening?

Some history: the Pocatello airport can last 747s -- it was a bomber training base in WW2. Off in the desert north of here it is said that there are still unexploded bombs, dropped by the trainees. The Navy also used the area to test 5" anti-aircraft cannon. Other things were done in other places around here.

About a week and half ago a fire broke out in Bureau of Land Management lands near 2 1/2 Mile Road (it was called, oddly enough, "The Two and Half Mile Road Fire"). A little over a thousand acres burned.

UNREPORTED in/on the news was that some of the fire fighters found two somethings that looked like a football attached to a length of pipe. Two more were found in a nearby gully; the fire had NOT burned over them.

As they were described, as above, I said, "Panzerfaust." Apparently at least four of them were brought to Pocatello and shot in the hills east of I-15 "back in the day."

Anyway, the military was called in. The four were bundled together, some C-4 was wrapped around them, and they were exploded about 70 years after they were made.

Ya wanna take a hike in the hills around here? Never know what you might stumble across.