- Strange but True Stories of the Vietnam War.One such story from this book tells the account of a unit of six men from the 101st Airborne Division. The men who’d suffered the surprise looked a bit worse for wear, and I’m sure a few had to wash their shorts out as a result of the unwelcome visit. For a few moments, Kelley and the platoon Sgt. Mary When i was ypoung I use to believe that the gorilla soilders out in the jungle were actually really groilla's fighting Guided by experts to the green highlands of Kigezi, witness the endangered mountain gorillas in southwest Uganda. Although there may be over 350,000 Western Lowland gorillas in the wild, there are less than 5000 Eastern gorillas and only 1000 mountain gorillas. The formal struggle between the Viet Minh and the French started in December 1946. Although there are no gorillas here, Kyambura Gorge in Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park is known as Valley of the Apes, and is perfect for chimpanzee tracking. The apes were described as “throwing like girls, but with velocity,” and men were reported as being often seriously injured by the hurled stone projectiles. Most of Uganda’s gorillas are in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Indeed this seems to be common with reports of strangeness from war zones, and many such reported phenomena have become lost in the mists of time, buried beneath the violence and combat. There are four habituated gorilla groups in Bwindi and none tend to be found near to the park entrance. It was then claimed that on the fourth night they came across the upper torso of a “decomposing bigfoot-like creature” which had been horrifically blown apart by something, perhaps a land mine. If this is real, then it provides a fascinating look into another hairy hominid in the wilds of Vietnam half a world away utilizing a similar strategy. Life on the Planet Venus? ... Mountain Gorillas. About 5 feet tall, hunched over, covered with grayish scraggly hair and with a squashed in, gorilla-like face. Encounters with Rock Apes became so numerous and alarming that the North Vietnamese even mounted expeditions to go out and find evidence of them. This is when the alleged creature hits wood sticks together or beats on a tree to create loud knocks for inscrutable purposes, although it is thought to be an intimidation of bluff tactic. They are said to travel in troops and are most active at dusk or during the night. War zones have always managed to attract their share of tales of the odd and inexplicable. Throughout the frightening encounter, the ape-like beasts reportedly made sounds that sounded exactly like dogs barking. Ray got up and geared up to go have a look, thinking that this certainly had to be the enemy, and when he got to the base of the hill he looked up into that jungle choked slope but could not see anything. We had that little shit hole of a hill totally surrounded. Not just gorillas in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park The first primates we wandered into on the trail were not gorillas, but a pair of golden monkeys, happily ignoring us high up in a tree as they stripped off bark and feasted on insects. Interestingly, this was not the first time footprints of the mysterious creatures had been found. Hill 868 became known among the men as being allegedly so infested with the Rock Apes that it was called “Monkey Mountain.” In 1968, members of Mike Company of the 3rd Battalion of the 5th Marines operating on Hill 868 apparently often came across plentiful physical evidence of the creatures there, such as droppings, tufts of hair, or footprints, as well as hearing their eerie barks and cries at night, and the Rock Apes even occasionally assaulted them with rocks lobbed from the jungle. We could all see it very clearly this time. From Alligator Bay zoo in Beauvoir, France. In many cases, the strange beasts were mistaken for enemy troops, only to startle soldiers when they were actually seen up close. The Marine patrol was commanded again not to open fire, but instead to throw rocks at the creatures to scare them away. This whole area is mountainous, perfect habitat for gorillas – with sometimes thick undergrowth and a typically damp climate not all treks are easy! That is what we had heard near the wire that night. It was nearly impenetrable up there, and we thought it would be a good place to just lie low for awhile right against this mound of forest. The first lives in the Virunga volcanic mountains of Central Africa, with groups scattered between Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Today, 1,063 mountain gorillas exist in the wild. Ray was woken from his nap by the night sentry at around dusk, and the other soldier seemed very excited and in a near panic. Very large and long fingers. Maybe at Ho Chi Minh zoo but not in the wild. So what are we dealing with here? (There is a strict no-contact policy with the gorillas, but this is an extra precautionary measure.) In Vietnam, national parks are ... Albino animals: squirrels, gorillas, hedgehogs and more Alligator. Whatever it was moved extremely quickly, but was then caught by some bullets in the crossfire, after which it stumbled but didn’t go down. Seemed adapted to living in the forest with long arms and fingers, or perhaps just builds night nests like gorillas sometimes do.