Over half a century ago, the United States was in a seemingly endless war with Vietnam. Over two million young men were drafted and sent to the lush green jungles of Southeast Asia. Those deployed quickly learned about the horrors of modern combat. Millions of innocent civilians lost their lives and 58,220 Americans died in battle. Military personnel who survived the gruesome conflict returned with physical and emotional scars. All shared harrowing firsthand stories about fighting ruthless militias. However, one soldier’s astonishing experience stands out from typical veteran accounts. What he encountered during a routine mission would haunt him for the rest of his life.
Soldiers on Patrol
1970 a U.S. Army corporal was stationed thirty miles from the demilitarized zone in Southern Vietnam. ‘John’ and his team were tasked with constructing bivouac sites throughout the region. One evening he was patrolling the area in search of enemy troops. After steadily marching through dense brush the group noticed scattered movement nearby. Each man instinctively braced for armed revolutionists. While hunkering down, sporadic blurs of swift motion could be seen in the dark valley ahead. Within 15 minutes, the activity ceased so they continued trekking. Moonlight illuminated the rugged terrain as John sauntered forward. In front of him were rocks and boulders unnaturally stacked next to a peculiar structure.
An Unusual Cave
Bored into the hillside was a large entry to an underground tunnel system. Its smooth edges appeared to be forged by powerful machinery. The sergeant suspected this unusual doorway could lead to a Viet Cong supply depot. John and his fellow service members approached the passage for further investigation. A putrid stench similar to rotting flesh immediately filled the air. Several men vomited and ran back towards the woods. Undeterred, John pointed his flashlight into the lair. Thick fog engulfed the grotto and obstructed his visibility. Behind him, the forest grew ominously quiet as a deep rumbling emanated from the entrance. An intense feeling of dread pulsed through his veins and as he looked back at the other soldiers their eyes were wide with fear.
Subterranean Reptilians Emerge
Dawn started to break bringing warm sun rays that illuminated the scene. Something inside the cave began stirring and a figure suddenly emerged. Standing before the horrified squadron was a seven-foot-tall reptilian humanoid. Another massive creature followed and the pair produced guttural hissing sounds. John described these beings as “upright lizards” with shiny scaled skin. Both possessed serpentine-like features and large forward-facing eyes. The entities wore matching green hooded robes. Without any command, the stunned infantry opened fire. Seconds later their weapons were emptied and the surrounding vegetation was obliterated. Once the smoke dissipated he realized his saurian antagonists had vanished. Those present believed they retreated into the cavern.
Following the terrifying ordeal, John was never debriefed. He completed his tour and remained in the armed forces for many years. Upon retiring from the federal sector, he decided to come forward publicly. Investigators received multiple forms of identification verifying his military record and believe he is telling the truth. Although this incident sounds unbelievable, declassified documents describe numerous encounters with hostile subterranean reptilians. John is not the first person to observe these elusive cryptids and will certainly not be the last. Highly respected individuals around the world— from government engineers to police officers, are witnessing bipedal lacertids. Whistleblowers risk losing everything by sharing their stories so the least we can do in return is listen.
[This article is based on a firsthand account that was reported to investigator Lon Strickler.]
This was such a fun read. I felt like I was actually there! The stories from military officers, cops, etc really make me wonder. These people are hard working and level headed. As you said in the ending: they have nothing to gain and everything to lose.
I agree. Especially the fact that John waited until he retired from the military before he shared his experience. It was obviously a very memorable/ frightening experience for it to stay with him all those years.
Makes you wonder about all the things other service members have seen that remain silent.
Now I really want to travel to southern Vietnam…
My dad is a Vietnam veteran. I have to ask him if he came across any giant lizard people while he was there.
I have a feeling the dudes were smoking some wacky tobacky and saw some disfigured person that lived in the cave. Probably like the Vietnamese version of Sloth from the goonies.
Reptilians have been depicted in artwork and legends for thousands of years. Quetzalcoatl the flying serpent/ dragon emperors in Asia/ Jin in the Middle East/ snake-like devil in Christianity/ snake brothers of the Hopi Native Americans, the list goes on an on. Are all these people that had no way to communicate with one another lying? I believe they really encountered a secretive species. One that exists to this day.
There are also artifacts of reptilian from around the world that were carbon dated. Not to mention cave paintings and other renditions of the same creatures. What are the odds that people on nearly every continent on the planet “hallucinated” the same beings??
When you take halucinogenics there are some very common things people see …
Not too long ago I would have laughed at the topic of reptilian entities. In recent years I’m starting to see the world in a whole new light. Things seem so crazy that at this point if I found out an alien invasion already happened and shapeshifting lizard people took positions of power, well… it wouldn’t even surprise me. Things seem to get more insane by the day.
I think the covid era really opened up a lot of peoples eyes to what’s really going on. In my opinion there is a long planned agenda unfolding before our eyes. I believe those behind the scenes have always been doing sketchy and nefarious things, it’s just now they are doing them more openly.
Look up Phil Schneider. He was a government insider from a military family with a top secret security clearance. He said that gray aliens and tall reptilian humanoids live in underground bases. He encountered them while working on DUMBs in the southwestern United States. Phil also described a horrible smell when in their vicinity.
There’s actually a great article on this website about Phil Schneider and his suspicious death. If you search for the word “whistleblower” or “reptilian agenda” it should come up.
There was nothing suspicious about Phil’s death. He was murdered for speaking out. Plain and simple.