Disturbing events you've been witness to?


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Trad climber
Lone Pine
Mar 12, 2012 - 06:45pm PT
I once saw a werewolf drinking a pina colada at Trader Vic's. His hair was perfect.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Mar 12, 2012 - 06:46pm PT
Don't know what I would do but if like similar enough situations I'd fret over what I SHOULD HAVE DONE for years afterward. So don't do THAT.

Cheers bro

Mar 12, 2012 - 06:52pm PT
Having a neighbour at our door, obviously in huge pain, with a towel around wrapped around his hand, asking for my mom to come.
Turns out he had just cut off half his thumb with a buzzsaw.

I think I was in first grade then. Pretty vivid memories.
Russ Walling

Gym climber
Poofter's Froth, Wyoming
Mar 12, 2012 - 06:56pm PT
I saw Chez naked once.

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 12, 2012 - 07:05pm PT
Wasn't that Timothy Leary, Russ?
Russ Walling

Gym climber
Poofter's Froth, Wyoming
Mar 12, 2012 - 07:06pm PT
hahahaha! Him too! (true story!)
Mighty Hiker

Vancouver, B.C.
Mar 12, 2012 - 07:14pm PT
Imagine Brown and Ronstadt's reactions if they'd seen you in your tighty whities.
Tan Slacks

Joshua Tree
Mar 12, 2012 - 07:38pm PT
Credit: Tan Slacks

Child abuse!!
ME Climb

Behind the Orange Curtain
Mar 12, 2012 - 07:39pm PT
Working graveyards one night my partner and I hear a loud crash about a 1/2 mile away. We go on scene in under a minute. Car had crashed into a telephone pole and a tree at over 100 mph. The car is engulfed in flames from the b pillar (the post right behind the front passengers) back. Driver is unconscious and is burning alive. We are unable to get within 30' of the car because of the heat coming off of it. 5 cops standing around trying to spray fire extinguishers at the car with no luck.

Another picture in my mental notebook of things I have seen that I wish I hadn't. Not to mention the smell.

The Tool too

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Mar 12, 2012 - 07:50pm PT
Stinkeye...You need to join a SOD support group......Survivors of Diamond....Now!

Trad climber
Hodad surfing the galactic plane
Mar 12, 2012 - 07:53pm PT
back when i was eighteen myself and two friends split two big ol' horsecaps of mez three ways. we wound up going to a movie "Illustrated Man". Just before the flick began we were sitting tripping on the ornate faux paux architecture etc., when suddenly this dood about our age is kneeling on the seat in front of us, giggling and laughing while pointing at a guy and gal sitting a few rows down who had been cuddling and kissing. He kept saying "Those are two guys" and would then bust up laughing. It was a weekday and there were very few people in the theatre. The couple he had pointed out was a dude with short hair and a typical gal on a date back then with womens style coat with a big fur collar and her hair was poufed up on top and shoulder length with a big flip/curl on the end.

The kid came back two three times and i didn'thave a clue what he was getting at until suddenly the "chick" stands up and turns around, whipps off the wig and fur thing over his shouders(big burley guy)and yells "I'm gonna kick your ass" and chases the kid up the aisle and evidently out of the theatre.

Pretty trippy...

edit: btw, first and last time i experimented with foriegn chemicals...

Trad climber
Redwood City, CA
Mar 12, 2012 - 07:56pm PT
Well, I would have said seeing the plane hit the Pentagon on 9/11, but that was thoroughly debunked here last year. I must have been duped.

Social climber
Mar 12, 2012 - 08:00pm PT
Felt sick yesterday, decided to try to lead Illusion Dweller AGAIN... hiked out to it four times, each time had someone JUST starting except for the final time (5 min hike, other things in area, no biggie...)

Really psyched, trying to stay "in the zone," been trying this route a lot and always pump out at the top... cruising the initial 5.9 finger crack, get to a stance, turn around to take in the view and see a woman at the base nursing.

That was a first.

The Granite State.
Mar 12, 2012 - 08:10pm PT
When my oldest dog was a pup, he and another pup gravely wounded a fawn.

The mom was stomping her feet and making a lot of noise, I was scared shitless.

Since my neighbors would have reported a gunshot, I was forced to use a kitchen knife to put the poor baby deer out of its suffering. I cut its neck and carried it across the river, bawling the whole time.

It still haunts me, but if anyone learned of the attack, my dog (now eight years old and well adjusted) would have been put down.

Then there was this time on Donner when my buddy severed an artery in his wrist with the edge of his ski. I've never seen blood shoot that far...

I realize we're talking apples and oranges, but those are the two things that stick with me.

Trad climber
Hodad surfing the galactic plane
Mar 12, 2012 - 08:16pm PT
I use to live on El Nopal(across from the Magnolia Boulders). One morning i was riding my bike, returning from the store and this F-15/16 goes sailing by just clearing the houses and crashes into the side of the hill about a block away.

About ten years later I was living a few miles away just under the flight path for planes returning to Gillespie Field. Planes would fly over about every fifeteen minutes. Got pretty use to it. One morning I heard this incredible roar, the planes at Gillepie are limited to smaller personal/commercial craft. It sounded like a jet liner was making some sort of emergency landing and I new something tragic was about to happen. It was shaking the houses and sounded like thunder.

I lept up and shot out the front door just in time to see another big navy jet come sailing directly over our house...upside down with the cockpit open and no one in it. The roar was deafening(must have had its afterburners on)and the airport was about 4-5 blocks away on the other side of a freeway and I was certain this beast wasn't going to make it(crash into houses).

As i jumped into my car, I heard a huge explosion and was expecting the worse. It turned out that it did make it to the airfield before crashing, but killed and maimed a few guys on the ground.

Rather "disturbing" event...

Trad climber
Kirkwood, ca
Mar 12, 2012 - 08:21pm PT
Splitter, that's nuts. You've witnessed two plane crashes. Ha!

Big Wall climber
Richmond, CA
Mar 12, 2012 - 08:23pm PT
Well, I did put out a burning drunk guy on my commute home one night...don't see that every day. He'd hit a power pole, his truck detonated, and he was burning while standing next to the hood...odd. So I blasted him with my extinguisher. The fire dept. showed up to put out the truck, emt's treated him, cops cuffed him.

I've seen a lot of male-female dramatics while sailing...almost always anchoring or tying to a dock. I'm not a big fan of abuse, physical or verbal. I would have stepped in, stupid as it would have been.

Trad climber
Hodad surfing the galactic plane
Mar 12, 2012 - 08:33pm PT
I have already(on another thread)told the story of the time when I was about 20 and one cool Fall evening was returning on foot from a friends house whom lived a few blocks away. As we were turning a corner she caught a wiff of smoke and said, "I smell smoke". I couldn't smell anything, so we just continued down the block.

Suddenly, and directly in front of us, this guy shoots out of the side door to his house. It was as if he was catapaulted out the door in front of a huge explosion of flames and smoke. He ran a few steps to the curb and our side and just as he was about to collapse his whole right hand and arm up to the shoulder drip/slide off into the gutter in a huge puddle of wet flesh. He then looks me squarley in the eyes and says in a pleading and terrified voice, "My baby is in there!"

I have already related the rest of the story, but needless to say...it was a disturbing event!

Social climber
Mar 12, 2012 - 08:35pm PT
I wouldn't belittle those saying that male-female drama in a public space is 'just drama'. What are those two like to one another when at home? We tend to save our better behaviour for when others are around.

I have two colleagues at work, male-female partners , and he is atrocious to her. I told her so last year. I told her I thought her partner was verbally abusive to her and I listed the evidence I believed fit my description. I said I'd only tell this to her this one time because I wouldn't belabour the point.

She hugged me and thanked me for the information but is still with the guy. Saw him treating her like a POS again last week.

She doesn't seem to mind what is happening so no point in pressing the issue further.

I wonder how many women are in relationships like this.

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 12, 2012 - 08:41pm PT
Spot on, Tami!
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