Anchors Away

May 2, 2011

This happened when I was in Navy basic training in 2003. In training, we had to iron our uniforms, in shifts, in the middle of the night. We had to wake up in the middle of the night and then iron our clothes in the bathroom for a scheduled amount of time. Okay, so I’m in there ironing my clothes. Now usually we do this in twos, but the guy I was supposed to be ironing with refused to get out of bed, so I was alone. Now, the barracks that we occupied were the oldest on the base in Great Lakes Illinois so, obviously, there were a lot of tales. Okay, so I’m in the bathroom ironing and I hear the Naval Academy fight song “anchors away” being sung VERY CLEARLY from the showers in the bathroom. I go back there to check to see who’s fucking around back there and the song fades and…no one is there! I’m a bit creeped out, but…whatever…I go back to ironing. As soon as I do, BOOM, the song starts up again, I rush back to the shower and the song stops again. Now, I would think that someone is fucking around with me, but the bathroom only had one exit/entry point and the showers are past where I was ironing. The song was very clearly coming from the shower area and, as far as ventilation goes, I can’t imagine how singing that clear could have come from another point within the barracks building…anyway…it was pretty strange.

– Posted by roboroller; Reddit.


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