Originally posted by: list1
I had a couple friends who were there in May 1996.
A firefighter talk a situation. They should cross an open area. Senior officer told to the squad if it will be clap all will be dead in other words run quickly.
It was taking by headquarter a solution to drop over the explosive area a special substance called 'dalamit' but helicopters sent with dalamit fell in crater. He was sent to check what was happen with helicopters when they occur over the exploded area. He said that as helicopter crossed a boundary it was a light mesh-work close the visibility. He cried to pilot to turn helicopter back but pilot did not hear him. On third time the pilot turned back and immediately when they cross the boundary out mesh disappeared. It was a comment how high radiation effect on human.
Other military gained weight more than two times and every half year they changed him full blood. But it was at first 5-10 years after the tragedy.
Sounds like your friends had a really weird trip.