I had told a few friends about me posting what I saw on Amboy Road and they wanted me to post their stories too, but like me want to keep their names private. So, I'll just use made up and fake names for each of them. I'll also include a story my SSgt told me about when he was a young Marine and got stranded on Amboy in another post.
Me and some of my friends I served with were gaming online and I told them about how I had shared my experience on Amboy online and I wasn't surprised when a few of them said they had seen things on that road as well. See, Amboy is infamous to the Marines and Sailors of 29 Palms. Everyone has either had something happen to them or knows someone who did. As we were talking my friend, let's just call him "Adam". Adam piped up and said he had seen something that still scares him to this day whenever he thinks about it.
He was coming home on one Sunday night. We had work the next day so he didn't really have much of a choice in the matter. He said he remembers it vividly. It was early June of 2018. He and a few of his friends from other units were coming back after spending the weekend in Vegas. He was in high spirits cause he had won almost a $1K at a blackjack table in one of the casinos there. He said he had driven down Amboy many times and never had anything happen to him. Even when he was driving at night so up till that point he had always just assumed they were ghost stories that were passed down from one Marine to the next.
There were 3 other people in his car at the time. The two in the backseat were passed out and his friend in the front seat was fending off sleep as well. Adam was always the person we had drive for us cause the guy never got tired on long trips. I remember we once went from 29 Palms to LA and back and the guy never once drifted off to sleep. That trip is about 6-8 hours of highway time. Anyways, he said he was approaching a bend in the road when he said his gut immediately started to churn in his stomach. He looked behind him and he saw two sets of headlights driving sporadically behind him. He said that he knew they weren't drunk because even though the vehicles were swerving back and forth across the road, it almost seemed like it was on purpose.
He kept driving but began to increase his speed to try and put distance between the car he was in and the two cars behind him. As he came around the bend in the road he slammed on his breaks causing everyone inside to be thrown forward and waking everyone up immediately and causing the two in the back to ask him what the fuck? He said all he could do was point up ahead. About 100-200 yards up ahead there was a massive fire off on the side of the road. There were people surrounding the flames. Some clothed, others, well, not so much. He then saw the headlights behind him and he snapped back to reality and floored the car. The car lurched forward and zipped off down the road.
What he said next makes my experience look like a trip through the park. He said as he got closer to the flames and group of people time seemed to stand still. He said that in the middle of the fire tied to a pool was some guy screaming as the fire danced across his body. The group of people were literally burning someone to death and were acting like it was nothing out of the ordinary. As he drove by he saw several members try to rush the car, but thankfully they weren't even close.
Adam was about to ask his friends if they saw what he saw but soon got his answer. "Bro, what the fuck was that?" one of the guys in the back said. "They were roasting that dude alive! We have to go back and help him!" his friend in the front seat said "Fuck that. There were like twenty of them and we don't have any weapons. The best thing we can do is tell the cops when we get to town." Adam said before the other Marine in the back seat yelled "ADAM! Fucking drive! They just got into the two cars behind us!" Adam looked back in time to see the doors to the two cars from before shut. He instantly floored the gas pedal and never let off until the reached the city limits of 29 Palms. He quickly put a lot of distance between him and the other two cars and wound up leaving them long behind. He wound up having to pay for repairs cause he bottomed out his car several times on the drive back due to him going 110+ mph the whole rest of the way.
When they arrived back in town they raced to the local PD and told the officer at the desk what they saw. The cop nodded as if he had heard this story hundreds of times before. He took a few notes and then told them that if they find anything they will call and escorted them out of the police station. Turns out that he wasn't the first one to see someone being burned alive on the side of the road before. I doubt he will be the last.