The eerie Nanking incident definitely belongs to one of the most creepy cases in the history that never got explained. It involves 3,000 soldiers who suddenly disappeared and were never seen again.
You sure ask yourselves and so do we. How could they just vanish without any trace? Is there any explanation regarding the heinous occurrence? Yet, no answer seems to pop up.
However, the vanishing of the soldiers isn’t connected with the Nanjing Massacre that happened in 1937. Namely, that event was over by mid-1938, a year earlier the Nanking incident.
The event happened on December 9, 1939, while the terror of the Japanse invasion over the Republic of China was in full heat.
During the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937-45), a newly-arrived battalion of Chinese soldiers was committed to a two-mile range of foothills as reinforcements in the area of Nanjing.
The commander of the battalion was colonel Li Fu Sien. The Chinese division had orders to deter the Japanese from getting out of the city.
A few hours later, 3,000 Chinese soldiers disappeared into thin air. To be even weirder, there weren’t any traces of violence or battle.
The heavy weapons were still full in place, right by the cooking fire. Besides some troops watching the bridge, there was no other visible soldier in the area.
The whole army just vanished into thin air and no one ever saw it again.
When Colonel Li woke up the following morning, his assistant told him that the soldiers at the defensive line were not responding to calls.
They soon formed an investigation team which discovered the troops completely abandoned their position.
Some theories that emerged suggested the Japanese assaulted and hauled the soldiers away. However, Colonel Li Fu Sien and his troops said they didn’t hear any noises that night.
The small portion of the remaining soldiers underwent a series of questions. Nevertheless, their answer was the same.
They didn’t hear any sounds of a struggle. Nor they had an idea what could have happened to the missing battalion.
Perhaps the Chinese army decided to surrender to the Japanese. But even if they did, they had to cross the bridge which had constant supervision.
Not just the troops, but people living in the area reported they had not seen anyone crossing the bridge nor they heard a gunfire.