There was one item that I reluctantly attempt to report. An event that was so strange that it defies the imagination. I bow to the pressure of my peers in finally reporting this strange activity.
We were sitting around the fire speaking of the recent battle and our hopes for the battle on the morrow when out of the deep darkness two even darker figures appeared. In their hands gleemed the strangest weapons we had ever seen. The flashed out bright green and red in the darkness and hummed loudly as they swung them about themselves. These weapons appeared to be made of light. They were obviously some sort of sabre or sword, but the construction of such a weapon is quite beyond my ken.
These two figures, I hesitate to declare they were men though they may have been, obviously disliked each other for they declared epithets in a strange and foreign tongue and swung those weapons at each other with great vehemence.
Awestruck, we watched the spectacle for nearly ten minutes before one of them was apparently struck by the other’s light-like weapon. All went dark for some time and then suddenly they appeared again. Thye fought for some minutes then vanished again.
We breathed a collective sigh of relief that they had not come after us but such strange weapons wielded by such obviously fell persons would have been devistating to us all. There would have been few of us to fight the battle the following day.
After some time we saw in the distance those two flashing lights swinging and flashing along the top of the cliff wall far to the east. Fascinated we watched as these two beings fought back and forth along the top of that ridge. Then they disappeared again, only to appear in another location. Throughpout the night these two creatures and their mysterious weapons appeared all over the battlefield and the surrounding trees and camps. Then, just as mysteriously as they came, they went never to return.
I fear to speculate on what we saw. I fear to speculate on what sort of weapon those swords of light were. I can only say that what we saw both fascinated and terrified us. some believed they were some sort of new Yankee weapon, but those swords were never seen by us again. Some believed that we saw two demons fighting over the dead on the battlefield, but why would two such creatures from hell wish to harm each other and why would they not have come after us. One suggested a pair of magicians or wizards but that suggestion died with little discussion. I only know what we saw and experienced, and only report it because those who saw it pressured me to report it.
I pray that to those who read this that they do not believfe we were drunk. There was no alcohol available to us that night. And some other drug in the air or in our food surely would not have created a hallucination so vivid and so common to all who observed it. So here it is. Take it for what you read and pass this on or destroy it.
Respectfully submitted (with trepidation),
Sgt Dorian Watt
PS: I pray this does not effect my chances of promotion, please verify this with all those who survived the battle previously reported on.