IS SHILOH SAILOR "NUTS," OR JUST "CRAZY
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One of two things are true. Strange sailor Peter Mims is either NUTS or CRAZY LIKE A FOX. We do know this. He made no secret about wanting to get out of the Navy. He soon may get his wish.
Mims, a gas systems technician on the Yokosuka-based USS Shiloh, went missing June 8th and was discovered hiding in the cruiser's engine room a week later. He was covered in urine and feces. During the time he had disappeared, the Navy conducted an extensive air and sea search, thinking it likely the weird one had fallen overboard. Ironically, a memorial service had been planned for Mims the same day he was finally discovered.
Shipmates said Mims was wacky and claimed to have the ability to shoot lightning bolts from his fingers. They also said he bragged he could stop running the engine department engines by "pulsating" electricity within his body. Was he sincere, or just talking BS to establish a reputation for being a loon?
IS HE REALLY WACKO?
Documents obtained by NAVY TIMES through FOIA show that the E-3 had problems. He even had requested psychiatric counselling, but none was made available to him. Of course, it all could have been an elaborate plan to make everyone think he was nutty and he could then get out of the Navy, but who could be sure without a professional medical opinion?
It's possible Mims studied up on the classic symptoms of "paranoid-schizophrenia," as he had mumbled statements about being "followed" and strange people trying to "poison" him. He seemed to say with a straight face that he had traveled to "outer space."
We'd like to know who the Navy recruiter was who signed up this mess in the first place. It's a tough job, but did Mims exhibit any wacko characteristics when he entered the service in 2014? It's hard to imagine him not being chaptered out.
The troubled sailor certainly cost the taxpayers plenty of money in the meantime.