Aviation Ghosts & Mysteries - Paranormal Database Records

 
 


Cigarette Smoking Man

Location: Honington - RAF Honington
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: June 1983
Further Comments: Two RAF police officers spotted a man dressed in Second World War flying kit smoking a cigarette between two barbed wire fences. They challenged the man, who turned away, walked through one of the fences, and faded away. A local story reports that a USAF bomber exploded on take off during the war, and one of the crew's bodies was never found.


 
 


WWII Aircraft

Location: Hope - Aston Lane, near the railway bridge, skies over
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: April 1995
Further Comments: Witness Tony Ingle watched a totally silent aircraft fly past him, a mere 15 meters above the ground, before it dived behind a hill. Expecting to find the crash site, Mr Ingle investigated but found nothing there.


 
 


Children Playing

Location: Hornchurch - Site of RAF Hornchurch (no longer operational)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s
Further Comments: One witness reported hearing schoolchildren playing on the site, although it was late at night, and seeing pilots walking around the area.


 
 


Hitching Airman

Location: Kelstern - Road leading to the former RAF Kelstern
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1983
Further Comments: The man dressed in an old RAF uniform tries to hitch a lift to the now ruined airbase. There are also reports of the sounds of an old aircraft in the skies and along the former runways.


 
 


Screaming

Location: Kirton in Lindsey - Former RAF base
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Post World War Two
Further Comments: The phantom screams of pain are thought to date from an air raid which killed many French pilots. One of these men has also been observed lurking by an old hanger.


 
 


Smoking RAF Pilot

Location: Lakenheath - Lakenheath Air Force Base, perimeter road
Type: Post-Mortem Manifestation
Date / Time: Spring 1951
Further Comments: A phantom hitchhiker was seen along the road, dressed as a RAF pilot. An American policeman picked him up, only to find that the pilot had disappeared a few minutes later.


 
 


Australian Pilot

Location: Lakenheath - Near Brandon Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1945 onwards
Further Comments: Seen walking across the airfield on bright moonlit nights, the ghost here is believed to be that of an Australian pilot who died when his bomber crashed during World War 2.


 
 


RAF Guard

Location: Langar - Former RAF base
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1973 and 1983
Further Comments: In 1978 one witness watched a man in a uniform walk down a set of steps. The figure smiled at the witness before walking through a wall. While driving away from the site in 1983, a director of a business operating from the former base thought he had hit a uniformed man that had appeared in front of his car. He stopped and looked for what he assumed was an injured person, but could find nothing. The same thing happened to him again a few weeks later.


 
 


Crash and US Airmen

Location: Langham - Apple Orchard, once the World War 2 airbase
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: The sound of a crashing aircraft has been reported amongst the trees, and misty figures dressed in US AAF uniform have been seen - always dissipating when approached. Screaming was once heard coming from one end of a former runway, though when the sound was investigated, nothing was found.


 
 


Crew

Location: Leeming - Former Airfield
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1950s onwards
Further Comments: The crew from a bomber have been seen walking together here, and when not seen they have been heard laughing and joking.


 
 


Sounds of Action

Location: Lindholme - Former WW2 Air Force Base
Type: Environmental Manifestation
Date / Time: 1962
Further Comments: A witness recalled how he and a friend were walking across the deserted airfield at night, and seeing a strange light in the control tower. Both knowing that the building should have been empty, the illumination unnerved them slightly. As they passed by a hanger, they were suddenly surrounded by the sounds of activity - they could hear the hanger doors screeching open, the engines of aircraft starting up, and the patter of many pairs of feet running by them, though nothing could be seen.


 
 


Pete the Pole

Location: Lindholme - Former WW2 Air Force Base
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Reputed mid to late twentieth century, last confirmed sighting November 1957
Further Comments: A Polish airman who died when he crash-landed, 'Pete the Pole', aka 'Lindholme Willie', turned up at the airbase several times in the years following his death. Even when the former airbase was replaced by a prison in later years, the pilot reportedly turned up in prisoner's cells. In 1957 a misty shape was seen walking along the runway before vanishing.


 
 


WO Hodgson

Location: Linton on Ouse - RAF Linton
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1980s onwards
Further Comments: A former pilot at the base, Hodgson's ashes were scattered across the runway and a small plaque erected in the 1950s. When the memorial was moved thirty years later, a spectral pilot was seen several times around the control tower. The officer's mess is also thought to be haunted, this time by a pilot who died in 1978 when his Provost crashed.


 
 


Halifax

Location: Lissett - Former World War Two airfield
Type: Crisis Manifestation
Date / Time: 1940s
Further Comments: This phantom bomber only made itself visible to a crew once inside their aircraft, if they were all going to die together.


 
 


Capt. Scholz

Location: Little Walden - Little Walden Airfield, near Saffron Walden
Type: Post-Mortem Manifestation
Date / Time: November 1993
Further Comments: Fifty years after dying when his Mustang crash landed, Captain Scholz, dressed in his flying suit, appeared in the back seat of a car as it drove past the airfield. The apparition was only visible for a few seconds.


 
 


Thomas Campbell Black

Location: Liverpool - Liverpool Airport, formerly known as Speke
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Black died in an accident on the runway of the airfield in 1936 - his shadowy form has been seen walking around the area where the old hangers stood.


 
 


Wellington Bomber

Location: Llandovery - Towy Valley, between Llandovery & Llandeilo
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A training zone for World War 2 crews, one assumes this phantom belongs to a group that didn't make the grade.


 
 


Bomber

Location: Llandow - RAF Llandow (disused)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 18 August 2009
Further Comments: A father and his young son were walking along the misty runway at this disused airfield. They paused to drink tea, and noticed that there was a red flashing light on the control tower, just visible through the mist. The wind suddenly picked up, and as the mist cleared they both spotted the silhouette of a four engine Second World War bomber, moving silently, banking over the airfield.


 
 


Wartime Bomber

Location: Llysfaen - Colwyn Bay area, skies over
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Early 1980s
Further Comments: A family on holiday in the area watched a World War Two bomber fly over the sea and vanish inland, diving behind a hill as if going to crash. They noticed there was no sound accompanying the aircraft.


 
 


B29 Bomber

Location: Longdendale Valley - Entire area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: March 1997
Further Comments: A dozen witnesses in different areas of the valley called emergency services after they watch an aircraft crash in the valley one spring night in 1997. A search of the area revealed no evidence of an accident, and locals blamed the ghost of a B29 that crashed just after World War 2. The captain of that aircraft is also said to walk the area in which he died. Other sources say the plane is a Skytrain transport or a F13 which crashed in 1946.


 
 


Two Former Airmen

Location: Maes Artro, Llanbedr - Former WW2 airbase
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: A training base for fighter pilots during World War Two, a couple of the trainees have refused to go away post mortem, and are blamed for moving chairs and removing small items left laying around. The site has now been converted into a holiday village, with the majority of the original buildings destroyed.


 
 


Figure in Greatcoat

Location: Manby - Tedder Hall, and surrounding area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1980s
Further Comments: Formerly RAF Manby, the area is haunted by a Second World War pilot. He is sometimes seen wearing a long coat, and at others wearing his flying gear. The drone of aircraft engines is sometimes heard over the old runways.


 
 


Old Bare Footed Man

Location: Manchester - Manchester Airport
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s
Further Comments: Observed in what was once the barracks of the 613 RAF Squadron, this phantom old man has been reported by cleaners and late working staff. The occasional scream has also been heard coming from the building.


 
 


Long Dead Airman

Location: Martlesham Heath - Police HQ, heathland, and shopping area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1978, 1981 (police station), 2004 (shopping area)
Further Comments: A major airfield during World War 2, the Police Headquarters and the surrounding heathland has a reputation of being haunted by the souls of long dead pilots. Several police officers have seen such shades, while more recently, owners of a shop reported seeing a detached human shadow outside their establishment.


 
 


Catherine Bystock

Location: Metheringham - Perimeter track of the former RAF base
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 9.30 - 10.00 pm (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Killed in a motorcycle accident near the base during World War II, Catherine is said to have returned; she flags down motorists along the road and asks them to help her boyfriend who is injured down the road, only to vanish if assistance is granted.


 

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