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Aviation Ghosts and Mysteries


Location: Wigsley (Nottinghamshire) - Control Tower
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Post-Second World War
Further Comments: There are a few reports (or rumours) of the faint tapping of Morse code coming from this empty building. A driver who passed the tower in the mid-1990s briefly spotted an airman in beige along the road.

Bomber Trying to Land

Location: Wittering (Cambridgeshire) - Wittering RAF base, airfield
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Second World War onwards, last witnessed 1990?
Further Comments: Crashing into the control tower during the Second World War, the bomber is said to re-enact the fatal accident, either silently descending until it reaches ground where it disappears or else it hits the Control Tower. Ghostly airmen have also been seen around the site of the crash, and a former MP reported feeling a presence and lights coming on and unexplained loud bangs in the control tower. They also heard footsteps in the empty building corridor in what was the old hangar for 1 squadron, together with observing shadows moving into rooms.

White Haired Woman Standing in the Corner

Location: Woodbridge (Suffolk) - RAF Woodbridge, Bar and Club
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: The club has a reputation for being haunted by ex-service personnel, but an old woman dressed in a night-shirt has also been seen here, standing in the corner of the bar.

Pet Photograph

Location: Woodhall Spa (Lincolnshire) - Former Second World War airfield
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: 1940s (photo) and 1980s (pilot)
Further Comments: A photograph of a group of airmen revealed a black dog standing at the end of the line-up that was not spotted at the time by neither the photographer nor any of the pilots. It was later suggested the entity was Guy Gibson's pet dog that had been run over a few months before. During the 1980s, a team of engineers working at night spotted a pilot in 'old flying gear' walking along a corridor. One of the team went to investigate, only to find that the pilot had disappeared.


Location: Yatesbury (Wiltshire) - RAF Yatesbury
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown, but said to be a yearly occurrence
Further Comments: A ghostly bomber, covered in flames, is said to land on this airfield once a year (although the date is not known).

Helicopter Pilot

Location: Yelverton (Devon) - RAF Harrowbeer
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: August 1987
Further Comments: A woman photographed alone in a helicopter found, after her prints her developed, a figure sitting next to her in the pilot's seat. Though the phantom figure could have been created by lighting and reflection, others are less sure.

The Good Musician

Location: York (Yorkshire) - Passageway once known as Beedham's Court, off Skeldergate
Type: Legend - Old Nick
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A small band of musicians were performing around the city when they found themselves joined by another unannounced member. He played the violin particularly well, and as the band completed a song standing by Beedham's Court, their new-found violinist vanished, leaving only the strong smell of brimstone.

The Golden Fleece pub, York.

Drunken Airman

Location: York (Yorkshire) - The Golden Fleece public house, Pavement Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Towards the end of the Second World War, a drunken Canadian pilot fell from an upstairs window in the building and broke his neck on the pavement below. Since then, this ghost has reportedly haunted the bedroom from which he fell.

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