Do you believe or not in ghosts ?

Discussion in 'The Barracks' started by Gage, Apr 22, 2006.


Do you believe in ghosts?

  1. Yes

  2. No

  3. Don't know

Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    Do you believe in Ghosts? Have you ever seen one? Have you ever sensed something when you've visited an airfield or battle ground?
    Has anybody seen the Most Haunted programme filmed at East Kirkby? What did you think?
    Have you got any WWII related ghost stories?:wow: :wow: :wow: :wow:
  2. plant-pilot

    plant-pilot Senior Member

    Do you believe in Ghosts? Have you ever seen one? Have you ever sensed something when you've visited an airfield or battle ground?
    Has anybody seen the Most Haunted programme filmed at East Kirkby? What did you think?
    Have you got any WWII related ghost stories?:wow: :wow: :wow: :wow:

    Every camp I was ever at that had been around during the war had it's own ghost story. None of them very believable and none particularly scary (unless you were on the 03:00 morning prowel on your own, but then you don't need a ghost story to make most places at that time scarey once your guard commander had sent you on your way with warnings of the Spetznaz eager to take out a lone guard!).

    Once in Germany, again every block had it's own ww"2 or post war story to scare the young lads, stories of cellars used as morgues, tunnels under camp and burried tanks seem to pop up in every ex-German camp.

    After on excessive night in the Sqn Bar in Lippstadt soon after arriving there I was woken up laid out on a shelf in the Bar store room (yes, it was in one hell of a party!) only for it to be pointed out to be that I'd been sleeping on the marble shelf, complete with stone pillow, that actually was one of the slabs in this particular WW2 morgue. Soon moved before logic got through the hangover and I realized I was looking silly, I can tell you! :blush:
  3. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Do you believe in Ghosts?
    Have you ever seen one?
    Have you ever sensed something when you've visited an airfield or battle ground?
    Have you got any WWII related ghost stories?
  4. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD





    That's vague, Von Meister. Details please, mate.
  5. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Not WW2 related but have seen a Ghost of a Preist/Monk in the old medieval cottage we used to spend our summer holidays in Harlech, N Wales.
    It wasn't a shadow and it was stood thru my bed!
  6. Although not strictly a ghost story, I remember back in the early 1980's I was on duty at RAF Waddington and a Shackleton was attempting to land in the fog. We couldnt see it back just heard it coming in time and again. Bit spooky considering that the Shack was a cousin of the famous Lancaster that was famously based at Waddington.
  7. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    A mate of mine use to live by Fiskerton airfield. He was biking home one night thru the airfield and the corn beside him was flattening like someone was running beside him. The faster he rode the more the corn kept up with him. It was probably a rabbit or a dog but it didn't half scare the hell out of him.
  8. Kitty

    Kitty Very Senior Member

    aeroplanegripper, what is that peom? It's fantastic.
    Have i ever seen a ghost? Many times. Therefore i believe in what i have seen.
    Have i any WW2 related stories? I've mentioend it before, but RAF Cranage is one spooky place at times. Having spoken to some of the old boys, they would tell me that at dawn the mist would always rise over the field to about waist height. As they would be walking through it on their way to duties they would see another airman walking straight towards them through the mist, clear as day. It wasn't until the other airman vanished about two feet in front of them that they would realise he wasn't actually there.
    These lads also witnessed a Spit crash at the airfield. the plane came to a stop, the canopy shot back, the pilot released himself, got out and walked several yards away before dropping to the ground. The doctors later said that he had brken his neck on impact and died instantly. so it was a dead man that got out and walked away.
    A few years back the silhouette of a Lancaster was seen flying down a local valley in the middle of the day - no noise, no details, just the shadow. Seen by hundreds of people and later investigation showed the BoBMF was in the south of England at the time.
    Myself i have experienced the feeling of someone following me at Cranage. I've seen some seriously weird stuff, as well as earth lights.
    I could probably make your hair curl if i wanted to.
    So come on Von T, tell us what you've seen!
  9. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    ok. But first I've got to point out that I don't necessarily perceive 'Ghosts' as a supernatural phenomenon.I don't want to come accross as the sort of I BELIEVE nutter that ruined the Fortean Times for me a few years back. I'd take the approach that "There are more things in Heaven and Earth..." and who knows what possible effects are as yet unexplained by a science that only discovered flight in the last 0.05% of Modern H. Sapiens existence.

    Bosworth Battlefield Leicestershire. Drinking in some woods 'nearby' in the middle of the night and everyone suddenly became very uncomfortable/shifty...then a sound as of massed fighting that lasted for a minute or so followed by about 5 people (us) running from the woods as fast as possible. returned to our group to be much mocked due to drink (I do however know the difference between 'off your swede', and unrequested auditory hallucinations) and the fact that we weren't actually on the Battlefield. Year later, opened the Leicester Mercury (Local rag) "Battlefield moved", the researchers had decided that the action took place a little over to one side of where it had previously been thought. Guess where?
    Sulgrave Manor Northants. Used to stay there for a couple of weeks each year (16th/17thc. reenacting) totally at home with every creepy corner of the place never found it scary at all. One evening I turned onto the small wooden staircase up to the attic I was sleeping in to be confronted by an elderly Lady in 18th century clothing. She didn't want me there. I didn't want to be there. Crossed the Great hall (bit of a misnomer) towards the Modern part of the house in a bizarre blind rush where the mind utterly took over the body, I couldn't have stayed if i'd wanted to. Met in modern house by "you look like you've seen a ghost!" type remarks. In retrospect I couldn't even say I'd 'seen' her, almost an astonishingly strong 'impression' but I could describe her. Not knowing much about 18thc. costume I had a chat with someone who does and I could provide more detail on this ladies clothes than any previous knowledge could satisfactorily explain.

    What a long post??
    No ww2 content at all I'm afraid, Other than the tingles that I'm sure everyone feels at the Cemetaries and Memorials.
  10. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    Wow, thanks Mossie and Von Meister. Some scary stuff.:)
    Where I used to live, I woke up one night and thought my bro was poking his head around my door, so I said hello. No answer. After saying hello again my dad came into my room and asked who the hell I was talking to as my bro wasn't even in! Maybe I was half asleep but it was weird.
  11. BarbaraHistory

    BarbaraHistory Junior Member

    umm ghosts 100% do not exist.

    they are just a production of the brain.
  12. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    I remember seeing an interview with Michael Bentine and he related a story of seeing a ghost when he was in the RAF but I can't remember the details.:(
  13. Herroberst

    Herroberst Senior Member

    :wow: Boo dude, that's my surfer ghost:D
  14. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    :wow: Boo dude, that's my surfer ghost:D

    Arghhhhhhhh!:eek: :wow:

    There is a story of an old man walking into a pub and going straight up to the bar. He asked the barmaid if anybody had asked after him after giving his name. The barmaid replied that some young men had done so. The old man looked shocked and said that couldn't be so. She asked why. He said that his mates had made a vow to meet up so many years after the war ended in that very pub where they used to drink. He told her that his aircrew mates all died in a Lanc crash and he was the only one to survive. So who was asking for him?
  15. adrian roberts

    adrian roberts Senior Member

    Attached an account that I scanned because I couldn't be bothered to type, from Leonard Cheshire's autobiography "The Face of Victory".
    He obviously took it seriously. It relates to his time as Station CO at Marston Moor, Yorkshire; the aircraft would probably have been a Halifax.
    Slightly similar to Kitty's story.


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  16. Kitty

    Kitty Very Senior Member

    Here's a good one I've just rememebred. My neck of the woods is known for aircrashes, and up above Glossop there are dozens of trainers form the 30's to the 70's.
    In WW2 an american bomber wasn't high enough when flying in low cloud and smacked into the side of the hill, killing all the crew on impact.
    In the 80's a group of hikers were out on the moor in fog and came across the crash site, which they expected to find on their path. As they were looking around one of them found a gold ring lying amongst the wrecakge. he picked it up and found it to be engraved with a name. He put it in his pocket and he and his friend turned back to join the rest of their group. As they did so another figure walked out of the mist towards them. As it came closer they could make out details of the man. He was tall, dark haired and dressed entirely in WW2 flying kit. American flying kit. Suffice to say they didn't hang around and legged it back down off the moor.
    The one with the ring, knowing that it now belonged to one of the lost crew 40 years before, took it god knows where and got it back to the man's widow. She then contacted him with a photo of her husband, pictured in flying kit just before the crash that claimed his life. Guess who he was?
    As to myself, have you ever had the experience of being followed by two seperate ghosts for over and hour? Slightly creepy. And has anyone else been caught in a time slip? I'd appreciate an answer to that question, as i need some clarification of what they felt.
  17. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

  18. Passchendaele_Baby

    Passchendaele_Baby Grandads Little Girl

    not wwII, but sorta,
    there's a haunted pub
    that had a most haunted program shot there, it's down the road from where i [used to] work, it was across the road from the WAR memorial, they said it was haunted...
  19. Warlord

    Warlord Veteran wannabe

    Well, an ex-army nurse who works with me once told me a story about a sentry who in the middle of the night alerted an entire FSB and attached campaign hospital, up in the Guatemalan midlands, after pursuing a shadowy human figure through a corn field, that did actually make the cornplants move with a lot of noise, which disappeared into a small brick and mud hut; when the poor fellow, who had been very recently posted there, opened the door with a kick, ready to empty his Galil on a guerrilla saboteur, he found out that the room, with its walls splattered with blood, was the place where G-2 men interrogated prisoners, and it was completely empty...

    He spent the next two days in sick bay, with a 41 degree (celsius) fever.
  20. Stevin

    Stevin Member

    I have had some experiences, none WW2 or military related, that makes me at least think and wonder....I have had some dreams as a kid, which got me into WW2 research, that I still remember like it was last night. You can see ghosts in dreams, right?

    I saw a program not too long ago on the BBC which was about, I think, Bletchley Park. It was said that many people hear voices talking there, although no one can be found. Usually a man and a woman talking.

    Through the years I have read many stories like the ones above. They do intrigue me.

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