Happy Halloween! 🎃
This haunting holiday is the perfect time to read ghost stories. Battlefields and relics from wars past have a long history of being associated with paranormal phenomena. In the Haunted Second World War Airfields series from Fonthill Media, author Christopher Huff explores tales of ghost sightings and hauntings reported at airfields all across the United Kingdom. Told in 3 volumes, these tales are perfect to dip into on a cozy Halloween night. As you read these ghostly accounts, you’ll also learn about wartime events that took place at these RAF airfields and the squadrons that were based there.
Haunted Second World War Airfields: Volume 1
For 15 years, the author has been studying R.A.F. airfields and the paranormal phenomena that have been reported from them, and to date has accounts from over 250 haunted RAF airfields in the UK. These begin with ghostly reports at Montrose and Scopwick during World War 1 and continue to be witnessed to the present day. Why are so many airfields haunted? A variety of reasons but one that seems to be a common thread is that the airmen felt that the airfield was home, where their friends were and that is where the dead want to be. Volume One in this three-book series of haunted World War 2 airfields of the UK covers Southern England: 79 airfields in the counties of Avon, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Essex, Gloucestershire, Greater London, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Surrey, Sussex and Wiltshire. Each airfield has a description of events, the squadrons which were based there and the ghostly accounts associated.
Haunted Second World War Airfields: Volume 2
East Anglia to Wales
Volume Two in this three-book series of haunted World War 2 airfields of the UK covers the middle of England stretching across from East Anglia to the Welsh borders – and Wales itself.
Christopher Huff has both researched and investigated the paranormal since the mid 1970s. The author visited a number of airfields through his father’s passion about them (ex-RAF) and his own involvement in the ATC. Huff has written articles for a number of journals both paranormal and archaeological, and been interested in haunted airfields since 1976 and began actively researching 15 years ago.
Haunted Second World War Airfields: Volume 3
Northern England, Northern Ireland and Scotland
In this volume the emphasis shifts from Fighter command and USAAF to the RAF and the RCAF and the Bomber airfields of Lincolnshire and Yorkshire, together with a few examples from Northern England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Here we find Bomber command at its most active, and from where it suffered most of the losses, and indeed where some of the most haunted airfields in Britain are to be found. Here we find famous names like East Kirkby, Scampton, and Coningsby, where the Battle of Britain Flight is now based. The RAF Bomber Command Memorial lists 55,573 names, a Bomber Command crew member had a worse chance of survival than an infantry officer in World War I. Old Bomber airfields are lonely atmospheric places, and anyone who has visited a Second World War control tower on a bomber airfield will perhaps have experienced the sadness that seems permeates the place, or the sense of waiting or of loss, or the strange coupling of a coldness on a warm day with the feeling of not being alone there. This volume details researched accounts, personal communications from witnesses and my own investigations on what are probably the most haunted of our airfields.