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#46 Starbaby77

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 09:43 AM

Twelve O'Clock High was another one of my favorite shows, hence the interest in WWII aviation


Oooooooh! My favorite subjects combined WWII and Ghosts! This is like a paranormal orgasm! :clap: Did I really did say that??!!!

Twelve OClock High is one of my fav war movies. I am talking to a Blackhawk pilot in Afghanistan and he has never heard of that movie!!! So I bought it from Amazon and planning on shipping it to him. EVERYONE in the military should see that movie methinks!

When I was in England a few years ago, we were going to go to an WWII RAF base in Duxford but I took ill and could not handle the days arduous trip from London to and fro. Had to settle with hanging out at the Imperial War Museum an extra day, poor me!

Did I have a point for this thread? I am not sure, but I just had to jump in and say something about the movie and my love of that history in general. How I envy you two gents for having been able to work in some amazingly historical and momentous air bases...

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 04:17 PM

Hi

I frequent RAF Duxford quite alot, as it is not too far from me, and it is a paranormal hotspot certainly two areas. The American Air Museum and the Land Museum located within the base.

There is a big ole nasty B52 bomber there which I believe was used in Vietnam (could be wrong) and it has alot of bad feeling around it. Also within the Land Musuem there is a particular exhibit of an ambulance in which I always pick up on a soldier there you was mortally wounded in the back of it.

I dont know much about Alconbury, although I have driven passed there many a time

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 05:57 PM

Starbaby77, anything related to the paranormal and WWII is more than welcome in the thread.

EVERYONE in the military should see that movie methinks!


I guess times have changed. I remember talking about Twelve O'Clock High with my boss, a young captain, a few years after the incident at RAF Alconbury, and he told me that the movie was mandatory viewing in his Air Force ROTC class in college.
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Posted 08 June 2009 - 09:08 PM

youd think with all the casulties in this war there would be lots more hauntings. my grandmother woke up one nite to see my uncle standing by her bed in a dirty uniform and smiling at her. two weeks later she got the telegram he was killed in italy on the day she saw him.

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 04:11 PM

How interesting! I had to do some research after reading this and found a great story about RAF Alconbury and a few other bases in England. I think ubergroov mentioned something about children's voices in his post, so this must be what he was talking about . . .

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Posted 13 November 2009 - 07:39 PM

Hello all. I am in an RAF Alconbury group on Facebook where there was a small discussion about the creature of hardstand 70, which prompted me to do a search for more on Alconbury ghosts.

I was at Alconbury from 1970 to 1975 when my father was stationed there. I had heard the story of hardstand 70, and of the children that died in the train crash, while I was there, When I was in Boy Scouts our scoutmasters used to love to tell the hardstand 70 story right before bed on camping trips. The way I heard it was that the mechanic (or crew chief) was found locked inside the plane frozen in terror with deep gouges in the canopy.

One story I always heard was set at the Rod and Gun club. People would report catching glimpses of figures in WW2 flight gear at the club, but always from a distance. When people would try to approach them they would always manage to disappear around a corner or through a door. It was only many years later that I was told that the club was the base morgue during the war. Thinking back on the layout of the club it was possible that this could be true. Ramps instead of steps, swinging double doors. etc. If not the morgue it was most likely some kind of medical facility.

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Posted 28 November 2009 - 06:56 PM

Years ago there was a website that was eventually turned into a number of books by Bruce Barrymore Halpenny called "Ghost Stations" all about the ghosts on WWII Air Bases in England.

Most are out of print but you should be able to get them off amazon.

There is "They Still Serve: A Complete Guide to the Military Ghosts of Britain" by Richard Mckenzie, "Haunted U.S. Battlefields: Ghosts, Hauntings, and Eerie Events from America's Fields of Honor" by Mary Beth Crain, and the Paranormal Database at http://www.paranormaldatabase.com/ has a whole section on Aviation Ghosts!
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Posted 28 November 2009 - 06:57 PM

Military Ghosts is another good website to visit.

http://www.militaryghosts.com/
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Posted 07 June 2010 - 04:26 PM

Thanks for the updates! I'll check them out along with the Facebook group that Grog mentioned.
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Posted 14 September 2010 - 12:42 PM

I found the RAF Alconbury group on Facebook. Just type "RAF Alconbury" in the search window once you've signed in. It's the first item that pops up.
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Posted 18 September 2010 - 03:31 PM

Wow! I found a ton of ghost sightings from British military bases, mostly related to WWII:

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 01:20 AM

B-17 tail markings showing the colors of the 95th Bomb Group which was stationed at RAF Alconbury during WWII:

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