Unexplained footsteps, voices and more at Fairchild


Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., airmen say they’ve heard unexplained footsteps and slamming doors.

This week, Military Times published a list of rumored hauntings at 10 military installations. Two Air Force bases made the cut: Figures in nineteenth century dress supposedly wander the Old Stone Barracks at the now-defunct Plattsburgh Air Force Base, N.Y.; some report “otherworldly” screams coming from a ravine near the FAM Camp at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo.

Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., also has its share of spirits, according to a news release from the base. At least one ghost is said to haunt the 92nd and 141st Air Refueling Wing Headquarters Building, called the “White House.” Airmen have described hearing mysterious footsteps and slamming doors. There are also stories of computer monitors coming on by themselves.

Some airmen get the heebie-jeebies when they’re called to the office after the sun goes down. “If I ever forget something when I leave for the day, I pretty much wince when I realize I have to go back in there. Once I get in there, I make sure to get out as fast as I can,” said one unnamed airman, according to the news release.

There’s also at least one rumored haunted aircraft — a tanker known as “Spook 50.” Airmen have described unexplained shadows and voices in the cockpit.



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