Ghostly Airmen of Lincolnshire

Lancaster Bomber


L.H. DAVIES  looks to the old airfields of Lincolnshire to discover the haunting presence of phantom airmen


Lincolnshire’s widely regarded as the most haunted British county, understandably so given the thousands of paranormal occurrences reported each year. Many of these are of sightings from old pubs and stately homes, however, the majority come from the many WW2 airfields.

Due to its expanse of agricultural land, Lincolnshire was chosen to home numerous air bases during the Second World War, hence its nickname, ‘Bomber County,’ as the majority of aircraft stationed in Lincolnshire were bombers such as the Lancaster and Halifax.

Needless to say there were great losses at all the airfields and if you see some of them today, they are indeed abandoned, desolate places, full of forgotten memories.

One of these airfields is RAF Waltham. During the war Waltham was home to the Wellington bombers, before they moved out and were replaced by the Lancaster bombers of 100 Squadron.

Author: The Spooky Isles

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  1. I was stationed at RAF Hereford as an apprentice in 1965, and experienced an incident of “Fritz” in the old sick quarters. There were several of us apprentices sharing an open ward in the sick quarters and one night something happened to make us all go to the windows of the ward to see a hunched figure wearing what looked like an old flying helmet leave through a door of an adjoining corridor, cross the grass to a road that had a moped parked. There was an eerie feeling of something strange happening but, we had assumed this was a member of staff going to his parked moped. However, he passed by the moped and entered a brick building on the other side of the road.
    The eerie feeling persisted and during conversations with staff the next day we discovered that there was no longer a door that we had seen the figure leave the medical centre from – it had been boarded up many years before when the corridor was made into a series of offices. The staff confirmed that the figure had been seen before and was thought to be that of a WW2 German pilot who had died in the sick quarters. The brick building we saw the figure enter was the old morgue. We were later told that a priest had been asked to exorcise the area (but do not know if this happened). I was most interested to read that “Fritz” (not a name given during my experience)was still active in the 1970’s.

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