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Unexplained footsteps, voices and more at Fairchild

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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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