ON HALLOWED AND HAUNTED GROUND
Discover the paranormal legacy of the Second World War. In this book, you will encounter dozens of phenomena in the European and Pacific theaters as well as historic locations in the US where the spirits of the dead are unableor unwillingto let the past go.
- The ghost of an admiral gives a tour of the USS Lexington
- Tourists at Dieppe are haunted by the terrifying sounds of battle
- A full-body apparition appears at Schofield Barracks
- Ghost tanks are witnessed patrolling the Russian front
- Phantom footsteps shock the guards at Hickam Air Force Base
- Ghostly soldiers knock on doors at Iwo Jima
- A spirit-sailor keeps eternal watch at Pearl Harbor
This book also shares fascinating stories of supernatural warfare. Learn about wizards and witches in England casting spells to hold the Germans at bay; Dion Fortune and the Fraternity of the Inner Light working magic in support of the Allies; and Aleister Crowley waging a psychic campaign to capture high-ranking Nazi, Rudolf Hess. Haunted World War II explores the high strangeness and haunted aftermath of the most devastating clash of nations in living history.
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About the Author
Matthew L. Swayne (State College, PA) is a journalist who currently works as a research writer at Penn State. He has also worked on writing projects with Paranormal State's Eilfie Music. Matthew is the author of five books, including Haunted World War II.
Table of Contents
1: Haunted Battlefields, Barracks, and Bases 5 The Ghosts of Normandy’s Coast 7 Ghostly Echoes on the Beaches of Dieppe 15 Other Haunted Battlefields in Western Europe 18 Not So Quiet on the Eastern Front 22 Pacific Theater: The Supernatural Sands of Iwo Jima 28 Okinawa’s Restless Spirits 33 Eternal Return: The Spirits of the Philippines 40
2: Ghost Planes and Haunted Airfields 47 The Ghost Planes of Dark Peak 48 America’s Ghost Plane Incidents 55 The Phantom Flying Fortress 60 Haunted Bases and Airfields 65 Haunts in HawaiiHickam Air Force Base 65 Spectral Displays at the National Museum of the United States Air Force 72 The Haunted Bomber of Cosford Aerospace Museum 80
3: Supernatural on the High Seas 89 The USS Yorktown: A Tourist Attraction Gets Attention from Paranormal Investigators 91 The USS Hornet: Raising the Dead 100 The USS Lexington: True Ghost Encounters Aboard the Blue Ghost 108 The USS North Carolina: Showboat Ghosts 117 The USS Arizona: Solemn Spirits of the USS Arizona Memorial 128 The USS The Sullivans (DD-537): A Haunting Family Legacy 134
4: World War II’s Ghostly Leaders 143 Old Blood and Ghosts: General George S. Patton 144 Five-Star Ghost: Dwight D. Eisenhower 148 Prime Minister of the Paranormal: Winston Churchill 155 A German General’s Ghost in America: Erwin Rommel 159
5: Magic Battles, Mystic Warriors, and Psychic Warfare 165 Crowley and Hitler: Battle of the Beasts 166 Witches United: How England’s Witches and Wiccans United to Stop Hitler 173 US Marshals Its Spiritual Forces 180 Axis Forces: Nazi Occult Power 186
6: Fortean Forces in World War II 193 UFOs During World War II 194 Foo Fighters 195 The Battle of Los Angeles 207 The Philadelphia Experiment 212 World War II Coincidences and Curses 217 The Curse of Tamerlane 217 Precognitive CodesDid Messages Predict World War II Actions? 220 The D-Day Synchronicities 221 Pearl Harbor Prediction: Coded Message or Creepy Coincidence? 225
Conclusion: Haunts, Heroes, and Hallowed Reminders 229
Notes and Bibliography 235 Chapter 1 235 Chapter 2 238 Chapter 3 242 Chapter 4 245 Chapter 5 246 Chapter 6 248