Haunted World War II: Soldier Spirits, Ghost Planes & Strange Synchronicities

Haunted World War II: Soldier Spirits, Ghost Planes & Strange Synchronicities

by Matthew L. Swayne


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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 unable—or unwilling—to 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738755793
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
Publication date: 10/08/2018
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 619,185
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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


Introduction 1

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 Hawaii—Hickam 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 Codes—Did 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

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