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The Air Force Museum

Dayton, Ohio

The air museum took artifacts from an unlucky plane that crashed in the mountains. Victims of the crash have been seen staring at the display, and when security guards attempted to arrest them, they vanished. Soldiers who died in World War 1, World War 2, and the Vietnam Conflict have also been seen standing near or inside their plane. While staring blankly at the plane, guards would try to converse with them, which caused the spirits to disappear.

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Courtney&Cheyenne says:

February 5, 2006, 1:02 pm

One night I was in the musmem and I saw a plane and saw a dummy in it. But when I tured to show my dad he said it was fake but when he looked up nothing was there he thought I was seeing thinks but I swere it was real BY. Courtney.

I was at the air force museum and I looked in the plane and no dummy was inside it but then I looked back at the plane and a dummy was there. I swere it turned it’s head and looked at me.By:Cheyenne

sunny says:

April 5, 2006, 11:06 pm

I used to spend a lot of time there as a kid. This is very much true. I saw a pilot in one of the planes, it was not one of the guys either. At that point, I knew most of them. When I tried to get nearer to see if, if it was a new guy maybe…..he was gone.

Leah says:

April 9, 2006, 8:48 pm

i have been to the museum a lot since i live only an hour away…these stories are all true, the dummies do really look at you and the whole place gives this eerie vibe out the second you walk in. its creepy

Miranda says:

May 3, 2006, 12:32 pm

My grandpa use to work at themusuem as a security guard 3rd shift. he said the planes use to start and he would see the men in th eplanes and when he shined his flash light at them they wold dissappear. he said the planes started at least once a week

Nick says:

July 17, 2006, 2:17 pm

My dad use to work at the Air Force Museum as a patrol officer. When he was sitting in his office he would hear a bunch of people whispering, which he did not see any people around. Also, while he was walking he would see out of the corner of his eye people sitting in the airplanes. When he would go over and look, there were no people in the planes.

One day early in the morning he and his friend heard a loud crash and then they searched the entire museum and there was no evidence of a crash. Very spooky.

Heather Barklage says:

August 18, 2006, 8:09 pm

My husband used to take me to the Museum when we were dating because he knows all about how planes work and his sensitivity is so high that there were parts of the museum we wouldn’t even go to. I believe that there are a lot of negative vibes trapped in there because of what the planes were used for.

Russell says:

August 19, 2006, 9:34 pm

I’ve actually been there a few times myself and must admit I don’t find it spooky at all. And I’ve even talked to security guards that work there and they say they haven’t seen a single thing. To be extra sure as well I’ve even called the chief of security for the museum and he said that he’s never heard anyone say anything about any of this stuff. It kinda disappointed me there him say that I was really hoping ghosts were there.

nick hoover says:

September 17, 2006, 3:50 pm

i was wondering what plane it was that is haunted ( or most sightings of ghousts in) i am an avid fan of avation so please get back with me. nick hoover

Army Brat says:

November 28, 2006, 6:52 pm

I never saw anything when I was in there but I think it is really cool. I never thought that I would be in a real haunted place.

i LOVE plain white t's says:

November 30, 2006, 9:41 am

whoooaaaa that is creepy i wouldnt want to be a night guard. that would tatally sux


March 27, 2007, 10:16 am

It was me and a bunch of my friends just went like two months ago, and we went into a plane that you can only go half way due to construction. i seen a man dressed up like a WWII person. He looked up at me, smiled and waved, then went backy to workin on the plane. I looked away, then looked back and he was gone. Everything he touched, looked like he didn’t move anything, but i seen him pick it up!!!

Jjimmy says:

July 19, 2007, 12:02 am

suck my ****

Diana says:

August 17, 2007, 4:00 am

i would love to visit this place! i do believe that some spirits have a hard time letting go of there life here on earth. so they stay with the thing they love and remember most so maybe the can find some truth in there death.

Brion says:

October 21, 2007, 9:58 pm

I have a uncle who was a exhibit designer for the museum and coincidently died in the museum in 1987. One day when I was a kid my cousin, my uncle and myself were taking a walk through the museum and my uncle (who knew a lot about the aircraft)was making the comment that all the tires on the aircraft were filled with cement to keep them from deflating. Then he proceeded to tell us that all the planes were placed precisely in the museum to maximize space. That is when he started spooking my cousin and myself out by saying it was strange that some of the planes were moved on a regular basis at night and when he would arrive for work they (museum workers)would have to set the planes back into place. He made the comment to me he would never be caught alone at the museum at night from what others had told him. He never elaborated on the other tales. He did say The “Strawberry *****” was rumored amoung the workers to be very haunted.

Aimee says:

December 18, 2007, 5:43 pm

First of all, the plane mentioned was the Lady B Good-and it went down in the desert, not the mountains. Just wanted to clarify a bit of misinformation.
Secondly-I have gone to the museum many, many times and have had strange experiences nearly every time. Seeing people out of the corner of my eye, being followed through the museum (once something actually followed me out of the museum), things knocked out of my hands, etc. There are quite a few exhibits that are haunted-check out the Haunted Ohio books by Chris Woodyard to read more detail.

Tyler says:

December 21, 2007, 3:48 pm

I, myself have been to the museum, and I didn`t see one ghost or creepy, haunting thing there. When people are exspecting things to be haunted, they are going to start imaginaing things. For example, if someone has heard that the Air Force Museum is hunted with dummies, then what are they going to see a the corner of there eye…? Our consious can change our whole view of things, so watch out. The haunted houses and things people have put on here are for entertainment and they are not real, unless you call what your consious tells you and what you see at the corner of your eye real.


Angel says:

March 23, 2008, 12:11 am

There is an exhibit that I have felt/sensed since I was about 15. I make it a point to go and say hi every now and again.

My mom went one time, looked up at it and said “you’re Angel’s friend, huh?” and felt this very defensive, very hostile “what of it?” I’d never mentioned the exact exhibit to my ex-husband when we were married, but knowing he feels/senses things too, asked him if he could find it. He walked right under it, stopped, looked up and asked “this yours?” A Native American neighbor of a guy I dated, spoke of it and said people will actually avoid it because they feel/sense that it’s inhabited.

I went with my best friend a few years back and while standing across the hangar from it, saw what appeared to be a man sitting in the cockpit. I called out to Dale, asked him if he saw anything (didn’t mention what). He did a half moon walk from side to side around it to see if it was a trick of light, walked back to me and all he said was “spooky.” It wasn’t a hologram, wasn’t a mannequin, and wasn’t a trick of light.

I’m not afraid of it/him but it definitely makes for some interesting visits.


Rick says:

May 5, 2008, 11:23 am

Used to go there as a kid, back in the 70s. When no one was watching we’d crawl up in some of the planes before they were sealed up, like they are today. Particuarly the “Strawberry B-tch”, the B-24 they have on display. We crawled all through that plane. Often times people would hear us and stop and stare, not knowing we were staring back through some crack.

We also crawled through the B-29, the B-36, and the B-52.

Wonder if this is the source of some of the “hauntings.”

ethan says:

July 21, 2008, 5:25 pm

the honted ohio book ses somthing about a manican being thron out of a locked cocpit when the poilice dusted it for prints it was clean
and stuff would be moved in the display cases
they also say that the spirits stay with there belongings or ones like thers

patrick says:

August 23, 2008, 4:56 pm

Wow, I just went here last year, but did not know it was haunted, until now… I guess I will go there someday again with my friend!

Kimberly says:

August 28, 2008, 5:08 pm

…I went to the museum on a field trip once. Yeah,I was freaked out by the mannequins.. but that was just because they were weird. I really didn’t see/feel anything out of the ordinary. It was just really boring.

Kirsten says:

September 5, 2008, 3:14 pm

I think it did happen but for some reason I have a little doubt

Alex says:

September 18, 2008, 2:53 pm

I moved to Dayton a couple of years ago and I love the USAF Museum. When you go there, be sure to walk through the Holocaust Memorial. You will here sounds of people asking for help. You may also hear the sound of children crying and begging not to be taken from their parents.

T.Tommy Dulin says:

October 1, 2008, 10:09 pm

My friends and I, upon first hearing about the hauntings there, we took a video camera/audio recorder with us. We took pictures and slight audio from the supposedly haunted areas (such as Hop a Long and the Strawberry B***H plane) We got nothing in our pictures, however around the Strawberry B***H plane we got what sounds like someone saying “Here to and/or Come to me”. Also u can faintly hear what sounds like Big Band music, but if you’ve ever been to the museum, then you know that they do not play any music there regularly during visiting hours. Kinda creepy.

big momma says:

October 10, 2008, 8:08 pm

ya’ll are making me hungry

Hayley Justice says:

October 10, 2008, 8:11 pm

I would just like to say that I like women. A lot. And these have nothing that say anything about women haunting anywhere and that upsets me. Please try to fix this problem.
thank you.
Im big and I love it. Be kind
Hayley Elyse Justice

Gary says:

October 10, 2008, 11:06 pm

Someone above said music wasn’t played in the museum. That is incorrect. I don’t know if it changed but at the Glenn Miller exhibit, Big Band music was played. I’ve been there many times, including during evening concerts, and have never seen anything unusual or felt wierd.

Mike says:

October 17, 2008, 5:20 pm

I grew up in the Fairborn area that is just outside of the base. What people donâ??t know is, just east of the museum (up the hill) is the Wright Brothers Memorial. The special thing about that is, there is a Indian burial mounds behind it. As kids we would go sledding at night at the hill. We would build fires near the mounds to keep warm and sometime the flame would do strange things. Later when I joined the Air force, I heard about the â??little green men that were in hanger 18. Funny enough I worked in that hanger for years. About the museum, we got the chance to refurbish some of the aircraft there. Most of the aircraft is worked before it is taken to the museum. The annex of the museum is where you REALLY see weird things. This is also a public place not to many people know about.

Angie says:

March 23, 2009, 4:15 pm

This is very true actually there are certain places on the base that are haunted, TAPs revealed this in 2008.. so yes it is true it is Haunted

heather says:

April 4, 2009, 10:59 am

I remember going into the air force museum as a child. the first time we went as a family my sisters and I were completely terrified as we walked into the room. We were screaming and crying and my parents had to reassure us that it was okay before we would go in. I remember thinking the place was very creepy. Maybe it’s time for a revisit.

Edith says:

January 4, 2010, 7:52 pm

My family used to visit the museum a lot since we lived close by and my dad was a jet mechanic during the Korean and Viet Nam “conflicts.” One day, my dad and I were looking at one of the planes (used during Viet Nam) and he said “look up.” A pilot was saluting my dad from the cockpit. When we alerted a passing guard, he went to the plane to show us no one was there, the pilot laughed and disappeared. The guard gave us a funny look, said “see? No one there..” and quickly went out of the hangar. Dad wouldn’t talk about it or go back….ever. Later, before he passed away, he said he thought the pilot was one he had crewed for. Also, my uncle brought in one of the planes on his semi. He said you could hear voices and other noises all of the time coming from the plane. When they got to the museum, the guards unlocked the plane and showed them that not only was the plane empty, none of the equipment could be turned on.

Shelby says:

February 20, 2010, 3:47 pm

I once went to the museum with my family.As soon as I entered the first exhibit on the first floor,I started crying my eyes out.I got this terrible feeling of sadness and felt like I needed to get out of there.It is said that sensitives can feel sadness and dread whenever they go there.

Alec says:

May 2, 2010, 9:20 am

i took picture of blood stained hop along

Alec says:

May 2, 2010, 9:36 am

also go to youtube type ghost cat its creepy its not pop up its scary a cat caught by a hidden camera behind a tv creepy

Ed says:

October 10, 2010, 7:22 pm

I’m a big fan of the AFM, been there many, many times. Always find it interesting. Personally, I’ve never had any paranormal experiences there, but judging from the reports I’ve heard and read, it’s best to keep an open mind. It’s not beyond the realm of possibility for spirits to gravitate around a person, place or thing they held dear in life. Like Charlie Daniels said, “some things in this world you just can’t explain.”

Heather J. says:

October 25, 2010, 8:20 pm

My husband and I recently took our 3 and 2 year old to the museum. I didn’t see anything at the museum nor did I feel uneasy. I have seen things and felt uneasy before at other places but that was my first visit. My 3 year old son however hated the place as soon as we walked in and not it all seems to make sense. He didn’t want to look at any of the planes and now refuses to play with planes. I took some pictures but haven’t looked at them yet, it’ll be interesting to see if I captured anything and finding out this place could be haunted makes me want to revisit–but without my son.

nikki says:

June 22, 2011, 11:52 pm

I’ve never been here as I live in Australia, but I work in an aviation museum out here. Our museum is built on the old dummy deck from the war since it’s on the other side of the gate to the Navy base, don’t know if anyone’s ever heard of HMAS ALBATROSS, but that’s it.

I’ve been coming out here my whole life because my parents worked here and my dad’s in the navy, and my mum’s parents worked here too, so i spose it’s in the family. But never in any other time when I had come out here in my whole life had I seen the things I’ve seen in the last two years working here.

As far as I’m aware no one ever died on the dummy deck, but we have lots of aircraft from the wars, Vietnam, first world war, plus a lot of things in between.

Anyways, we put a new display in last year, and it was a mennequin of sumone in WWI, and I hadn’t seen anything weird before then, and as soon as this display got put in weird stuff started happening. No one believed me of course to start off with, but I had a weird feeling everytime I even walked passed it to be perfectly honest.

I’d be walking down to the workshop and hear foorsteps behind me but I’d be the only one in there, I’d see people walking around but it would only be me and one other person in there after hours, and our lights are automatic censors, me and my boss would be finishing sumthing in the workshop which is at the very end of the hangar, and the lights would go on up the other end. Or on days where I would be working in the shop and not the hangar, there would be no visitors in the museum and everyone in the office and the lights would come on by themselves, or I would hear footsteps on the metal grate which makes a very distinct sound.

Everyone thort I was crazy cos well, it’s kind of a running joke but then other people noticed as well, and we’d leave rooms and come back and chairs would be moved, or we’d all be in the office with the doors locked ready to go home and we’d hear what sounded like sumone trying to open the door from the ~other side. Even tho there is no way there could have been anyone out there. We’d hear footsteps in the archive and sounds like people turning pages even tho there was on two of us in there. We’d hear what sounded like footsteps coming down the hall but there was no one there, and the lights in the archive are censors too, and a few times we would go in and before we got there we could see the light on underneath the door, even tho the door was locked and there was no one in there.

Then there was the ~disappearing girl~ no body believes me still to this day about this cos apparently I was the only one who even saw her, but I saw a girl down near the workshop and she looked about my age, (I’m 20, altho I was 19 at the time), but I was helping the boys with sumthing and saw her and thort I would go around behind the aircraft, because there all on the sides of the building with walkways down the middle, I firgured it would be fairly inconspicuous, and she seemed to notice me as well, I’d never seen her before and I know just about, if not, everyone that comes in here, but this is the first time I had seen her, so I’m so down behind the aircraft and within 5 second she is legit gone, there is no way anyone could move that fast, so I went in the workshop and one of the boys was at the sandblaster which is just next to the inside of the door, so I asked him if he saw anyone outside the door, and he said he saw sumone out the corner of his eye but he thort it was just me. I asked everyone if they saw any girls of that description and I asked the girl in the shop that day if anyone had even come in that looked like that and she said no. But I know for a fact I saw her.

Then we saw a ghost on the CCTV and took a picture of it and showed everyone but they still didn’t believe us, and still don’t, and I still see people in the corner of my eyes and hear footsteps and lights still go on, I even saw a guy with a yellow face standing in front of me in the shop, and another guy next to our Sopwith Pup.

Not as much stuff happens anymore, but still things do happen, it was just really soncentrated and a lot of things happening in such a short time before after we put that display in, it’s still there but the ~activity has died down now. It’s very strange.

Maggie says:

August 17, 2011, 7:33 pm

i go to the air force museum all the time with my sisters,parents,and brother. and every time i go there its like i’m being watched.

Patti says:

October 30, 2011, 2:52 pm

I have gone to the Air Force Museum since it was built. When you first go in and get to the exhibits with the airplanes, there is definitely an energy of sadness. After all, these planes were used for war and alot of our guys didn’t come home. The annex area is kinda creepy too. I went with my daughter and grandkids once during a special event at night, and it definitely has a whole different feeling.

sherry moore says:

November 2, 2011, 11:43 am

i visited there not long ago and felt alot of anger and pain and saw several people who im sure were not there i’ve always had this ability so wasn’t surprised but what bothered me the most was the feeling there almost overwhelming

Kathleen says:

August 25, 2013, 11:14 pm

I went to the museum with my husband and parents last month. I had not known It was supposed to be haunted when we went. I have always believed In spirits and am quite sensitive to spirit energy. While walking through the early ages exhibit an overwhelming feeling of dread came over me. I was terrified for no reason and wanted to cry everything I looked at made me more and more depressed. In the world war 2 area I felt better but now I just got pains in my chest like an actual heartache . It was here I realize how naieve I had been. The museum is haunted I’m sure. When we got to the Korean Soviet Union war area I got a horrible pain in my abdomen. It was so terrible I had to leave to get some water. On walking out of the area I realized I was in the nazi holocost exhibit. As I looked at the old prisoner uniform I had a overwhelming sadness envelop me as we’ll as realized my abdomen was hurting because it felt starved even though we had just eaten lunch. I believe I was feeling what the spirits felt while they lived. When we looked at the pictues we had taken we realized we had captured a few different apparitions inside of the cockpits of some of the planes. The Air Force museum is beautiful sad scary and haunted.

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November 1, 2014, 8:20 pm


John WA8LGM says:

October 27, 2016, 6:43 pm

When I was a child of 12, the family went to the old museum on area A of the base. I remember talking to a “crew member” who told me that he was a rear gunner on the old B-29 that was there. After the conversation was over, I got with the rest of the tour and thanked the tour guide for having volunteers there dressed in old uniforms who knew what a tail gunner was.
I remember him telling me that there was no re-enactors in the whole museum and there was certainly none there on the old B-29.
I told him that I was sure about it and offered to take him back there and look for the person who I had seen there.
We went back there and the harness (which had been secured)whas askew as if someone had been there.
It was very peculiar. No one had an explanation of the incident and it was chalked up to a child’s (I was 11 then) imagination.
Been to the new museum many times and have had some unusual experiences also. However, that is another comment for another time

BEN says:

January 24, 2017, 2:54 pm

why would a security guard attempt to arrest someone for staring at a display? Just read the introduction and had to make sure I was reading this correctly.

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