The group of paranormal investigators were left with goosebumps when they spotted the ghostly apparition lurking beneath the wing of an aircraft in a deserted hangar.They also captured chilling video of their team at Gamston Airport, Nottinghamshire, asking “were you a pilot here?” – to which a voice in an American accent clearly replies: “Yes ma’am.”
The group were later shocked to learn the airfield was the base for an RAF Wellington Bomber crash during World War Two which contained a crew of Canadian airmen.
All five men on board perished when the plane nose dived and exploded in a ball of flames in Creswell, Derbyshire, shortly after taking off from RAF Gamston on August 4, 1944.
Rachel Parsons, 48, who runs Retford Ghost Hunters, reckons the spine-chilling outline of a man, in what appears to be a cap and uniform, could be one of the crash victims.She said: “We got permission to go to Gamston Airport but we didn’t have any idea what we were going to find.“The managers of the airport said not much had happened there in terms of the paranormal but we were told about the World War Two hangars there.
“We went in and we walked around the grounds to start off with using what we call a Para Tech.“It’s like a word bank that we believe spirits can manipulate and bring out words that relate to the place you’re in.“I asked if there was a pilot there, we didn’t hear it at the time and in the video you don’t even see me react to any anything – but you can clearly hear ‘Yes ma’am’.”You can hear this American accent.”Pilot Willis Don Murdie, 26, air gunner John ‘Jack’ Lee, 19, navigator Lowell Brehaut, 21, wireless operator James Clarke,20, and bomb aimer Walter Cooper, 32, all died in the crash.A memorial stone to mark the loss of the aircrew was unveiled in 2011.