RAF Feltwell is a very old base in Norfolk. Located in the village of Feltwell it has been in existence since the early 1930’s.
There are many ghost stories circulating around from the base, the most famous being that of a piston bomber landing in the dark and of an airmen wandering a barrack block nicknamed ‘Herbie’
The Bomber is said to be a Lancaster that crashed during World War II after a raid on Germany. Thus said, the base was home to many types and many Wellington bombers crashed around the airfield. A report from one witness reported seeing the ‘Lancaster’ land on the field and taxi to the hangars, he then reported seeing airmen running around the bomber. I am fortunate enough to work on the base and know of strange goings on in the Old Sgts Mess (Where incidently in 1941 a Wellington bomber crashed into it above the ante room on the East side. I hope to get a picture on here!) American Users of the building have consistently reported hearing an air raid siren and hearing people running up and down the corridors but when they look out in the corridors there is no-one to be seen!
The legend of ‘Herbie’ is of an airmen who resided in barrack block in room 110, I have tried for ages to find out which barrack block so I can investigate but sadly cannot (can anyone help?). He is reported to have moved varying items around rooms, adjusted clocks so people were early/late for work and played general tricks on airmen.
In another barrack block near the entrance, which is now used as a school there are reports of strange goings on, items moving and alarms going off for no reason. Security forces have reported seeing glowing red eyes staring at them and dogs refusing to go in there at times. The building does have an eerie feeling, one morning whilst in there on my own I had a horrible sicky feeling and felt like someone was with me.
My favourite place however on Feltwell is Building 17, the Old Officer’s Mess, an absolutely stunning building that is only used by a handful of people nowadays. When you enter the building you get a real sense of stepping back into the 1940’s, the ‘cosy’ bar is incredible with a stunning fireplace, you can just imagine the Bomber Command Pilots sitting there with a beer, celebrating being alive, or drowning the sorrow of a lost friend, It is not eerie at all but feels very welcoming. The ante rooms and dining room are still decorated in typical WWII style and are very grand. The East Wing and rear catering areas however quite bluntly make me feel very, very uneasy. It is hard to describe, My boss feels exactly the same, they told me of a time doing a survey where they felt someone grab thier shoulder, turned to see who it was and there was no-one there. They exited the building at very high speed. There are stories of USAF security personnel doing training in there and having thier pistols taken from thier hands, and then cowering in the corner or running out very quickly. I wander round the catering areas gingerly waiting for something to happen, it hasn’t so far, probably never will, but I won’t walk round the wings on my own. Yup, a wimp. Some people believe that a woman was assaulted in the Officers Mess East Wing and this brings bad energy to spirits. I would love to see what a medium has to say about the building.
Other buildings on the camp are reported to have similar eerie goings on of shadows and people feeling others are present when no one is. There is a story of a ‘faceless’ girl walking the fenceline. The occupants regularly chat of incidents happening when I chat to them. I would love to hear of any stories or accounts from RAF Feltwell.