Utah September 19, 2019
Investigate The Paranormal Stories Of Utah’s Wendover Airfield On A Spine-Tingling Tour
Are you interested in the paranormal? If so, you might want to take this unique tour that takes you waaay out west to Wendover, where you’ll find some fascinating history, and maybe even some unexplainable phenomena.
When most Utahns think of Wendover, they think of concerts, gambling, and all-you-can-eat casino buffets. Many don't realize that Wendover, Utah is home to a historic airfield with a rich history and rumors of hauntings.
Construction on the Wendover Air Force Base started in 1940, and during World War II, the airfield was the country's largest bombing range. Thousands of airmen from different units trained here.
Perhaps the most famous part of this air field is the 393rd Bombardment Squadron hangar. It was home to the Enola Gay - the bomber that dropped the atomic bomb over Hiroshima, Japan.
During your tour, you'll visit this hangar, and just might see or hear some things you can't explain. The airfield was one of the filming locations for the movie
Con Air, and during shooting, Phillip Swarz, a welder on the crew was crushed to death when a piece of the set fell on him.
Join The Dead History and Ogden History Tours for a paranormal experience that's only available once a year. This year, the tour takes place on October 19, 2019 from 4 p.m. to midnight.
Your experience starts with a catered dinner. Copper Kettle Cafe will offer burgers, salads, drinks, and dessert. While you eat, enjoy several speakers who will tell you about this history of the airfield, and its paranormal activity.
Jennifer and Matt Jones will tell you about their past experiences here, and Tom and Jim Peterson, founders of the Historic Wendover Airfield Foundation will tell you about the airfield's interesting history. Finally, you'll hear from a psychic who will visit the airfield the night before the tour. She'll tell you about what she found, and give you some idea of what to expect as you tour the buildings.
The tour includes six different locations: the Nurses' Quarters (pictured here), Service Club, Fire Station, Hospital Complex, Barracks, and Mess Hall.
There's a limit of 80 tickets for this event. Participants will break into groups of 10-15 people, and travel on shuttle buses to the different locations separately. That way, each group will have plenty of room to explore each building, and noise from other group members will be minimal so you can see and hear what's going on.
During a previous year's paranormal experience, participants were able to pick up some unexplained audio recording at the Nurses' Quarters.
The Hospital Complex is also well-known for its paranormal activity.
The Hospital Complex would have been a busy, bustling place during World War II. Young men visited for everything from minor illnesses to serious injuries and even suicide attempts.
The Mess Hall is another interesting spot to explore.
While many of these buildings don't have particular stories attached to them, this place was once full of airmen who were under a lot of stress and pressure. While almost no one was aware of the Enola Gay's planned purpose, everyone who worked and lived here knew that their work was important to the war effort.
The Barracks must have been a site where sleepless nights and perhaps even homesickness was common.
Airmen as young as 18 years old were far from home, many for the first time. You might pick up on some of the sadness or stress that lingers here when you visit.
At the end of your tour, you'll return to the Service Club, which has its own paranormal stories.
Tickets for the Wendover Air Field Paranormal Experience are just $50, and they're limited, so you'll want to get yours as soon as possible. Half of the proceeds go to the Historic Wendover Airfield Foundation.
Does this tour sound like something you’d enjoy? If so, tell us in the comments, and tag the friends you want to bring with you.
Get your tickets here, then go to
The Dead History website and read all about Jennifer’s trips to haunted spots all over the world (follow The Dead History’s Facebook page to see all the latest news, too). You’ll also be interested in the other tours offered by Ogden History Tours. Check out its website, and follow its Facebook page.
Looking for more haunted places in Utah? It’s said that
this cemetery in Magna is haunted, and so is this one in Salt Lake City.