For many years, Fantasy of Flight employees have reported strange happenings at the attraction including; things falling off shelves, adding and copying machines running by themselves, a sense of presences, and actual sightings. We just came to accept them over the years and assume their energies are connected to the airplanes. I also sense they’re connected to what we are trying to create as well, which is partly to get people to look beyond their five-sense reality and realize more of what they truly are.
Several years ago, we had an amateur Paranormal Research Group approach us wanting to check out Fantasy of Flight for paranormal activity. We did not instigate this, they came to us. They did two separate all-night investigations several months apart and came up with some really interesting stuff. One of the more profound pictures came from inside the B-17 when a presence was sensed and a digital photo was taken. What showed up was an absolutely clear full-color person that appears to be a scared B-17 crew member wearing a May West and sporting a five-O’clock shadow!
We went back later to try and duplicate the photo with someone standing on a ladder looking in but you could barely make them out. After some shots were taken inside the airplane with an onlooker, it became apparent the flash from the camera was helping reflect their image on the Plexiglass window. Once we realized the green airplane part the “person” was peering around was the curved bulkhead inside the airplane, we realized the “person” was not peering from outside the airplane but from the INSIDE!
About a year later, a completely separate group came to us after one of their friend’s wife mentioned seeing an apparition while visiting Fantasy of Flight. She saw it sitting in one of the P-51 Mustangs, in broad daylight, complete with helmet and goggles! When she turned away and then looked back, it was gone. She was a very religions person and, with conviction, told the story until she passed away. Because of this somewhat synchronistic event, the second group came to us and did several investigations. They told us, on a scale of one to ten regarding activity, Fantasy of Flight was an eleven! We since hired them to run the actual investigations for the public, which normally include three groups of ten. We began with three scheduled events but quickly had to add four more because of the interest. One person has attended four times!
These are NOT Ghost Tours, but serious investigations. I attended one of the early ones before we offered them to the public and meditated in the B-17 after midnight for an hour and a half. Once I felt somewhat connected to their energies, I first asked if any wanted to move beyond their current reality, as I have LOTS of “Friends” on the Other Side I met during my explorations of Inner Realities that could help them out. I sensed a very small percentage (2-4%) moved on. When I asked if the rest were OK with us doing the investigations, I got back a resounding, “Hell yeah!”
Overall, Night Flight has been a great success! We make it a point NOT to pre-load people prior to the investigations about specifics but later open up at the end. During the debriefings, most relate some type of connection and/or experience from the investigation! Some feel they have been physically touched or see things, and several women, on separate investigations, have been overcome by such a strong sense of sadness in one particular spot they’ve had to leave the room. Recently, there has been one apparent apparition that has shown up twice in full physical form that is neither anyone working for me or is one of the patrons! This will be one to look out for in the future.
Night Flight experiences are currently held on Saturday nights from 9:30pm – 1:30pm. Check them out at http://www.nightflightexperience.com/.