The ghosts of Wendover can haunt any adventurer for their lifetime

28 Sep

A dormitory for World War II-era airmen working at Wendover Airbase shows the ravages of time. The base, which was built quickly and for temporary use in the 1940s, is one of several historic and geographical attractions in the area. - photography / Clint Thomsen

Unintelligible words and distorted musical strains wisped across the airfield’s concrete ramp like ghostly transmissions from the past. As we approached, the sounds grew recognizable as air-traffic control over classic rock. Various aircraft sat perched on the ramp, their owners keeping a close watch as passersby snapped pictures.

Wendover itself is the quintessential desert town — a seemingly random mix of dilapidated buildings and glitzy casinos where the concept of time seems completely out of place. And as unremarkable as it looks, the Wendover area evokes a spirit of mystery and exploration like no other place in the county.

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The "Enola Gay Hangar" at Wendover Airbase - photography / Clint Thomsen


5 responses to “The ghosts of Wendover can haunt any adventurer for their lifetime

  1. Kristine Shreve

    September 29, 2008 at 1:14 pm

    I would love to come to Utah and explore. There’s so much history there. The airbase alone could keep me occupied for hours. Just imagine what went on there.

  2. Curt Hall

    September 29, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    Nice write up, I visited there earlier this year on a 4 day expedition in the desert.
    I really enjoyed the history of Wendover field.

  3. thecehyienza

    June 25, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    the history the airfield holds is what fuels the paranormal aspect I have for it. Wonderful article I’m glad I came across it. 5 stars

  4. thecehyienza

    June 25, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    Reblogged this on THE CEHYIENZA and commented:
    An amazing press of a amazing paranormal Hot spot!

  5. katie

    August 4, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    I spend about 2 weeks every summer at this airbase for a training with the Civil Air Patrol. I’ve spent nights alone in those barracks and explored the south side of the base (USAF property not open to the public) its truly a strange feeling being there in the desert at such a significant place in history. I have not doubt the spirits of those who were stationed there still linger. This is one of my favorite places to go.


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