I know Halloween is still a few months away, but who says we can’t indulge in some hair-raising, spooky stories from past wars? Beyond the horrors of the battlefield, these eerie tales will keep you awake in the wee hours, whether from the haunting goosebumps they induce or the somber reality of restless and deeply disturbed souls.

Here are some spine-tingling stories, from haunted battlefields to paranormal encounters at military bases, where the line between the living and the dead becomes blurred.

The Ghosts of Gettysburg

Let’s start with one of the most famous haunted sites in America—Gettysburg. This historic battlefield in Pennsylvania witnessed intense fighting during the Civil War. Visitors and park rangers have reported eerie apparitions, ghostly soldiers marching across the fields, and phantom gunshots echoing through the night. The spirits of fallen soldiers are said to roam the battlefield, forever trapped in a hauntingly eternal conflict.

Unrest Souls of WWII Aviators

During World War II, many brave aviators took to the skies to defend our freedom. But some of them never made it back. Numerous reports tell of ghostly encounters with these fallen pilots, who appear as shimmering figures or spectral planes. Airfields that once housed the B-17 Flying Fortress and B-24 Liberator have become hotspots for supernatural activity, where the spirits of these aviators continue to linger.