Castle Air Museum

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Once a part of Castle Air Force Base, Castle Air Museum contains a large collection of aircraft, one of which is said to be haunted. The old B-29’s landing lights turn on and off and the propellers turn, reportedly the signs of a ghostly crew member who died when a bomb exploded.

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5050 Santa Fe Drive
Atwater, California 95301
United States

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37.36484201904972, -120.57783681216432
Merced County, California
Nearest Towns:
Atwater, CA (2.1 mi.)
Winton, CA (2.6 mi.)
Cressey, CA (6.2 mi.)
Merced, CA (6.8 mi.)
Livingston, CA (8.1 mi.)
Ballico, CA (9.4 mi.)
Bear Creek, CA (10.0 mi.)
Tuttle, CA (11.9 mi.)
Delhi, CA (12.0 mi.)
Snelling, CA (13.1 mi.)


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  1. As a kid I remember walking on the canal the goes on the back sidewhile museum. Now this wasn’t the b52 we saw moving but if you look from Santa fe towards Wallace road I remember the large silver plain moving it’s wings.

  2. When I went to Castle air museum on open cockpit day I felt an Eerie presence in the b52 plane and I swear I heard somebody talking and I was the only one in their and it seemed to come from the back of the plane.

  3. Atwater is not haunted  |  

    OMG! That is so fake! Stop saying rumors about Atwater, CA. I lived all my life in Atwater and it is not haunted. So, shut up. Its unfair to the people of Atwater. STOP IT!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Atwater is not haunted  |  

    When I was a kid my teacher send us to go to Castle Air Museum as a field. And I promise it is not haunted. People are just such liars. Stop it!!!!!

  5. Ok lets clear this up once and for all. I have been going to Castle Air Museum since I was 5 so for about 45 years. The plane people say is haunted because a crew member died is actually wrong. After doing research on this plane and an investigation I found out that no one died in connection with this plane. In fact it has never flown into any combat situations at all. There was no crew member that died because of any exploding bomb. I dont know how that story got started but after an overnight investigation we actually got no evidence what so ever. Not even any random EMF. Im not saying that there is no spirit activity or the people that have had any experiances are in any way lying. Maybe they did and it was related to something else. I just get tired of reading the story about that aircraft knowing that information is wrong.

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