History

F.E. Warren AFBThe Francis E. Warren AFB was originally known as the Fort D. A. Russell in 1867. It was renamed the Francis E. Warren Air Force Base in 1949 after Wyoming's first state governor. It became an Air Force Base in 1967. It is the oldest military installation to have been active continuously in the Air Force. Originally, it protected the Union Pacific workers from hostile natives, but also served important functions during the Spanish-American War and World War I and World War II. Troops at the Francis E. Warren Air Force Base took part in the Great Sioux Indian Wars in which Colonel Custer was defeated. The city of Cheyenne is said to have grown alongside the Francis E. Warren AFB.

It was a difficult life for soldiers stationed on the frontier at Francis E. Warren AFB. They weathered the harsh Wyoming winters that first year in tents. The native people were hostile and so soldiers were ever vigilant, particularly during the summer months.

A number of historic buildings are still standing at the Francis E. Warren Air Force Base.

Resources:

Weiser (2009). Legends of Wyoming: Ghostly Legends of Cheyenne, Wyoming. Retrieved August 11, 2009

Shadowlord (1998). The Shadowlands Haunted Places Index. Retrieved August 11, 2009

Wikipedia (2009). Francis E. Warren Air Force Base. Retrieved August 11, 2009

Paranormal Reports

Rocky Mountain Paranormal has documented most of the paranomal reports:

Warren Air Force Base is the oldest continually-active military installation in the continental United States. It began life back in 1867 as Fort D.A. Russell as a home to the U.S. cavalry, and today houses over one hundred strategic and tactical nuclear missiles. Needless to say, security is extremely high at Warren and these are folks who take things very seriously indeed - they are not fanciful, or prone to making up stories of "ghosts and goblins". That said, the base personnel are very open about Warren's haunted history and it has been the subject of several publications.

Before moving on to the specifics of our case, I will first outline some of the more interesting paranormal occurrences to be reported at this site. It is worth noting that base personnel actually keep a fairly weighty log-book of ghostly occurrences, adding to it each time a new incident is reported.

By far the most common sightings are those of cavalrymen dating from the 19th century. Base personnel frequently report sightings of cavalry troopers and officers, and some have communicated with the Air Force personnel. During the 1980s (according to Matt Cox of the 90th Communications Squadron) , Staff Sergeant Edward Davis encountered a cavalry officer who, when Davis greeted him with "good evening", responded with "howdy". He then vanished.

One of the older houses on base was home to a service family whose daughter awakened in the night to see a cavalry officer standing in her play room. Similar tales abound from houses in this old section of the base. One property is even known informally as "the ghost house" because of the frequent disturbances there. A captain once lived here and was killed falling from a second-storey window while trying to escape, when his family came home early to find him in bed with his mistress upstairs. This captain has been reported in the ghost house by numerous inhabitants over the years, primarily in the room that once housed his office.

Another romantic indiscretion took place in the 1890s when an officer was transferred to another post and left without informing his mistress. The lovesick woman committed suicide, and her ghost has been seen walking around the upper floor of one of the base houses.

Another home on-base is haunted by the apparition of a young girl. When the residents were away on a recent vacation, the neighbors saw her staring out of the front window. The residents have two sons and no girls.

Warren has its own cemetery, located next to the officers' quarters. According to reports from base security, a veiled woman dressed in black has often been seen lurking in the graveyard. When guards approach her, she disappears.

Security officers constantly drive out to the missile silos to perform checks, and several have reported seeing Indian braves riding on horseback on the prairie. The family camp area, which is located within spitting distance of the home we would be investigating, was the scene of a particularly heinous crime - cavalrymen raped and then bludgeoned to death a Native American woman there. Her screams and cries have been reported to base security forces on several occasions, but when patrols are dispatched to the creek to investigate nothing is ever found.

At the general's quarters, former homeowners said a cavalryman and his dog haunt the building. Whenever a new general moves in and tries to remove a certain picture frame from the attic wall, he is guaranteed nights filled with eerie noises -- complete with a dog barking, until the frame is hung back in its original place.

The base is home to the USAF Intercontinental Ballistic Missile museum, which is very haunted according to the curator. The security system disarms itself frequently and the door unlocks and opens itself. Lights turn on and off, and the chandeliers swing when nobody else is in the building. The elevator has been rendered unusable because of the frequency with which it traps visitors between floors, but mechanics have been unable to find a cause for it. Several police dog handlers admitted that their dogs refuse to enter the attic. Bemused museum staff nicknamed the ghost "Jeffrey" and say they have learned to live with him.

Our Investigation

We focused our investigation on the Security Forces building which was a prior Children's Hospital (date being researched). We were escorted by several members of the 90th Security Forces Squadron, given the high security nature of the 90th Missile Wing's mission.

For equipment, we brought:

Audio Evidence

"No"

During an EVP session, one of the investigators, Kris, asked "Are you touching my arm?" A few moments later, a quiet voice can be heard saying "No" right before Jose gives a measurement reading verbally.

"Baby in the Stairwell"

This EVP takes place in a stairwell at the Security Forces building. Keep in mind this was around roughly 3am in the morning, and the SFS building is several blocks away from any residential buildings.

"Whispering Voice"

This is a short segment taken from an audio recorder that was left in a room during dead time (3am). Investigators and security forces personnel were back in the conference room at the time that this recording happened.

Video Evidence

"Five Seconds"

This video was taken in the security forces conference room. We're unsure what exactly the (child-like?) voice is saying, but our best guess is "five seconds".

"No"

This is the video version of the "No" EVP listed above. We caught the voice on both Digital Audio Recorder and camera.

"Radio Static"

This video documents an odd occurrence with our radios spamming static.

"Something's Coming"

At the end of this video, when Jose is done speaking, you can clearly a voice say "Something's coming".

"Welcome"

At the end of this video, you can hear a quiet voice say "welcome".

Picture Evidence

We recognize the need for OPSEC at the U.S. Air Force's premier nuclear missile wing, so we have agreed to only display a few select photos.

Conclusion

We gathered a number of EVPs that we are unable to debunk. It's always a possibility that we had voice contamination, but we are generally very careful to ensure our guests do not whisper, so as not to mistake them for EVPs.

Given that the security forces building served as a pediatric hospital prior, our most compelling evidence was the sound of the child crying in the stairwell. As mentioned in the EVP synopsis, the EVP was gathered at around 3am, the building is several blocks away from residential buildings, and there were no children in the building at 3am on a Saturday morning. Given the circumstances, the EVP lends credibility to the various reports of children apparitions in the security forces building.