Ghosts of the Air: True Stories of Aerial Hauntings

by Martin Caidin

Bantam Books, NY 1991

Paperback, 295 pages - Price $4.95

Phantom airplanes, ghosts of long dead airmen, unearthly voices that saved pilots lives, the Bermuda Triangle and UFO's are all covered in Ghosts of the Air by aviation historian Martin Caidin. The origins of this book come from an aviation magazine in which Caidin asks for readers to tell of any paranormal phenomena they have experienced while flying. Most of those who answered are highly qualified pilots with much experience in the air. If these men tell of a strange occurrence that has happened to them chances are it really happened and it wasn't a figment of their imagination. Chapter two and seventeen will be of much interest to those who read this newsletter since they concern UFO's. Caidin has written dozens of books on aviation history and he himself is a veteran pilot. Many of the stories in this book defy rational explanation and Caidin admits as much. Modern science cannot explain many things that occur in the air. I found this book fascinating reading and it shows that truth is stranger than fiction.