Naval Air Station
Air Station (Ghost Hunters)
In the exciting season finale, TAPS
travels to the site
where Hindenburg, one of history's
most infamous disasters, took place.
Because the tragedy occurred on a large naval base, the team is only
asked to investigate the Main hanger, which is known as the hub for
And in case you've never heard of
Hindenburg, here's a little history lesson for you:
The Hindenburg was a
German airship filled with hydrogen for buoyancy. In 1937, while trying
to dock at the Lakehurst Naval base, it caught fire and killed 36
The Lakehurst Naval Air Station is most famous as the site of the Hindenburg disaster on May 6th, 1937. The entire ordeal was caught on film and is still one of
most famous tragedies
that has ever been reported. To date, people on
the base claim: they've seen shadows, been touched by invisible forces
and heard doors slam by themselves. Sounds like paranormals to us, but
TAPS heads in to give the official word.
Despite the notoriety and well documented nature of this
incident, today there is a simple memorial that denotes the location of the crash in the field behind the large hangars on base.
After taking a tour of
the massive base, the ghost hunters get to work. Jay and Grant begin the
hunt on the main floor of Hangar one. They hear loud humming noises but
realize that they are in the middle of a huge building so they attribute
the sounds to the size of the space.
They have another false
a figure is picked up on the thermal imaging camera that looks like a
person under a white sheet. Upon further investigation they see that the
"figure" is merely military equipment that looks like a human form from
a distance. But later on they do see an actual figure running up the
stairwell. Hoping to catch whatever was running from them, each of the
investigators walk up the catwalk.
Meanwhile hunters Kris and Amy
co-investigate the medical facilities area where people claim they've
seen paranormals. While there, two lights in the building turn on and
off by themselves and neither of the hunters can figure out if the issue
is electrical or paranormal.
Toward the end of the
investigation, Amy and Kris survey the abandoned office area
one. While the ghost hunters are there, a door closes, the light goes
out in the stairwell and
the sound of a man
grunting is echoed in the
The Hindenburg disaster took place on Thursday, May 6th, 1937, as the German passenger airship LZ 129 Hindenburg caught fire and was destroyed as it was attempting to dock with its mooring mast at the Lakehurst Naval Air Station, which is located adjacent to the borough of Lakehurst, New Jersey.
Of the 97 people on board, 35 people died in addition to one fatality on the ground.
Seems like the girls have company after all. But when Dustin and
Britt investigate that same area they don't have any experiences. So
they leave the digital recorder running to catch any anomalies that may
occur while they're away.
Then Jason and Grant review the
basement area and are hit with a harsh odor. They find that the floor
drain is allowing sewer gas to seep
back into the building as steam so
they pour water down the drain to prevent the steam from rising.potentially be a dangerous problem for other people
When Dustin and Britt head to this area, they notice that the
electromagnetic fields in the corner are extremely high. They believe
that this may be why people get feelings of paranoia while in the area.
Although this explanation is trumped when Dustin feels something brush
against his hair.
When Jason and Grant investigate the actual
crash site they don't spot any instances of paranormal activity and feel
that of all the areas in Hangar 1, this one, ironically is the least
eerie. After reviewing all of the evidence gathered during the hunt and
critically analyzing each of the hunter's experiences, TAPS concludes
that there is paranormal activity occurring within the Hindenburg site.
Were you surprised?