AN historic airfield near Stourbridge is to be investigated by paranormal enthusiasts.

Wolverhampton Halfpenny Green Airport has a rich aviation and military history and its fair share of notable incidents including a Royal fatality.

Now, a team of paranormal investigators are set to visit the site on Saturday October 27 in a bid to contact the spirit world – and members of the public are invited to join them.

Shropshire based Paranormal Friends will use a combination of scientific and spiritual investigation techniques in an attempt to communicate with any spirits connected to the site.

Co-founder Christopher Morris said: “We are really excited at the opportunity to investigate Halfpenny Green Airport. There are so many stories we have been told about potential paranormal activity that we can’t wait to get going.

“With such a long history of RAF use as well as civil aviation, thousands of people will have links to this location.

“There were several incidents associated with planes from here, so perhaps we may make contact with some of the airmen who died.

“Even to the present day, people using the airport have experienced unexplained goings on. Footsteps from unseen entities have been reported and people have regularly said they hear unexplained sounds, perhaps incarnate voices.

“In the last few weeks, in an office that only one person has access to, a lapel badge has constantly been moved to a specific spot overnight.

“Might we encounter some of these spirits?”

Operations began at the airport in May 1941, with No.3 Air Observers’ Navigation School flying Blackburn Bothas.

The Botha had been designed to drop torpedoes and of 473 Bothas used by the RAF for training, 169 crashed, including two from Halfpenny Green crashing on successive days in June of that year.

Permission to operate civil aircraft was given by the Air Ministry and in 1961 the Halfpenny Green Flying Club began operations. In 1967 the planning for a permanent aerodrome at Halfpenny Green was approved.

During the 1970s air races took place there and during one of them Prince William of Gloucester, a cousin of Queen Elizabeth II, died at the airport on August 28, 1972, when the aircraft he was piloting crashed into a hedge just beyond the airfield's boundary. He was aged just 30.

During their investigation evening, which will run from 9pm to 2am, Paranormal Friends plan to use both spiritual and scientific methods of communication such as Victorian style séances, table tipping, glass divination and human pendulums as well as K2 Meters, spirit boxes and Rem-Pods.

Tickets for the event cost £30 and can be booked online at