Fantasy of Flight Celebrates the Unexplained and Unexpected throughout October with Haunted Hangar Tour and nightFlight: Phase Three of the Paranormal Investigation

Spooky Events Add Treats to Local Food Bank Coffers, as Guests Enjoy $5 Off Regular Admission with Donation of Canned Goods


POLK CITY, Fla. (Oct. 2, 2012) – Those accustomed to dealing with concrete, easy-to-prove concepts, such as the mechanics of an aircraft, the physics of flight or the value of a rare vintage plane are invited to fine tune their sixth sense this October at Fantasy of Flight. Attraction guests will explore the unexplained, unidentified and unexpected aspects of its world-renowned collection of rare and vintage aircraft and reveals some of aviation’s most puzzling mysteries.

Two unique events, the family-friendly Haunted Hangar Storytelling Tour and nightFlight: Phase Three of the Paranormal Investigation, a spine-tingling late night experience, offer guests a chance to celebrate Halloween like never before.

The “ghoulie”-guided, half-hour Haunted Hangar Storytelling Tour engages guests of all ages with little known-aviation tales and unsolved mysteries – from the ghost of the Red Baron to Lindbergh’s spectral companions – all guaranteed to cast a supernatural sheen over the “World’s Greatest Aircraft Collection”™. The Haunted Hangar Storytelling Tour will be offered daily Oct. 1 – 31 and is included free with the price of general admission. Tour schedule varies.

Back by popular demand, Fantasy of Flight invites guests to nightFlight: Phase Three of the Paranormal Investigation Oct. 20 and Nov. 3. Introduced in 2010 to sold-out audiences, the limited-attendance nighttime tours are guided by Florida’s Apollo Paranormal Investigations (API), a non-profit team of paranormal investigators (sometimes referred to as “ghost hunters”) who have rated Fantasy of Flight an “11” on a paranormal activity scale of 1 to 10. During this four-hour experience, visitors will learn of the aircraft collection’s haunted history, explore the unexplained occurrences throughout the halls and hangars of Fantasy of Flight, visit locations where encounters have been recorded and engage in the hands-on use of the tools of the ghost hunting trade. The upcoming investigations will further examine data collected by nightFlight participants during earlier phases of the investigation. Guests will inspect unexplored areas and aspects of Fantasy of Flight operations including the mysterious female spirit “M,” the new approach in the Carrier Deck with the cluster of Naval carrier-based aircraft and the emotional vortex in the Officers Club.

nightFlight: Phase Three of the Paranormal Investigation will be offered Saturday, Oct. 20 and Nov. 3, 2012. nightFlight runs from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. and is $75 plus tax, per guest. Reservations are required. Participants are encouraged to bring a camera, voice recorder, video recorder and extra batteries. Recommended attire includes secure, flat-soled shoes, a watch and “quiet” clothing that doesn’t have strings or glow in the dark. Due to the subject matter, this event is recommended for adults. Participants must be at least 16 years old; those under 21 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit or call 863-984-3500.

“From the fearless to the faint of heart, there’s something new and mysterious awaiting all of our guests at Fantasy of Flight this Halloween season,” said Kim Long, General Manager, Fantasy of Flight. “And best of all, as guests enjoy these very special events, they can also feel good about helping members of the community by donating to our food drive.”