I am new to this site and I have some good accounts. Here goes the first.
Year: Winter 1981
Place: Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir) Air base.
My father is a retired airman.
If you look at the map, the AF area is along the Srinagar airfield with runway aligns along a SE to NW axis. On the left of the runway is a canyon, on the right of the runway i.e. Over the barbed wire fence, are various IAF facilities and the roads are also on this side. But the area is (in 1981) mostly devoid of any settlements and the surface there is like the English moorlands.
One winter afternoon, my father and a colleague of his were to start for home. However, due to some extra work the regular transport to quarters was missed and they were on their own after couple of hours.
They started on foot for a 1.5 hour trek, but after 30 minutes due to heavy snow, they could not distinguish landmarks among white sheets around as there were gentle rises and slopes of few feet (like moors). They could see someone coming their way behind the slope. Some colleague? Regular winter issue uniform with heavy parka coat so the face was not visible.
The guy could fathom that my father and his colleague had lost their way and he asked them to follow him. The guy was too fast and and it was difficult to keep pace with him. Anyway, after a while my father could make out the first row of quarters and felt a relief. Just as he and his colleague turned to the guy to thank him, there was no one there.
We think it was the spirit of some poor airman that still guides fellow airmen around as he has been encountered by many others.