The recent book about atomic weapons Command and Control has some terrific Gothic passages, as one might expect.
Here are two. First, a spooky silo:
One [Titan II missile] launch complex, however, stood apart them the rest: 373-4 was known as the "ghost site". It was the first complex where [Al] Childers was stationed, and odd things seemed to happen there. Pumps that could be operated only by hand suddenly went on by themselves. Lights turned on and off for no reason. Childers didn't believe in the supernatural, and most offiers laughed at the idea that the complex might be haunted. But some crew members thought that every now and then it felt petty odd down there.
There's one story about that ghost site:
Rodney Holder was once working in the silo at night with another crew member. The silo had a majually operated elevator that traveled from levels 2 to 8, and then men had left its door open The bell in the elevator started to ring. It rang whenever the door was open and someone on another level needed the elevator. Holder couldn't think of anyone who might need a ride. He called the control center and learned that nobody else was in the silo. The bell kept ringing. Holder and his partner were spooked, quickly finished thir work, and returned to the control center. (22)
Next, horror by shadows:
After the fire killed fifty-three workers [in Launch Complex 373-4 in Searcy, Arkansas)... Thick black soot covered almost everything. But handprints could still be seen on the rungs of ladders, and the bodies of fallen workers had left clear outlines on the floor. Scallorn could make out the shapes of their arms and legs, the positions of their bodies as they died, surrounded by black soot. All that remained of them were these pale, ghost silhouettes. (227)