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I live in Missouri and in a few towns away in Joplin; there is a "Ghost Light" It has been featured on Unsolved Mysteries and a few other shows.

I have seen it 3 times and it is very scary. It comes out at night and dances around, sometimes you can see it in the distance while you are walking on the road, and no matter how far you walk you never catch up to it. But then other times it will fly right past you. Here is the story on it. Does anyone live in this area and has anyone else seen or heard of this light?

http://home.ionet.net/~paroales/Ghost.htm

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http://www.ghostresearch.org/Investigations/Joplin.html

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ur welcome glad i could help! i read about that light about week ago! i glad i bookmark it! lol

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ur welcome glad i could help! i read about that light about week ago! i glad i bookmark it! lol

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Wow what a coinsidedence! Thats neat that you just read up on it.

Its a very creepy place to be at night. The 1st time I encountered it some friends brought me to the sight and i had no clue what was going on. I thought they were paying a joke on me. no.gif It took me a few months to go back. I have gone quite a few times to see it but I have only seen it 3 times. Once it flew right past my car ( I was too chicken to get out) Because it kept coming closer and closer to the car. I had never seen it that close before. It was a ball of light that kinda just danced around. It was neat and scary at the same time.

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i found info on that light a week ago! when i was look up info of my favorite ghost light story here in north carolina! It was the Maco light! i never seen the light but like the story!

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I live in Missouri and in a few towns away in Joplin; there is a "Ghost Light" It has been featured on Unsolved Mysteries and a few other shows.

I have seen it 3 times and it is very scary. It comes out at night and dances around, sometimes you can see it in the distance while you are walking on the road, and no matter how far you walk you never catch up to it. But then other times it will fly right past you. Here is the story on it. Does anyone live in this area and has anyone else seen or heard of this light?

http://home.ionet.net/~paroales/Ghost.htm

or

http://www.ghostresearch.org/Investigations/Joplin.html

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Hey Spirit,

This is by Carthidge, Mo right? I've stayed in Joplin to visit relatives and have heard of it. I'm doing some similar investigation on ghostlights too right now. Let us know your progress if or when you go again. I've recently investigated the "SARATOGA GHOST LIGHTS" by the Houston area where i live. I saw the light and couldn't catch it in the car. You should check out " THE MARFA LIGHTS" in Marfa Texas, which is more intriguing than scary....but it's interesting beacuse there's no landscape like trees in Marfa to dissappear, it's more desert. The Airplanes they used to observe the lights could not keep up.

http://ufovault.netfirms.com/maf.html

http://users.ev1.net/~w5www/bragg.html

P.S.- keep us posted

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Hey, Thanks for the info I will check it out. thumbsup.gif

Yes Joplin is very close to Carthage, its the next town over. Missouri has quite a few landmarks of strange things but this is by far the strangest. The Marfa lights sounds very interesting.

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Hey, Thanks for the info I will check it out.  thumbsup.gif

Yes Joplin is very close to Carthage, its the next town over. Missouri has quite a few landmarks of strange things but this is by far the strangest. The Marfa lights sounds very interesting.

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man, i miss the weather up there.

it's hot as hell in Texas, breathing in nothing but hot air makes me crazy.

i'm heading up to St. Louis soon. Have you heard of the Lemp House? i think that's the name.

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here's the pic i got from the Saratoga Ghost Lights investigation. These pictures were taken by me, one using flash followed by one with no flash. We drove nearly around 25mph for ten minutes trying to catch this light but gained no distance on it. This is the best pics i got, it mysteriously vanished. This is a atraight road through the woods for ten mile or so with swamps on both side leading to former town or something like that. No way could something just cut off into the swamps. Dissappointed i did not get a better encounter. i was thinking swamp gas but that light is too concentrated. If you zoom in..the light source is actuallu red and green.

the second pic i took w/o flash to prove there's a light source and not my flash.

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cool pictures! did u try to cuss at the light! maybe cussing it will make it mad and come closer to u!

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cool pictures! did u try to cuss at the light! maybe cussing it will make it  mad and come closer to u!

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lol...the hell with that... observing it and p***ing it off is two different things to me. It's supposedly the "headless brakemen" carrying a lantern that worked on the railroad by signaling the trains at night. it's said he's wandering around looking for his head. i would probably p*** a puddle and pass out in it.

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their ghost light in south carolina! it called Bingham Light! u call out the name of dead railroad worker a white orb will appear and hover around area! ! If you cursed at it,it would change colors from white,to red to green!if i remeber right! lol http://www.astronomycafe.net/weird/lights/bingham.htm

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their ghost light in south carolina! it called Bingham Light! u call out the name of dead railroad worker a white orb will appear and hover around area! ! If you cursed at it,it would change colors from white,to red to green!if i remeber right! lol http://www.astronomycafe.net/weird/lights/bingham.htm

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that's what reportedly happens here too. but you don't have to curse. it changes colors and zips around... i've even heard of it bouncing off of peoples hoods but i think that's a lil far fetched. it's pretty funny how people are willing to ride on the hood one minute and soon as the lights come by... you wouldn't believe how syncronized the jumping off the hood and pounding on the windows to let them in works out.

hey and stories identical. that's strange how that always is.

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it is amazing how different ghost lights storys are so alike! they have a lot of common parts!

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Hi Show Me! I'm in Missouri too! yes.gif ColdEthyl is moving to Arkansas this summer and we've talked about getting together to go see this spook light. (I'm up north of you, in Henry County.)

There's a "glowing tombstone" in Leeton, Missouri, that was also featured on Unsolved Mysteries, but it's been solved since. There's a barn light, way off in the distance, that reflects off one of the stones when you're far enough away. When you get close the angle is wrong and you can't see it anymore. (Part of the mystery was how you couldn't ever get close to it.)

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another ghost light list!

1) The Marfa Lights - Chianti Mountains in Southwest Texas between the towns of Alpine and Marfa. Seen along a 35 mile stretch of US Hwy 90. Multiple lights.

2) Brown Mountain Lights (I)- 8 miles Northwest of Morgantown, Nc. Best views- Wiseman's View, Linville, Grandfather Mountain, Table Rock or Rt. 181 Overlook. Pink-orange or reddish in color. Hovers from 1 to 15 minutes. So bright that they can be seen from Blowing Rock, 20 miles to the Northeast. John Harden, chronicler of Tar Heelia enigmas first saw them in 1850.

3) Maco Light (I) (D) - Near Wilmington, NC. First appeared in 1867 near Hood's Creek along Atlantic Coast Line Tracks. One white, one green and weaves 3 feet above tracks. Surname: Joe Baldwin's Light.

4) Summerville, SC - was Sheep Island Road. Light discovered in December 1961. Reported in mid-March 1962 by Charlotte (NC) News. Chased by cars approaching 60 mph.

5) Ringold, Wa. - Phantom light of Ringold. Seen near Pasco. Looks like automobile with only one headlight. Has forced cars into ditches. Only appears on foggy/rainy nights. AP Dispatch 2-28-36.

6) Sand Springs, Ok. - Sept. 1954. Ball of fire darts up and down at midnight causing traffic problems 2 miles west of Sand Springs. Police Chief Jack Daniels. AP report on 9-27-54, blue-green phosforescent glow appears in east, moves west with incredible speed and disappears thru nearby hollows.

7) Saratoga, Tx. - Bragg Road north of Saratoga. Fireballs bounce around swampland thickets in 1960. Sheriff Whit Whitaker had to post orders prohibiting firearms in area. (Fate 1961).

8) Suffolk, Va. - Two lights appear along Jackson Road, south of Suffolk and look like single headlight. When approached, it veers off road and reappears behind you. Been reported for over 75 years. UP dispatch 3-13-51, AP releases March & April 1951.

9) Gonzales, La. - April 1951, gravel road between Gonzales and Galvex. Yellowish cast but didn't create a beam.

10) Silver Cliff, Co. - Blue lights dance around cemetery. Largest, about the size of a basketball which pulsate, move slowly and vanish when approached. First seen Spring of 1956.

11) Loudenville, Oh. - Glen Zimmerman farm, rural rout. Appeared for 13 years, not every night or same time but followed same path. (Fate Jan. 65 & Oct. 56).

12) St. Joseph's Catholic Church - Spring 1954. Lights in the belfry. Jersey City, NJ. Lights up 2 round windows, fades and reappears within 10-20 minutes. White-amber-pink-yellow. Not reflections. Older people first seen it in 1924. Matthew Guarino, 64 year-old church sexton, found dead in choir loft trying to solve mystery. Heart attack.

13) Oriflame Mountains - Along old Butterfield Stage Road through southern California desert near Julian. Friction of sand blown against bare desert mountains may generate, at times, enough static electricity to cause visible discharges at night.

14) Blue Mountains - Mid-January 1955 first report. North of LaGrange, Oregon along Weston-Elgin Road (State Hwy 204). Blue balls of light, humming sound. Usually snow-covered when observed. AP dispatch 1-29-55.

15) Oregon Canyon Ranch - Near McDermitt, Nv. About 4,400 feet above sea level. Mysterious lights seen by ranchers, sheephearders and cowboys. Automobile headlight size, pale red or yellow which float several feet above ground. They follow people, even encircle them, but moves away if approached closer than 20-30 feet. Have been chased for 2-3 miles.

16) Moody Light (I) - Francisville, In. off IN. 421S and across from small cemetery. Lights seen from a distance through faraway hills.

17) Hebron, Md. - Approximately 1 mile west of Hebron on Church Street Extended, mile long level road boardered by trees. Circular yellow light above road and moving toward observer. One observer reported: It accelerated towards car, who swerved to shoulder. Orb stopped and hovered in glare of headlights @ 20 feet away. About the size of wash basin.

18) Warrenburg, NY. - Bouncing ghost lights first seen in 1946.

19) Vernon, Al. - Ghost light seen for a 35 year period near abandoned prison building.

20) Gurdon, Ar. (I) - Seen since 1931. A white to yellow light that appears along a section of railroad tracks; supposedly due to murder of RR engineer. (Photographs)

21) Kalispell, Mt. - First seen 2-8-59. Weird light with colors ranging from yellow to green to purple was seen by many persons.

22) El Dorado Springs, Mo. - First seen March 1959. Light ranging in color from red changing to white & green. Near town of Blackjack, 10 miles east.

23) Watersmeet, Mi. (I) - Strange lights reported north of Watersmeet near town of Paulding for past 19 years. Investigations concluded lights were car headlights. (see Michigan.Lit) on file.

24) Cohoke Light - near Salisbury, Md. From dull yellow to reddish glow. Southern RR tracks in King William County.

25) Hookerman Light - Morris County, NJ. Along section of railroad tracks. Gaseous ball of yellow-white light moves in a strange pendelum manner over RR tracks.

26) Chapanoke Light - Chapanoke Woods near the Pasquotank County community of Okisko on a sandy road called Four Mile Desert in North Carolina. Across this road the light can be seen. (Five Bridges ghost supposed to reside just two miles down the road). Near US 17. Seems to only appear on humid evenings and rises out of swamp.

27) Waimea Lights - on the island of Hawaii. Lights make frequent appearances on the old Parker Ranch. Appear close to midnight on the first 2 or 3 nights of the new moon, drifting over the plains and vanishing near the Mauna Kea volcano. Some witnesses claim they've heard music drifting out from the cores of the glowing balls.

28) Screven, Ga. - southern Georgia. Usually sighted near Milligan's Crossing often after a rain storm and when a train has recently passed. A glowing clear-white ball that floats and swings side to side along the tracks, often flashing bright then dimming. Seaboard tracks Coast Line between Screven and Jesup.

29) Vander, NC. - in Cumberland County. Light is constant and can be seen any night, at any hour. When seen from the highway, it appears to be shining in the middle of the Atlantic Coast Line tracks near a huge swampy area. Near town of Stedman.

30) Taos, NM. - lights sparkle over the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Some claim the lights could be seen glowing over the Arroyo Honda, just northwest of Taos, and is located due north of Taos on Hwy 3. Secondary road leads to village of Arroyo Seco.

31) Block Island, RI. - about 11 miles off Long Island between Montauk and Gay Head. Blazing outline of a ship during Christmas week. Luminous white or like a great fireball on the ocean.

32) Ada, Ok. - Red globe of light that occasionally bounds up on people.

33) Oviedo, Fl. - Seminole County, State Road 13. Multi-lights.

34) Fargo, ND. - Cass County, road between Fargo and Kindred.

35) Kenton, Ok. - 8 miles east of Kenton in Cimarron County.

36) Kenton, Ok. - 15 miles southwest of Kenton in Cimarron County.

37) Lufkin, Tx. - Angelino County on RR tracks near Lufkin.

38) Brit Bailey's Light - 5 miles west of Angelton in Brazoria County on Texas Hwy 35 between Houston & Gulf of Mexico. Reddish-orange fire, slightly bigger than a basketball. First seen in 1850.

39) Leon River, Tx. - Bell County on the banks of the Leon River.

40) Esperanza Creek, Tx. - La Salle and McMullen Counties along Esperanza Creek.

41) Chapel Hill, Tn. - Seen for the past 40-50 years along a section of RR tracks.

42) Raynham, Ma. - Strange lights and noises in the sky above the massive power lines that run throught the swamp, and every January, "spook lights" have been seen over the RR tracks that run besides the Raynham Dog Track and through the swamp. Surname of area: Bridgewater Triangle.

43) Diablo Valley, Ca. - Mt. Diablo. Mystery lights appear frequently.

44) Hornet Light - Famous light located between the towns of Joplin, Hornet, Neosha and Seneca near Road BB and The Devil's Promenade. Yellow-white-red and multiple lights. Many reports and first seen 1881. (Photographs (I) )

45) Land's End Light - St. Helena's Island, SC near small community of Frogmore. 1st sighted 1948 and seen as ball of fire.

46) Devil's Poquosin - near Conway, NC in Northampton County. Jack-O-Lanterns seen in a swamp.

47) Ephriam's Light - near Seaboard, NC. in Northampton County. Ghost of a slave named Ephriam who was hanged.

48) Buffaloe's Light - a mile north of the Wiccacon River on the old River Road in Hertford County. Bright light floating near a spring.

49) Devil's Racetrack - near Diamond Grove, NC. The racetrack is a now a remote strip of roadway connecting Diamond Grove-Jackson Road with Seaboard-Jackson Road.

50) The Cove City Light - Cove City, NC. Hwy 70 west of NC Rt. 41. 3rd bridge on the way to Trenton is best vantage point.

51) The Mintz Light - between Clinton & Roseboro, NC. (NC Rt. 24 west of 701). RR tracks. Ghost of deaf man who was decapitated by train carries lantern.

52) Maple Lake Light - Willow Springs, Il. on 95th Street (Il. 12-20) just east of Archer Ave. Intense red light shines on opposite side of lake on very infrequent basis. Definately not carlights due to topography of area.

53) Iliamna Lights - gleaming in the mountains rimming Lake Iliamna on the Alaskan Peninsula are brilliant glowing lights estimated by personnel at the Iliamna airfield to be forty miles distant.

54) Min Min Lights - strange lights flit about Alexandria Stations, Australia, the world's largest ranch covering 11,000 square miles. They are white in color and about the size of auto headlamps.

55) La Luz del Dinero - "The Money Lights" twinkle along the trails of the Andean highlands in Peru and gleam white or green , then hover and fade into the growing darkness.

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12) St. Joseph's Catholic Church - Spring 1954. Lights in the belfry. Jersey City, NJ. Lights up 2 round windows, fades and reappears within 10-20 minutes. White-amber-pink-yellow. Not reflections. Older people first seen it in 1924. Matthew Guarino, 64 year-old church sexton, found dead in choir loft trying to solve mystery. Heart attack.

Gee he must seen something that scared him to death blink.gif

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i live in joplin missouri and i have been out to the ghost light quite a few times. i have seen it. i have also seen people walking in to the trees i have asked them why they are doing that and they tell me that you can get more of a veiw of the light and what the light is in the "woods". i don't know i don't fill like going in there with them. but if anyone has plz let me know if you can see it better.

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Welcome Country Girl. I live in the Four States as well. I went to college in Pittsburg and lived there for quite awhile. I've been to the Spooklight three or four times. It seemed like the activity decreased greatly about twenty years ago when a lot of the trees were removed along the road. I don't know much about current activity along there.

I never saw it personally. When I went down there, the remains of the old museum still could be seen. It is a strange place.

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i live in joplin missouri and i have been out to the ghost light quite a few times. i have seen it. i have also seen people walking in to the trees i have asked them why they are doing that and they tell me that you can get more of a veiw of the light and what the light is in the "woods". i don't know i don't fill like going in there with them. but if anyone has plz let me know if you can see it better.

hello country girl, being from kentucky I am a hillybilly boy. Click on my name "Ignus Fatus" and go to view topics. On the second page read my posts about the willow wisps especially the last one.

Willow wisps, fox fire, corpse fire ... earthlights/spooklights have all kinds of synonms and are seen across the world. I do not have time now to note but I have a very screwed story with the willow wisp. Read it, you may find out some wonderful things!!!

Have a good'n

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How strange. I've friends who also have had strange fascinations with those woods around the Hornet Spooklight, including sighting dark, long-armed shapes hiding behind trees, and one had a dream about there being a clearer further up than they went, and a bright shining light in it. Bee-zar.

Anyway, I've been to the Spooklight a handful of times, but never saw it myself, far as I know.

Met some interesting people, including one guy whose car interior looked like the space shuttle there were so many lights and buttons and knobs and electronic devices, a couple in a van that claimed the light hit their van and broke into component pieces and lit up the inside like daytime - but then said they know it was just a reflection from car headlights (???), and a brother of my friend drove up the road to find the light but drove back, having no luck, only to have a number of people say the spooklight was in front of his car, looking like a middle headlight, almost all the way back, til it zipped off into the trees.

Also the two most popular stories of this particular light are the lantern story and the ill-fated Indian lovers from two different tribes, and something about a baby but I may be thinking of a different legend.

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How strange. I've friends who also have had strange fascinations with those woods around the Hornet Spooklight, including sighting dark, long-armed shapes hiding behind trees, and one had a dream about there being a clearer further up than they went, and a bright shining light in it. Bee-zar.

Anyway, I've been to the Spooklight a handful of times, but never saw it myself, far as I know.

Met some interesting people, including one guy whose car interior looked like the space shuttle there were so many lights and buttons and knobs and electronic devices, a couple in a van that claimed the light hit their van and broke into component pieces and lit up the inside like daytime - but then said they know it was just a reflection from car headlights (???), and a brother of my friend drove up the road to find the light but drove back, having no luck, only to have a number of people say the spooklight was in front of his car, looking like a middle headlight, almost all the way back, til it zipped off into the trees.

Also the two most popular stories of this particular light are the lantern story and the ill-fated Indian lovers from two different tribes, and something about a baby but I may be thinking of a different legend.

A man who has done his homework. For me their are THREE things certain in life being: death, taxes and their being such a thing as earthlights. At the beginning of our first and longest encounter we too thought headlight .002 of a second then a flashlight .oo1 of a second (no beam) then a what the **?? for over fifteen minutes.

By the way on the Native Americans, they called earthlights spirit orbs and believed them to be the spirits of their ancestors ... maybe this is why my land and the land around me was considered sacred? ... Just saying

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