I just witnessed this 'mysterious Paulding light' this past Friday night July 9th/ early Saturday morning July 10th.. from approximately 11:55 pm to 12:10 am ........... A man who said he went to H.S. in the area and looked to be around 50 told me what I was seeing was the Paulding light (never said it was cars) .. He said he saw it when he was in H.S. ... Well what I remember seeing basically was a small dark red light that was about the size of an average star in the sky and after 8 - 9 minutes or so it got white and after a couple more minutes it got very bright white for about 30 seconds or so and then went back to its original white brightness. I understand there is a road back there but come on .. would you really think that this is only carlights in this super rural area ? It definitely was an eerie thing to see and I didn't want to get freaked out being by myself so I left and slept in my tent (well tried to sleep with all the animals around and hearing the wolves at night howling) - talk about an alive country ! It was the scariest night of my adult life but also very exciting and meaningful and eye opening !
Look at a map. (You're right that 45 goes north and south. But at the observation point you're looking north, not west!)
I saw the light for the first time tonight on faked or paranormal. I came to this sight and saw footage and imediently assumed that it was head lights and tail lighs of vehicles its obvious no mystry to it.
Those lights are deffinetly not headlights! It has been proven that they are not. People have stayed where you see the lights had people go up to the road and shine there lights down, and you can not see them!
Paulding lights... Deff not a car. Just watched show that debunked car headlights. They tried alot of diff ways to debunk, and copy the light, but it can't be done. This sits with me as paranormal. ; )
they showed it last night on 'fact or faked, paranormal files'....they tried proving its just headlights by blocking the road off (with the help of the police) and driving up and down the stretch of road that is supposedly where the light would be originating while their associate watched....no lights. at the end they turned on their hazards, the high beams...and he saw nothing...at some point their associate WAS seeing the light...and their headlights were turned off! so they were trying to prove the lights were indeed just headlights...and couldn't prove it, matter of fact they left paulding saying they didn't believe it to be headlights and they tried showing it was a plane using a small personal aircraft and an in credibly powerful flashlight....the light was similar in intensity but they could never get low enough with the small craft to replicate the paulding light....
just to put an end to the debate. (that happended a long time ago, lol)
OK, so I've never seen the lights, I've never been to Paulding. I do think it's a little odd that people are looking toward a road and reporting seeing lights, but of course there might be something else to it. The reason I'm writing this is regarding stars. Yes there are blue stars (though they are not called supernovas, Supernovas are stars that have exploded) there are red stars and yellow stars and white stars. But the stars natural color is NOT necessarily the color we see on the ground. A few points. As light travels across vast distances of space, it loses energy. Since light always travels at the same speed (in a vacuum) this loss of energy cannot cause the wave front to slow down, what it does instead is called "red-shift." So for example, a blue star's light can shift toward the red side of the spectrum (to appear yellow) simply by being very far away. Point 2, stars move. Since the universe is expanding, that means most of the stars that we see are actually moving (relatively) away from us. Like the Doppler effect with sound (where the frequency shifts to lower tones) the light from these ultra distant stars will shift even more toward the red. Point 3. Our atmosphere changes density as you travel through it, both vertically and horizontally. As the light passes through a dense substance, the light bends (like looking at a straw in water). Because our atmosphere is dynamic, light travels through varying shifting densities. The more chaotic (windy) the atmosphere is, the more stars appear to twinkle (wind moves in different directions at different altitudes). Point 4. Our atmosphere is made of particles that can absorb, reflect, and refract light. This can cause stars to appear to be a different color than they actually are and even shift in color as the dynamic atmosphere moves those particles around. This is a brief introduction to light.
Now my hypotheses on the Paulding light. Having never seen it, the most obvious thing would be the headlights. But assuming it's not, what could cause the light? Perhaps the location is at the exact right point on the earth with the exact right geographical features for the sun to reflect off the atmosphere long after it has set. Perhaps its a form or Aurora, that is, the magnetic fields of the earth do just the right thing at this point to pull solar wind down to the ground (friction with the atmosphere would cause it to glow). and the viewers are at just the right angle to see it. Maybe someone lives down the way and it's their porch light that they leave on for their dogs. Or maybe it's a ghost...
i believe that some people want to believe in the paranormal too much and jump to conclusions too fast, but before one comes to a conclusion, he must at least consider that something is going on that he may not understand. the headlights suggestion has been debunked...many times. it is simply too far away. and the movements are in many cases obviously not car headlights. if you are too insecure to consider the fact that it may be paranormal, than at least consider that it is a natural anomaly that science simply doesn't understand yet. that's what i think at least. i believe there is a spiritual realm, but i do not think that this is a product of that. neither do i believe that there is a simple explanation. fin