Just finished watching "Fact or Faked" on syfy... and they were unable to explain away the paulding lights. They tried a low flying small engine plane... it didn't match the videos. They tried the car... many times they tried to get the lights to show and nothing. Not tail lights not headlights.
Then the investigator saw what he thought were the car lights... the people in the car turned off the headlights... but the light didn't go away. so he obviously wasn't seeing the car lights...
They left the paulding lights saying it was not an airplane... it was not a car... they could not explain it as natural gasses... they couldn't prove or disprove haunting.
It remains a mystery. So if "fact or FAKED" couldn't disprove it... these people are ex-FBI agents... special effects experts, photography experts... so I don't think joe schmoe is going to say they know for sure if these experts can't.
Edited by aravyndra [Aug 12, 2010 23:08:15 GMT -6]
It is definitely car lights from Hwy 45 as they crest the hill just north of Paulding. It was first reported in 1966 by a group of teens partying there a few years after hwy 45 was rerouted to its current location. The Paulding light location is the roadbed of old hwy 45 and not a railroad right of way as many people seem to think. If you do go to see the Paulding light make sure to bring your telescope or range glass to look at the light through. Its also a good idea to bring your GPS loaded with topographic maps of the area and a couple radios so that you can see definite proof that the Paulding light is nothing more than car lights on Hwy 45. Also, those of you who watched the episode of "Fact or Faked" need to understand that the show is on the "Science Fiction" channel which means it is bullnuts and all about ratings and does not prove anything. They did not even truly try to disprove anything. The cheapest solution is still a telescope, a topographic map and a compass and they could have proved it was car lights in 15 minutes. They even blocked off the wrong part of the road when they ran their tests and when they could not duplicate it on the wrong stretch of blocked off road they gave up and started there bullnuts paranormal thoughts. The Paulding Light was debunked as car lights back in 1986. I have been there many times and I have always seen cars through the telescope. If you chose not to believe me that is your choice but many other people besides I, have taken their telescopes there and seen the same thing. After you debunk it for yourself its just not that important anymore. I have already proven it to myself that it is car lights, so all people who don't think that car lights are the solution go and investigate yourself I just recommend that you bring the proper tools to prove it to yourself.
I love how those average joes come to see the paulding lights once or twice then claim they have debunked the lights act like they are so much smarter than the scientists and other various experts.
There have been many experts who have tried to debunk the lights that have not been able to do so. The car light theory has been tried and tried again and proven to not be a viable cause. If you see headlights from a car, it has been proven you are looking in the wrong place for the lights.
As for "Fact or Faked"
Just because it is on syfy does NOT mean it's less credible. Syfy is shown in over 50 countries. The show does not need to manufacture ratings. Not to mention... in the course of the first half of the first season of Fact or Faked, they have debunked more popular so-called paranormal events than they proved to be fact.
They did not need to say the Paulding lights were unexplainable to boost ratings. The paulding lights are not that well known world wide. They are popular, but not as popular as other "events". There are many more popular and better known paranormal events they could have claimed "this is real". So it's not like ratings are going to make or break with whether or not the paulding lights is true or bogus. In fact, ratings may have been HIGHER if they were able to prove the car light theory.
besides... as much as you think anything on syfy is all bogus for ratings... there are just as many bogus "I figured it out" stories just so people can feel all cool about themselves thinking they're so much smarter than other people.
the fact remains... no one has positively been able to positively prove or disprove this phenomonon... not even Bill.
When a real expert with actual credentials comes out and documents a month long research investigation via pictures and video... then I'll perhaps listen.
Here is the thing. I live in Kentucky and when I go 4 wheeling, there is a spot where you can go and there are a few hills that line up exactly like the ones in Paulding. I get the same light results every time. The difference? Mine is because HWY 80 is about 5 miles from me and its car lights shining and yours is HWY 45. Every video I have ever seen of this is always car lights, its beyond obvious! As for experts and scientists, the only expert I know of that has ever even attempted to investigate the Paulding Light was Dale Kaczmarek and he is the one that debunked it as car lights in 86. Everyone keeps saying that there is different spots to see it from and that there is multiple lights but I mean come on! Seriously!?! The vantage point that everyone, including the ones that are supposedly more in the know than the rest go to the same place. People say the light goes away if you go toward it. It has to because you just went below its vantage point!
I myself am a paranormal investigator and have done a lot of cases. I plan to take a trip to Paulding to test my theories. All of my colleagues though have already been and stayed for a week or more at a time and investigated the light and everyone of them came back disappointed with the results of head lights. That intense light that you talk about that supposedly only happens at certain times that is the real? Well that is because the way the light shines depends on the atmosphere. The temperature and the weather play a huge part in this case. On certain nights the head lights could get as bright as a spotlight on a helicopter or bigger! Be realistic about this and get someone to drive to the crest of the hill 7 miles away and you will see the Paulding Light. The people on Fact or Faked blocked the road off way to far back from where the light is coming from. By doing this they caused cars to be backed up with there lights on which caused the investigator back at base to see the Paulding Light while they where testing there light theory.
I have not been myself, I am going by some of my colleague's who went and took photos and shot videos and did random experiments. There is a mountain range in the part of Kentucky that I live which has the exact same effect as the Paulding Light and so every photo or video I have seen looks exactly the same as what happens here and here it is headlights that are at least 5 miles or more away.
Syfi show, Fact or Faked went and tried to disprove the lights and were unable to find a reason behind the lights, they tried the following, split teams, one staying where the lights could be viewed and the other team headed to where the lights should be, they had the highway shut down to try the car light theory, and to the point that they used a plane with a high powered light to try and simulate the lights, they were not able to disprove the lights. they are currently checking into maybe a natural way for this effect to happen.