No offense but Fact or Faked is pure crap. Every video they have used has already been debunked. The Paulding Light has been debunked for years. Here is how Fact or Faked messed it up. The light is coming from cars that is 7 miles away from the vantage point. Fact or Faked blocked the road off 3 to 4 miles away thus backing up traffic to the 7 mile marker where the light is seen from and causing the light to appear. There is a lot of people who have studied the light and debunked it as headlights. Look up some of the videos on youtube where people took a telescope and filmed through it to show that it is cars.
This was posted by some students from Michigan Tech. www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kh4X3gGg6Nc If you still need more proof here is another. www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHFQjkuj084 Here is another site that discusses the debunking of the light. www.kitgentry.com/spooklights_paulding.html As much as I hate paranormal sites here is the Wausau Paranormal Research Society's investigation into the cause of the light. www.wprs.net/cases/Paulding%20Light%20-%20Paulding%20Michigan.html People can keep deluding themselves if they wish but I think this one has been thoroughly debunked from every angle. You have at least one group of university students (their are more but few have posted their findings), you have 2 other separate parties that have conducted their own investigations with some detail and finally you even have a paranormal group who have also debunked this. I know that at least two groups of students from UW schools also debunked this but I have not found much on their findings posted anywhere anymore.
It is not Headlights! You turn every headlight off in the area and the Paulding Light still appears. If you would of watched Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files you would of realised that. There is no gas emission coming from the near by swamp either. I have been to Michigan and I saw the Paulding Light with my two eyes. If you go up to it, it disappears and when you go back to the advantage point it reappears again.
Ok little boys stop fighting. It wasn't headlights! Fact or Faked Paranormal Files from Syfy went and experimented. They weren't able to find an explainable cause for the light, including headlights. They had the road blocked by police at night and tried the headlights. It didn't work. The paulding light appeared while they weren't flashing the headlights and the person at the bottom let them know he was looking at the paulding light. I'm not an expert but they seem to be. And they couldn't explain the paulding light
I am a photographer and have learned how light works. I was watching fact or faked and was disappointed no one knew about this. There is an effect called The superior mirage which explains the real Paulding Light effect which is much more amazing then lights from the close road and is a must see for a rare natural phenomenon! it is explained at this website www.islandnet.com/~see/weather/elements/supmrge.htm and here is the 7th paragraph explaining the phenomena.
The superior mirage forms when cold air lies beneath relatively warmer air, a conditions known to meteorologists as a temperature inversion. In this condition, light rays refract, or bend, toward the colder (and denser) air -- that is, downward. This bending causes the image of the object to appear to us to be above its actual position because our brains assume the light rays have taken a straight path from the object to our eyes. The rate of increase of temperature with height (the temperature gradient) affects how the light rays travel from the object to our eyes and thus how we see the resulting image pattern. The superior mirage may cause the image (or parts thereof) of an object to appear:
so the light seen is actually further away than the highway and over the horizon refracted thru normal "not swamp gas" atmosphere hence seen year round, and explains the more unnatural light over the obvious headlights and if you want to argue the fact think back to when you were in school when light was explained and the teacher showed you a triangular crystal that separated light into diffrent colors the light went around a bend www.amiright.com/album-covers/ima....Of-The-Moon.jpg . The light will also be brighter due to the fact that the atmosphere is acting like a magnifying glass as well. Plus atmosphere moves and is not perfect like a magnifying glass or crystal so the light will have changing edges.
One more thing the reason the Paulding light appears on that hill is the hill itself. think of the air like water moving over a rock there will be a peak to it as it flows over the rock causing an angel like that of the Pink Floyd cover posted earlier in my post. So its really like a superior superior mirage effect the cool and warm air of the night as the sun goes down is also made into a peak causing a natural lens. I will make a blog explaining this an posting the link later because there are people that hunt down sites around the world for this effect.