I have been there and there is no way it is a light show or anything. I read some posts on people saying they tried to chase it. When i went there 2 years ago it was my family and i, another group of people, and some people in a black car that never got out. My family and I watched the light and I was sceptical at first. Then I saw the red lattern and it looked like it got smashed. Then I heard a train whistle and the train light. The light got progressively brighter as it came towards us. Then I saw a black shadow of what looked like a running man running away from the train. After that the light got kind of dim. The group that was by us decided to take a walk and look for some kind of light projector or something. They were gone for like 10 mins and we heard a bunch of screaming and saw the red lantern coming towards us again. The people in the black car literally put the pedal to the metal and spun around and raced out of there. When the group that went looking for the light finally came back they were scared and wouldnt tell us anything. they just left. It was around 3am and we thought we would hit the road. When we all got in the van we sat and talked about what we had seen for a few seconds. Then my dad pointed out that in the bushes right in front of the van the red light was shining. It moved a little bit and dimmed and finally disapeered.
Brooke, I'm trying to understand and just need some clarification : a) When you said "Then I saw the lantern..." What is it that made you think it was the lantern? What made you conclude that the object you're looking at is THE lantern? How far where you from it? Was it a physical manifestation of the lantern? b)How can you tell that the lantern was "smashed"? Please describe.
Just trying to understand the phenomenon that's all. I would like to believe it is a true residual haunting and not another hoax.
Brooke, I am someone who is just trying to understand and would actually like to believe in the phenomenon if it does hold true. I have to ask a few questions for clarification: 1. When you said that you "saw the lantern" is it a physical manifestation of an actual night watchman's lantern typical of that era, or just a light? Is it floating or is it being held by "someone"? How can you tell that it was "smashed"? 2. How far were you from the site?
Your story has far more details than that of all of the people who have posted on this site and it's quite interesting that you saw that much to describe.
Thank you for your story. It will be well noted. It will be greatly appreciated if you respond to my questions.
If you never been to Paulding, Marfa or Brown Mountain you shuld. I have been investigating "Mystery lights" for some years now and I can say that it´s no way a car,truck or lightshow. The best "ghost light" is in Hessdalen, Norway. We working with light fenomen know that it is some sort of natural fenomen but not how or why.
Wow!...thank you to everyone that thinks they know what is occurring at the Paulding Light!!! .....This is Gods Country People...something that we in the U.P. of Michigan have never questioned......we lived by it ...we watched it .....embraced.....and as long as we have been around....not one person has been able to tell us what it is........skeptical,......yes....one would be dead if you weren't....tell us what you think?....Sincerely, Dena Stenson Fedell
I think it's one of the lighthouses off of Isle Royale about 100 miles North at a lower elevation. That would explain the apparent pulsing effect. The viewpoint for the Paulding Light is the highest point looking North to the lake where the lighthouses are located. Linda