Car lights, there is no possible way. The highway he claims the car lights are from are well over three miles away! That light also appears on a hillside, in the middle of a very wooded area. I as well as many others have gone up to where the light appears, with having a co-partner talking on a radio from the veiwing site, and if they were car lights you would be able to see them from there as well as the veiwing site. So try again, but don't spend to much of the tax payer dollars on it. Paranormal? No, I beleive you are right on that assumption, but wrong on the other. Plasmic gases would be a better educated guess, but everyone is free to think what they would like, after all that's what brings tourism to the area!
Finally, someone else with enough sense to look at it with a TELESCOPE!
NO, it is NOT HEAD LIGHTS. It is something else, but a darn good telescope ought to tell you a lot more than anything else. If the light is free floating, you ought to see that. Mount a camera to a telescope and take a picture of it, UP CLOSE, IN FOCUS.
there are, in fact, certain cases where this kind of phenomenon can actually occur. I know that some conspiracy freaks would get on the case with this, but Project Blue Book actually chased this kind of phenomenon. Things like this they attributed to natural phenomenon. The Syfy (I hate the new spelling, it's just not right) show Fact or Faked actually studied this fairly conclusively. They take the skeptical approach, and actually tested, driving a solo car along the bend of the road that the light is seen on, relaying what was happening to someone at the vantage point. The timing didn't work out. They could not conclusively prove that it was cars. They also chased it down, right into it, but it disappeared the closer they got. Is it paranormal? Not necessarily. Is it alien? Not exactly. We know that they appear near dusk, and that the line of sight for them is fairly narrow. We may have something entirely unique to the area. which may mean that it's something that is a combination of effects. A similar case, in Marfa Texas, has been debated for years, with someone commenting that it could be cars as well, although there are those that have witnessed the Marfa Lights jumping and scooting all over, separate from the highway. Is the Paulding LIght phenomenon unusual? Yes. Is it paranormal? Probably, but probably not. I have yet to see any definitive proof of it being a probability, just those that have tried to prove it's not. I'm fairly certain that what is really going on is a natural phenomenon that we don't know yet. It could be similar to atmospheric reflection that occurs in the ocean, when ships appear out of nowhere, actually being reflected from ships across the horizon. Or maybe it's something mineralogical. We don't know yet. We can't call it paranormal until all the other avenues are explored, but we also can't be so skeptical that we allow our own prejudices to cloud our judgment. It may take a bit more than just a helicoptor or an airplane or a show from a major network, but we can't just slap a label on it and call it done.
Brian I question your claim as an investigator. One who are you in association with for starters. Your post is two years old now and prove how car lights reflect off of numerous trees. Plus what was the magnetic field around the power lines.
Just last week Aug 12 a program aired that a team investigated the Paulding Light. They even had an airplane with a powerful spot light trying to duplicate the light but not able to get low enough. They had U.S. 45 shut down and took one of their vehicles along U.S. 45 to show that is what you claim and this failed.
The program name is Fact or Faked on Sy Fy channel in case you want to know.
As I was saying in another thread on here. The "light" is headlights from a part of HWY 45 that is almost 7 miles away! Everyone goes on and on about how it couldn't be because the light can't travel that far and such, but the truth is yes it can! You have to have the right vantage point which is the spot you look from to see them. Once you move toward it, it disappears because you have just went below the vantage point. Look in a Physics book or look up a Physics website and read all the laws of light and you will see that light can do things you never imagined!
The first time the light was ever documented was in the 60s at the exact time that HWY45 was routed to where it is today. The Light never existed until the highway on that spot did!
On another note, here's to throw out all the tv stuff. Fact or Faked messed up and only blocked the road off about 3 miles from the location, it was not far enough back, it should have been back another 3 miles or so. Once the barracade was set, some cars was stuck waiting, which caused the light to appear while they had the road blocked. Plus look how badly they have done on every other case they did and tell me if they are a credible source. As for the whole Ripleys believe it or not 100,000 reward, its skeptical. IT WAS RUMORED! No one knows for a fact that this ever happened! If it did then it happened on one of the old 80s episodes. The unsolved myseries episode is also rumored and on one can find a record of it. You have to note though that Unsolved Mysteries has showed over 100 cases that turned out to be hoaxes.