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So I think I am going to touch base on some more random stuff between or last segment of blogs and the next batch that concentrates around a particular subject. Figured it would change it up a little bit for all the readers out there. And once again thank you for all your kind remarks and visitations to the site. So I was sitting at my computer the other day and putting together a list of interesting things and the first thing that came to mind was Dreamcatchers. Mainly because I have many of them in my home but also a rather large just above my computer that I purchased at “The Thing” tourist attraction in southern Arizona. I purchased it on my way back from the White Mountains and since then I have been fascinated with them.

 

Dreamcatchers Origin:

 

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So we’ve all come to another end of a segment of blogs about scary, spooky and otherwise Eerie Lights. I wanted to do a form of wrap-up to this segment, not only to explain why I choose the haunted lights but also to touch on a few other areas that were not covered in the previous blogs.

First off: What Makes Them Eerie Lights

Well, first off all it is usually a light in the middle of the night, in the middle of nowhere, in the middle of…..okay kidding, but you get the idea. It is something that is not natural or if it is, it is unexplained. At least not explained to some level.

As we know many of the Eerie Lights have been “debunked” in their haunted origins. Yet many of them can also not explain how the lights existed before cars, which seems to be Continue reading

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Well out of all the eerie lights this is my last. Although, I will be discussing certain parts, or reasons why, I chose to do a segment about mysterious and eerie lights in another post. This last haunted light I saved because of a tale that is associated with it. Even though I will not dive much into detail on the tale or legend but it is eerie and sad. This light has a name that no one would suspect has anything to do with a haunted or ghostly light. Just kidding, it’s called the Spooklight.

The Spooklight:

This light was first reported all the way back to the terrible days that included the “Trail of Tears,” in the 1830s. However, the more common reported times was toward the end of the late 19th century and was first documented around 1881.

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This one is probably going to be a little short compared to the other eerie lights we’ve been discussing. Surprisingly, I could find limited information on this phantom light. And being named the St. Louis Light or St. Louis Ghost Light I find that a bit odd.

St. Louis Light:

The St Louis Light is yet another phantom or ghostly light that can be seen alongside the railroad tracks. This one, in particular, has been witnessed along the railroad tracks near St. Louis, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Appearing in many different sizes and shades the light gives the locals a haunted feeling when it appears. And of course anyone else who might happen to be visiting the location.

The Tale:

Similar to some of the other lights this one is believed to be a lantern shining from a drunken brakeman who lost his head from an oncoming train. The lantern swings around eerily in the dark as the body of the deceased brakeman attempts to find his missing head. Of course it isn’t there anymore, so the lantern will swing around aimlessly in the dark forever.

Another story is that it is a ghost train in its entirety. That’s right, a whole train. This is interesting because I wonder what other effects of an entire phantom ghost train might bring upon you in a place like this. I keep thinking about the scene from Ghost Busters when the subway passes through them in the abandoned subway tunnels.

Either way, there is something about a mysterious light in the middle of nowhere at night that gives me the chills.

Conclusions:

Of course, like many of the other lights, it has been studied, debunked, de-mystified, and what-not. There was even a class of grade-schoolers who did a science experiment showing that the St. Louis Light was coming from vehicle lights in the distance. They won an award for this. Unfortunately with my limited time I was not able to look further into this and see when the lights were in fact, first reported. Did they appear before or after vehicles, is my question.

Still, the St. Louis Light remains a mystery to this day and is still an eerie sight to see if you happen to be walking along the cold chilly railroad tracks. Just watching the moonlight reflect of the glistening rails. Then you see a light ahead that begins to move, you shiver but this time it’s not from the cold. There’s something else there. Are you about to be hit by an oncoming train and join the brakeman on his quest or is it a harmless apparition, a phantom ghost train that will pass right through. Perhaps it’s only the brakeman wanting some help. Will you answer his call or run away.

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Joshua Crane Dowidat

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I actually found this one by accident when researching a little bit about the other eerie lights. This one seems to hold a lot of credibility because of the large amount of witnesses and the time frame the light existed. The Maco Light carries a haunting luminescent tale through the areas surrounding Maco, North Carolina.

The Maco Light:

Well, like many of the lights, and I am sure you will be hearing this from me a lot, this one occurs around the railroad tracks in the swampy wooded areas by Maco. Kind of odd that so many occur near railroad tracks and also in North Carolina.

The Maco Light has been reported since the late 1800s and up till 1977. There is a reason it being seen in 1977 but you will have to keep reading. This light very distinctly resembles the red-to-white hot glow of an old Continue reading

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Out of the eerie lights I have discussed so far this one seems to have had an investigation that brought it closer to being explained. Maybe it’s because it wasn’t reported until later in the last century when cars, planes and other modern “lighted” objects were more relevant. But to me the Paulding Light still captures a little bit of eeriness.

Paulding Light:

The Paulding Light gets its name from the town nearby of Paulding, Michigan. The mysterious and often ghostly appearance has been reported since the 1960s. However, unlike many of the other eerie, unexplained lights we discuss, the Paulding Light was first observed when traffic in the area was heavy or in some cases already existed.

Yet, the light still captures the mysterious mindset that the other unexplained lights do. Many of the locals claim it can’t be the traffic. A series of investigations using telescopes Continue reading

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Well first off, sorry about not getting this out sooner on Monday like I usually do. Been busy. However, I do want to continue my segment about the mysterious an eerie lights that people report in different areas. This week is the Brown Mountain Lights.

 

Brown Mountain Lights:

 

The sightings occur near Brown Mountain in North Carolina. Just above the horizon is where the reports say that the Brown Mountain Lights can be seen. Early reports date back as far as 1913 but USGS employees deemed it that the lights were mistaken for something else. In most cases the trains that went through the area or even vehicles. Some even report that this is random campfires.

 

Yet, the Brown Mountain Lights are most often seen above the horizon. Now you may remember from the last blog post that the mirages and heat waves in Continue reading

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Well, we made it through another segment of haunted places on the page but now we take a look at something else. A brief report on The Weather Channel brought this phenomena to my attention and after looking a little further into it. I found out that not only ae the Marfa Lights something I consider and “eerie for thoughts” candidate but there are a lot of other mysterious and haunting lights out there.

 

So over the next several weeks we will be hearing about some of these haunted and unexplained apparitions of light that people have reported over the years. Often, even photographed and videoed.

 

Marfa Lights:

 

The Marfa Lights get there name from the city in Texas. Marfa. Usually showing, or I should say lighting up, just east of Marfa along the highway the lights have fascinated people, and freaked people out Continue reading

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The Kachina Dolls date back further than many think and were traditionally ceremonial tools. In the 19th century is when they became more well-known throughout the United States as they were made to sell and trade with settlers. Now although some of them have what kind of appears to be an eerie look to me, I decided to keep them out of my Eerie for Thoughts segment and write about them as something else.

 

Kachina Dolls:

 

To the Hopi they are known as Katsina Figures. Which were the traditional deities of the Hopi people who had control over the natural elements such as rain. They also had a large amount of control on society. From this they could bring prosperity and good harvest to the people that were part of the culture.

 

The Hopi Nations are prominently in Northeastern Arizona and that Continue reading

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Another month has passed us by and to finish it up I am also finishing with my last haunted place in Arizona. At least for a while. This place holds a significant connection with me and my writings, maybe you’ll figure it out later. This place has gained popularity in folklore, history and modern day treasure hunting in the West. Of course, if you haven’t already guessed it by reading the title, I am talking about the Lost Dutchman’s Gold Mine.

The Lost Dutchman:

To figure out the mystery behind the Lost Dutchman’s Gold Mine you probably have to know a little bit about the Lost Dutchman himself.

There are many tales claiming who the Lost Dutchman truly was but most people do believe he was in fact Dutch or German. The story that I feel holds the most weight is that the Lost Dutchman was a gentleman Continue reading