The Paulding Light


The Paulding Light, also called the Lights of Paulding or the Dog Meadow Light is a light that appears in a valley that lies outside of Paulding, Michigan. People have reported seeing these mysterious lights for 40 years. To this day you can see them on almost any night. It looks exactly as if someone was carrying a lantern. The light is a large orb that takes up quite a bit of the horizon. The colors reported range from red to white to green. It starts to get closer to us and then it would vanish and start all over again each time moving towards us faster and faster. There are some haunting legends for this phenomenon.

The story of the Paulding Light goes that one night an oncoming train crushed a railroad switch-man as he tried to direct the sleeping conductor with his lanterns. Another story claims it’s the ghost of a man who was in the woods searching for his son with a lantern and killed by an on coming train. Regardless, this unexplained orb of light has been appearing for 40 years and remains a mystery. Park rangers have even placed signs to show the best spot to view it from.


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