Paulding, MI, Home to the Paulding Light

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The Mystery: For more than a century, on clear nights, unidentified spheres of light appear like clockwork on the horizon of this four corners town. To date, there’s no logical explanation for the luminescent red, white, and green balls that dance on the edge of the forest, but they are rumored to be the ghost of a railroad brakeman who met his fate on the tracks.

Fact: Locals and the curious regularly line up by the dozens for the bizarre light show; the Michigan Forest service has even posted signs guiding sky-gazers to the best viewing spots.

America’s Most Mysterious Places

America's Most Mysterious Places

Paulding, MI, Home to the Paulding Light

The Mystery: For more than a century, on clear nights, unidentified spheres of light appear like clockwork on the horizon of this four corners town. To date, there’s no logical explanation for the luminescent red, white, and green balls that dance on the edge of the forest, but they are rumored to be the ghost of a railroad brakeman who met his fate on the tracks.

Fact: Locals and the curious regularly line up by the dozens for the bizarre light show; the Michigan Forest service has even posted signs guiding sky-gazers to the best viewing spots.

America’s Most Mysterious Places

America's Most Mysterious Places

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