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The Brown Mountain Lights – inexplicable ghost lights have puzzled observers for hundreds of years

// August 5th, 2016 // No Comments » // Illusions

Nancy Roberts photo of the Brown Mountain Lights

The Brown Mountain Lights are found in the North Carolina foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains on a low ridge known as Brown Mountain. The dancing, glowing spheres of red, blue, yellow, or green light, typically appear on brisk, fall evenings.

The Lost Colony of Roanoke Island – early American settlers disappear without a trace

// December 27th, 2012 // No Comments » // Missing People

Map of Roanake Island

In 1587, a colony of 118 men, women, and children became one of the earliest attempts to colonize the new world – America. Traveling from Britain to Roanoke Island, near Chesapeake Bay on North Carolina’s coast, they were the first true attempt at colonization of the New World. Not long after settling, they became one […]

Ghost Lights – mysterious, inexplicable light phenomena

// December 27th, 2012 // No Comments » // Illusions

Ghost lights along an old stagecoach route

In 1656, John Davis of Cardinshire, Wales recorded some of the earliest historical evidence of ghost lights. In this small town in Northern Wales, ghost light sightings were quite common and believed to portend the death of someone in their town.