Anson Lights

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The Anson Ghost Lights are found by turning right at Alsupps toward the graveyard just outside of town. Turn right down a dirt road that travels along the cemetery. Then, at the crossroads, turn the car around so it faces the main road, turn off the engine, and flash the headlights three times. In a few minutes, the white light slowly begins to travel down the road toward you. It sometimes sways, dances, or changes size or color. The phenomenon only happens on clear nights in warm weather. Legend has it that the lights are a ghost of an 1800s woman who lived nearby with her three boys. She sent them out to chop wood, telling them to flash the lantern three times if they had any trouble. When she saw the three flashes, she ran out, but was too late–the boys had been murdered. Now, the flashing of the headlights three times is believed to bring the spirit, hoping to find her boys.

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    Geographic Information

    Address:
    Intersection of 387 and 376
    Anson TX
    United States

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    GPS:
    32.73677841911472, -99.86923002883606
    County:
    Jones County, Texas
    Nearest Towns:
    Anson, TX (2.1 mi.)
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    1. We used to go out there while in college to try to scare our dates. We never saw any lights, but we did get run off a few times. There is a patrol car that frequents the area, especially on weekends. Pretty crazy place at night.

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