The Gurdon Spook Light is a yellowish glowing orb that appears intermittently at night along the railroad tracks. Some say it is the ghost of a railroad worker who was struck by a train and decapitated; others maintain it is the ghost of a railroad foreman who was beaten to death with a shovel by an employee who wanted more hours. The light is said to be the lantern of the ghost, who is looking for his head.
Reports give these directions as to how to reach the area: Take Exit I-30 to Highway 53 toward Gurdon. As you are entering the city, turn right on the right on the dirt road before the railroad tracks and follow it until you see a little circular parking area. Follow the tracks to the right (west) for about a mile. It is between the 4th and 7th trestles that the light is seen.
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- Off 53
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- 33.95295418221604, -93.17220032215118
- Clark County, Arkansas
- Nearest Towns:
- Gurdon, AR (2.4 mi.)
Whelen Springs, AR (8.8 mi.)
Gum Springs, AR (9.1 mi.)
Okolona, AR (10.0 mi.)
Arkadelphia, AR (13.4 mi.)
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Antoine, AR (15.4 mi.)
Prescott, AR (15.9 mi.)
Bluff City, AR (16.3 mi.)
Caddo Valley, AR (16.9 mi.)
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