Thomas Divide Overlook

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Night-time visitors to this overlook area off the Blue Ridge Parkway (near mile marker 464) often claim to see strange, glowing lights in the sky. No one has yet been able to definitively explain the source or reason for these lights.

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    Geographic Information

    Address:
    Blue Ridge Pkwy
    Cherokee, NC
    United States

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    GPS:
    35.5205018, -83.247343
    County:
    Swain County, North Carolina
    Nearest Towns:
    Cherokee, NC (5.0 mi.)
    Maggie Valley, NC (8.4 mi.)
    Sylva, NC (10.2 mi.)
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    1. Hi,

      I have spent quite a bit of time at the Thomas Divide Overlook. After looking at a topographical map I have concluded that the lights people have reported seeing are vehicles traveling along Heintooga Ridge Road across the valley from the overlook.

    2. I’ve seen the lights in this video many times and they probably are cars. But i’ve seen other lights, different colored lights move straight up and down from the valley into the sky and from the sky into the valley. I’ve also seen them move horizontally across the ridge and valley at tremendous speeds.

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