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

    Intersection of 387 and 376
    Anson TX
    United States

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    32.73677841911472, -99.86923002883606
    Jones County, Texas
    Nearest Towns:
    Anson, TX (2.1 mi.)
    Hawley, TX (9.2 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.

    2. I grew up in Anson and have been out to see the lights many times as a teenager. I recently took my teenager and we videoed the experience, I allowed him to go on feeling “freaked out” and believing the so-called mystery to be true but now as an adult, I realize that the lights are actually oncoming headlights from the highway between Anson and Stamford that are positioned just right to make it look like a “wondering lantern” that gets closer and then mysteriously disappears as you drive closer. It’s not as creepy as it was years ago because homeowners along the road have put up guard lights that somewhat obscure the “Anson light” effect.

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