Gurdon Light

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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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Geographic Information

Off 53
Gurdon, AR
United States

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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.)
Reader, AR (14.4 mi.)
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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  1. My sister took me an my friends there when we were younger an it scared the mess out of us. I didn’t believe them until we seen it. Ive never ran so fast in all my life, wont go back

  2. Ruth Ellen Epperson  |  

    My Dad, now 83 tells this story about the Gurdon lights. While camping with his boys scout troop when he was 11 he and the boys saw the lights near the track. They followed the glowing orb for awhile until thoroughly spooked, the boys retreated to their tent and went to sleep. But my Dad wanting to find an explanation for this stayed out and wandered with the light until 4 am at which time the light just went out and was not seen anymore by him.

  3. Heard something of a curse, about laughing children. if you have any info please contact imediatly, as i’m doing research on paranormal curses seriously any legitimate information is greatly appreciated, i’ve had no luck so far finding information of this curse

  4. Yes, this light definitely exists. Went there with my girlfriend and a group of friends a couple of years ago. After crossing seven trestles and seeing nothing, we decided to turn back. On the way back, we saw a flashlight from another group heading towards us. After walking towards it, and never encountering the group, we looked back to see the light floating around behind us. Very strange, and I’m not one to believe in ghosts and things of that kind.

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