Joplin Spook Light - Hornet Spooklight

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Joplin Spook Light, aka Hollis Light or Hornet Spooklight, is a ball of light or group of lights that appear in an area called the Devil’s Promenade. The lights have been seen as far back as the mid-1800s. Legend has it that the phenomena has to do with two deceased Native-American lovers who are searching for each other.

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Oklahoma East 50 and S 705 Rd
Near Quapaw, OK
United States

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36.94399030963554, -94.61799180498929
Newton County, Missouri
Nearest Towns:
Peoria, OK (3.5 mi.)
Loma Linda, MO (3.7 mi.)
Seneca, MO (7.1 mi.)
Redings Mill, MO (7.5 mi.)
Grand Falls Plaza, MO (7.8 mi.)
Cliff Village, MO (7.9 mi.)
Shoal Creek Estates, MO (8.5 mi.)
Baxter Springs, KS (8.5 mi.)
Lowell, KS (8.6 mi.)
Shoal Creek Drive, MO (8.6 mi.)


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  1. I was working out of Miami,Oklahoma at the time 10 years ago.I had heard of this road from a few locals.I ended up going out there with an individual I was traing for a job out of Miami.We went out there not expecting to see anything on our 3rd trip to this road(same location) we heard and viewed at the same time a beer can or pop can in the ditch right next to us crumbled like someone stepped on it at the same time lights appeared a few 100 feet from us to the north.It freaked us out so much we never did go back.What ever this was did happen and at the same time.My question is were they connected.I would say they were and if you would have been there with us you would of thought so as well.Just so you know the lights bounced around along the road and just like they appeared they vanished.What is funny about the can it was between all three of us the same description smeone stepping on a can(crumbling sound).10 years later I would go back.Also just so you know if we would of just saw the lights we would have said wow look at that.But the can and the lights well…whole different ball game.You can believe me if you want don’t really care.

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