Salt Creek Oil Field Ghost Lights

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On cool, clear nights, a light may be seen hovering above the oil field. Locals assert that it is the spirit of O’Rourke, an Irishman who once farmed the area. It is his ghostly lantern that emits the mysterious glow.

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43.387222, -106.380278
United States

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43.3871933, -106.38030789999999
Natrona County, Wyoming
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