The Paulding Light

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The Paulding Light, aka Dog Meadow Light, has shown up in a valley since the 1960s and was featured on TV’s Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files. Cold spots may accompany the light, which may be a red orb that turns white before it disappears. One legend says it is the ghost lantern of a railroad switchman who was killed long ago after falling asleep on the job.

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    Old U.S. 45
    Watersmeet, MI
    United States

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    46.3491568, -89.1787076
    Ontonagon County, Michigan
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    1. Saw the Paulding Light several years ago. It came late after 10 pm. Started slow but them came fast & bright like a train all the way up to where everyone was parked, then when it got to us it disappeared! It was amazing! So bright! There’s nothing but forest behind it that way. Where does it cone from?

    2. I saw the lights in the mid 1970s. It turned red and green like a switchmans lantern. At times it came toward us. It was very cool.

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