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Paulding Light, Paulding

#260 of 347 in Things to do in Upper Peninsula
Mysterious Site · Tourist Spot
The Paulding Light (also called the Lights of Paulding or the Dog Meadow Light) is a light that appears in a valley outside Paulding, Michigan. Reports of the light have appeared since the 1960s, with popular folklore providing such explanations as ghosts, geologic activity, or swamp gas.

In 2010, Michigan Tech students conducting a scientific investigation of the light were able to see automobile headlights and tail lights when viewing the light through a telescope. They recreated the effect of the light by driving a car through a specific stretch of US Highway 45 (US 45).
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  • It gets dark very late here in the middle of summer, the road off 45 has no signage, and the road is also part of an ATV route. The trail for ATVs is right after the barricade to stop cars from...  more »
  • I was just at the Pauling Light March 12, 2021. It was very exciting. We didn't stay in our vehicle. We stood out on the right side behind the barrier (the side with the telephone poles). It's the...  more »
  • Was there at midnight on a weeknight. No one else was there. I don't see how it could be car headlights from miles away. It was not long before the light appeared and looked like it was moving towards me before going out. There were other lights along the wires. If they were lighting bugs, they were the brightest I've ever seen. People should go see for themselves.
  • This place is amazing definitely get a strange feeling it is intelligent. 100% not car headlights changes colors and separates into multiple lights! It is alive whatever it is. The trolls will claim headlights but you get the feeling its watching you.

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