Paulding Light, Paulding

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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  • I've been a couple of times, most recently this past week. The light danced around changing from yellow to red moving closer a d further away. I would definitely advise not parking right in front of.....  more »
  • Back when I was in H.S a group of us headed out to check out the light. We parked at the top of the hill (this was way before the barrier was put up) sat in the vehicle quiet as church mice. Saw 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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