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I live in Russellville, Ar and about 9 miles north is the town of Dover, where the lights get their name. About 10 miles north of that is an overlook called "The Dover Lights." Everyone in the area knows about them and it is a popular hang-out spot. The overlook looks out over a valley in the Ozarks. I have seen the lights myself many times having been there well over 200 times. The lights appear in the valley and flicker and sway most of the time. On one active occasion I saw them move about 3 miles in around 10-15 seconds. They appear all colors and can even light up the whole valley. I have been meaning to take a telescope up there and find out what they are for sure. I also plan to get some pictures of them. I hope you find this interesting, if not oh well I can cope.
Dover Lights (2)
I have seen these ghost lights. They appear a few miles north of Dover Arkansas.
I've seen them on more than once. There is a look out on the side of the road looking down in a valley. Below is the Piney Creek. They are most often seen on the steep mountain side across the river. They are no houses, no roads or any thing else there. Just a forest covered mountain side. Sometimes there is just one. Sometimes there is more. Ive seen them move. Ive seen them get bright then dim. They look like there is people down there with a flash light going through the woods. It looks like there light disappears behind trees and then reapears. I do not think this is the case. People referr to them as the Dover Lights. People who have not seen them says that its problally light reflecting off the creek. I don't think so. What is it?
I don't have a clue.
Dover Lights (3)
Some friends and I went to see the Dover lights on May 10 and had quite an experience. We got there a little after midnight. It was very dark because there was alot of cloud cover. We looked over the valley and waited but didn't really see anything. There were some faint lights but they were hard to see and didnt really convince us that anything strange was going on. Since the legend has to do with Spanish conquistadors looking for their lost treasure, one my friends told me to yell "I have your treasure." He said that when you yell that the lights are supposed to move toward your direction and seem to be coming after you. Well, since nothing was happening and we were getting bored I decided to yell it. As soon as i did this bright white light appeared in the valley and lasted for several seconds. It was as if it directly responded to my statement. We all got pretty scared after that. Soon after we saw several other lights appear on and off. Some flickered, some were red, and they did actually seem to be coming our way, slowly but surely. We stayed around for a while longer and left cause we were pretty freaked out.
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Hello, although I don't know for sure if this story is fact, I do know there were supposed to be silver mines somewhere in or around the Dover area, so it would make the most sense to me. Anyway, the story I heard about the lights, (which I am a former resident of Dover, and have myself seen things I couldn't quite explain.) was that around the great depression time, there was an elderly couple who lived "out in the boonies". At one time, the edlerly lady became very ill, and her husband sent for a doctor. (unfortunately I do not know any names) He gave the husband medicine to give to his wife, but the old man did not have any money. Instead, he made a deal with the doctor. He was very skilled at making his own hunting equipment, and assured the doctor that in payment for saving his wife, he would make him anything he needed, and handed him a bag of bullets. As time went on, both the old man and his wife passed away, and years later the doctor was going through some of his old belongings. He looked at the bullets the old man had given him, and remembered their deal, and polished them to display in his home. While polishing, he realized the bullets were made from silver. So the story after that is that the doctor sacrificed everything, his home, family, fortune, and spent his remaining days searching for the lost silver mine, and that the lights seen on occassion to this day is the light from his lamp. And that is the story I heard, believe it if you wish.
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My family is from around Dover. Someone submitted a story concerning the Dover lights and I have a few things to add to it. My grandma used to live nearby and she has said that the lights occured way before electricity was. There are no trails leading to the area and it is very remote. There are storys of people who have wondered around there and heard chanting and other unusual things. We have brung binoculars to observe the lights and they seem to reflect off of water. I would like to explore the area someday, but its so remote it would be a hard and long trip.