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Gurdon Ghost Light

This mysterious light appears on railroad tracks outside of the small town of Gurdon, Arkansas. Hundreds of people have seen the light since the early 1900s. It is described as white, blue, or orange/yellow and bobs back and forth. The light moves along the tracks for about 50 yards before it disappears. This motion is consistent with other ghost lights, and so is local legend, which attributes the light to a ghostly railroad worker searching for his head. Apparently there was a real murder at one time along the tracks, so perhaps the light really is ghostly in origin.

Subject: the Gurdon Lights
Date: Wednesday, July 14, 2004 3:11 PM

On July 7, 2004 I went to Gurdon, Ar with my dad and another friend. We had heard from others about the light so we want to check it out. We arrived at the train tracks aroung 1:30 am. We walked the tracks past the seventh trestle. When we made it there it was about 2:15 am. We had been seeing slight flickers of red, green, and yellow so we knew that the light was out. We stopped after the seventh trestle and just watched. the light was very active sometimes appearing high off the trcks and others very low to the ground, but without much time in between flashes. The lights we very bright and clear to see without any problems. The thing that actually made me get chills is the fact that the light seemed to be communicating with us. My friend flashed his flash light toward the light, and seconds later the light flashed at us. My father asked the ghost if he would turn his light on and keep it on and the light replyed with one red flicker. I then asked if the one flicker meant no, it then flickered two times in a row aparently signifying to me that the one flicker meant no and two meant yes.

On the way back to the car, about 80-100 yards from the fourth trestle, i yelled, "where is the next trestle?" about fifteen seconds later, a bright light shown within 60 yards of us. You could actually seen the ghost walk from the left side to the right and as it did the light turned from red to a bright yellow. We ran to see where the light was and as we reached the spot where the light seemed to have been, we realized that we were at the next trestle. That we the last time we saw the light that night. it was quite an unbelivable expierance, but at the same time I can't deny what I saw with my own eyes.

Thank you for your time.

-Brittany Whorton


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