posted on Jul, 5 2010 @ 03:49 PM
Great thread BFP! I have seen the Joplin spooklight as well! I was 18, back in 1991, I was attending an OKC college and my two best friends were from
Bartlesville in NE Oklahoma. I spent Spring Break with them there, and while we were there, one of my friends parents took us all up to Missouri to
see this Spook Light. My friend's parents said they've been going to see the light since they were teenagers. And from what they told me, the spook
light goes back as far as the Civil War.
So we head up there and being I'm from Calif, I have no idea how we got there, we end up on this tall tree lined dirt road. The road is about a 1/2
mile long with a few farm houses on it. When we got there it was almost completely dark. There were also a few other cars parked like us on the dirt
road. So, now we waited about 30-40 minutes, my buddy and his parents keep saying just wait, while I, being open minded, am skeptical.
All of a sudden though, there is this yellow/white light about the size of a nickkel at arms length in the middle of the road starts glowing! As we
sit there and watch, it slowly moves from one side of the road to the other, sometimes it seems to get closer and bigger, then seems to move away. It
changed colors a couple times to blueish white, and red/green. meandering all over the road. My jaw was on the floor! We watched it for maybe 1 hour
maybe longer. I was totally beside myself! Totally, 100% awesomely weird!
So, we decide we've seen enough and start driving towards the light down the road. The light seemed to stay the same distance from us as we traveled
towards it, then it was gone! I hurry and turn around and look, and there it is back again as we drive away!
I tried to think of ways to debunk it, but I couldnt. The trees along the road had to be at least 40ft tall, there was a highway I think somewhere
nearby, thinking it was some kind of relflection from the headlights of cars, but it's been seen since before that highway was there. My final
theory, which I tend to think is the most logical, is that the spook light is a result of some kind of magnetic anomaly with whatever kind of
underllying rock or geology is in the area. It is definitely the strangest thing I ever saw next to my childhood UFO sighting. If anybody lives near
one, I highly recommend you take your kids, friends, family to go check it out, well worth it, you will never forget it.