posted on May, 30 2013 @ 07:54 AM
Not so much an urban legend really as it's a verified phenomenon, Army Corps of Engineers said swamp gas (of course).
But, it's an interesting phenomena that everybody around here knows about. Here's the Wikipedia Article:
The surrounding area has a lot of paranormal stuff going on from the Devil's Promenade to the Hoffman Mansion. Here's a decent page about the
Promenade and the Spook Light: Devil's Promenade/Spooklight
There are two origin stories that I know of. One involves two Native lovers (as most folk tales around here seem to) who were from different tribes,
she was killed and the light is his lantern as he looks for her. The other story involves a miner who was decapitated in an accident, and the
Spooklight is his lantern as he's searching for his head.
Has anybody ever heard of this? It's fairly well known in the paranormal world. I'm thinking of taking a trip out there sometime soon, as I haven't
been there in years and haven't seen it since I was a small child.