The Strange Light Of Watersmeet, Paulding Light.
This strange light has been in Watersmeet, Michigan, part of the upper peninsula, for as long as I can remember. The light is called the Paulding Light. My husband was born here and he says he has always known about the light.
Ripley's and Unsolved Mysteries have been there but could not prove what it was. There have been many other TV shows to check the light and none has been able to explain what this strange light is. There are lots of ideas as to what it is. Here are a few.
Two children, a boy and a girl, were playing on the train track the train hit them and hey both died on the tracks. The boy still comes back there every night to look for his beloved sister, using a lantern like they had both carried the night they died.
The ghost of a railroad brakeman died on the tracks.
Ghost of an Indian dancing on the power lines.
Others believe there is a vortex located near the site.
Locals attest to the fact the lights start over Lake Superior and make their way inland.
Many say their headlights from the nearby highway. People claim to have seen the lights way back at the turn of the century. If they actually do go back to the turn of the century it would not be caused from headlights. This country was barely settled then.
There are signs in Watersmeet showing how to get there. If you're lost just ask a local they can tell you.
Ghost Hunters girl.
I saw one of the girls on International Ghost Hunters talking about the Paulding light. She's from the area. She said the light was caused by electricity jumping between the power lines. She said this without really knowing what actually caused the light.
When have you ever seen this happen other than in a storm? What a silly thing to say when you really don't know.
She was one of the girls who disappeared from the show.
Stories We've Heard
Our son said when he went to see the lights they came right up to the hood of their car. They all ducked scared the heck out of them.
There seem to be strange things going on in this area. We had a friend who was snowmobiling with his brother when a strange light suddenly appeared in front of them. Being the chickens they were they took off and never found out what the light was.
We had some other friends this also happened to except they saw the light leave and it left a hole on the ground with melted snow.
We have witnessed strange lights as explained in my hub below,
Our UFO Triangle Sighting. Objects In The Sky.
Who knows what is going on around this area and what the Paulding Light actually is. I would guess we will never know
Have you ever seen strange lights?
What Can You Do In Watersmeet.
It's great snow country, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing with well-groomed trails. My nephew and his family go there every winter for snowmobiling.
There's a casino called Lac Vieux Desert Resort Casino. There are other places to stay.
In the summer places to bike, camp, golf and fish.
Watersmeet is a small Michigan town and they get lots of tourist because of this light. It attracts people every year. It was the main thing for our kids to go see when they were in high school. It's just one of the many mysteries in this world.
If you're ever staying in the upper peninsula near this area put this on your list and go see the Paulding Light, the very strange light of Watersmeet.
The Paulding light is also very close to where the haunted mansion of Summerwind once stood. My daughter told me later that she went with friends to the Palding light and to Summerwind before it burned down. They saw the light and were lucky nothing happened at Summerwind. If her Mom and Dad knew what she was doing she would have been grounded for going to Summerwind.