Q: I've seen blue and green lights too, how do you explain that?
A: Coming over a far distance so close to the horizon, the light waves will be distorted by air. Many colors
are possible because of this. If you look at the moon, it is orange as it rises and sets due to atmospheric distortion. This
is also true with stars, which are a better example. A star twinkles many different colors the closer it gets to the horizon.
Q: This was around before cars were invented!
A: Was it? I have heard that it was not until the 60's that this was discovered. Also many origin theories
are out there on this, I don't think they are true
Q: Were railroad tracks there at one time?
A: Also debatable, I have not seen any hard evidence of this, not that it makes much difference. The road
is supposedly dating back to the 1800's and was authorized by Abraham Linkin during the civil war to prevent a British invasion
Q: I have seen big white lights in videos, how do you explain that?
A: This is due to the autofocus problems on the cameras. A great still of this can be seen of the Paulding
Light video that Lionstar put out.
Q: Why are there no trespassing signs all over?
A: If I owned land there I would not want drunken teenagers or anyone else snooping around on my property
waking me up and stuff
Q: The light moves back and forth, explain
A: Does it? not really. If you had a few cars going down the hill at once, the light would look much much
brighter. Its this bright/dim effect that causes that. The wavy appearence is also because of atmoshperic distortions.
Q: Why couldn't Ripleys solve it?
A: I don't know. Frankly I beleive the story that they were there was just a rumor. I have not see hard
proof. If it is true that they offered $100,000 to solve it and someone from Ripley's is reading this, use the paypal button
below to make your reward.
Q: What about unsolved mysteries? Same deal?
A: I think this is a rumor too, if anyone knows where i cna get a copy or see this episode, let me know
Q: Why would the Forestry department put a sign up?
A: They probably dont have the time or desire to investigate it, and hell it brings tourists there, cant
complain about that
Q: I've seen shadows..ghosts...
A: This site is designed only to explain the light itself. It is a creepy and remote area, but only because
we naturally perceive it that way. Shadows could be many of things, I have never seen them myself and I'd investigate if I
Q: Friends of ours in the valley couldnt see the light and it looked like it was right above
A: Light itself is hard to judge by distance. All you can do to judge distance is brightness. This can be
manipulative, because some brighter stars are further away than dimmer stars. But anyways, the people in the valley are to
low to see over the ridges where the light comes from. You can only see on the top of the hill.
Q: What road are we looking at then?
A: Believe it or not, but its 45 a few miles away! You never rrealize it and I didnt for awhile, but youre
actually facing towards north at the end of robbins pond road! Those power lines you see hook up with 45 if you ever want
to take that far of a walk.
Q: Car lights cannot be that bright over a distance
A: Under clear skies, easily, especially with brights. Also in the dark, your eyes are much more sensitive.
Q: I've heard sounds!
A: It's a ridiculously big woods, who knows whats out there, and dont for get their is a stream a few hundred
yards away from the top of the hill. Also, Im dealing only with the light itself.
Q: The paulding lights seem intellignet/sensitive?
A: Because a car is only in view or for about a minute, it can seem like it is reacting to things around
you. The time varies with the number of cars. This is all coincidence.
Q: Ya. its lights, but thats not the real paulding light!
A: I have heard this a few times, that there is some other Paulding light that is real that comes around
once every few years. Lets think of this by the odds. The Paulding light area is a very rare and unique situation.
To have this enviroment exist is incredible. It is interesting that these cars seem to be from only one point. Now there is
another "light" that just happens to be in this already unique spot? I think this is BS by the locals, also seems to be told
more lately because of the fact people like me are figuring it out. Once again, I wouldn't want to lose the legend and mystery
if I lived in the area.
Q: I've seen 2 sets of lights, how is this possible if it looks like it comes from only one
A: Also, in cameras this is because of the lensing/autofocus. Also, atmospheric distortions or fog can cause
this. The lights may be split by trees or other objects between you and the cars many miles away. Also, check to see
if you are sober.
Q: (my favorite) Some lady told me that there are other lights or that these are real and
she's lived here forever........
A: If I lived there I'd make it a point to freak people out, it would be fun, and once again, bringing in
the tourists is good for business and gives watersmeet something to be famous for