The mysterious light appears in a valley outside of Paulding, Michigan, in the Upper Peninsula, near Watersmeet off US 45 on Robins Pond Road/Old US 45.
The viewing location for the Paulding Light is located at approximately 46°21′08″N 89°10′43.5″W.
From the casino parking lot, take a right onto US 45 and travel about 3 miles. Watch for Robins Pond Road (gravel road) on the left hand side of the road.
There are plenty of stories, thoughts and theories that surround the mysterious lights. Although stories of the light vary, the most popular legend involves the death of a railroad brakeman. The legend states that the valley once contained railroad tracks and the light is the lantern of the brakeman who was killed while attempting to stop an oncoming train from colliding with railway cars stopped on the tracks. Another story claims the light is the ghost of a slain mail courier, while another says that it is the ghost of an Indian dancing on the power lines that run through the valley.
The Paulding Lights have been televised on the SyFy television show Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files. The investigators were depicted trying several experiments in an unsuccessful attempt to recreate the light, including using car headlights from a north-south section of US 45 and a flyover by an airplane with a spotlight. According to SyFy.com, "After conducting an EVP session, they finally decide that the phenomenon is unexplainable."
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