The famed Ozark Spook Lights

Spook Light Hill

A tale from the hills of the Ozarks that has fascinated people for years.
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by Across The Ozarks

Some say it is nothing but a legend, while others state it is fact, but what is the truth behind the Ozark Spook Lights?

Is it real, something made up, or is there a valid explanation for it? These are just a few of the questions that remain unanswered to this day.

Nonetheless, the unanswered questions about it, are something that only spark curiosity and mystery about this subject.

What is Missouri’s famed Ozark Spook Lights? Well, as was previously stated, many are still seeking answers, and a lot of the questions still remain to be answered. So, with this said, all one can do is present the facts, and leave everything else open to impression for now.

Missouri’s famed Ozark Spook Lights are an odd phenomenon that is seen in the area of the Ozark Mountains on occasion, here and there.

However, some of the most famous of all the Ozark Spook Lights are the Hornet Spooklight, the Hollis Light, and the Joplin Spook Light.

The Hornet Spooklight is probably the best known one from amid the others, and it is also another form of visual phenomenon that is mysterious, and unexplained in description.

This ghostlight can be seen between Joplin and Seneca, Missouri, in a small place that is known by locals as being the “Devil’s Promenade”. This small area is situated on the border that is located between southwestern Missouri and northeastern Oklahoma that lays just west of the small town that is called Hornet, Missouri.

The famed Ozark Spook Lights are something that has been a part of the legend of the area, since the very early days, and these legends are something which have their origins in the Old Country from which the original settlers of the Ozarks brought with them from Ireland and Scotland.

The spooklight was said to be a weird phenomenon that was beheld in cemeteries, in the woods, and legend said that whoever followed these lights would disappear to never be seen again by others. Some legends also connected these lights to finding treasure that was buried somewhere. The spooklight was also called ghost lights, will-o-the-wisp, foxfire, and lots of other names.

What makes the Hornet Ghost Light so weird, as well as very fascinating is this.

The legend of this famed Ozark Spook Light is something that has been seen since 1886 and is said to be tied to the lantern of a miner who disappeared from the area long ago. Another story is tied to the tragic car accident death of a girl and the loss of her head in the crash. Her father, who was a farmer, went out nights with a lantern searching for his daughter’s lost head. The area, in which the car accident happened, was called Spook Light Hill, and this is where the weird lights are said to emanate from to. Another legend states that the light is either the ghost of an Osage Chief who was killed or an Quapaw Indian maiden who committed suicide by drowning herself.
There are all sorts of stories and legends connected to the famed Ozark Missouri Spook Lights. However, none of these things are proven as being actual fact, so these famous Spooky Lights go on spooking people and having a spooky presence in the Missouri Ozarks.
Mysterious light that haunts Crossett ,Arkansas and has never been explained or debunked.


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