Ghost Stories

Brown Mountain Lights

I was going to write about the mysterious Brown Mountain Lights that occur in NC. But I found this video, and decided it explained it pretty well.

I’m most familar with the song-Brown Mountain Lights-which explains the lights are from a lonely old slave who comes back from his grave searching for his master by lantern light. Ever heard of the Brown Mountain Lights?


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    Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings
    May 29, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    I know this is an old post but I had to comment as my Daddy used to tell us about the Brown Mountain Lights and he swore he saw them one time.

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    Patty Hall
    October 31, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    Good video of the lights. I have seen them. I remember I was in my early teens, we went with our cousins-couldn’t tell you how to get there now but I know it was a long, uphill, winding dirt road. Some of the curves had been paved to give traction. Anyway we did get to see them that night. I’ve always wanted to go back.

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    Jennifer in OR
    October 28, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    Spooky! Have you seen them? I don’t think I’d want to, I’d have nightmares!

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    October 28, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    I guess you’ve heard the song, Brown Mountain Lights. That’s where I heard about them.

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    Miss Cindy
    October 28, 2009 at 7:57 am

    Tipper, I’ve heard of the Brown Mountain Lights all my life. I never doubted that they were actually there, a bit of naivety I suppose. I’ve always wanted to believe in the paranormal. I think there are more things out there than we see and understand.
    The video is good…but I notice it only confirms the existence of the lights and does not give us a reason for them!

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    October 27, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    I saw something about this on tv last year. It’s very interesting. I believe it was on either PBS or the Discovery Channel. Mysterious indeed and a great Halloween story.
    Hope you had a great day.

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    Carolyn A.
    October 27, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    You know me, woods and exploring is right up my alley. I’ve never heard of the lights, but I’d love to be out there finding out what’s causing them. Great story Tipper, thanks for sharing it with us. Have had so much fun checking out your Spooky October. xxoo

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    October 27, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    There are also strange lights in Martha Texas that I have heard about all of my life. I have never gotten to go see them, and still no one can figure out what they are from. Loved this! blessings,Kathleen

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    Fishing Guy
    October 27, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    Tipper: Great story, I would say they are definetly sppoky what ever the reason.

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    October 27, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    Goosebumps!! Hadn’t heard of this before. TTFN ~Marydon

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    Brenda Kay Ledford
    October 27, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    This is really an interesting ghost story. I’ve never heard of brown mountain lights, but enjoyed the story.

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    October 27, 2009 at 9:32 am

    Great spooky story! No, I’ve never heard of the lights but believe in them so know that I would see them if I had the chance – LOL! Have you seen them, Tipper?

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    Glenda Beall
    October 26, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    I had never heard of the Brown Moutain Lights, Tipper. Now will we hear the Brown Mountain song you mentioned?

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    October 26, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    I believe Nicholas Sparks wrote a book that used some similar lights in the story. And I think it was set in one of the Carolinas.
    I’ll have to get it out and check it out.

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    October 26, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    Never heard of these lights, but I have heard of some in TX somewhere, and they thought they were caused by some kind of gas I think! Interesting!

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    Nancy M.
    October 26, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    Spooky video! I have heard of them. I thought that maybe they were people with lanterns or spot lights shining. But, the video is kinda eerie!

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    October 26, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    I’ve never heard of the Brown Mountain Lights. We have the Joplin Spook Light. Like your eerie lights, no one has ever been able to explain them. Makes you wonder, huh?

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    October 26, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    No. But I love this story. I would love to watch the lights. And maybe camp out over night to see if I can see a Indian Maiden serching.
    Cool Halloween story, Tipper!!!
    You know that news cast is from Charlotte, you’d think I would have seen it.

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    October 26, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    Those lights would be real interesting to see and the history behind them gives goose bumps.

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    October 26, 2009 at 10:22 am

    I didn’t think I had heard of it, but when I looked it up I remember hearing the song when I was little, and I always loved it. This calls for more reading.

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    October 26, 2009 at 9:02 am

    So…Has anyone ever hiked there and waited over night to be close up? hmmmm….

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    October 26, 2009 at 8:45 am

    Great ghost story, and the lights are there! Thanks for sharing, Tipper! I’m gonna visit You Tube for some Alabama ghost stories!
    Have a great day!

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