Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Michigan's Paulding Lights still an unexplained mystery (video)
It was a cool summer evening, and the 61-year-old from L’Anse had brought a few of his fishing buddies down a dead-end road into the Ottawa National Forest to see the famous, mysterious phenomenon known as the Paulding Light, which is said to appear frequently at a remote spot in the woods of the western Upper Peninsula.
Those who’ve seen it say it’s a bright white light, glowing deep inside the woods, changing size and shape before fading into the darkness.
“Right now, down at the bottom of the gap — see it?” he asked. The other three guys craned their necks and tried to spot it, but didn’t. They looked unconvinced.
Anderson wasn’t deterred. “I took a lot of skeptics down here, made them believers” he said.
For half a century, the Paulding Light has been a legend in the Upper Peninsula. But it’s not easy to find. You have to take narrow U.S.-45 to Paulding, which is a tiny speck of a town near the Wisconsin border. Then turn down unmarked Robbins Pond Road — also known as the remnant of old U.S.-45 — which is now little more than a gravel road encroached on its sides by the creeping forest. About a half mile in, it dead ends at a guardrail overlooking a tree-filled valley where the former highway vanishes into the woods.
Read Full Story: Detroit Free Press