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Paulding Light

Robbins Pond Road, Paulding, MI
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Really eerie!

Some people think it's swamp gas, some thinks it's a ghost or spirit and some students from... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2017
Downsville, Wisconsin
Quirky fun

The myth has been debunked, but standing at the end of a gravel road at night, waiting to see... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2016
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Robbins Pond Road, Paulding, MI
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Reviewed 23 January 2017

Some people think it's swamp gas, some thinks it's a ghost or spirit and some students from Michigan Tech say it's car headlights. I'm not sure what it is. The light appears and gets closer and changes color from white to red. It was a...More

Thank Mike7473
Reviewed 7 July 2016

The myth has been debunked, but standing at the end of a gravel road at night, waiting to see lights, is just fun--plain and simple. The mosquitoes were awful, but my family had an awesome time. It's worth a stop...if you're in the area at...More

Thank cheeseheadfamilyof4
Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

Local legend says that the ghost of a railroad brakeman haunts the area, carrying his lantern and shining it as a warning light every night. He met his untimely death at the spot where the light appears. It doesn't have to be completely dark to...More

Thank middle_aged_mom_12
Reviewed 27 December 2015

Three hour drive and its out in the sticks. Stayed 45 min. and wife got scared so left. Never seen nothing! Went back later for another 1/2 hour and keys out of the car ignition and our lights in vehicle came on and wouldn't go...More

Thank gene0424
Reviewed 30 June 2015

This is a fun place to take the kids, as long as they don't scare easily, as well as out-of-town visitors.

Thank gdljjj
Reviewed 3 November 2014

I have been to see the Paulding Light in the dead of Winter when the main road is closed and we had to four wheel in. We wanted to see if you could see the lights when "the tourist season" was over. Within minutes of...More

Thank LisaSki64
Reviewed 4 October 2014

A reoccurring light of various colors and shades far away over a long grade and valley in Michigan's upper peninsula; probably well explained by a variety of people including grad students from Michigan tech. Full of eeriness and foreboding for those looking for such; otherwise...More

Thank Homepete
Reviewed 24 September 2014

My husband thought this was going to be tacky but this was eerie. Gave us both chills. We visited 2 years ago and plan to go back this trip. Don't know how to explain this phenomenon but it was interesting.

Thank CindyLouWho1953
Reviewed 18 September 2014

Even though we had read Michigan Tech's explanation of the Paulding light, it was still worth a trip to see it for ourselves. It actually took us two nights to see it, because it was too foggy the first night. The second night we saw...More

1  Thank Ejpete
Reviewed 3 September 2014

These type-things are very intriguing - what causes these phenomena? I don't know. It's neat to see the Paulding Lights. There's a sign at the area that gives information about them. It's a little hard to find the road, so pay attention. It's a good...More

1  Thank Cheri N
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