Martha Note: This week’s little mystery comes from Legends of America
Bobbing and bouncing along a dirt road in northeast Oklahoma is the Hornet Spook Light a paranormal enigma for more than a century. Described most often as an orange ball of light, the orb travels from east to west along a four-mile gravel road, long called the Devil’s Promenade by area locals.
The Spook Light, often referred to as the Joplin Spook Light or the Tri-State Spook Light is actually in Oklahoma near the small town of Quapaw. However, it is most often seen from the east, near the tiny hamlet of Hornet, Missouri and the larger town of Joplin.
According to the legend, Indians along the infamous Trail of Tears in 1836 first saw the Spook Light. However, the first official report occurred in 1881 in a publication called the Ozark Spook Light.
Tomorrow: Part Two