The first analysis of Xpeditions TV
The Joplin Spook Lights are usually described as a single orange ball of light varying in size between a baseball and a basketball , though it has been described as being different sizes, colors, shapes, and in some cases as being several individual balls of light.
The light is also called Hornet Spook Light, Neosha Spook Light, Devils Jack – O – Lantern, Hornet Ghost Light, Tri-state Spook-light, etc. One legend suggests the phenomena are the spirits of a Quapaw Indian couple joined in death because they could not be together in life. Another legend suggests it is the ghost of a miner who came up missing after he left to search of his family who had been kidnapped by Indians.
Our theory is a bit different, having been conceived from our exploration of unusual places in north and south America. We believe the light might be caused by the activation of a portal similar to those we have discovered at various remote locations. These portals were used to move between planetary locations here and elsewhere. In simplistic terms, a wormhole allowing instant passage once activated.
From our research we know the device is usually constructed from sedimentary stone (sandstone) with unique crystalline arrangement and properties, draws upon planetary and/ or cosmic energy. In every instance these are activated with sound.
The Joplin Spook Lights are one of, if not the most well known unexplained paranormal mystery in Missouri and the world. It has been witnessed regularly since first sighted by local residents in 1866. People have traveled from around the world to catch a glimpse of the phenomenon.
Many in the paranormal and scientific fields have studied the Spook Lights and tried to explain it, including the Army Corps of Engineers. There are many theories but none have a conclusive answer as to what it is or why it appears.
Some of these theories suggest the light is caused by escaping natural gas and another says that it could be caused by reflections from the hwy.
During our investigation we found no trace of escaping methane gas after entering the area where the light was seen, unlike another area in south eastern Texas (the Saratoga Lights) we have researched. During our investigation we checked the reflective surfaces you can (at times) see in the video below. There is no connection between the “Spook Lights” and these reflectors. From our experience, neither of these theories seem plausible. Most of the local residents and many investigators believe these explanations do not account for what they have witnessed.
For example, if the light is caused by escaping gas why do many witnesses describe the light as seeming to have a form of intelligence (which we have seen evidence of). And, if the light is caused by reflected car lights then how do you explain the fact that it’s first sighting was in 1866 or that it moved into a highway patrolman’s vehicle one night.
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The second analysis of legendsofamerica
Bobbing and bouncing along a dirt road in northeastOklahoma 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 Lightor the Tri-State Spook Light is actually in Oklahoma near the small town of Quapaw. However, it is most often seen from the east, which is why it has been “attached” to the tiny hamlet of Hornet, Missouri and the larger better known town of Joplin.
According to the legend, the spook light was first seen byIndians along the infamous Trail of Tears in 1836; however, the first “official” report occurred in 1881 in a publication called the Ozark Spook Light.
The ball of fire, described as varying from the size of a baseball to a basketball, dances and spins down the center of the road at high speeds, rising and hovering above the treetops, before it retreats and disappears. Others have said it sways from side to side, like a lantern being carried by some invisible force. In any event, the orange fire-like ball has reportedly been appearing nightly for well over a one hundred years. According to locals, the best time to view the spook light is between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and midnight and tends to shy away from large groups and loud sounds.
Though many paranormal and scientific investigators have studied the light, including the Army Corps of Engineers, no one has been able to provide a conclusive answer as to the origin of the light.
Many explanations have been presented over the years including escaping natural gas, reflecting car lights and billboards, and will-o’-the-wisps, a luminescence created by rotting organic matter. However, all of these explanations all fall short of being conclusive.
As to the theory of escaping natural gas, which is common in marshy areas, the Hornet Light is seemingly not affected by wind or by rain, and how would it self-ignite? The idea that it might be a will-o’-the-wisp is discounted, as this biological phenomena does not display the intensity of the ball of light seen along the Devil’s Promenade. Explanations of headlights or billboards are easily discarded, as the light was seen years before automobiles or billboards were made, and before a road even existed in the area…