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Old 11-30-2009, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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I went to see the famous "spook light" when I was a kid in the '70's and was wondering if it is still a local attraction. I'd like to check it out again the next time I'm there. It was one of the craziest things I've ever seen.
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Old 12-01-2009, 02:34 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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Yes, the Spook Light is still there. Unfortunately, it has become a popular spot for partiers and the surrounding area has grown up considerably. The museum is no longer there. Some friends and I visited the area last summer. The quiet countryside was disturbed by cars constantly driving by and a group of teenagers walking up and down the road. The darkness was marred by the bright lights of the Downstream Casino clearly visible across a field. A pickup truck parked about 20 feet in front of our car and the people inside sat outside talking and drinking (beer, I'm guessing). Needless to say, we didn't experience anything that night. I'm told that there is another road near the one where most people go that has just as many sightings but is virtually unused. I suggest you talk to an older person who has lived in the area awhile to get the "insiders" info if you really want to see it again. Winter time might be a good choice, since the foot traffic will have died down.
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Old 12-07-2009, 11:23 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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Now you're got me interested - where would this spook light "place" be located!!??
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Old 12-07-2009, 11:25 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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Aha - found an online reference, in case anyone else is interested.
From the Shadows: Southwest Missouri's Spook Light Road
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Old 12-08-2009, 01:33 AM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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I went to see the famous "spook light" when I was a kid in the '70's and was wondering if it is still a local attraction. I'd like to check it out again the next time I'm there. It was one of the craziest things I've ever seen.
I would imagine it is still there, since there are stories about the original Native Americans who lived in the area seeing it.

My mom has a friend who went and said it scared the heck out of her. The spooklight (or as we say in my house the Pook-Light), came into the car and seemed very curious about her and the other occupants of the vehicle. She said it looked like an "orb of light" hopping around inside the car "looking" at things.

My mother's friend is in her 80s and has no reason to lie about it. So I have no reason not to believe her.

I have often wanted to go and check it out, but I have such bad luck with all things metaphysical, I'm sure it would be a total bust and waste of time. *sigh*. I do envy folks who have seen it though.

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Old 12-11-2009, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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If you haven't been and you live near there, you should definitely go. I was visiting my great aunt in Joplin in the '70's and 4 of us drove out there. We probably spent an hour and saw it very clearly for quite awhile, first in the distance moving through the trees and then on the road directly in front of us. It looks like a glowing orb maybe 2-3 feet in diameter.
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Old 12-11-2009, 11:02 PM
 
Location: I love the Ozarks
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Yes, the Spook Light is still there. Unfortunately, it has become a popular spot for partiers and the surrounding area has grown up considerably. The museum is no longer there. Some friends and I visited the area last summer. The quiet countryside was disturbed by cars constantly driving by and a group of teenagers walking up and down the road. The darkness was marred by the bright lights of the Downstream Casino clearly visible across a field. A pickup truck parked about 20 feet in front of our car and the people inside sat outside talking and drinking (beer, I'm guessing). Needless to say, we didn't experience anything that night. I'm told that there is another road near the one where most people go that has just as many sightings but is virtually unused. I suggest you talk to an older person who has lived in the area awhile to get the "insiders" info if you really want to see it again. Winter time might be a good choice, since the foot traffic will have died down.
firebll31 is right! I live about five miles from the Spook Light. I have been there many,many times. But it is much more populated around there now.


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Old 01-09-2010, 07:01 AM
 
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Can anyone give directions to or road this place is on ? Daughter in Texas loves this sorta adventure and will be here when we warm up !
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Old 01-23-2010, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Now you're got me interested - where would this spook light "place" be located!!??
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Can anyone give directions to or road this place is on ? Daughter in Texas loves this sorta adventure and will be here when we warm up !
Directions can be found on this page: The Ozark Spooklight | Joplin Hornet area, Missouri | Atlas Obscura

Follow the directions on google maps first as the area can be confusing.
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Old 01-23-2010, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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firebll31 is right! I live about five miles from the Spook Light. I have been there many,many times. But it is much more populated around there now.


Okie
Have you actually seen anything out there? One time we watched a dim glowing white light for like 30 minutes winding back and forth across the road getting closer and closer to us, until it got close enough for us to see that it was a cat. I've been out there like 15 times and that was the highlight. lol. I've had no luck, but I've heard so many stories from reliable sources, so I don't know. It has been really crowded when I've been there though.
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