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Anson, Texas and the strange lights next to the graveyard.

  Author: 17  Category:(Sounds) Created:(8/28/1999 10:48:00 PM)
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What I have to tell is true, but it is something that you have to see in order to believe. Back when I was in high school and even when I was in college me and my friends would take a trip to Anson, Texas in order to see the lights of Anson. Now in order to see these lights you must first drive past a graveyard, go to the crossroad, turn your vehicle around facing back towards the highway, turn off your engine, and wait in the dark, but I promise you the wait isn't too long. For within just a few minutes you will begin to see a mysterious light coming towards you, at first it will be just a white light and you will think that it is a motorcycle coming up the road, but then you will notice that there is no noise accompanying the light, and then the light will start to dance and change colors, swinging to the left, then to the right, has if it were a pendulum, and then it will start to approach you coming up the road towards you, and if you are daring enough you will step out of your vehicle and walk towards the multi-colored light, and it will appear has if you are getting closer to the light, almost to the point to where it seems you will be able to touch the light, but in actuality the light is getting farther from you. It is a sight worth witnessing, and if you are ever in Texas, travel to Abilene, then go north to Anson, if you need further directions just ask a college or high school student in Abilene, because if you ask anyone in Anson they will deny that the light even exist, and the local Sheriffs Department definitly doesn't like anyone loitering next to the graveyard. But I guarantee you that this is a mystery worth investigating.

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Date: 9/28/1999 11:08:00 AM  From Authorid: 582    I've heard of this before. Don't know if I have to guts to get out of the car let alone walk towards it! Chelle  
Date: 10/10/1999 6:26:00 AM    This person is right. My family lived there for years and never told me about the lights.
Date: 10/12/1999 8:49:00 AM    wonderfull story I have heard of this before too I would really like to check it out but not alone. Has anyone actually walked upo to the light? And why don't the sheriffs investigate it?
email me colove69@hotmail.com vivi
Date: 10/27/1999 12:13:00 PM    CRAZY, CRAZY STUFF!
Date: 10/27/1999 12:16:00 PM    I THINK IT'S ALL JUST IDIOT TEXANS THINKING THE'RE SEEIN' THINGS OUT IN THE MIDDLE OF NO WHERE BY McM
Date: 10/28/1999 1:30:00 PM    NOTHING A 3-CELL TO THE RIBS CAN'T HANDLE. YOU KNOW HOW WE DO IT!
Date: 11/27/1999 5:29:00 PM  From Authorid: 2222    Its probably just some kinda person playin games. they probably just use a flshlight or something,I mean if you really are telling the truth.
Date: 4/11/2000 10:00:00 AM    we are from anson and its just a light glaring off of a sign. also the cops like to bug those kids that try to find it, you can even get a fine
Date: 4/19/2000 1:14:00 PM    I have seen the lights. I can say that I have my doubts, but how can you explain the lights. I don't think they are coming from a sign. Hey Anson girl, How do you know it comes from a sign? Give me proof.
Date: 5/24/2000 4:23:00 PM    I personally have seen the lights many times, It has also been on Unsolved Mysteries. So, if it was someone out there w/a flash light, they would of found htat out. I believe in ghosts, and I personally think I seen one when i went to see the lights
Date: 5/28/2000 12:18:00 AM    i lived in Abilene for 18 years before i went to college in Austin. I have personally never been to Anson to witness the lights and I must say that I have been a sceptic my entire life. However, I have very close friens who swear to its validity, and I have heard stories from literally hundreds of people. The wierd thing is that noone has ever been let down out there that i have talked to. No matter the time or amount of people present, the lights always appear. For the record, as the story goes: A little boy went out to play one evening and his mother sent him with a lamp. She told him that when she flashed her porch lights he was to return to the house. However, when the mother flashed her lights the boy did not return and he was never found. Legend has it that when you flash your car lights the little boy's ghost will turn on his lamp and attempt to return home. Despite my disbelief, it is very surprising how many people have witnessed the light. it does seem wierd that so many people would see the same light, tell the same story, and always witness what they came for. To those who believe it is a guy with a flashlight or something simple like that, i agree it is possible but not very plausible. Every night he walks around with a flashlight at random times during the night? I dont think so.
Date: 5/31/2000 10:25:00 AM    i've seen the lights and how would some guy with a flashlight now we were there at that exact time and drove around out there during the day it is just a field where the light is coming from
Date: 7/3/2000 12:31:00 PM    I work with a guy who lived in a town close, Merckle or something. He says he saw this light and that it was on Unsolved Mysteries. Pretty spooky.
Date: 10/2/2000 3:46:00 PM    Interesting commentary of paranormal events in my own daddy's hometown. I lived there when I was in the fifth and 11th grades of school. Anson is a wonderful little sleepy town in which I plan to retire in a few years. I am Mary L. Hartwick
Date: 10/11/2000 10:18:00 PM  From Authorid: 2011    This sounds interesting. I hope I have the chance to witness it one day.  
Date: 10/15/2000 2:56:00 PM    I was just there last weekend and it is true. Although when I got close to it, it disapeared
Date: 10/29/2000 1:56:00 PM    I've seen it and its real. I got out and walked all the way to the graveyard from the crossroads. untill my freind started yelling at it and it turned red. I had to turn around and run. Jay
Date: 11/8/2000 10:30:00 AM    Hi. I am a sophomore in Midland, TX going to Lee High
School. I was born in Anson, TX in 1984. I haven't
got to see the lights but my sisters did. They said
that it was waving around like the legend says. Just
in case you don't know the legend, I got on ulrc.com.au
and typed in anson lights in the search. A story should
show up with the legend of the mother and the son.
This report would be better if you added the legend
of the lights.
Date: 1/10/2001 12:03:00 PM    I am a nineteen year old college student originally from Abilene, Texas. I have been out to the Anson lights 4 times since 1998. The lights are definitely real, and usually appear after flashing your headlights three times towards the highway at the notorious intersection by the graveyard. Yes, the light usually does appear white at first, but then turns blue and moves from side to side. If you try to approach it, it will dim and sometimes disappear. It is not someone with a flashlight out there every night waiting on people, and it is no reflection from signs or cars on the highway. It was on unsolved mysteries a number of years ago, and there are several theories about it. No matter how many people come up with their different stories about it, there is definitely something out there in Anson, Texas.
Date: 1/10/2001 12:08:00 PM    I am a nineteen year old college student originally from Abilene, Texas. I have been out to the Anson lights 4 times since 1998. The lights are definitely real, and usually appear after flashing your headlights three times towards the highway at the notorious intersection by the graveyard. Yes, the light usually does appear white at first, but then turns blue and moves from side to side. If you try to approach it, it will dim and sometimes disappear. It is not someone with a flashlight out there every night waiting on people, and it is no reflection from signs or cars on the highway. It was on unsolved mysteries a number of years ago, and there are several theories about it. No matter how many people come up with their different stories about it, there is definitely something out there in Anson, Texas.
Date: 1/13/2001 10:28:00 PM    I'm a high school student from Irving Texas. My buddy's sister goes to college at A.C.U. and I've just returned home from the trip. Yes, the lights are real. To make matters worse his sister and her boyfriend decided to walk from the crossroad up to the lights. As they got closer to the light it just swayed back a forth, and began to return to the grave yard but it paused, then they began hearing wispering. It was almost something they said they heard subconciously. When one questioned the other about the whisper, they then determined it was real. It seemed to get louder so they turned back for the car where my buddy and I were waiting. they looked back and it seemed as if the light was approaching so they ran for the car. They were yelling at the top of their lungs to us but we never knew they were coming until they reached the car. we never heard them. Between the two of us I'm sure we coulda heard something as we waited outside the car. Another strange thing is that the temperature in Anson was 56F, but after we flashed the lights at the crossroad the temperature dropped rapidly. When we stepped out of the car it was considerably colder then it was in town. There is another strange phenomenon that occours no more than a mile from the crossroads. As you face the highway at the crossroads, if you are to take a left and travel that road until it's next cross-street and then take a right, eventually you would find (buried deep in grass) a set of railroad tracks that's underneath the road, but prevailes on either side. If you park the car on the tracks and sit for a sec, when you leave and get out later you will find dozens of little dirty hand prints all over your car. We have photo proof of these prints and we compared them to my friends hand. They are the hands of someone very small..as in age 5 or so. Legend has it that a school bus was hit by the train there after it stalled one day, so the prints are the ghosts of children whom try to push you off the track. Now the car doesn't actually move when you do this, but the prints DO show up. If you put baby powder on the car, the prints will show up as dirt. Check it out.
Matt
Date: 1/21/2001 5:50:00 PM    I am the buddy's sister Matt is talking about. (but matt, me and marc were kidding you about the whispering, that wasn't true, but I do have to admit, that was pretty funny to see your faces! hehe)Anyway, I have seen the light everytime I've been out there...without fail. I've even walked up the road, and as I did, the light started getting further and further until it disappeared into nowhere, but as we turned around, it started coming back. We didn't have a flashlight so there was no way that it saw us. But matt is right about the cold spots, that was REALLY odd. But also, there is another very strange happening right by the light. In the graveyard along that road, there is a cement grave above the ground. I've heard this story before, but didn't believe it...until last night. My boyfriend was in town so me and him and 2 other friends went. When we put our ears on it and knocked....IT KNOCKED BACK! But it wasn't an "echo knock." It knocked back in a COMPLETELY different pattern. Naturally, we all RAN back to the car, locked the doors and sped out of there. Check it out!
Date: 1/21/2001 6:02:00 PM    I am the buddy's sister Matt is talking about. (but matt, me and marc were kidding you about the whispering, that wasn't true, but I do have to admit, that was pretty funny to see your faces! hehe)Anyway, I have seen the light everytime I've been out there...without fail. I've even walked up the road, and as I did, the light started getting further and further until it disappeared into nowhere, but as we turned around, it started coming back. We didn't have a flashlight so there was no way that it saw us. But matt is right about the cold spots, that was REALLY odd. But also, there is another very strange happening right by the light. In the graveyard along that road, there is a cement grave above the ground. I've heard this story before, but didn't believe it...until last night. My boyfriend was in town so me and him and 2 other friends went. When we put our ears on it and knocked....IT KNOCKED BACK! But it wasn't an "echo knock." It knocked back in a COMPLETELY different pattern. Naturally, we all RAN back to the car, locked the doors and sped out of there. Check it out!
Date: 1/22/2001 6:00:00 PM    True story - My son goes to Texas Tech and has gone to Anson with a few friends and witnessed the lights.
Spooky!
Date: 1/30/2001 7:59:00 AM    I live in Anson, Texas, and yes, there is a light. However, it does not get so close to you. It stays very far away. The light is a phenomenon, but it doesn't dance or change colors unless the viewer has been partaking of some spirits himself.
Date: 2/18/2001 9:38:00 AM    Puzzled by the phenomenon, I have visited the Anson light several times. I have tried to photograph it, video tape it, and film it with an 8mm camera, with no real luck. When using the zoop lenses on the camera's, I did determine one thing, the light does not get closer. But, it does get brighter, dimmer, sways from side to side, changes color slightly, and seems to disappear over the hill away from you periodically. It disappears as you get closer to it, but seems to become more visible as you move away from it (away from the crossroads). My solution was simple. Upon my next trip, I brought along a telescope. Through the telescope, I was able to determine exactly what the light is. It is cars on a distant highway. The flat Texas plains allows the light to carry great distances. As the cars go around a curve, and the next one comes, the light moves from side to side. The more cars, the brighter the light gets. No cars, it disappears over the horizon. Take a telescope and see for yourselves. --Clayton
Date: 3/29/2001 10:11:00 AM    It's true! I have been out there a time or two, every time I go out there though, the light never seems to venture towards us, it's like it's scared of US or something. And I thought that maybe it was the lights of the cemetery, because in front of the cemetery there are two bulbed lights, and that maybe it was them reflecting off of something and coming closer and closer, but upon further inspection, the lights of the cemetery are not even bright enough to be seem from the crossroads, nor are the large enough. So what the light is remains a mystery to me, but I love to hear other peoples freaky stories about the light and other weird occurances. These types of things interest me!
~Shayla (Abilene TX)
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Date: 7/29/2001 9:58:00 AM  From Authorid: 12823    Wow. You got a lot of throrough responses. Good story.  
Date: 10/17/2001 7:22:00 PM  From Authorid: 16376    wow thats very strange  
Date: 10/17/2001 7:22:00 PM  From Authorid: 16376    and i agree with Aeruxia you did get alot of good responses to this story =)  
Date: 1/2/2002 7:20:00 PM  From Authorid: 820    Hmm, interesting!  
Date: 7/5/2002 12:03:00 AM  From Authorid: 18516    That sounds really neat!  
Date: 4/11/2003 12:03:00 AM  From Authorid: 19586    Great post and great responses... This is what USM is about..  
Date: 7/1/2005 9:00:00 AM  From Authorid: 51292    O wow very interesting. Ive heard stories similar to this one.. Theres an episode of unsolved Mysteries on "ghost Lights"..Id love to see them sometime..  
Date: 6/14/2006 1:13:00 AM  ( Admin-PK )   no thank you too creepy for me

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