Oklahoma is home to some of the most terrifying tales, urban legends, and haunted places. From one end of the state to the other, there are ghost stories and unexplained phenomena just about everywhere you go. Including dark county roads. Have you ever heard about the mysterious Spooklight Road in N.E. Oklahoma?


In the far, far Northeast corner of the state in Ottawa County near the town of Peoria, Oklahoma you'll find the legendary Spooklight Road. It's been one of the Sooner State's strangest stories and unsolved mysteries for decades. So what is this unexplained and weird spectacle that has become a part of Oklahoma folklore?

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Reports of hovering and flying light orbs have been reported on East 50th Street AKA Spooklight Road in Peoria, OK. since the mid-1800s. The glowing light has been described in many different ways depending on when and who witnessed it. It's said that it appears out of nowhere, hovers about, blinks, and has been seen in various colors, shapes, and sizes. This mysterious light phenomenon is centuries old, maybe older.


Spooklight Road is known by many different names including the Devil's Promenade, the Joplin Spooklight, the Tri-State Spooklight, the Hornet, the Ozark Lights, and many others. It's been researched by scientists and paranormal investigators but so far no one can explain what causes the lights or where they come from.

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Some think it's a supernatural or paranormal phenomenon others think it's more of an alien or UFO-type sighting. Even the Army Corps of Engineers couldn't make sense of it. Needless to say, there are more than a few stories about the mysterious lights and where they came from, most are ghost stories. A lot of people believe it's a lost spirit or spirits trapped here and unable to move on due to how they were killed.


One legend is that it's the guiding spirit of a Native American chief. One tale is of a couple who committed suicide near the site by jumping off a cliff into a creek. Another more gruesome story is of a miner who was decapitated and is searching for his lost head, still clinging to the lantern he was holding when he was killed.

Spooklight Road has been called many things but no matter what you call it, it's strange

It's certainly one of the most bizarre and mysterious happenings in Oklahoma. It's also one of the oldest and longest-running unexplained phenomena in the Sooner State. If you're ever able to head to Peoria, OK. make sure you take a quick trip down East 50th Street and experience the Spooklight Road for yourself.


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