Deep in the forests that cover Brown Mountain in North Carolina, a strange occurrence has baffled area scientists and paranormal investigators alike for more than 100 years. The first account of the Brown Mountain Lights was in 1913, when a fisherman reported seeing a mysterious glow just above the horizon. Since then, there have been countless reports of these lights…and numerous scientific studies. Some think it might be reflections from cars or trains, others suspect creatures from space may be involved.
Recently, a team of researchers was filmed by National Geographic as they observed the area in order to not only catch a glimpse of the phenomenon, but also try to figure out its origin.
Not only are the Brown Mountain Lights a local legend, but they have also appeared in several avenues of pop culture, including the bluegrass standard “Brown Mountain Lights,” which has been covered by the likes of Sonny James and Roy Orbison. They were also referred to in an episode of The X-Files.
So where do you think the lights are coming from?