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Later we walked down the tracks and saw the faint orange glow again, but it never got very bright, but it was moving along the tracks. I have no clue what this is, but it's not swamp gas. The friend who took us here said he and his girlfriend had once come here and parked right on the tracks and started to make out. Soon his car was full of bright light, and the light came right at them. It went over the car and down the tracks. Now this I did not witness,
so I can't be sure if this is all the truth, but I have seen the West Point Light.|
Submitted by Old Master
Categories: gas, swamp, glow, road
I grew up and went to school in Richmond, VA graduating in 1964. Most everyone in school had heard about the West Point Boogie Lights as we called them. One night a few of us got together and went to West Point to check it out.
After sitting quietly for a while the light appeared and moved up and down the tracks. At that time (prior 1964) there would be quite a few cars present and only when things were quiet would the light appear, like a lantern moving back and forth on the tracks.
It was also told that someone had hanged themselves from a tree near where the cars would park and there was a rope hanging there but I never heard the story about that, nor saw anything unusual concerning it.
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