Gurdon, Arkansas Ghost Sightings
One of my best friends Jimmy lived in Arkadelphia where he played baseball at Henderson State University. He introduced me and our other best friend Billy to the Gurdon light. We went by ourselves in late March.|
We were the only ones out there and we parked up by the road and walked past two railroad trusses. Once we crossed the second one there
was a revival meeting there and a bad storm blew through.
was the light. It bounced from one side of the track to the next.|
It went high into the trees and then down low to the ground. As we watched and awed at the light it would seem to follow us down the track. We all had a weird feeling as we turned our back and it would seem to come closer to us.
Once we passed the second railroad truss it disappeared.
We went many a night and were able to see it a number of times except Halloween. ( I think this was due to the number of people out there) I would not advise you to go around Halloween due to the number of kids, drunks, etc out there.
Find you a good cool night to travel out there when no one else is around and you will see the light! )... Now to
the best part of the story.. The church in Gurdon is real. Jimmy worked for a grocery store there and some friends asked him to tag along one night after work to see this place.|
The legend is that it is an old black church. During the 30s before electricity was in Arkansas this church used lanterns for their services. Supposedly one night there
The preacher had preached his heart out and a little boy came down the aisle for salvation. The storm blew through and knocked all the lanterns out. When they were able to get them relit the preacher was standing there with the little boy's clothes in his hands but there was no little
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