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Address: Robbins Pond Road, Paulding, MI

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These type-things are very intriguing - what causes these phenomena? I don't know. It's neat to see the Paulding Lights. There's a sign at the area that gives information about... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 September 2014
Cheri N
Chickamauga, Georgia
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

The myth has been debunked, but standing at the end of a gravel road at night, waiting to see lights, is just fun--plain and simple. The mosquitoes were awful, but my family had an awesome time. It's worth a stop...if you're in the area at nighttime. We also stopped during the day just to check it out. Fun...and very unique.

Thank cheeseheadfamilyof4
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

Local legend says that the ghost of a railroad brakeman haunts the area, carrying his lantern and shining it as a warning light every night. He met his untimely death at the spot where the light appears. It doesn't have to be completely dark to witness this wonder. We were there right at sundown and were able to view it... More 

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New London, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015

Three hour drive and its out in the sticks. Stayed 45 min. and wife got scared so left. Never seen nothing! Went back later for another 1/2 hour and keys out of the car ignition and our lights in vehicle came on and wouldn't go out. We left and seen nothing!

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

This is a fun place to take the kids, as long as they don't scare easily, as well as out-of-town visitors.

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Hazelhurst, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2014

I have been to see the Paulding Light in the dead of Winter when the main road is closed and we had to four wheel in. We wanted to see if you could see the lights when "the tourist season" was over. Within minutes of walking to the main viewing area we saw the lights and continued to see them... More 

Thank LisaSki64
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149 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2014

A reoccurring light of various colors and shades far away over a long grade and valley in Michigan's upper peninsula; probably well explained by a variety of people including grad students from Michigan tech. Full of eeriness and foreboding for those looking for such; otherwise rather pretty. If you've just picked up your Watersmeet Nimrod teeshirt and want to linger... More 

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Allen Park, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2014

My husband thought this was going to be tacky but this was eerie. Gave us both chills. We visited 2 years ago and plan to go back this trip. Don't know how to explain this phenomenon but it was interesting.

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Carroll, Iowa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2014

Even though we had read Michigan Tech's explanation of the Paulding light, it was still worth a trip to see it for ourselves. It actually took us two nights to see it, because it was too foggy the first night. The second night we saw it perfectly, and through our camera's zoom lens we were able to confirm what we... More 

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Chickamauga, Georgia
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77 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2014

These type-things are very intriguing - what causes these phenomena? I don't know. It's neat to see the Paulding Lights. There's a sign at the area that gives information about them. It's a little hard to find the road, so pay attention. It's a good idea to get there in plenty of time (i.e., before dark) to see the lights... More 

Thank Cheri N
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2014

Wasn't sure what to expect when we got to the designated area to see the light. There were a lot of people there waiting to see it, and after sitting there for about 15 minutes to a half hour, we got to see the light. It comes and goes, but turns from red to an amber color, and floats around... More 

Thank Ashlee M

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