The Hornet Spooklight

The Hornet Spooklight, Quapaw: Address, The Hornet Spooklight Review: 5/5

The Hornet Spooklight
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Must see sight for Route 66 travelers in NE Oklahoma
Jul. 2017 • Couples
This is a free attraction that can only be seen at night in a remote area of NE Oklahoma, but it is worth a lot more than you paid for it. So, what if it has now been rationally explained? It is still a must-see stop. On Spooklight Road, aka E50 Road between Joplin, Missouri, and Quapaw, Oklahoma, as you drive west on the high side of the road, you will see round ball of light appear like an apparition levitating above the ground.

There is lore that it was seen by people in the early 19th century. However, in recent years, experts were able to conjure this up at will, and here is the secret. Spooklight road is lined up across the river and I-44 with Route 66, as it enters Quapaw. Route 66 is just higher elevated by enough for car lights to illuminate a couple miles to the high spot on E50. You cannot hear the cars from that far away, but the light comes through like an ethereal ghost ball. If you take friends there, don't let them in on the secret, and they will be totally shocked and think they are seeing the paranormal. Even if you know the secret, it is still fun, and we stop there again and again when getting our kicks on Route 66.
Written 21 June 2018
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