Cloverdale, Alabama: Cloverdale Spook Lights

Large, yellowish-orange spook lights have frequently been spotted along a mile-long stretch of county road since the early 1970s.
Address:
County Rd. 272, Cloverdale, AL
Directions:
From the crossroads town of Cloverdale, drive southeast on Hwy 157/Cloverdale Rd for one mile, then turn left (east) onto Route 272. From that intersection to about a mile eastward is where the lights are seen, usually from sunset until midnight. They travel west-east or east-west, paralleling the road.
Hours:
Seen at night.
RA Rates:
Worth a Detour
Save to My Sights

Visitor Tips and News About Cloverdale Spook Lights

Reports and tips from RoadsideAmerica.com visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

Active Spook Light Area

Near Cloverdale, Alabama there is an area where large yellowish-orange spook lights can be seen on an almost routine basis. They have been seen in this area since the early 1970s by hundreds of witnesses. These spook lights are large -- about eight feet in diameter, and some have been seen to float 2-3 feet from the ground in grassy fields, and others are seen much higher -- several hundreds of feet above the ground.

They suddenly appear and disappear and are in sight from a few seconds to several minutes. The area is accessible to the public and they are awesome to watch.

[wyatt cox, 09/19/2007]

Nearby Offbeat Places

World's Longest Memorial to a Woman or an IndianWorld's Longest Memorial to a Woman or an Indian, Florence, AL - 4 mi.
Forks of Cypress Plantation RuinsForks of Cypress Plantation Ruins, Florence, AL - 6 mi.
Live Lions on College CampusLive Lions on College Campus, Florence, AL - 10 mi.
In the region:
Home of 911 - Historic Red Phone, Haleyville, AL - 49 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

September 20, 2017

My Sights

My Sights

Map and Plan Your Own Roadside Adventure

Try My Sights

Roadside America app
Roadside Presidents app

Alabama Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

As We Are: The Ultimate Selfie Machine, Columbus, Ohio (Sep 18-24, 2017)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings

Sightings. Arrives without warning. Leaves no burn marks. A free newsletter from RoadsideAmerica.com. Subscribe now!
RoadsideAmerica.com Hotel & Motel Finder

Special online rates for hotels & motels.

Nearby Hotels and Motels, Cloverdale, Alabama

Nightly rates found:

Book Online Now