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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.

County Rd. 272, Cloverdale, AL
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.
Seen at night. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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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]

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