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Encyclopedia > Light of Saratoga

The "Light of Saratoga" is a legend located in the Big Thicket of Southeast Texas. This legend of a mysterious light is also known as the "Ghost Road" of Saratoga, and "Bragg Road" by local residents. Located on a dirt road, it is a light that may appear and disappear at random during the dark of night without explanation.

The strange light is often described as changing from yellow to white, and sometimes appearing red as it may approach the observer. Some witnesses have observed that the light will sway back-and-forth, as if someone were carrying a lantern and walking. Another common attribute given to the strange light is it's elusive nature. Some eyewitnesses have attempted to follow or approach the light with no success.

There are different beliefs as far as what the ghostly light could be, such as swamp gas and similar natural occurrences. But the most popular story surrounding this legend is that a railroad worker was killed on tracks that once existed on this dirt road, and that this light is his spirit haunting the area. The Big Thicket is the name of a heavily forested area in Southeast Texas. ... ... Natural gas rig Natural gas (commonly refered to as gas in many countries) is a gaseous fossil fuel consisting primarily of methane. ... The English word spirit comes from the Latin spiritus, meaning breath. ...

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Geography

Located in Texas between Beaumont and Houston, it is a short distance west of Kountze, Texas. The dirt road runs north-south starting at the south end at Saratoga and ending at Bragg Station to the north. Hardin County is the name of several counties in the United States of America: Hardin County, Illinois Hardin County, Iowa Hardin County, Kentucky Hardin County, Ohio Hardin County, Tennessee Hardin County, Texas This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same... Kountze is a city located in Hardin County, Texas. ...


History

The dirt road was once the path of a railroad which was installed by the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway (GCSF) in the early 1900's to supply the new oil industry near Beaumont, Texas. When the industry began to shift its shipping lanes geographically, the company abandoned the railway in 1933 and subsequently, the tracks were removed.
Oil is a generic term for organic liquids that are not miscible with water. ... Flag of Beaumont, Texas Beaumont is a city and county seat of Jefferson County in U.S. state of Texas within the Beaumont—Port Arthur metropolitan area. ...


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See also

For the Doctor Who serial, see Ghost Light A ghost light is any one of many unusual visual phenomena that appear in specific areas around the world. ...

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