What to know
The Gurdon Light is an unexplained supernatural light based on local folklore. It occurs in a wooded area by railroad tracks, appears to observers as a light or lights hovering in the air and has been featured on the TV show Unsolved Mysteries. It has been described as being blue, green, white or orange and seems to be bobbing around as if on a cord. Its location varies within a select geographic area and witnesses have described it appearing at various times of the day or night. According to legend, the light originates from a lantern of a railroad worker who was killed when he fell into the path of a train. The man's head was separated from his body and never found. The light people see comes from his lantern as he searches for his head.
Gurdon, AR 71743