Dover Lights Introduction 1) Have you ever been sitting at home bored looking for something to do? Have you ever wanted to see some paranormal activity that is close to home? 2) Good Morning my name is Micah Thomas 3) Some of you may know the place a) Dover Lights b) I will tell you about i) The history ii) About the spot iii) Encounters 4) I have even had a couple of personal experiences Body 1.
History 1) Spanish Conquistadors buried gold in the Ozarks during the war a) The story behind the lights are the Conquistadors searching for the gold and silver they lost b) Conquistadors are thought to have littered the Ozarks in search of the treasures c) Written reports in the 1800’s of settlers finding deposits of silver d) Homesteaders found large deposits of silver seam ) Dover lights are something that has been around since the early 1800’s e) There are written documents from the 1800’s from settlers f) However most locals say the first real reports were in 1930 i) The Works Projects Administration scoured the hill country for stories ii) Civilian Conservation Corps built the rock wall at the overlook where the lights are most often viewed g) In the 1990’s MysteriousReality.
Com posted the first film footage ever of the lights iii) Lights moving around bluffs and above the creek h) Around 2000 a camper called in emergency crews because he thought a vehicle had driven off one of the bluffs that rim the valley i) In March 2004 Ted Phillips of the Branson, Missouri from the Center for Physical Trace Evidence photographed what he described as intense and odd-colored lights ) In April 2009, a paranormal group filmed the lights iv) At the time of the filming the water levels were at record levels ruling out and human contamination 2. About the spot 1) Located about 17 miles outside of Dover Arkansas heading north on highway 7 a) Down a lonely stretch of dirt road b) Overlooking Big Piney Creek c) CCC overlooking the valley and creek d) No electricity e) No man made light f) National Forest 2) Things to do g) Camping h) Canoeing i) Hiking j) Beautiful Overlook k) Popular party/drinking spot 3.
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Encounters 1) ‘’Lantern floating in the air” is what most people describe the light as a) The lights are the Spaniards lanterns they are using to search for the silver and gold i) If you yell out “we have your treasure” they will sometimes come out and chase up the hill side toward you b) 3 lights all three different colors ii) Red light seen most often iii) Blue light iv) White light 2) Professional sightings c) Have been on several different TV shows v) Discovery’s ghost hunters vi) Arkansas ghost and urban legends ii) Forgotten USA d) All have reported about the same thing viii) 3 lights floating/dancing/racing across the canyon ix)
Some have done day time explorations and say the valley is to dense and steep for some human to be doing it e) Some professional and scientist say that it could be gas being let off x) Used to mine sulfur out of the valley years ago xi) Some say the gas could make the glowing 3) Personal sightings f) I have been to the lights about 30 times xii) Seen them about 10 times g) Seen all three lights 5 times ) Seen just the red twice and seen just the white twice i) Been legitimately scared about 30 times Conclusion 1) You now know the a) History of the lights b) Where they are located c) And what some encounters are 2) No one has solid evidence on what this phenomenon really is d) But it is fun to go out and watch i) Weather you believe in ghost ii) Just want to go hang out and get away from town iii) Its always a fun and exciting adventure e) And if you are feeling really brave go up to the edge and yell “we have your treasure” but get ready to “run like a little girl”
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