Here's a little piece of stunning info sent into the Contact Me page this April 1st of 2016 by someone named DEBorah (last name withheld): contact me asap about Brown mountain at doodoo g.mail or 17437922244 or 7409937269 I have pictures to prove a lot. I have images of people missing. it all started at the bridge.
Apparently what DEBorah was referring to was a bridge pic in the first story written on Mists and Moonlight back in 2013 about my Brown Mountain visit. We'll have to assume that the Ms. thought it was a clever cool April Fool's joke. Fair enough. Or maybe she thinks the Brown Mountains Light phenomena is all hooey nonsense in and of itself. If the latter, then maybe she needs to see the following time-lapse video recently taken by two ASU scientists; perhaps she'll see her missing people in what was captured. And then again, more hopefully, she'll think the matter over some more.
Although the lights have often been seen over time, they've only occasionally been preserved on film or video. However, come the night of July 16, 2016, something remarkable happened. A circular light was captured at the same time by two time-lapse digital video cameras located close by the mysterious mountain.
Dr. Daniel Caton and his colleague Lee Hawkins of the physics and astronomy department at ASU were the operators of the cameras. Dr. Caton has sought to secure evidence of the lights phenomena since engaging in a symposium back in 2011 put on by Burke County tourism director Ed Phillips. He achieved his objective brilliantly and it is being seen as a major breakthrough. Folks who have experienced the lights are delighted that a team of scientists have gotten proof. We can well understand why they would be.
This is great because time-lapse video cameras set up on nearby Jonas Ridge had produced no conclusive imagery for the last 5 years and Dr. Caton was considering packing it all in. But good things come to those who wait and reviewing the footage of late night early morning July 16/17 there it was. Dual detection on both cameras in fact. And to quote the scientist: "We've eliminated all the things that are likely man-made natural sources, so we're left with no real explanation other than it's whatever the lights might actually be." Mr. Ed Phillips agrees: " Does this verify the Brown Mountain Lights? I believe it does. Do we have an explanation? No, we don't."
Sincere kudos from The Carolinian's Archives go out to Mr. Phillips, Dr. Caton and his team of researchers.
A father called the show with quite a story, and without going into why, the gentleman came across as the real deal. In other words the host, myself, and certainly many others listening had no doubts about the man's sincerity and reasonable balance. Sometimes you can just tell.
Earlier in 2016 the caller's son, who is a senior at UNC, was riding back home to Asheville from his girlfriend's place in Charlotte. The father explained that the his son is a straight up, no nonsense young man and would never call his parents late at night unless it was extremely important.
As the fellow was about an hour away from home, presumably on I-40, he suddenly saw a strange light right outside his driver's window. Reaching for his cell to maybe capture the light it would seem the son was captured himself, in a sense, that is.
Everything suddenly went blank and the next awareness the lad had was being on Hwy. 64 between Morganton and Lenoir. Little time had passed and he now had an extra two hours to Asheville. He was more upset about this than the missing time, at least initially. On later checking it turned out his awareness came back to him on Hwy. 64 almost directly across from Brown Mountain, 10 miles or so as the crow flies westwards off Hwy. 181.
The father had his own thought on what might have occurred, and yes, it wasn't mundane or some kind of blackout. Although my leaning on what happened is a bit different than what the dad suspects, does it really matter when the mysterious Brown Mountain and its enigmatic lights come out to play? And with this particular incident, just maybe, they did.