Just in Time for Halloween: Tech Students Solve Paulding Light Mystery

Cue the bats and spooky music. We are about to delve into one of Michigan’s most alluring mysteries. It’s so alluring, in fact, that it draws a steady stream of pilgrims of the paranormal to the dot-in-the-road town of Paulding all summer long, and into the winter too, just to hang out on the edge of the woods and watch and wait.

They come to catch a glimpse of the Paulding Light, and they are rarely disappointed. The light (or lights; sometimes they come in groups) appears in a valley near Robins Pond Road. It was even featured this year on the SyFy television show “Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files.”

Led by Jeremy Bos, a PhD candidate in electrical engineering, Michigan Tech’s student chapter of SPIE has undertaken a scientific study to determine exactly what the Paulding Light really is.

But will anyone believe them?

To find out more, see Paulding Lights.

Published in Tech Today.