D E S C R I P T I O N
Usually, the Brown Mountain Lights are balls of illumination that either flare up from one location, or move, as a group, through the trees. Some report them flying into the air above the ridge, as well. They appear most actively on the side of the ridge, though lights have been seen throughout the general area. They often change from red to white, most always turning white when they flare most brightly. However, they’ve reportedly been seen as blue, green, yellow or orange lights, as well. On average, a single “ball” lasts 6-10 seconds in duration before vanishing. However, they can last a minute or more, especially when they join and move around the ridge.
The lights shine as bright as stars, sometimes even swelling to the size and brightness of the moon. Their behavior is largely unpredictable. One orb of light can divide into several, the smaller ones then eventually combining to form a large one again. They might ooze around the trees and drift over the ridge, dwindle and fade away, or simply wink and vanish.
Those who see them cherish the spectacular and ghostly display.
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