Throughout the Linville Gorge Wilderness, an expansive and well-preserved tract of rugged woodland between the cities of Linville and Morganton, North Carolina, stories detailing encounters with strange “ghost lights” have persisted for decades. Dubbed by locals as “The Brown Mountain Lights,” the strange illuminations were named for a long, flat

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Author: Micah Hanks

Micah Hanks is a writer, researcher, and podcaster. His interests include areas of history, science, archaeology, philosophy, and the study of anomalous phenomena in nature. He can be reached at

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