Solve Mystery of Brown Mountain Lights in NC Mountains

Has the mystery of the Brown Mountain Lights finally been solved? A Symposium and field trip seeks answers to natural phenomenon on February 11, 2012 in Morganton, North Carolina. Mysterious, unexplained lights have randomly appeared for centuries along the Brown Mountain range northwest of Morganton. This first-ever symposium near Asheville aims to finally solve the mystery of this strange phenomenon.

Noted author, radio host and paranormal investigator Joshua Warren of Asheville joins Dr. Daniel Caton, professor of physics and astronomy at Appalachian State University, to hopefully uncover a definitive explanation for the famous Brown Mountain Lights.

The symposium is a full-day event, running from 1-10 p.m. It includes dinner and a guided field trip to the Brown Mountain Overlook for nighttime exploration of the lights.

Burke County tourism director Ed Phillips has heard many interesting tales about the lights. So he created this symposium to take a serious – and fun – look at the phenomenon with the two foremost scientific experts on the Brown Mountain Lights.

The symposium takes place from 1-5 p.m. at Morganton City Hall, followed by a 5:30 p.m. catered meal. At 6:30 p.m., attendees will load onto shuttle buses for a field trip up N.C. Highway 181 to the Brown Mountain Overlook for two hours of viewing time.

Cost is $20 per person, and hotel packages are available for out-of-town attendees.

For information or to register for the symposium, call (828) 433-6793, or go online to


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