The mystery of Brown Mountain Lights

Near the town of Morganton, North Carolina, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains lies the so-called Brown Mountain. Interestingly, as far back as the early 1900’s, people have observed a ghostly phenomenon in the skies around the mountain that has become known, not coincidentally, as “the Brown Mountain Lights”. However, some of the earliest reports of these ghost lights came from Cherokee and Catawba Indians, but also settlers and Civil War soldiers, and thousands have witnessed the spectacle, which is ongoing to this day. Ghost hunting is a…

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#TodayInHistory – September 30

September 30 – Some important events on this day. 1520 👉🏼 Suleiman the Magnificent succeeds his father Selam I as Ottoman Sultan (rules till 1566) 1659 👉🏼 Peter Stuyvesant of New Netherlands forbids tennis playing during religious services (1st mention of tennis in US) 1791 👉🏼 Mozart’s opera “Magic Flute” premieres in Vienna 1846 👉🏼 Anesthetic ether used for 1st time by American dentist Dr William Morton who extracts a tooth 1862 👉🏼 Prussia Minister President Otto von Bismarck’s delivers his “Blood & Iron” speech 1878 👉🏼 1st Portuguese immigrants…

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