Paranormal researcher David Glidden of Noel has co-produced a documentary on spook lights that will be shown at The Flick Theater in Anderson at 7 p.m. Feb. 15.
Spook lights are unexplained lights that appear in locations on a regular basis. The film is called "Into the Light: An Exploration of the Spook Light Phenomena."
Glidden co-produced it, along with Josh Heard of Tabor, Iowa, an author who has filmed five or six documentaries and is a co-owner of Malvern Manor, a haunted location that was featured on TLC's Paranormal Lockdown, Glidden said.
Glidden has been a paranormal researcher for 12 years. He is filming a web series called Haunting History. This is his first feature-length documentary.
He explained the film is an exploration of the legends and lore of places where the spook lights are occurring, people's explanations and trying to document the spook lights themselves. They filmed three locations -- St. Mary's, Iowa; Joplin and the Brown Mountain Lights in North Carolina. They had a fourth location planned in Arkansas but had to cut it out because of time and budget constraints. The film is an hour and a half long.
"The Brown Mountain Lights and the Joplin Lights are the most well known," Glidden said. "It's pretty amazing. I think people are going to like this film."
In January there were two screenings at Route 66 Theater in Webb City, Glidden said. At the first event the theater was nearly full, and at the second one it was nearly halfway full, he said.
"It was a pretty large crowd. I was pretty proud of that," he said.
Glidden will hold a question-and-answer session after the screening in Anderson, he said. Tickets are for sale at eventbrite.com. Go to the site and type in "Into the Light" and it will pull up the dates. Tickets may also be purchased at the box office. The price is $10 per person.
Glidden said one of the little-known facts about the lights is that they happen worldwide with hundreds and hundreds of locations. People attribute them to the paranormal or science or a natural occurrence, he said.
"As far as the paranormal goes, people think of ghosts, UFOs or Sasquatch, but no one really talks about these lights. That's part of the reason we decided to do the film is because no one really talks about these lights. We decided to dig deeper," he said.
He said there are several different explanations and theories about the lights. The film explores the theories and the history but lets the viewer make up his or her own mind.
"Hopefully by the end of it, they'll kind of be in awe," he said. "The people who have come out; it has been kind of nostalgic. A lot of them have gone out to see the spook light. A lot of them really relate to some of the stuff that's in the film. It's a good reason for people to come out."
The film tour ends April 9. Glidden said he and Heard have discussed making a sequel, but for that, they would have to update their passports. He said there is a research facility in Norway where researchers are studying one of these lights. They built their lab right under where it appears.
On Feb. 16, the film will be showing at Comicon in Kansas City.
"I'm looking forward to it," Glidden said.General News on 02/08/2018
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