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Brag Light

Sour Lake, Texas

In this thicket, it is said that a man was decapitated by a passing train, and ever since then has been searching for his lost head. He is reported to be seen in the form of a light, which is most often seen during hazy nights. Also, it has been reported that the lights follows cars at various times.

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Paula says:

October 13, 2005, 5:38 pm

Where is this at?

bresha says:

October 25, 2005, 8:32 pm

now thats what you call scary if i would have saw that i would have screamed my brains out

uslala says:

November 7, 2005, 3:20 pm

what a pile of poo!

Julia says:

November 24, 2005, 3:59 pm

Decapitated by a passing…TRAIN? Wouldn’t that kind of…take more than his head? How do you lose your head to a train without losing anything else? Just wondering…

Summer Davis says:

January 2, 2006, 2:56 pm

I live close to this light. So one night i went with my father,my two sisters, his girl friend, and her daughter. we didn’t see anything at first, but then it came toward us, a shining light. sometimes hazy, then bright, every one in the car screamed, except for me, i watced intentley, i wanted to learn. Then we went a second time, with one of dad’s other girl friends and her daughter. we did’nt see anything at first, for maybe 30 minutes to an Hour. Then as we were leaving, the light came from the oppposite direction than it normally did! my father got out of the car…i was extremeley frightened. as soon as he saw it we sped off and left. Oh, here is an answer for Julia….(more elaboration on the story) there used to be a train in that thicket, and the train got stuck one day, so the man got out to help them, he stuck his head underneath the wheel to fix the problem, by the time he stuck his head under, SLICE!, it was too late. the train had already started moving,and the rest, is history…

Bryan says:

January 5, 2006, 11:39 am

Nah ! its totaly for real ! I live 30 minutes from Brags road ,in Liberty TX. ive been there plenty of times. The town called Kountz TX.So the way we do it is first drive about a mile or so down the dirt road until you cant see the hwy behind you anymore, its always best to go late at night lets say around midnight, turn your headlights off your radio off and just be quiet and wait, if nothing happens creep a little ways more down the road and chill but dont turn your lights on. Ive been there numerous times with my friend because its such a rush.Most of my experiences have been that the light will seem to chase you or follow close behind and in an instant it will shoot straight for the truck , never close enough to do any harm, or it will disappear and come back, off and on. You just have to be patient with it . Yeah these are just words but the experience …….truly breathtaking and definently an adrenalin pumper. I remember every one of my encounters vividly . I highly recommend a visit to Brags road to anyone, and if anyone wants to know how to get there or even wants someone w/ experience to show them Im always more than happy to scare the hell outta someone ! eyes_2_theblind@yahoo.com

Mark says:

February 8, 2006, 6:32 pm

Hey man,
Me and my friend drove down to Bragg road and got there about 2:45 in the morning and we were all spooked and ready and had the video camera ready and stuff and Mike, well, he was all scared right? And me well, I was my normal ol’ ghost fighting steady and always ready self you know and anyways Mike was all freaked out and stuff and we drove down that ol’ road and it was spooky and everything but we didn’t see anything man. It was a bummer, it was all spooky and the road was muddy and slippery and I was nervous because I didn’t want to break down on no “ghost road” right? But mostly I was worried that if we had broke down that maybe some freaked out local deliverance type local yahoos woood try and butt rap us or something like that! Mike would probably give up the booty but not me man! Anyways, you just have to get to Highway 787 and 770 and turn onto 787 right outside Saratoga and in like 5 minutes you’ll come to a road and sign that reads “Ghost Road Scenic route” or some stuff like that and take a left onto it but make sure you bring someone alot braver than my friend Mike cuz him wining the whole time made me sick! Also, he was all worried about the wildman of the big thicket and stuff and bigfoot and ghosts and leprechauns, etc….. Just a real weiny!
Later,
Peace out

keisha ringland says:

February 16, 2006, 8:34 pm

are you guys really serious???? did that really happen??? if it did i would love to see his ghost!!!

brian says:

February 17, 2006, 6:15 pm

yea it’s just the swamp gass amnd lighting bugs that is why the light dissapears and comes back in diffrent places

gonzo says:

February 21, 2006, 11:27 pm

I actually went to this road, and i was up to date with the story bein a old train track, and the conductor was lookin for his head with his lantern, and we went down this road, and we actually saw a light behind us, but when we started backin up to it, it went away, so all the girls we had started screaming so we left, butits their n true

Autumn says:

March 4, 2006, 1:41 am

I was just wondering if i could get directions from anyone from Kountze. If so email me at Stbwornella@yahoo.com

Ann says:

March 6, 2006, 7:12 pm

The Bragg light is a true occurrance. I have seen it but the story I heard is that a railroad conductor’s family was killed. When he found out he committed suicide but his ghost is still looking for his family’s killer. The light is red and white; sometimes faint a lot of times it’s bright; it came right up to the back of our car and we were scared to death.
There is also some electromagnetic thing going on with the road because it is a flat road yet we could feel our car coasting forward and backward at different times even thought the engine was off and the car was in park. Most everybody in Kountze knows how to get to the Bragg light.

Ashley says:

March 9, 2006, 5:49 pm

I’ve also been there, and that’s no swampgass OR fireflys. If you haven’t seen it then how the heck do u know? It’s actually pretty scary.

Janine says:

April 1, 2006, 3:00 pm

Silly, how silly! We have been there several times and never seen anything but a bunch of cars and drunks acting like idiots! Why doesn’t someone talk to the people that actually live on that road? I am sure there would be a lot of info from these good folks!

Bonnie B says:

April 25, 2006, 2:15 pm

I grew up on braggs road. It is a really weird light that pops out while your in your car. You can see it……you start driving down this road, and there are all kinds or trees coving the road *REALLY TRIPPY*, go late at night when it’s dark, you should see the light, turn your head lights off tho…and bring a few flashlights cuz usually there is mud on “ghost road”. There have also been claims that there is a cult living out there…now I don’t know of anyhting about this, Personally, but if you search “Saratoga, Tx. – Bragg Road” You will see all kinds of people saying how they’ve been down there and seen weird people, tents, I’ve even heard of “pot farmers”, and strange U-hauls being parked off the roads down there, hrmmm ???Also, you should be able to find directions usuing that same search, And other stuff… Braggs road is the perfect place to go burn one and have a good time….bring cameras too! :) Dont get stuck! this is totally for real..and NO ONE has been able to explain this phenomina….

Dave says:

April 25, 2006, 5:37 pm

The Saratoga-Bragg Light is located approx 7 miles northwest of Honey Island Texas on FM 1293. That is the Bragg end of the road. Turn left on Bragg Road, which is a narrow dirt road. Bragg Road is very straight and level, as it was built on the bed of railroad spur. The surrounding lands belong to timber companies, so the piney woods near the road have been cut several times. Oaks and hickory trees line the road, leaving an overhead canopy of limbs that make the nights extra dark.
I have seen the Bragg Light several times, and it is always a rush. The best way is to go on moonless nights (any night will do, but less light makes it easier to see). Park and keep quiet and stay watchful. Usually the light starts as a small blob, like a car far away, and grows to the point you can see it casting shadows in the trees by the road. I have seen it blink out suddenly, or fade away and reappear further along the road.
The road has been a special attraction for dating couples for years, cant’ imagine why! A photo of the light can be found in the October 1974 National Geographic page 528.
A family friend died on Halloween Night on the road around 1978 or ’79. He, his wife, and a small dog went down Bragg Road for kicks and ended up getting stuck in the mud. He had an injured leg, so she left him and the pup and walked out to the highway to get help. It was a chilly night, so he left the car running. Bad idea. He and the dog both died from carbon monoxide poisoning. RIP buddy.

Andrew Graves says:

May 23, 2006, 8:03 pm

Ok, my name is andrew and i’m 17 and a resident of silsbee texas, 15 minutes from saratoga…i have been to bragg light 2 times and the first time never saw anything, so i figured it was bogus…the second time we went right before our graduation with a group of 11 and we saw the light as soon as we pulled onto the road and saw it 6 other times while driving down the 8 mile road. It was orange the whole way down the road and we got it on a friends camera on his phone…we had heard that you’re not suppose to film it for some reason, so after we filmed it and it showed up again it was red…i kid you not it was the scariest thing i’ve ever seen, there are a couple houses down that road but my friends have said that the people look like the people off the movie wrong turn, inbred and freaky as hell…this is no joke bragg road is a true legend, and is just a long straight dirt road that leads from 1 highway to another. I never believed the story until i seen it for myself. I have heard it was swamp gas (methane gas) and the light doesn’t just show disappear after it appears, you will see it for a couple seconds or for a couple minutes, but the light doesn’t just show go away like car lights or something, it fades out and then disappears…it really is freaky, if you have any question you can email me at trojanmanof06@yahoo.com it really is a sight to see!!

Pam says:

May 30, 2006, 11:09 pm

I went down Brags road Saturday May 27 2006 with my husband niece daughter and her boyfriend we didnt see anything at first so we went a little further with lights out then we seen the light we couldnt explain what waas going on so we turned around on a road and started to leave when we was driving out slow with the windows down we herd branches cracking like someone was in the woods next to the road we herd this from both sides this is a sand road no branches was touching my truck and no branches on the road it sounded as if someone or something was following us in the woods,it was 12:00 at night this is for real I kid you not so in July when we return home for vaction in Hardin we will return to Brags road maybe we want be as scared I am 36 my husband is 41

Boudicca says:

May 31, 2006, 3:35 pm

I have been down Bragg road several times and did see the light once. The light was at the far end of the road near the existing train tracks. It was very white with a light violet color emanating from the middle. It hovered near the train tracks for quite some time. The real puzzler is the cemetery located near Bragg road. As someone else was driving, I am not exactly sure of the location, but I have visited it. There is a tombstone in the cemetery which faces a different direction from the rest. I did see this tombstone located next to an old, vine-covered tree, but was pretty scared and left quickly.
I was told it was the grave of a lady thought to be a witch, thus her tombstone was placed in that direction. Can anyone else provide more insight about the cemetery story? I also heard from a friend that he was knocked unconscious while in the cemetery and his car would not start…

back off! says:

June 2, 2006, 1:47 pm

like uslala said, WHAT A PILE OF ****

Mel says:

June 19, 2006, 7:10 pm

I live near the ghost road and I’ve been down there with my friends since I was 12. When I was younger, I saw the light come at us from behind when we were in the car. It got really close and then vanished. We looked in front of us and there it was. It scared me to death! The light may be white or sometimes red. Today, I can go and it’s scary just because you are out in the MIDDLE OF THE WOODS at night. Thet say that the light is fog gases. I believe that it’s just car lights from each end of the road. That is why they get closer and disappears because the road curves. There are many stories. Which do you believe?

Snake says:

July 6, 2006, 10:40 am

Perhaps the man was deaf and dropped something on the tracks, and when he bent over to pick it up, the train zoomed by and took his head off! Actually, I agree with Julia. I think the train would have took more than his head. Then again, I guess that’s possible. Maybe he was sleeping with his head on the track and the train came by and squashed it.

Brianna Bustos says:

July 21, 2006, 3:41 am

i just luv how u actually u!sumbody who ACTUALLY Gets the story rite but 1 thing,the lite doesnt follow cars.

Christina says:

August 14, 2006, 11:01 pm

Actually, the Bragg light story is true! My dad lived in Kountze for several years. We decided to drive out there one night around 11:30pm. We turned off our lights and crept slowly down the road. We didn’t see anything at first and we almost gave up. But about half way through, we saw the light. It seemed to get brighter then it would dim. Almost like a very bright candle flame. We were both really freaked out! But we still kept creeping along in the truck trying to get closer. Unfortunatly, we never could get any closer and finally toward the end of the road it disappeared. My father is a religious guy who doesn’t believe in the ghost mumbo jumbo, but still to this day he gets chills talking about it. Its definatly worth checking out!

Big Bill says:

August 22, 2006, 6:33 pm

i am poop

Janet says:

August 24, 2006, 5:12 pm

I along with my fiancee and his grandmother went down the road one night .At first there was nothing but as we went along a light began to follow us and it would get closer then fall back.There was no explanation for this light but it happened almost the whole length of the 8 mile stretch.
It is not a joke or a story it really happened.

Vicki says:

August 29, 2006, 11:08 am

Sorry, but your stories are RETARDED! man really come on, atleast try and make your stories a little more interesting
Sorry!

Vicki says:

September 11, 2006, 11:09 am

yup! im back and ur stories are still suptid! u need help writting your stories, I mean they have good ideas but you need more details!k!
DUCEZ!

tori baxter says:

September 11, 2006, 11:46 am

ive never been to braglight but my bro has if anyones from portaurther or austin could maybe e-mail and give me directions cus my bro is a bum nugget and wont give them to me i think i know how to get to saratogo maybe… lol thanx

jessica says:

October 2, 2006, 4:33 pm

man you call that scary that is not even scary man it is dumb

beee says:

October 2, 2006, 10:55 pm

I went and saw the Bragg light, It’s about 30 minutes North of Beaumont. I was very doubtful, and just talking it off. Once we got to the light I would hardly get out of the car. It’s extremely creepy, and its just a faint light til u drive towards it. It blinks and moves. It’s insane and scared the **** out of me.

megan says:

October 3, 2006, 6:11 pm

OMG! About the cult thing you were talking about, I’ve been out there about 4 or 5 times a few years back & most nights we never saw anything(no light). But the 5th time we went we experienced the car moving thing while it was turned off and in park. It started going foward & so we freaked out and turned back to leave and as we were driving out there was like 4 black pickup trucks parked along side the road with like no one at all in sight we were sooo freaked out! I lived in Dayton at the time. It’s not too far a drive from there. I love this place & want to go back so badly but I moved. I heard the road is paved now. Is that true??

Tonia Duvall says:

October 11, 2006, 3:18 pm

I have been to Bragg light road. It really is their. My Dad, two cousins, and a few friends went. When we went it was still a sand road. You did not have to have the lights on to see the sides of the road. I went with an open mind. I wanted to see if it was true all the stories I had heard. I grew up in Tarkington. My sister-in-laws live in Batson not far from the road. When we went there were lots of cars and trucks there. The were all over the place. I was in the back of the pickup when we saw the light. It was lightly swinging back and forth like someone carring a oil burning lamp. It got closer and closer. The closer it got the brighter it got. It did not stop it went right through the truck we were in. It really freaked me out. I am not easy to scare. This did scare me. I wanted out of there and home. I would like to go back and see it again. Call me crazy or what ever but if you don’t see it for yourself you will never believe. You can say it is not there but until you get brave enough to go and check it out then you will never know. You should not judge just because you do not believe. SO WHAT ARE YOU A FRAIDY CAT OR WHAT? GO SEE IT. You will not be disappointed. As for the story about what happened it is true. If I found anything that can prove it I will post how you can find that information about it.

Erin A.K.A. E.R. says:

October 19, 2006, 11:15 pm

Now thats sssssssssscccccccccccccaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrryyyyyyyy

ashley says:

October 24, 2006, 3:41 pm

first off…the light is outside of saratoga and second it is the most awesome place to be in the middle of the night!!

Brittany says:

October 28, 2006, 11:05 am

that story is so old my uncle use to tell us that so we wouldnt go out side after dark i think its bullshit

jessica Hernandez says:

November 3, 2006, 4:07 pm

it sounds like a storie my grandmother told me when i was little but this happen in mexico not in texas!!!1

jessica Hernandez says:

November 3, 2006, 4:07 pm

it sounds like a storie my grandmother told me when i was little but this happen in mexico not in texas!!!1

amanda says:

November 26, 2006, 10:45 pm

i live about 15 min from this road and me and about 9 other people was goin to bragg road and i didnt not believe in the whole wheres my head story but we was drivin down this road at about 11:45 at night and we was sittin in back of a explorer and we was all bunched up and well about 3 min down the road we was all talkin and and poeple in the front was all tellin us these lil scary stories about bragg road and well i thought they were full of **** but like i looked back to talk to a friend a i see a red light but i wasnt sure the next thing i did was look at a friend from across from me and we stared screamin and freakin out and well the person that was drivin STOPED and started backin up and we was sorta freakin out by that time and well the light dissapeared and well im pretty sure we was all freakin out by that time well the light appered about 4 more times and we got to the end of the road and we was gonna go to the grave yard and well its about 20 min down the other road and well we stopped exacly on the rail road and well we stayed there for about 20 min and we went to the grave yard we had no light except for a camra and a couple lighters well we went all lookin at the graves and well we wasnt scared at all so we wonted to go look at the graves and we had no lights so we got in the truck well theres only one way to go in so me and 3 other pple walked bak to the gate and walked over to where the head lights are and the other pple took off so all we had was a lil bitty ole lighter and we was all freakin out and seein dark figures so we all got away from all the graves and by this one tree and layed down in the grave yard and all of a sudden we heard a bunch of lil kids scream and we was all preety much ready to go home and we stared runnin and fallin over graves and we couldnt find the way out it was really scarry so for all yall who think its not realy GO FOR YOUR SELF and see who get scarred

Lorie says:

December 1, 2006, 12:09 am

When I was still in high school, a groups of friends of mine drove out to Brags Road to see this light everyone kept talking about. The car died and would not start we got out the car to see what was wrong with the car. We had been checking under the hood, when all of a sudden we see this gas light comming towards us we started screaming and all the girls jumped in the car. The light passed and the car started and we sped out of their as fast we possibly could. I don’t know what that was but, I won’t go back there again.

Ann says:

December 2, 2006, 2:54 pm

Who would look for a head???

Jody Carter says:

December 3, 2006, 9:00 am

Let me tell you about this light, the only scary thing is the long litttle dirt road you have to drive on. I have been there years ago and the only thing that scared me was all the other teenagers there drinking and playing pranks on everyone. I never saw the swamp-gas light. I was always told you sit on the rail road tracks turn off you lights and looks down the track. Its all bull s

Laura says:

December 27, 2006, 11:58 am

I live about an hour from the Bragg Rd. and yea the light is scary and all, but ya’ll are leaving out the school bus full of children that was hit by a train on the other side of the highway. I know, I know, people are reading this and thinking “OMG.. not another stupid story”, but you can really look this up in the newspaper archives. Back in the 1940’s Bragg Road was a very populated road (not so much anymore… obviously). After school one day a school bus with some children and teenagers home. They were crossing over the railroad tracks when the bus suddenly stalled. The worst part was a train was barreling down the tracks at them (this was before rail-road crossing signs). The bus driver tried to get the children off but, not all of them made it off. I think it was about 7 of the children that died from the impact. Now, my point was, if you go to the spot of the accident and put your car in neutral on the tracks (they are no longer running trains down there anymore), and sit and wait, your car will be “pushed” off of the tracks. Or if you park your car beside the tracks and put some baby powder or soft dirt on your trunk, sit for about 15 min and get out, there will be little hand prints on your car from the children. Now, I know that this sounds silly, but three other people did both of these things and I have the pictures to prove it!! I unfortunately can’t post these pictures on here but I am telling you this is for real!!

Janice says:

December 30, 2006, 11:11 am

cool I’m gonna go there, I’ve heard of Sour lake and we live in Texas so it shouldn’t be hard to find, man I’ve always wanted to experience something like that. well that’s cool.

Janice says:

December 30, 2006, 11:17 am

Yeah Laura I’ve been to those tracks and what your sayin’ in your comment is true, true, true. I’ve tried it both ways and they both work perfectly. so um is this in San Antonio? cuz all o ya seem to be talking about the tracks and it’s here in San Antonio but I thought that it said above that the lights were in Sour lake, ummm…..u guys I’m confused someone explain to me.

Laura says:

January 3, 2007, 10:58 am

Well Janice, the brag lights are not in San Antonio and they are not in Sour Lake, (I don’t know why they have Sour Lake down). They are in Saratoga, Texas which is about 30 minutes from Sour Lake. Both cities are very small but I guess Sour Lake is bigger…lol!

Trish says:

January 3, 2007, 7:31 pm

Hey Y’all,
My name is Trish…I live about 30 minutes away from Bragg Road. As a matter of fact, my boyfriend Malcom, my friend Jacob, and my friend Charity, went to this road last night. We knew that we would see it, because we had all already been there before and saw it. We were on the road for about 30 minutes probably, and it appeared right behind us. At first, it was just a dim light, but then it started turning red and then would dissapear. Now I dont know about y’all but headlights and taillights dont fade off change colors like that, you know. But as far as I know, its true, and I belive it because I saw it. So thats my story!:-)
Thanks,
Trish

DBABY says:

January 30, 2007, 4:27 pm

OMG THAT IS SO COOL I WOULD LOVE TO VISTED THAT PLACE SO I CAN SEE IF ITS TRUE EVEN THOUGH I NO ITS NOT BUT ITS BEST TO SEE IT TO BELEAVE LOL!!!!!!!!!!! IM OUT THIS CAMP……

heather says:

March 1, 2007, 4:09 pm

Bragg light is in Saratoga, Texas I have been there so many times its not even funny….. have I seen the light lol a couple of times pretty creepy stuff even worse when u are in the back of a truck

debra says:

March 2, 2007, 2:35 am

I have been to the Saratoga-Bragg light Rd which they have renamed Ghost Light Rd. We went around 8:30 in the evening before the local teens in pickups start showing up. At first the light shows up faint in the distance and gets bigger and brighter as it gets closer then fades out. There is thick woods on either side and nothing but a staight dirt road for 8 miles. As we were heading south a large light as big as a mack truck came out of the woods to our left in front of us and came right at us. I thought it was going to hit us but it just went off to the right and disappeared. There was no roads for anthing to turn off onto. As we were heading back the light appeared again and this time it chased us. As we picked up speed so did the light. This really freaked us out. It finally gave up the chase when another car showed up. This is a great place to visit if you want to find some excitement and scare a few freinds.

cameo says:

March 9, 2007, 6:57 pm

Hey, awesomely cool dudes

wow i would love to see that.
Never heard of it before.

judy goodwin says:

August 1, 2007, 5:07 pm

just wanted to say that I have lived for the last 50 years within 30 miles of the Bragg light and every thing you hear is true about that light and its appearances. However, there seems to be some confusion here.
In reference to Lauras testimony here on this forum, her story is great BUT the Bragg Light of Saratoga Texas has nothing at all to do with the school bus accident which took place at a place called THE TRACKS near San Antonio Texas. That story also is true . I have also been to the tracks many times. and was doing the baby powder test for prints of the children back in 1966 , 20 years before the story first aired in the mid 1980s on Unsolved Mysteries

hannah says:

August 2, 2007, 11:39 pm

I’ve been there! we are also going back with a couple of friends. we went there late one night. it was a clear cold night and we just turned our lights and engine off and just parked. for a long time nothing happened, then we saw this little light ahead of us. so i got out and took a picture. in the picture you can see a little light ahead of me. then 2 seconds later i took another picture and the light was alot closer and there was this fog also in the picture. there was no fog that night and yet it was in the picture. we couldnt explain it. so we went down a little further and it got a little closer and then all of a sudden, it dissapeared.
it was soo cool and creepy at the same time. I LOVED IT! i cant wait to go back!

Nicole says:

August 12, 2007, 11:57 pm

Okay, I am going to be relocating to TX here in the next 6 months. I am going to visit this “ghost road” and report on my findings. I hope this will clear up the “not true” and “true” debate we have going on here. I say if you don’t think it is true, why not see for yourself!

brooke says:

September 18, 2007, 6:02 pm

I have been to that place before. I am orgianlly from southeast texas now living in Round rock, TX. My parents went when they were kids, I went too. When I got married my husband also went as well. Its true there have been people out there to discover what it is;but unexplained. My story is the road is a dirt road with trees on either side thick very thick with a railroad that runs next to it…well the road starts off running near a well traveled road, and at first the “light” usually is someones headlight..but when you go about 1mile down the dark road. By the way the road is only big enough for 1 car to go down…In my rear view mirror I see a light which looks like a car with one headlight.. so I thing nothing of it,, then it gets closer and brighter. So we turn off the car get out not me but my husband does,, and the light goes away it is now in front of the car bright as can be,,, he gets back in it goes away. So the road seems to last forever I am going about 30mph down the road to see how far I have to go. THe “light” is right next to the car in the woods same speed with the car, when we stop it stops, so forth. It is supposed to be some sord of gas, but I didnt know “gas” follows you, it would move from left to right. Thats my story of it..

Kimberly says:

September 21, 2007, 11:30 am

I know it sounds wierd, but it happens. This has been documented on several shows as “Unexplained” but believe until you go see for your self. Its there.

shannon says:

October 5, 2007, 11:23 am

I got scared by a trian. I went out there with my e-husban and a friend. They told me there was no more train that ran tere but I heard and seen it.

Jessica Williams says:

October 6, 2007, 1:06 am

Yes people this story is true! I’m not positive about the children (though I have heard that before), But the lights do appear. And for the record, Bragg Rd is in Saratoga. My grandoarents live 2 miles past Bragg! Mostly, now, the police are waiting at the end of Bragg to catch teenagers causing trouble.

Samantha says:

October 17, 2007, 6:48 pm

I live 20 minutes from bragg road and have gone well over 30 times. We dont always see the light but most of the time we do! It is very creepy and it is even better to get out and walk down the straight as hell long road! Oh and i also wonder why it says It is in Sour Lake b/c it’s not!

Court n Chels says:

November 21, 2007, 3:12 pm

Me and my friend Chelsea went last night with a group of our friends from our high school. At first we thought it was b.s. because one of the guys was tellin us bout how he went and all this and he was so scared. So we said we would walk down it. Well little did we know how long it was or that it WAS real. So we planned to go Last night. AS soon we turned on the road. We saw it behind us. It was green but then turned white. Sometimes we would see it in the trees or in front or behind us. It was really freaky. We didn’t go as far as the railroad tracks though cause the stupid guys wanted to “mess” with him. So we turned around at the end and went back down it… and once again there it was… it followed us and didn’t disappear once til the very end, all it did was flicker. Well then at the very end we were on the high way. It turned really really bright. So bright you could see the rays coming off of it. We thought they were headlgihts. But there was only one and it never got father away or got closer.. it stayed in one spot. So we backed up to it to see if it was a car. But it stayed a single light. At the end we turned around and shined our headlights on it.. it got real dim. If you turn you headlights off it gets real bright… we took off on the highway. And it DID follow us, for at LEAST 3-5 minutes. It was freaky. If you don’t believe it you should check it out for yourself. It’s a great experience and a lot of fun. You do have to be quiet and turn your lights off though. Trust US you’ll see it.

Good Luck!
Court n Chels.

slipknot says:

November 22, 2007, 12:52 am

ben says hi.

Cara says:

November 28, 2007, 10:15 am

My dad, my sister, and I went to Bragg road last night, (a tuesday night). It was easy to find, because we came from 1293 and just turned off the road on the left that had a huge reflective sign. It was funny because we were all getting spooked except my brave sister, but we turned in and immediately started feeling like this was a bad idea. The thrill of it all was almost unbearable. It is the perfect place for a ghost to hang out; even the highway was almost completely empty at 8:00pm. The road was very creepy and the trees were all leaning in towards it, and everytime we would see a glint of light from a beer can or piece of trash in a tree we would freak out. So it felt like a very long drive because we were so scared and anticipatory of a ghost light. After we passed the tourist signs we talked my dad into stopping and turning the headlights out. He reluctantly agreed. The moon was almost completely full, but it was lower down on the horizon so when we saw it, of course it scared us at first. However, it did not aid in lighting the road any. Now we only stopped for about a minute at a time because we are truly scaredy cats, but we did not see anything but car head and taillights. We knew they were that because we passed a truck from that direction. Then we went further down and decided to turn around. I am not sure how far down we were, but we did not go down to the last 8 mile stretch. But we did stop, facing 1293 where we had come, and watched the furthest away for any light. We did see a whiteish orange light, too far away to tell if it was an orb, streak from the trees across the road to the other side into the woods. Now I want to ask anyone who has been close to the light, should we have gone down further? Because I know that the train track is all the way down the road. Please let me know if my experience may have been an encounter, and if there are better times of the year to go and see the light. Next time we go, we will be brave enough to go all the way down the road and wait in our dark car for the light. Also, I would like to know if the light has ever gotten close enough for anyone to reach out and touch it, or is it a faster moving light, like the one I saw. We also thought that maybe we saw just a car passing on the highway, but the highway was so far off compared to the light. I don’t think we could have seen the highway from there.

YO MOMMA says:

December 11, 2007, 5:21 pm

Why is it called the brag light is it because the light brags to people or what?

P.S Big Bill yes yo momma told me you were born on a pile of sh*t ooooooooohhhhhhhhhweeeeeeeeeeee

jagkjhgha says:

January 18, 2008, 10:44 pm

THAT ***** REAL.
ive seen it.

Veronica says:

February 1, 2008, 1:08 am

Here’s to all the rude people making comments about the Brag Light not being true….Take your “unscared” happy ungoing bottoms down to brag light first before you start being rude about it….Go check it out for your selfs……….

Lee says:

February 16, 2008, 7:01 pm

Its Waxahachie, not WaxahaTchie

jennifer says:

February 27, 2008, 5:29 pm

I have also been there I saw the light.It did freak me out but I didn’t stay long enough to see if it would get bigger,or chase me. As soon as I saw IT I left rather quickly. I don’t know if it is truely a haunted road but I’ve heard alot of stories.I personly think people are going out there messed up and just seeing things that simply do not happen. I’ll tell you why because all that it is a reflection of car lights off of gas that is up from the ground. Because anyone that lives in that area knows there are alot of oil riggs around there. So you people quit smoken that ****; and stop going out to see it when you all messed up. You’ll sound like a smater person when you all sober up.

natasha... Sour lake, TX says:

March 8, 2008, 8:11 am

i am from sour lake tx we usta go down brag light for birthdays and halloween and partys and stuff there is nothing out there…. some times you can catcha glimps of wat you may thing is the light but it has always just been another car out lookin for the same thing you are…. nopw if you wnt scary then go to the old down brag well if it is still standing we usta go out there you can here noises in the hight and some times people have even seen a glow that would stand before them and then disappear with out a trace go check it out if you have never been it worth the funn….

scott says:

March 13, 2008, 3:44 am

people i have lived down this road there is no ghost and no man wondering around looking for his head.There is not even or has there ever been a train track near this road. and as for as the lights people see is car lights going by on the road beside this road. so this road is not haunted. At the time this all came about the town needed money so they spreaded this **** so it would bring tourist so the town could make money as of today the town is dead and the so called light you dont see anymore so dont waste your time going to try and see it. It wont be there

Tay says:

March 16, 2008, 8:29 pm

are you sure it’s not somebodies headlights

Melissa van Niekerk says:

March 30, 2008, 5:30 am

Hi, I’m from South Africa and we have loads of ghosts. If anybody is interested in a few ghost stories you can email me at tongringdrummer@gmail.com

Michael says:

April 5, 2008, 5:04 pm

For all these people saying yall have lived down here yall must not seen it are scared to belive it cause last night me and my friends april 4 2008 went down it and we got so far down the road not much from where you turn in and it started glowing from the back of our truck and it took us like to or tree times to get use to it then we got out and it came so close then glows out and the thing about taping it its true if you tape it it will turn red and blink but yeah its still there all you got to do is drive slow and when you see it kill your vehicle and turn out all the lights and you will see it and i dont belive its car headlights cause i havent never seen none those colors

Donna says:

April 10, 2008, 4:34 pm

It is called The Saratoga Light not the Brag light. It is in Saratoga, Texas near Romayor, texas

Jennifer says:

April 10, 2008, 11:42 pm

I went out there last night. We got to the road and were parked in the clearing right around 4am. Of course the three of us are really scared at this point. We sat there for probably a minute and then this small red light appeared in the middle of the road the way we came from. One of my friends reached for her camera and as soon as she got it ready it just dissapeared. She put it away and we thought it would be gone for good but it came back! It didn;t come towards us like we had heard it would but honestly I probably would have had a heart attack if it did. It just stayed back and looked like it was floating in water or something. That road is amazing! If you don’t think its true just go out there.

barbara says:

June 15, 2008, 11:44 pm

ok for all you folks that do not think this is real are crazy with a cap C this is as real as it gets i am 31 from hardin county lived in kountze and silsbe all my life and this light is so true its will still get you going after thousnads of trips there it does me i have seen the light and it freaks me out still to this day so for ya folks who dont think its real come on down to the brag and get ya onlooks for yaself lol then you can come back and post your stories if ya never been done knock it just find out for ya self less ya a chicken lol check it out its a must for the real ghost lovers pc National georaphic has been to this bragroad and they have never said what they think it is cuz its not somthing you can say cuz ya just dont know so bring it on and get ya some

kimberly eaves says:

July 17, 2008, 1:04 am

One night I went out with my friend’s….To my suprise we found the light on the old rail road track! We grew close to it and I was really scared! We found other teens having a party! Only an urban ledgan! SORRY!No ghost no light except a bon-fire! From there to Saratoga. Even played hide N Seek in the woods!Fun story though. Went back a few times!

Anthony Cashmere says:

July 17, 2008, 5:58 am

Everyone,
The Ghost Light of Bragg Road is a true and real supernatural phenomena. I have been to Bragg Road several times and the light always comes to me. I challeged it and it strobed me. It knows when I am on that road and I know when it manifests itself. People whom say that the light does not exist, are wrong.
All you have to do is park on the side of the road and you will not have too long to wait and the light will come calling on you. It is a very frightening experience. I call Bragg Road, the scariest place in Texas!! Beware of the light, it will scare you because it feeds on your fear!!

Happy Haunting!!!

Anthony

Shelby says:

July 28, 2008, 2:24 am

Im realated to the man who got decapitated. Creepy huh?? I highly recommend everyone should go down Bragg Road atleast once in their lifetime…I go every chance I get because I like the rush of the moment, scary but exciting!!

Becca says:

August 21, 2008, 9:03 pm

A group of us go down bragg road on saturday night alot… we go sometimes on 4 wheelers which is alot of fun… our group ranges from 56 to 12 … we have seen the light several times… the one thing I want to know is about the cememtary that is further down the road…the one with the witch… is this the one they call the Sutton Cemetary… we went out there during the day and did not see a witchs grave… it was a very peaceful place…with lots of old family grave sites… could someone please tell me is we are at the right place are is there another one…on that same road….

Ryan says:

October 14, 2008, 7:22 pm

I’ve lived in Sour Lake for most of my life and have gone to this place looking for this “ghost light” a few times…take it from me.. dont waste your time

kirstie says:

October 18, 2008, 12:38 pm

there is also a mexican graveyard out there.

kirstie says:

October 18, 2008, 12:50 pm

one time my brother,his wife,my cousin, and his girlfriend were out there and my brother got walked down the road about twenty feet away from his truck and saw it he said it look like the train crossing lights but they changing colors from red, white, yellow, and blue for about five minutes the the lights got brighter and then stopped then two minutes later he was about 30 feet away from the truck and thats when it started to chase him no lie.my cousin was in the back freakin out and so was his girlfriend.i’ve been out there and there’s a lot of stories like the onne bout the kids in the car and gettin stuck and if you hear the train then you will probably see it and right when we drove up and opened the door we heared it.i’m goin back next week and i cant wait

Joy Brown says:

January 3, 2009, 10:34 am

I live in Humble, Texas and want very much to visit Bragg Road. But I have no idea how to get there! Please, if anyone can help, send directions to my email RME_brat@yahoo.com Put “Bragg Road Directions” in the subject line please. Thanks so much!

Kimma says:

February 7, 2009, 10:38 pm

I used to live in kountze Texas, its only a few miles from bragg and its totally freaky…well it used to be, but now ppl have moved onto the road so its more lit up…but not that much. Anyway, the light changes colors (supposedly if it gets mad its red (and it does turn red) and it turns white when its calm) and when you make alot of noise it gets closer to you to see what you are and if you posess the mans head. and if your car is dusty when you go there, after you leave there will be baby hand prints on your car from the spirit of the baby that was trown from the train and into the river (the road is right next to rail road tracks) and died.
There are some creepy stories with the road, but the light is real, we used to go all the time to see if we could see a ghost or if something would happen. however, the light is not always visible. Some nights you cant see it, but others you can. whether or not u believe the story of the headless man, Just know that the light itself is real, I have seen it and so has hundred others

Andrew says:

March 19, 2009, 2:52 pm

I’ve been there it was gay we didnt see anything. But the road is perfectly straight for 8 miles it has a tunneling effect so it looks and feels like you are moving but your not

Lexi says:

June 29, 2009, 4:19 pm

I’ve been down brags road many times.
I live in Liberty, not too far from it.
When me, my friend, her brother and another friend went down there, we seen the light. Infront of us and an orange one behind us. Our friends even claimed to see diffrent lights in the forest.
There is houses down Brag Road.
(read on the sign, before you enter brag road)
One is supposed to be the house of a woman claimed to be a witch, who died, many years ago.
She luered, innocent children, into her home and no one ever saw them again.
I’ve seen the graves. They are a few small ones and one bigger one facing the opposite direction.
I’ve also been told, that some people hear children laughing, or screaming, when they were in the cemetary.
I don’t find the Brag Road story scary.
I think the witch one is horrible.
D:

Twyla Moore says:

July 17, 2009, 1:53 pm

Back in 1971 or ’72, I lived in Beaumont. I was in my late 20’s and visiting an older friend (50’s or so) when we read an article in the paper about the Sour Lake light. That evening, she, my former husband, her husband, their son, his wife and two small children all piled into their station wagon and headed out to see the mysterious light. I must say here that I never expected to see anything and we all laughed and joked about it the whole ride over to Bragg Road. We were still laughing when one of the children asked what we were looking for and someone answered a light. The child said, “Like the one behind us?” Sure enough, behind us was a dim white light seemingly following us down the road. It stopped when we stopped, then became brighter and changed to a reddish color. Then it sort of rushed up behind the car in the middle of the road and turned a bluish-white and instantly fell back to the place where we had first seen it. That light followed us at a distance and then flying up to nearly hitting us for at least 2 miles and then appeared in front of us doing the same maneuvers. We had stopped laughing. Not much was said on the way home. We got flashlights and 2 spotlights and went straight back in 2 cars. The women and children stayed at the main highway and flashed the spotlight at the men who would stop every quarter mile and flash back. We lost track of them pretty quickly and they reported that they didn’t see anything that time. I did not sleep soundly for a long time wondering what I had seen. It bothers me still which is why I checked out this website. Even though everyone in our little expedition saw the light, I was wondering if anyone else had ever seen it. Appears they have!

Tina Fey says:

August 1, 2009, 7:59 pm

er, if the train hit him, how would it take only his head? Why the he!! would a train pass through a thicket anyway? If it was a hazy night, then couldn’t it be a car on an adjacent road? And what is with the bull that it follows cars? cuz yea, if i was hit by a train i would take all my spirit anger out on cars and freak the ppl out in them.

Tyler D says:

August 5, 2009, 6:57 pm

Ok, this is for ALL the people who say its not real or its fake. How the H*** do you know? Have You Been Down The Road? I say, if u are one of the people who say its bull, Get your butt out of the house and look. If you dont see it, fine, if you do, great. There are only certain times of night when u see it.
***
I’ve never been down the road, but i wanna go soooo bad.

Tabatha says:

August 24, 2009, 4:06 pm

I have been down Bragg Road many times and have never seen the so called light. I heard the story when I was a child but never believed it. The story goes he was inspecting a train car and it rolled ahead decapitating the man. He know roams the road, which was the old railroad, with his lantern looking for his head. So the light everyone says they’ve seen is not the man but his lantern…that is if the story is true.

jls says:

September 11, 2009, 11:27 pm

okay guys, the bragg light… I’ve seen this. If you do research on the net you will find out about 5 other ghost lights, the maco light, the gurdon lights, the early lights, and the lights in brooklet georgia. 3 of these have the same story of an engineer losing his head, like the saratoga story, however a common theme amongst these lights is they are located near a swamp or a marshy area and a train track, duh….you might want to look all this up before you want to cave into a ghost light. Yes, I know the light dissappears if you run up to it or chase it, even if you watch it for 5 mins, it always vanishes. But most likely this is fox fire or just methane burning off from some leaves.

jls says:

September 12, 2009, 1:18 am

I never saw any houses out there I saw a lumber office, I went 4 miles down by the end by the school. How close are they to the actual road. And the story about the baby hand prints are from a school bus accident in san antonio….here are some more ghost light links from other states that involves a headless engineer and a swampy, or wet and marshy area.

http://www.poortown.com/fronts/120frontpage

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/22356/the_gurdon_light_in_arkansas.html?cat=27

http://www.kitgentry.com/spooklights_maco.html

Jason says:

September 14, 2009, 12:14 am

I have been down this road and seen the light. Scared the **** out of my friend Ryan. He wont go back.

reba says:

October 9, 2009, 1:04 pm

dude it was like wierd man i was about to go to sleep and then i heard knocking in the front door, so i went to open it and it was some scary lookin guy, and i was scared cuz he looked scary but then i turned the light on and the guy hit me and said your it so then i chased him and then i told the cops about him and they just said “hey this scary looking guy is scary and is scaring people…….ooh noooooo……i knooooooooow………

Nikki says:

October 13, 2009, 7:24 pm

It is true…But its not in Sour Lake…Its in Honey Island, Texas Past Kountze, Texas. Ive been there many times have seen the light. I dont know why they put Sour Lake.

TAMMIE says:

November 2, 2009, 2:51 pm

I HAVE BEEN THERE, MY AUNT LIVES CLOSE BY. I HAD WENT WITH MY X AND SOME OF OUR FRIENDS. WE ALL GOT OUT OF OUR VEHICLES AND WE WOULD LOOK DOWN THE DIRT ROAD , AT FIRST WE DIDNT SEE IT THEN IN THE DISTANCE WE SAW A LIGHT AND IT APPEARED TO BE GOING FROM SIDE TO SIDE.. ITS WAS REALLY COOL , WHEN WE ALL GOT LOUD IT WOULD DISAPPEAR BUT COME BACK AS WE ALL GOT QUITE. AT FIRST WE THOUGHT IT HAD BEEN A CAR BUT WE WOULD OF SEEN 2 LIGHTS NOT THE 1. AND WE WATCHED IT FOR A GOOD WHILE AND IF IT HAD BEEN A CAR IT WOULD OF REACHED US BY THAT TIME.. I PLAN ON GOING BACK SOON WITH MY HUSBAND AND SOME FRIENDS.. WE WENT OVER BY THE TRACKS BUT NEVER SAW ANYTHING THERE. MY HUSBAND AND I LOVE GHOST HUNTING SO OUR NEXT VISIT WILL BE FUN. =)

TAMMIE says:

November 2, 2009, 3:40 pm

WHERE DID THEY GET SOUR LAKE FROM… IVE ALWAYS CALLED IT SARATOGA LIGHTS.. IF YOU LOOK UP ON THE INTERNET THIS IS WHAT IT SAYS “The “Light of Saratoga” is a legend located in the Big Thicket of Southeast Texas. This legend of a mysterious light is also known as the “Ghost Road” of Saratoga, the “Saratoga Light”, and “Bragg Road Ghost Light” by local residents. Located on a dirt road, it is a light that may appear and disappear at random during the dark of night without explanation.” SO IM STILL TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHERE SOUR LAKE CAME FROM…

kelli says:

November 21, 2009, 3:53 am

this is for real. it is not caused by gases. unsolved mysteries and national geographic both did documentaries on it and it cannot be explained. i have been going there since 1982..and still go..the light does appear and will chase your car but that is it. sometimes it dances around in the road then shoots towards you very fast and disappears. if you doubt this..go see for yourself. it does not always come out tho. i have been many times and seen nothing. other times it was undeniable. it really is an unexplianable and hey.. i don’t have to convince you, i know what’s up. i am from that area… all my life. it has been going on i don’t now how many years.

believer says:

November 21, 2009, 5:23 am

Guys, it’s foxfire, methane that comes off decaying material. The area is real marshy and wet like most of the thicket is. It doesn’t have to be near a swamp the area is in prime condition particularly the road, the tree’s provide quiet a theater with it’s darkness for the gas to reflect off. Ask any geologist.

paul says:

March 15, 2010, 2:26 am

i grew up in silsbee,right near kountze.
we had our family reunion at honey island every year.
the night of the reunion some of the adults would take us kids to the bragg light and tell us all the stories, etc, etc.
it was always scary as hell, saw some lights occasionally, coulda been car lights, gas, who knows.
always had things hit the car in the dark, when we’d get home there would be human handprints in the dust on the outside of the car.
scared, freaky stuff every time.
fast forward ten years or so, now i’m of driving age.
it seems that the older kids always got to go to bragg light an hour or so ahead of the group with the younger kids. they’d park out on the main road and go on up bragg light rd and hide.
once we pulled in they were always there in ambush and they’d sneak out and hit the car, scare the hell out of the kids, and keep the story going.
so whether it was true or not, who knows.
but it was fun scaring the younger kids in the family.
this was all from about 1980-1991, so it was still unpaved, unlit, and no sign with “ghost road” or whatever they call it now.
it’s just the bragg light.

oh, there was a sign someways down the road that was handpainted with “sausage” written on it. so we always told the younger kids there was a cannibal family ala TX Chainsaw Massacre to spice up the spookiness.

anyways, it was always fun and scary, who cares if it’s real or not.

dee says:

March 23, 2010, 1:30 am

hay me my sis and some of my frindes went and we say the light but we had to go 5 miles in and my sis was mad we did not tell her we were going there but we saw the light and it was fun it chaced us for a little while but went a way but we heard train and it was behind us there is no more train tracks the light was not so bad the train was and this was last night so friday we are going back and we are going to film it hopfaly so i had fun but it is something evrey one should do

Rachel says:

October 7, 2010, 2:04 pm

My husband and I went up to Bragg Rd a couple of weeks ago. We went around 8:30-9:00. It was a week night so there was no one else on the road for a little while. We live about an hour from the road, but I had always wanted to see it since my husband told me about it. We had talked to friends and they said to ride with all the lights off really slowly down the road and keep an eye out for the light. Well, we kept seeing this light behind us that would stay for a little while and then would disappear. We thought it was other cars on the road passing Bragg Rd but were later told that that was the light. It never got close, just stayed way back behind us and would appear, get brighter, then dimmer, then disappear. It felt a little creepy and I thought it was pretty weird for people to live along the road, (can anyone say crazy?) but for most of the drive, it was kind of peaceful. Then we saw a light in front of us and we thought that might be the light, but it turned out to be a car coming the other direction. I’d like to go out there again later at night and see if I can see it some more, but I’m not scared at all. Some things in this world, we just cannot explain, and maybe that’s the way it’s supposed to be.

freda says:

October 31, 2010, 9:33 pm

my uncle told us his story where, years ago he worked near the area and had to pass by the track regularly during the night! He would see the actual headless man, in an all white suit, he told me and brothers,that the tall black man, (a headless figure in all white) was on one side of the track with it’s head down in a crouch like position, jumps across the track very high up in the air, and a second jump over a huge ditch that runs along side the ditch, then ran across the street where he was watching and stopped when it got on the other side of the street, turned the body in the direction of my uncle and headed quickly into the woods, it stood in front of.

My Uncle is a very strong, fearless man, who recalls that moment exactly the same to whomever inquires, he also told us about a bright light he would often see, he described it as a bright lantern like, floating in the air that disappears! After reading the Story today, I know now why he saw the things he did!

Taylor says:

January 19, 2011, 2:36 pm

I live in Saratoga. We go to Bragg Road all the time. Every time I go, I start at the FM 787 side because I live on that side. What you do is turn your lights off at the beginning of the road and drive slowly all the way down. Just keep your eyes open for any lights. Also, there are usually other cars driving down the road,and sometimes their headlights can be mistaken for the light. But if, as you continue towards the light, it stays in one ball and doesn’t split into two (headlights), then this is the light. All the times I’ve been and seen it, it has never gotten past the front of my car. It is never beside you, in the woods. If you see it, you will see it in the middle of the road. When you come out at FM 1293, go straight and there is a set of railroad tracks. People just play on those, you know the classic legend of the kids that will push your car off for you if it turns off? Well, there is no Saratoga story like that, but people still play on the tracks. Also, if you go all the way down, to the 1293 side, you can turn right and go down that highway until you see another dirt road, then turn down it and keep going until you come to a graveyard. Somewhere in the graveyard is the Witch’s Grave, but every time you go the headstone is moved a different way. The story says that the people of Thicket and Saratoga hung this witch and buried her body in the graveyard. There are alot of headstones and it’s really dark, but you can find her. I’ve seen the headstone a few times and every time it is moved a different way. Scary stuff. But take it from a person who has lived in Saratoga her whole life, the light is real!

Angela says:

January 25, 2011, 11:57 pm

I have been to this road many times. there have been a few times we saw nothing and my grandpa always said it was swamp gas. It has crossed my mind that it could be car lights from other cars. But the thing is many times it faded from white to yellow to red. For those of you who think it’s just a silly story, I double dog dare you to go and actually cuss out the light. We went one night in high school and were dissappointed about not seeing anything so we start yelling in the middle of the road, we got your head and other stupid stuf and it all of sudden turned red and moved fast and I still get chills about that night and we got in the truck and sped off two were in the back of the truck and it got right up to the tailgate red and they were screaming to get the “hell” out of there and we went as fast as we could. Another time we had to pee and crossed a fence and in the field and did our business and the light came slowly and white this time and I don’t think we even finished but it was so close and moved like a being not gas. it follows it chases and it changes.

Mark Sevier says:

June 3, 2011, 12:11 am

At least TRY to get it right. The light is most often called the Saratoga Light, sometimes the Bragg Road Ghost Light. Bragg has a double G. It’s near Saratoga, not Sour Lake. I have cruised Bragg Road by day and night, dozens of times. The light takes several forms; I’ve seen an intense blue-white light, like a mercury-vapor searchlight; it’s sometimes a tiny red or white light that weaves back and forth across the road, sometimes for four or five minutes before sailing off into the sky; some have reported a huge ball of eerie red light the size of a Jeep chasing their car. I have not personally seen the red light. Two people whom I trust reported seeing a beast resembling a hairy wild man. But the tale of the missing head is purely apocryphal. No one here in Hardin County believes that.

Mark Sevier says:

June 3, 2011, 12:23 am

Boudicca, I know of several cemeteries in the vicinity. I’d check this one for you if you could give me more info to find the right one.
I don’t know if we can exchange email adresses on this site.

meg says:

August 23, 2011, 9:23 am

I have traveled down this road before. Although my experience is quite different. My two friends and I made a special, late night hour and a half drive out to investigate the sightings we had heard so much about. Much to our dismay the directions we had aquired off the internet were confusing, so of course we got lost. Really lost. I’m not sure how it happened but all of a sudden we passed this small road that went to the right with a wooden sign out beside it. I whipped the car around to go back and see what the sign had said. Well, sure enough that was it! The famous road of the ghost light. We slowly drove down the old road. It was so dark, and the trees and brush were so overgrown, you could hear scratching on the doors. We were absolutely alone out there. My two friends were already freaked out due to the stressful trip and being lost out in the middle of nowhere. Then it happened,about a 1/4 mile down Bragg’s road. I saw it first in the rear view mirror. A soft orange glow appeared. I looked back and alerted my friends. There it was getting bigger as if it were moving towards us.It was just big and orange and glowing. It didn’t move except for the illusion if it coming closer. We were in shock. I turned around and looked in the rear view again and it was gone, then back out the window and it was there again. It was so unreal. I couldn’t explain it if I tried. I will never forget that trip. and how we were lost and confused and tired, yet we mysteriously found the road without trying. As well as an awesome experience traveling down it.

Been There says:

September 28, 2011, 3:49 pm

I have been here. It’s all a hoax. there is a camp site right off this road for hunters. And during Halloween (when everyone likes to go) its hunting season or they are getting their feeders ready. The guys walk around with lanterns to try to scare people. Heck we ever got board there and pulled off the road into the camp and grabbed our phones and when a car passed lit them up and people would actually scream!! The “light” we thought we saw was just the car in front of us but way down the road so the light looked hazy as everyone decribes. The only truth in this story is the road you drive down did used to be a railroad.

Mark says:

November 13, 2011, 11:03 am

Definitively NOT a hoax … went, saw, came home

Greg says:

January 2, 2013, 4:59 pm

Yep… real. Saw it, myself, or I would also be a skeptic. Scariest thing I have ever witnessed. Stayed in the center of the road behind me. Looked like it was up in the trees at times… because I could see branches in front of it. I agree with people that described it as looking like a big round halogen light. Scary… must go see.

Lige menard says:

May 2, 2014, 11:13 am

It’s not fake I’ve been there and have seen it up close it’s real it may not be a ghost it could be when u look at a light from far away and cross your eyes and iit looks blurry well that’s what I think-lige menard bunaisd Texas

Mark says:

July 6, 2014, 11:11 pm

Been their 4 to 5 times, seen it, not scared of it and have photographed it. Website with my pics: http://braggroadpics.blogspot.com/ You do get schoolkids in daddys truck trying to fool you now and again so avoid school holidays and friday, saturday and sundays. Best time to go is late at night on a weeknight and winter, the nigt I took the pics it was raining. Take a good flahlight as shining it towards it will instantly reveal if its a car or note. It chases your car, fades in and out, does all those things people are describing. Enjoy! It’s your best chance to see something unexplainable.

PowerOfSuggestion says:

January 6, 2015, 5:09 am

The light is completely natural phenomenon. Nothing scary about headlights. The Bigfoot that roam the area are another story. Yes, it’s true. They’ve kept pace with cars off to the side,screamed, crossed the road, come up and hit cars, growled, pushed trees down…It’s not a joke. They’re real and dangerous.

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