Note: For more information about this and other ghost lights, check out my book The True Ghost Stories Archive: Spooklights, available on Amazon in ebook and paperback. Below is a condensed version of the chapter in the book.

Location: Codgell, Georgia

Appearance: White, greenish, or red-orange light, approximately basketball-sized, which may grow larger as it approaches the observer. May pass under or through a vehicle.


  1. The light is said to be that of a railroad worker who was decapitated in an accident.

Other explanations: Perhaps swamp gas, but nothing conclusive was ever decided.

Additional notes: This light appears to be defunct.

Reader Comments:

“I grew up in Clinch County, Georgia. The small town of Cogdell was famous in South Georgia and North Florida for its spooklight. My close friend’s parents owned the only motel in the county and she tells me that she remembers travelers coming to Clinch County specifically to attempt to see the light. This was in the early 1960s.” – Preston, February 2000

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