Not too far from my hometown is a small community out in the bush (or "boondocks" as many of you may say) called, 'Bingham'. For almost 200 years it has been known that Bingham has had a paranormal phenomena popularly known as the, 'Bingham Light'. No one as of yet can explain what it really is but there has been numerous folk legends and theories abound to go along with the sightings that witnesses have claimed to have seen over the years.
Having had my own personal encounters with it, I have already shared my accounts in the story titled, 'The Bingham Light' (which can be found in my profile here), so if you haven't read that so far please be sure to check it out now before you continue!
Ok, assuming that you have read that story, I'm going to mention that since my first two encounters of seeing the light in 2010 I have since been out there between 30-40 times (mostly alone), but each time I was only met with disappointment. However, tonight was a different story.
It's a Friday night and I didn't feel like sitting home, but unfortunately there was really nothing else better to do at that particular time so I went riding around town solo just to see what was going on. After dark I decided for the h*ll of it that I would take a ride out to Bingham just to see if I can see this light again by chance.
Around 9:30 PM I arrived at the famous location in front of the huge corn field. I stepped out of the car with a nonchalant feeling that I would just be disappointed as usual, so I just casually called out to the light. For about 10 minutes or so (just an estimate) I stood in the dark yelling loudly out into the distance, hearing my voice echo across the huge field and into the surrounding woods. It was dark and cloudy tonight but there was just enough illumination from the hidden moon behind the clouds to allow you to see the surroundings.
As I stood there peering into the darkness, there were several times when I thought I saw something out in the distance, but I've been there enough times to know by now that the dark can play tricks on your eyes out there, so I just wanted to be sure. I waited for several more minutes as I continued to call the light.
A few minutes later I saw a very soft and pale illumination in the field and then it disappeared. I knew right then that was it. A few seconds later the illumination reappeared moving fast towards me. Being as the light doesn't glow anything around it and is very faint, it managed to get within several yards away from me without me even realizing it. I thought that by going out there so many times that I officially braved up to the light, but upon seeing that my blood just froze and I felt this strong tingle go down my spine. Something just came over me and I said, "Oh s**t!". I couldn't stand the fear any longer as I seen how it was flashing side to side like that. Its movement just overwhelmed me and I took off running to the car and drove off as quick as I could.
All at once I was scared yet happy because I finally seen the light again after so many times over the past few years of trying with no avail. Apart from that though, there really isn't much more that I can add. My sentiments remain the same from the first two times that I saw it, but explaining what it is will always remain a mystery.
Whats up guys!
Tonight I went out to Bingham and ended up staying from about 10PM until 12:30AM. I do have a few videos of me in the area (though not of the light itself) but they were so long that they took up all of the remaining space on my phone, then it eventually quit recording. Sucks. With that said, I'm going to have to manually explain what happened. So here is my update for you all...
To make a VERY long story short, I seen the light twice tonight. After driving back and forth between S. Butler rd and Reedy Springs ct for about 3-4 times, there was another car out there doing the same, but they eventually left and I finally had some peace.
I rode back around to Reedy Springs ct and finally parked for several minutes, calling out to the light all the while. While I was parked and waiting, I saw several things blinking directly ahead of me in the woods on either side and coming towards my direction. I was startled at first but I could tell they were just lightning bugs as there were PLENTY out that night, so I just tried to keep my cool and waited for them to pass me by. After several minutes of me calling the light, I looked to my right at the wooded path down from the crossroads where I was parked and about 30 yrds away I saw a blueish-white light that just swooped down from behind one of the trees, and started to flash side to side and head towards the car. I knew it wasn't a lightning bug this time. This was the Bingham light! The manner in which it came from behind the trees, it really surprised me. It did so as if to say "I got you now". I immediately took off. I'm glad I was already in the car and not out there walking.
I got down the main hwy a good piece, then decided to turn around and go back. I'm not even going to lie, I get some sort of rush off of this thing. I went back down to Reedy Springs ct and made my usual turn around and then sat there in the car parked for what seemed to be about 7 minutes, then I seen the light come down the wooded path again from about the same distance as the first time. It was flashing side to side at a very fast pace and headed directly towards me. I said "Wooooooooo!" then I spun off so fast that I could smell the rubber burning from my tires.
In my last update I was stating that I was confused as to whether or not that red light I saw several months ago when I took a friend out there and recently just a few nights ago was actually the Bingham light or something else. My conclusion is that it definitely was without a doubt. Prior to any of that I have never seen the light turn red as described by many eye witness accounts, but I can definitely confirm it now. For those that don't know, it has been said that the light turns red when angered... Disturbing to say the least. I can now also confirm that the accounts which claimed that the light can be seen up close at the crossroads is also true. From what I gathered on my most recent encounters, you don't see it coming from afar like you would if you were at the field on S. Butler rd. When you are at the crossroads it seems to come out almost right up on you. I would advise anyone going to the crossroads to be extra careful with that thing, especially if you got there on foot. What gives me the chills is thinking back on that night when I was standing out there with my friend, and I seen the red light slowly creeping up to us through the woods at about 20 yrds away. It only walked a few steps before it finally stayed there a few minutes and then disappeared. The whole time I was trying to figure out what it was but I pretty much just brushed it off. My friend never even saw it. I can't believe I let the light get that close to us that night!
Well folks, with all of that said my curiosity with this thing has finally been satisfied. I can now rest easily knowing that I've had more experiences with it. I always heard that once you see the Bingham light you feel that you have to keep going back. So am I still going back for more? D*** right! The fun never stops;-)