How good is your appetite for the “paranormal”? If it is a subject that you find intriguing, this post on Aleya Ghost Lights facts is definitely going to grab your attention. Imagine a shimmering display of floating lights right in front of you while you struggle to find your way back to a populated area through the darkness of eerie swamps and marshes! Isn’t that thrilling or perhaps spine chilling? Well, this isn’t really a buildup of a plot for a scary movie but is rather something that has been actually haunting people of Bengal for ages. So, without wasting time any further, let us learn 20 interesting facts about the Ghost Lights and understand the local stories and scientific explanations (if any) about these haunting lights.
Interesting Aleya Ghost Lights Facts: 1-10
1. The swamps and marshes of Bengal have long been haunted by mysterious lights floating around in the darkness. These lights are known as the Aleya Ghost Lights.
2. Despite their typical Bengali name, these ghost lights are not really limited to Bengal. They have been spotted in several other places like the UK, Finland, Estonia, Latvia and others. Similar lights have been spotted in North America, South America and Australia.
3. In Bengal, the associated folklore says that the lights are nothing but the spirits of dead fishermen, who lost their way in those swamps and eventually died.
4. In Bengal, it is said that whoever sees and follows those lights end up meeting their eminent doom.
5. Some say that people don’t really die when they follow the lights but they do become insane and never recover.
6. As mentioned before, the Aleya Ghost Lights are not isolated events. They are actually a part of global occurrences. Similar lights that have been spotted in different parts of the world are known as will-o’-the-wisp.
7. Jack-o’-lantern, hinkypunk, hobby lantern and friar’s lantern are several other names for these mysterious lights.
8. In countries like Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Finland etc. these lights are associated with the folklore of hidden treasure. It is widely believed in these countries that these lights actually mark locations of hidden treasures.
9. In America, these lights are usually associated with ghosts of railroad tracks and roadside workers who were killed on duty because of an accident.
10. Other stories associate the lights with the spirits of stillborn and unbaptized children who constantly travel between hell and heaven.