The Singular Fortean Society was contacted recently by Georgia resident Paula Adams, who wished to report an anomalous glowing orb seen by her and her daughter one Sunday night.
The sighting took place 12 years ago on their property in Douglasville, described by Adams as a wooded area with a pasture, at around 9 p.m.
She and her daughter, Hannah, were pulling up to their house when they saw a “white globe with a nice, gentle glow” seemingly perched on a tree branch about 15 feet off the ground along their driveway.
They stopped for a moment to observe the mysterious orb, which appeared stationary.
Adams said that neither of them felt intimidated by the object, so they proceeded to drive by it up to the house and haven’t seen it since.
“In the Okefenokee Swamp in Georgia, the residents have seen these for years,” Adams said of the mysterious light. “They refer to them as ‘Jack-O-Lanterns.'”
Douglasville, part of the Atlanta Metro Area, is roughly 300 miles northwest of Okefenokee Swamp.
Okefenokee Swamp is known for a variety of paranormal phenomena from hauntings to timeslips.
In subsequent correspondence with investigator Tobias Wayland, Adams explained that the object was the approximate shape and color of the moon, although it was smooth and featureless, and said that it couldn’t have been a misidentification of the Earth’s actual moon because this was a wooded area, and the sky was not clearly visible.
She estimated the size of the orb as “maybe two and a half feet.”
Adams said that she and her daughter observed the glowing orb for “five minutes or so” as they proceeded up the driveway, during which time they experienced only curiosity at what the object might be.
“We did not freak out,” Adams said. “There were no unusual occurrences of any kind after the sighting, and we never saw it again. I actually forgot about it until I read [one of your articles].”
Sightings of mysterious glowing orbs are relatively common and are sometimes associated with a variety of anomalous phenomena including ghosts, aliens, and bigfoot and other cryptids.
Earlier this year, North Carolina man Christopher Bledsoe recounted a series of encounters with seemingly intelligent glowing orbs to British tabloid the Daily Mail.
In addition, a man in Indiana near the Prairie Creek Reservoir has spoken to The Singular Fortean Society about a series of glowing orb sightings that span from 1981 to 2020 which could be related to winged humanoid sightings in the area.
And last year, The Singular Fortean Society was contacted by Shane Taylor, 44, who wished to report an encounter with a multitude of seemingly friendly orange orbs he’d had on Christmas Eve of 2014.