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Group Says It Will Find Cause for Brown Mountain Lights

Posted July 2, 2001 5:24 a.m. EDT

— An Asheville group says it will find the source of the mysterious flickers of light that hundreds of people have claimed to see in Western North Carolina.

Joshua Warren heads a group that recently announced it captured the elusive Brown Mountain Lights on tape. The video was shot last November from an overlook north of Morganton.

Members of Warren's group have been camping periodically in the area to find an explanation. They have also started a Web site - w-w-w-dot-brown-mountain-lights-dot-com.

Warren says he welcomes critics of the video. Reviewing it more closely may help lead to an explanation for the lights.

The lights have generated a wide range of theories. The explanations include that they are evidence of the paranormal and aliens. Others believe they may be natural or man-made.