Some ghost reports end with a physical explanation.
This one, for example, provides a convincing — if disappointing — reason for the ghostly lights that appeared in a cemetery in Ireton, Iowa.
I hope the brave investigators slept well that night.
Each Wednesday, I post an actual ghost report from a U.S. newspaper published between 1865 and 1918. You can also hear me read the articles on The Big Séance and the History Goes Bump podcasts — or listen to previously released recordings here.