• Joe Perez

Ghostly story of Bailey's Light

It is said that the highway that connects Angleton and West Columbia is haunted by the ghost of one Briton Bailey.



It appears as a bouncing, white ball of light floating about four to six feet off the ground.

According to legend, the ghost, carrying a lantern, roams across the flat land of Brazoria County -It appears as a bouncing, white ball of light floating about four to six feet off the ground.

A large number of folks have seen the phenomenon known as "Bailey's Light."





During the 1800s, Brit Bailey died a natural death. His widow arranged his burial according to her wishes and let out a few of his requests, namely his jug of moonshine. He is said to return every 7 years in search of his jug in the form of a large fireball.

He is even said to have caused a gas well blowout when they drilled too close to his actual grave. His resting place is a little off State 35 between West Columbia and Angleton.



This is and remains a very old haunting, as this area is quite active in the paranormal sense.




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