As We Search "Legend of the Brown Mountain Lights"

As We Search – Legend of the “Brown Mountain Lights” is inspired by the many ghost stories that have come from the mysterious occurrence of lights on Brown Mountain (Burke County, North Carolina).  These mysterious phenomena appear during evenings in autumn.  Many have seen the lights, but the exact cause remains a mystery.


The origin of the lights has inspired numerous legends.  As We Search – Legend of the “Brown Mountain Lights” focuses on one legend from the 19th century. After a local woman went missing, though murder was suspected, villagers engaged in a search of the mountain.  Having never been found, it is said the search continues and ghostly echoes of the search lights can still be seen on Brown Mountain to this day.

Premiered Tuesday, November 24th 2020 by the Limestone University Wind Ensemble

Gaffney, South Carolina