Was it during the great trails to Oregon?
this is why you write things down
i do have a pretty spoopy story
So in my family home down in Austria there was this hill (the house is long gone now)
and when my grandfather was a young lad His parents would always talk about this light that would appear over said hill Every night. So basically everyone in the family would talk about it his uncle his cousins everyone. it was never solved what it was. the first time they saw it his father was Riding on horse (this was around 1913) it spooked the horse and so he was flung off the horse and it ran off. buried in that hill is a jar of old money from during WW1. To this day my Grandfather has no idea what that light was.
write it down to make it an accurate tale to tell