“She can see a luminous glow coming from between the trees and the undergrowth itself. Before she can make out the origin of the mysterious light it disappears” (The Forest Dark, Screenplay, August 2015, page 81)
There is a popular myth around the world about false lights that a sailor warns the captain about people occasionally luring ships into underwater threats, thus causing a wreck.
We find such traps also in the mountains or in the forest: In “Ghost Lights” I mentioned examples of “foolish lights misleading the wanderer from his way”
Normally, the purpose of a beacon of light is either to guide you or it could be also a warning signal. Sometimes we don’t know if it is a warning, and we need to follow the light. How should we know? We have to get closer if we want to find out.
I can’t tell too much about the story in my movie project (in order to avoid any spoilers) but the light in the forest is one of the things where imagination met reality.
In places like Witch Mountains the foolish lights happen more often. The lights appear where the border between reality and unreality is indistinct. It may be that the forest in this mountains has moved somewhere that is like another dimension.
We’ve seen from very real encounters in our world that it’s hard to distinct if the creators of the lights have positive intentions or if it is indeed a trap: Sometimes a fire in the sky promises a miracle, sometimes there is a deadly blinding light in the forest as the dangerous lights in Brazil and Romania.
Perhaps the light orbs and ghost lights are like the beams of some invisible lighthouse in the forest sending a message we still need to understand.
I am convinced that there are places on Earth which work light lighthouses attracting sensible people. For example cult sites with strong tellurian forces can play a huge variety of tricks upon us. Maybe some people who disappeared in the forest “followed the light”.
What we need to ask is: who is the machinist in this lighthouse and what’s his intention? Is he more like the “people luring ships into underwater threats” or is he kind of a guardian angel?