John, when I was 20 yrs. old I moved to Western South Dakota & it was real cowboy country. I knew old timers that lived in the 1800’s, who talked about seeing ghost riders and they were in the sky. The term ghost riders was a common name among those old people, and everyone knew what it meant. Of course it wasn’t the hollywood type with eyes of fire etc. but more like actual riders.
It could be explained by mirages. There are numerous, credible accounts of mirages that appeared in the sky out there. It’s possible, with the incredibly dry, clear air, that years ago the pollutants we have now didn’t exist, and that could account for mirages being common. Or, who knows, maybe it was something very other dimensional! But, whatever, the ghost riders were credible and a part of the culture back then, and if those old people could hear this song, they would sit up and pay attention!
Got Ghost Riders into my practice and totally LOVE IT! Seem to recall getting shivers the first time that I heard it and it still has that effect on me somewhat. Will fit this one in frequently and sure appreciate getting the words too Have tried to increase my practice time to about at least an hour a day and am very pleasantly surprised. You have a splendid site, sir!