I too think the flashlight was used to move around. In her 1997 interview, Patsy stated that the flashlight was kept in a drawer in the wet bar sink-cabinet combination on the first floor near the bottom of the spiral staircase (source: NE book, p. 243 pb). In the 1998 interview, Haney showed her a crime scene picture of this drawer. It was open, the flashlight had obviously been taken out. It looks like the flashlight was used to illuminate the area where Patsy wrote the ransom note. Does anyone remember in which area of the Ramsey home the neighbor saw the strange moving light? Does there exist a picture of the baseball bat found outside the butler kitchen door - the one which had a fiber from the basement carpet on it?