Marfa Lights – the mysterious light show in west Texas

The Marfa Lights seen from the Marfa Lights Viewing Area at early dawn. The two bright circular white lights are Marfa Lights, probably a few hundred yards away. The leftmost light is due to vehicle headlights traveling north toward Marfa on Route 67 from Presidio.

In 1883, the first official report of the Marfa Lights came out. A Texas homesteader, Robert Ellison, noticed the lights and feared that Indians were attacking his home. After viewing the lights for some time however, it became clear to Mr. Ellison that these mysterious lights were not attacking Indians. These lights danced and flew…

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