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The Marfa Mystery Lights

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Address: Marfa, TX
Description: Mysterious dancing lights ("ghost lights") in the sky over Marfa after...
Mysterious dancing lights ("ghost lights") in the sky over Marfa after dark.
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Glad we went. Don't think we saw any lights. Except on those are the cars coming down the mountain... Met some cool people enjoyed the beautiful stars that we don't get to see in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Richmond, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We saw the lights in spite of a fairly bright moon. No idea what the lights might be, but this was a comfortable place to wait for them, and we felt lucky to see them.

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Plano, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The viewing center is very nice and it's a fun evening. We thought we saw something once for a moment, but probably not. Take some wine or beer and enjoy the evening. The star gazing is awesome. Who knows?

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Glad we went. Don't think we saw any lights. Except on those are the cars coming down the mountain... Met some cool people enjoyed the beautiful stars that we don't get to see in Houston. Saw a shooting star! Hope to go back and actually see the lights.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Went about 4 am and either I saw over 30 lights or the tequila had residuals effects. Go Go Go on a new moon.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We went out to Marfa to look at the light and some in our party say "yes, they were awesome", and some in our party say "I didn't see anything". I had a great time either way, we went out with family and friends and set up the telescope, as that whole area is great for sky watching because of... More 

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Round Rock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

My husband and I went to the Marfa viewing station knowing that the Marfa lights are not seen every night. There were about 50 people there by sundown. A couple people were pointing at a red light in the distance, which was joined by two white lights. As I was standing there looking at the lights in the distance, a... More 

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Fredericksburg, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

The people giving this a poor rating from their reviews were expecting a wow experience so prevalent in our society. We were so fortunate to visit on a nite of a lot of light activity. Being a geologist, i am not easily fooled by false phenomena, and i found this very intriguing, searching for possible explanations in my mind. The... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Do not make a special trip to see these lights. Definitly a nuthin burger. The only reason I gave it 2 stars was because there is a free viewing platform. If you happen to be in the area anyway, then go see them, otherwise, not worth the trip.

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DFW
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

It definitely is not all that, looks more like someone off in the distance turning their headlights on and off at random. My wife did see a red light sort of fly across in the distance and disappear. Still, I can't help but think it was some people with lanterns or cars moving around. Not impressed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Don't be expecting to see a fireworks show at night. The Marfa Lights are literally just lights. As simple as it may be, witnessing the event is pretty neat. I got pretty excited when I saw my first light out there. Sometimes, the lights zoom across the desert sky and at other times they pop up and slowly fade away.... More 

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Address: Marfa, TX
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Marfa

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