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The Marfa Mystery Lights

Marfa, TX
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Ranked #5 of 11 attractions in Marfa
Type: Mysterious Sites
Description: Mysterious dancing lights ("ghost lights") in the sky over Marfa after dark.
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Kingwood, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We got there yesterday about 10:45pm. At first we were not sure what we were looking for. My husband had our binoculars and was watching a certain area. He ruled out a few but then we saw a light it reminded us of the flicker of a campfire. First it was a single, then there was two, they were too... More

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Austin, Texas
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5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

As most people- I believe I saw something, but I don't really know what I saw... if anything. The night cool and the stars were plentiful however. Please be courteous to others and keep your voice down.

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Austin, Texas
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We were staying in the motel just outside town. We, my boyfriend and i, headed out to the viewing sight. Had no idea what to expect. I was driving. My boyfriend noticed lights, which at the time resembled a motorcycle, behind us. He told me to take a look for some reason he thought they looked strange. But, i didn't... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Well, that was disappointing... but kind of expected, I should say. I really wanted to see some kind of lights, misterious or not :) but unfortunately, nothing was there to be seen. beautiful desert, cool breeze that night, 20+ people at the viewing spot, but no lights were to be seen that night. Maybe some other time, but living far... More

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Anybody who says these are car headlights or campfires has NOT seen the lights. They certainly look like UFO activity or more likely some atmospheric phenomenon. Very bizarre and worth checking out. We we freaking out. They come they go they move towards and away from each other they dance around. Little points of light of various colors.

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Georgetown, Texas
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63 reviews 63 reviews
8 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Went to the viewing station. Spent 2+ hours looking for the lights. Hard to tell whether we could really see the Marfa lights or whether it was just the towers and cars. Don't make a long trip to see these. We were in a nearby town so the major investment was time. But there is a nice viewing center

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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5 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We saw them! They were very active when we got there around 9:45 or 10:00. There is not a highway behind the viewing area in any distance and I couldn't believe they were really there! The telescopes out on the viewing landing behind the visitor centers are free and a super way to check what you are seeing. We went... More

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San Antonio, Texas, USA
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14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We saw them!! Also read a review that science students determined that lights were from highway 69....but we didn't think so!!

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Natchitoches, Louisiana
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Really neat place unique to marfa. Take a jacket because it is somewhat cold at night. The history behind the lights is interesting--get the story from a local if possible. Free thing to do thats really cool.

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Katy, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We were there in spring break (March 2014) while it was a little cold at night. However, it did not matter that much, just wear jacket and bring blanket. We went there every night because we stayed at a nearby hotel (Hampton Inn Alpine). First night, we were anxious/curious about the light. While walking around (got there before dark), an... More

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