The Marfa Mystery Lights

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Mysterious dancing lights ("ghost lights") in the sky over Marfa after dark.
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Sylvia Perez
4 contributions
Dec 2021
I love how it is pitch dark and people are protecting the darkness needed and also keeping their voices down to a whisper. It helps make this experience more special!
Written June 23, 2022
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scottbB5371PJ
29 contributions
May 2022
A group of us went, all saw the same thing and it was pretty cool, stop by if you're in the area, it is worth it
Written May 11, 2022
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txtink
16 contributions
Apr 2022
We have been to see the lights 4 times. Twice on this trip. I might have seen one or two. I have not seen anything I could absolutely say were the "Marfa Lights" .
Written April 30, 2022
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RobyneOnTheRoad
Texas20 contributions
Mar 2022
I didn't see any Marfa Lights but the night sky above has lots of stars! Nice stopover place with restrooms and free binocular stands at the pavilion. Well maintained.
Written March 9, 2022
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kevingodfrey
2 contributions
Dec 2021
It was very cool to share the Marfa lights with my 10 year old. It's hard to get kids excited these days, but , seeing those lights did it.
Written December 25, 2021
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Bodie J
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Jul 2021 • Family
We were fortunate to get to see the “real” Marfa Lights back in 1992. Once you know where highway 67 is it really isn’t all that difficult to discern between the traffic on the Hwy and the real lights! That evening was great with some of the orbs even coming within a couple hundred yards of our roadside viewing spot. It’s was incredible and almost scary at times. Lol. The funny thing is that the best viewing was at 4am when we could see the lights starting at about a mile east of town and there where literally dozens of lights dancing around the desert floor. At the time I thought this was normal for out there but have since discovered that we were very blessed to get to experience the lights that way. Most people watch the highway traffic and think they are seeing the lights. If you can ever catch it on one of those perfect nights you will know how amazing and mysterious it really is out there!!
Written December 18, 2021
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joedigrazia
Brownsville, TX103 contributions
Nov 2021
Yes, we saw them. They were like strange orbs of light that would increase in brightness, merge together, and then suddenly disappear. We drove from our motel in Alpine, which took only about 10 minutes on a dark mountain highway ( 90). The observation building is on the left and free to enter. There are rest rooms too. Outside there are mounted telescopes, benches, and low red lighting. Take your own binoculars since the mounted ones didn't seem to work very well. You have to look between two blinking red lights in the distance to see anything. We visited in November and it was cold and moonlit, so take a warm sweater or jacket since it can be quite cold this time of year.
Written November 27, 2021
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prestoninaj
368 contributions
Nov 2021
Is it paranormal? Aliens? Manmade? Who knows! But a trip provides the opportunity for some fun discussion and and a chance to do something cheesy. There was nothing else going on in Marfa on a Monday night (and there was nothing in Alpine on a Saturday so I suspect Money had nothing as well) so if you're in the area it's worth the stop. It was a great stop with my son.
Written November 17, 2021
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Dennis R
Charleston, SC87 contributions
Oct 2021
The viewing area is right next to a major highway and the road noise is awful. The light from passing cars headlights makes seeing much pretty darn hard. Bathrooms filthy. Parking adequate. If you must go, wait until after 11 pm when the traffic dies down. We saw lights but as a retired pilot I felt anything we saw could be explained so we rate it a don't waste your time.
Written October 24, 2021
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Morgan W
Noblesville, IN560 contributions
Sep 2021
Excellent facility to observe the sunset, night sky and the ocassional mysterious Marfa lights. Free to public.
Written September 10, 2021
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