The Marfa lights are located nine miles east of Marfa Texas on U.S. Highway 90. The Marfa lights appear white, red or blue as they twinkle like a star in the sky. Many report the lights appear to move up and down, side to side, split apart, merge, disappear, and reappear. They can be seen in the day however, they are best viewed any time after and are viewable year round.
The Texas State Highway Department built a roadside viewing center designed by the Marfa High School Gifted and Talented students for motorists to view the luminous light phenomena after local farmers complained about motorists stopping on their property to view the mysterious nocturnal illuminations.
There are many theories for the mysterious lights: automobile headlights on the horizon being blocked by road terrains on highway 67, ghosts, electrostatic bursts, ball lightning, St. Elmo’s Fire, swamp gases, a mirage effect, and lost spirits of departed Native Indians. Numerous studies and experiments have been conducted by different groups and schools to find out the source of these lights, but the mysterious lights still continue to defy explanation.
Presidio County and the Native American residents have witnessed the mysterious lights for over a hundred years. The most famous account was in 1883, a young cowhand named Robert Reed Ellison, saw a flickering light while he was driving cattle through Paisano Pass and wondered if it was that of Apache Indians campfire.
In the winter of 2011, Paranormal EXP made a stop to view the Marfa Lights in Marfa TX. This is what we experienced.
Directions to The Marfa lights Viewing Area