I’d heard of the Marfa Lights and knew that they were yet to be explained. The Wikipedia site says “scientific research suggests that most, if not all, are atmospheric reflections of automobile headlights and campfires” but I don’t buy that. There were no headlights in the 1800’s and campfires night after night? Nah.
Several people in San Antonio said not to miss them. The viewing area was on the way to our next destination, Davis Mountain State Park, so after talking it over with Sue we decided to check it out.
The town of Marfa built a viewing center right off Highway 90. There is plenty of parking and they let you spend the night in your RV for free.
There were two other campers the night we were there which was Monday, February 19th, 2018. A nice couple from Ontario and a couple from Germany who seemed to be on tour. The RV the German couple had looked to me like it was made in Germany and had a German License plate on it. On the back they had a URL, bimo-on-tour.de . Anyone read German?
Right at dusk about 15 or so Corvette’s drove in. I assume some sort of club. Plenty of room for everybody.
We saw the lights even before it was completely dark out. They were strange lights. They came from all different directions and had varying colored lights and each had its own duration. The first known sighting of these lights was in 1888. So, your guess is as good as mine in terms of it being a hoax.
It’s not easy capturing the lights on a camera but Sue gave it a good try. She took the pictures below within seconds of each other. You might need to turn off the lights in your room to see them! I’m glad we stopped.