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Marfa Lights

One of the most mysterious things you may see in Texas

Marfa Lights in Texas - Best Time
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Whole generations of Texans have been looking for the answer to the question - "What are these lights?" This unexplainable phenomenon can be seen in the desert outside the West Texas town of Marfa. Mysterious lights appear and disappear in the same place during the night. They circle around, split apart, melt together, disappear, and reappear again. The best time to see them are clear nights.

There are thousands of theories, stories, and legends associated with this phenomenon, but till now no-one can say exactly they are. Some believe it's a UFO, others say these are reflections of automobile headlights, camp fires, or the moonlight. There are even those, who believe that they are the ghosts of conquistadors looking for gold.

Anyway, in the daylight at that very place, ​you won't find any signs of ashes or a road, or anything that can explain it. The show goes on, and in recent years it has become a tourist attraction. More and more people want to see everything with their own eyes. Those who are curious can visit the official viewing area, which is located 9 miles east from the town on Highway 90. Nightvision glasses will help you see even more.

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