The mysterious Marfa Lights in Texas have attracted thousands of tourists and local residents since the 1800s, but even after all these decades, no one has been able to figure out the cause of their appearance.
These lights appear in a desert outside Marfa, a town in Texas. Witnesses report that their glow is around the size of basketballs, and appears in different colors including red, white, yellow, blue and sometimes others too.
Although the lights have been coming and going over so many decades, people still haven’t been able to observe a pattern of their appearance to determine when they will appear. The Marfa Lights even float, twinkle, merge and split into two.
In 1883, Robert Reed Ellison was driving a herd of cattle near the area, when he first came across the lights. Initially he guessed they were from Apache campfires, but was surprised to learn that there were no traces of a campfire in the area.
During WWII, pilots from the Midland Army Air Field attempted to follow the mystery lights and determine the cause behind their appearance. However, even after spending a good amount of time on the case, they were not able to reach any conclusion or even find traces of anything that could possibly have led to these lights.
While some people believe the Marfa Lights could be linked to aliens, ghosts, paranormal activities or even science, students from the University of Texas at Dallas have claimed that some of the lights could be headlights from cars on a nearby highway.
Even though many theories to explain the appearance of the Marfa lights have been looked into, the phenomena remains a mystery.
You can look into the matter themselves by visiting the official Marfa Lights Viewing Area, located 9 miles east of town on Highway 90, towards Alpine.
Check out a video of the lights here.