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Marfa Lights Viewing Center, Marfa

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  • August 10, 2017
    Had heard about marfa lights when I arrived there had no idea what I was going to see after the Observatory completed as at 11:30 pm we decided to go to marfa to see if it reaches will see something arrived at the very well done site there was almost people were two couples and we within half an hour of being there and everything was quiet began to appear a few lights that looked like car headlights above a tower with a flashing red light began shouting that they were lights appeared 3 4 5 up to 6 lights and began to move came a moment that is the lights or are orbs and how say them they were floor-level and began to make more big large as if they came towards us, we realized account that were not trucks lights was too far away to make the lights were so perfect and they began to approach they suddenly disappeared in a straight line. They returned to appear at the top of the mountain but most extraordinary of our experience apart from the lights is that the sky is illuminated as if rays to fall but there was no lightning and sparks nothing was as if strange mind would Flash on the horizon but hundreds of flashes that illuminated the ground toward the sky not from heaven to Earth. I could not record the show because my phone was in the car and had so much afraid to go it alone I could not burn it I regret right now not having taken seriously marfa lights and have been prepared for what was about to see never imagined it. Worth going and if they don't see anything back because the lights isn't something spectacular as many say opinions is not the Aurora borealis but is something that has no explanation for us a unique experience
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  • August 8, 2017
    Didn't know if we would see anything, but as promised, the mystery lights appeared, and disappeared, and reappeared and sub-divided and all of the mysterious things we went to see. Nice facility for v...  more »
  • August 4, 2017
    I have gone to see the lights many a times. Sometimes, sober and sometimes not sober. Anyway, I am going to give you my version of what the lights are? They are 2 or 3 group of family members, each wi...  more »
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  • May 21, 2017
    Nice elevated viewing area for hopefully seeing the Marfa lights. You can still sit out on the ground near the fence if you prefer. Parking lot can be busy during prime viewing times with cars pulling in and out. Restrooms are decent but no running water. Overall , very much improved compared to back in the day when this was just a parking lot on the side of the highway.
  • March 4, 2017
    Great place to view the lights. Complete with clean restrooms and telescopes that are adequate for this viewing. Good parking. Well lit with shielded lights. No need to rush. From an hour after sunset there are many lights to see on a clear night. The flashing red one is a Marker light on a microwave tower. All the other lights are .......?
  • April 18, 2017
    This was a fun date night: we brought camp chairs, our favorite podcast episodes, and a couple beverages to watch unexplained science in action. There's also a nice picnic area, and pit toilets. It needs to be a dark and clear night for the lights to show up, they look like a bunch of erratic headlights out by the stationary red beacon light. We sat there staring straight at them for an hour or so before a local informed us that they were the lights. Pretty awesome.
  • July 11, 2017
    The lights weren't present and at best are very rare to appear, but the view doesn't disappoint especially for stargazing on a new moon night when its completely dark.
  • March 8, 2017
    Really unique! I saw lights fall from the sky. I saw lights that were in the mountains. They would come and go. Some would just pop up and disappear super fast. If you have no idea what marfa lights are, there are signs for you to read and are informative.

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