Tinfoil Hats Not Required, The Marfa Lights are Real

Three years after our first failed attempt to witness the Marfa Mystery Lights in West Texas, today we proudly proclaim: the Marfa Mystery Lights are not a hoax!

Since the Annual Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Alpine was our agenda last week, we also committed ourselves to a second overnight ghost-hunting trip at the Marfa Mystery Lights Viewing Center, located between Marfa and Alpine.

But first, our trip to Big Bend Country wouldn’t have been complete without a stop at the fake little Prada store art installation in Valentine.

During our last jaunt eastbound on Highway 90, we couldn’t stop the RV in time to investigate this offbeat attraction. But we took it slower this time around, and were able to see the faux haute couture shopping boutique, which rises up from the barren desert without warning.

Skeptics, See It For Yourself

After we blew threw Marfa, which looked exactly the same as last time we were there, we headed straight for the observation station where RVers can find free overnight RV parking alongside scenic Highway 90.

Our futile attempt to see the Marfa Lights  in 2009 left us skeptical and full of doubt.

Standing outside in the blustery wind for a glimpse of the supernatural didn’t seem all that exciting anymore, but we had to prove it to ourselves that the Marfa Mystery Lights are nothing but a cheap roadside attraction.

But when the witching hour started at sundown, we stopped what we were doing to look out toward Mitchell Flats and the Chinati Mountain Range. And that’s when we became part of the elite group of witnesses who can say for certain that the Marfa Lights are real.

We, along with three or four other paranormal ghost chasers, stood there slack jawed and giddy as we pointed out the happy cluster of white, red and bluish orbs that were performing a graceful dance over the desert floor. The show went on for at least two hours.

And we weren’t even wearing tinfoil hats!

Marfa Lights Documentaries Tell the Truth

Have we convinced you? The Marfa Lights are not a hoax. Who knows if they’re UFOs giving us signs, or a natural phenomenon caused by mysterious gases. We can’t say what exactly they are, but after watching how they appeared, disappeared, split and multiplied, we are convinced they’re not reflections of car headlights.

You’ll have to take our word that the lights exist, since our camera isn’t set up to take nighttime distance photos. But others with better equipment have been able to capture the ghost-like floating orbs, like in this vintage footage about this one-of-a-kind West Texas attraction.


Seeing is believing. The Marfa Lights do exist. Get out there around sunset, cross your fingers and wait. You just might get to see this awesome performance!

Have you seen the Marfa Mystery Lights or other paranormal activity like the Hornet Spook Lights in Missouri? If so, tell us about it!

3 thoughts on “Tinfoil Hats Not Required, The Marfa Lights are Real”

  1. See there, that’s no car lights ya’ll… They watched them for three hours and if they were car lights driving towards you I’d think that after three hours the car would have long driven past you….. Skeptics are closed minded and stubborn mules who wouldn’t believe it if they slapped them in the face, not to mention there were the fellas that took off after chasing them in a small plane and almost died trying to catch them and in the time they tried to catch them they were probably flying pretty fast.. We see similar dancing lights over the Great Salt Lake off I-80 southwest of Salt Lake City Utah, we used to be able to see them all the time out of my mother in laws back bedroom window when we stayed there for a few weeks a couple times and they dance around and do incredible maneuvers and are fun to watch so Maria is similar to what we see here

    Billy X


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