A few nights ago, after work, I got in the car and drove roughly 3 hours to a small town in Texas called Marfa. Me and my nephew had been wanting to explore the well known light phenomena of this area for awhile. Well, mostly I wanted to, but he has an interest in such things, and he has an odd enough schedule that allows him and his uncle to spend time together.
So the Marfa lights have a fairly rich history, and if you’re at all familiar with UFO phenomena, ancient mysteries, or literature about earth energies you’ve probably come across this topic before. I’m not going to rehash the legends and hypothesis that one finds with Marfa…just be aware that it is a Mystery and remains so.
We arrived at the official viewing area at about 1am and left around 4am. It was a spectacular night full of stars with a half moon that eventually dropped below the western horizon about 2:30am. It was windy and cold, as is normal for this area of west Texas in spring. We stood outside for about an hour, then got in the car to avoid the cold. Prior to getting in the car I commented to my nephew that lights to the west had appeared but that I had internally dismissed them as the small towns street-lamps 4 or 5 miles back the way we had come. When I stood taller to look over the horizon I could tell there were no visible city lights…maybe I had seen the lights of Marfa I thought.
Once in the car and out of the cold we sat for about an hour eating snacks and talking. Lights began to appear in the south, small wispy looking things near and above a communications tower. A single light would begin to the left and move to the right, it would disappear and then wink back to life a short distance away. To the west more appeared and these would dance about a bit then fade away.
As we watched and discussed what was happening, I found myself narrating the events. I would consciously voice how the things were moving…”Left, Right, Down, then Up.” I joked about it but I realized that I was looking for confirmation of what I was seeing, because as I watched and as we sat there the phenomena became more intense.
To the South another orb appeared, we had been waiting for another half hour for something to happen following a series of orbs appearing and disappearing. We were discussing what we thought it could be. We were ruling out various things like cars and trains and airplanes. I had read a number of testimonies prior to planning the trip, and found it interesting that some people go night after night and don’t see anything, while others see them as though it’s expected. This led to me ruling out very easily that cars and other vehicles couldn’t account for much of the phenomena simply because there would have to be some amount of traffic nightly; the route is a well travelled road for truckers.
It was then that another orb appeared and like the rest it lazily drifted above the horizon and made it’s way to the right then disappeared. This time it didn’t reappear but another did appear some distance away to the right and shortly another alongside it. They moved together, and then joined, and the single orb continued to move as though it was climbing a hill. In fact I said to my nephew that it looked like a motorcycle light, and it was hard to dismiss this from my rational mind. When the light split again into two I felt it was heading for us, growing larger. I said out loud that there has to be a mountain road back there, that it had to be a cars headlights, but I knew it was too close to be that and that a car would have to be hovering to be in the spot it appeared to be. The lights merged again and then were gone.
As we continued to watch more lights come and go, they became even more odd in their movements. Some spiralled up and down, others darted left then right, back and forth, and seemed very erratic.
I commented on the fact that they were making me a bit nauseous, that I was feeling dizzy watching them. I wanted to make sure that I voiced this both to have confirmation from my nephew about this feeling and to make sure that I was placing the memory of asking about it into my rational and everyday mind. I felt weird asking about this, but he very quickly said he was feeling similar things.
The lights also changed as they moved. At one point I saw a light emit a pulse of red and blue/green separate from its main form.
When we decided to leave we had been sitting for about 20 minutes without a light appearance. I think we both were incredibly awestruck about what we experienced. I know I didn’t expect such a show.
I have noticed that when I am confronted with mysterious occurrences it is best to write them down immediately or to vocalize the event – even if you’re alone. Just from personal experience I find my rational self forcing strange occurrences into a dreamy and hazey region of unbelief, and they can easily become like dreams and difficult to remember. By vocalizing these occurrence as they happen or by writing them down immediately, one cannot lose the experience quite so readily.
I am including a small video of a Marfa expose from the 80’s. This is well worth the time to watch…pay attention to the soundtrack for this piece, it’s really a fun and eerie piece of work.