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Old 01-13-2022, 07:33 PM   #1
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Marfa Mystery Lights


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Living out in the boonies. Where no one else wants to live. Pretty much summed up my place in Esperanza Texas.
I like those mystery lights over in Marfa: what do you think they are?

I saw one so up close camping atop a mesa off of old ore road in Big Bend that it scared me and I thought I might be electrecuted or abducted.

I whipped out my swiss army knife to protect myself from a glowing orb that had taken an hour to approach from the chisos... the moment I whipped out the knife, the orb streaked back to the chisos in half a second... whoa... there are entries in the diaries of ranchers from a century ago, witnessing similar phenomenon in the area... I've been haunted by that memory ever since that experience back in the winter of 1999.
 
Old 01-13-2022, 08:51 PM   #2
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I know some guys that go peyote hunting out there. Who know what they see out there.
 
Old 01-13-2022, 09:02 PM   #3
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Wikipedia offers several possible explanations.
 
Old 01-13-2022, 09:14 PM   #4
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Still go alot during warm months on the motorcycle. Since it is semi local.


Drive to railroad bar in Alpine for a frozen mug of draft beer afterwards, camp out at RV park a right across the street from the bar.

Fun to watch.

Edit: I believe in E.T.

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Old 01-13-2022, 09:28 PM   #5
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none of wikipedia's explanations fit the phenomenon I witnessed:

atmospheric mirages would not have remained consistent between the chisos mountains, a good twenty miles away from me and the direction from which this phenomenon slowly approached, and my vantage point off old ore road: it got to be about twenty yards before I went from awe to panic...

headlights would have disappeared going around curves, and wouldn't explain the reports of 19th century settlers...

I myself lean towards electromagnetic phenomena: "old ore road" might indicate the presence of underground metals that could affect the phenomena; perhaps my panic reversed my electrical polarity repelling it back to the chisos...

aliens: perhaps my panic made me unworthy, so the abduction was aborted...

trying to figure it out later, looking at a map, I noticed an x that said gravesite near where I was camping, so ghosts too are a possibility...

to this day, it still remains the strangest phenomenon I have ever born witness to... and no peyote or psychadelics were invovled

The next day I encountered a river-rafting buddy in Study Butte, who said he witnessed something similar twenty years earlier, which was the cause of him settling there, but never witnessed it again.
 
Old 01-15-2022, 06:19 AM   #6
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I myself lean towards electromagnetic phenomena: "old ore road" might indicate the presence of underground metals that could affect the phenomena;
I used to live in a small town famous for its old copper mine. The town's name translates to "strange hill" or "weird mountain".
Some say it got its name (before the mining started) because "strange lights" have been observed over it.
 
Old 01-15-2022, 07:41 PM   #7
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I used to live in a small town famous for its old copper mine. The town's name translates to "strange hill" or "weird mountain".
sounds familiar to me
 
Old 01-16-2022, 08:20 AM   #8
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sounds familiar to me
yep.
 
Old 01-17-2022, 04:15 PM   #9
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Oh, c'mon now, @ondoho, "what was the town's name?"
 
Old 01-17-2022, 05:24 PM   #10
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I noticed an x that said gravesite near where I was camping, so ghosts too are a possibility...
Count me in.
 
Old 01-17-2022, 08:09 PM   #11
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Oh, c'mon now, @ondoho, "what was the town's name?"
I don't know its name, but I found a picture of it.
 
Old 01-18-2022, 11:09 AM   #12
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"There's some things in this world you just can't explain."
– Charlie Daniels (RIP)
 
Old 01-18-2022, 02:10 PM   #13
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Plan on heading out there again when the nights start warming up. Maybe Feb or or March down here.

Riding motorcycle. Maybe camp at the Republic Of Texas compound. It is empty. Stealth camping.

Maybe I'll do pictures for this thread.
 
Old 01-19-2022, 07:42 PM   #14
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Living out in the boonies. Where no one else wants to live. Pretty much summed up my place in Esperanza Texas.
I was in your neck of the woods this past summer on a road trip. Drove all the way across west Texas (taking no Interstates,) starting from College Station and spent the night in Iraan--didn't have any "close encounters" though.
 
Old 01-19-2022, 08:47 PM   #15
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College Station and even Iraan. My boys played state champion 6 man football in Iraan so I have been there.

All that is civilization compared to Esperanza, Marfa, Ft Davies,Sierra Blanca, Van Horn and even Alpine.

No walmart stores in the above towns but Iraan and College Station has one.

Everyone knows aliens don't fly over walmart.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/UFO-s-Sig...-Here/55437959

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Alien-Spa...SellerId=13986

Bet you did not even drive by this

https://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/..._B_43_Marfa_TX

They say it is for drug surveillance. Good cover story for many blimps.

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This is one of the 8 Tethered Aerostat Radar System. The secondary mission is to provide North American Aerospace Defense Command with low-level surveillance coverage for air sovereignty in the Florida Straits. The aerostat radar data is available to NORAD and U.S. Customs and Border Protection."
Like they tell you everything.

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