Marfa Lights Historical Marker

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Title

Marfa Lights Historical Marker

Description

The Marfa Lights phenomenon also draws visitors to the area and add to its over mystery and intrigue.

The plaque reads: The Marfa Lights, mysterious and unexplained lights that have been reported in the area for over one hundred years, have been the subject of many theories. The first recorded sighting of the lights was by rancher Robert Ellison in 1883. Variously explained as campfires, phosphorescent minerals, swamp gas, static electricity, St. Elmo's fire, and "ghost lights", the lights reportedly change colors, move about, and change in intensity. Scholars have reported over seventy-five local folk tales dealing with the unexplained phenomenon. (1988)

Creator

Henderson, Nicolas, photographer

Source

https://flic.kr/p/qiL2Co

Publisher

flickr

Date

2014

Rights

CC BY 2.0
Attribution 2.0 Generic

Format

Digital photograph

Type

Image

Files

Marfa Lights Historical Marker.jpg

Citation

Henderson, Nicolas, photographer, “Marfa Lights Historical Marker,” Marfa History, accessed December 12, 2017, http://marfahistory.com/items/show/39.

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