The Marfa Lights have been getting more publicity lately. Before quoting from the following press release, I refer to some relationships between ropen lights in Papua New Guinea and Marfa Lights in Texas; without this comparison, the idea of glowing pterosaurs in southwest Texas appears too speculative.
Mr. James Bunnell has spent years of work capturing video images of the “ML” (Mystery Lights) near Marfa, Texas. One of those early recordings revealed a flight speed of at least 37 miles per hour, which is what we might expect from a ropen-like flying creature, at least according to natives of Umboi Island. As Bunnell’s experience increased, it seemed that the complexity of the Marfa Lights also increased, which is what we might expect from a scientist who is studying the hunting activities of a group of intelligent predators.
For generations, the mystery lights of Marfa, Texas, have entertained residents with their strange dancing. On some warmer nights, a ball of light seems to split into two, which will separate and fly away from each other before turning around and flying back together. They have recently been linked to flying lights in the southwest Pacific, lights that natives of Papua New Guinea testify are from large flying creatures.
Now a cryptozoologist from California has explained the dancing lights of Marfa.
Tales of spooks may hold a spark of truth, for recent research implies intelligence directs the lights: Bioluminescent flying predators may be hunting at night and catching a few unlucky Big Brown Bats: Eptesicus fuscus.
Of course, the press release is too brief to give adequate attention to many years of cryptozoological investigations in Papua New Guinea. But the intelligent-like actions of those mysterious Marfa Lights deserve a closer look.