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Plasma or Ropens Near Marfa, Texas?

Nobody has spent more hours actively investigating Marfa Lights in the field than James Bunnell, who lives in Texas. He has accumulated much valuable data on sightings of the truly mysterious lights, the ones that are clearly not related to car headlights. He deserves far more acclaim than he has received, from the majority of those who…

Marfa Lights Explanation

To paraphrase Nicola Tesla, the modern scientist needs, rather than deep thinking, clear thinking. I suggest that investigators need to recognize evidence of intelligence rather than require interpretations involving non-intelligence, regarding the CE-III mystery lights of Marfa, Texas. Car headlight misidentifications are irrelevant. Car headlights do not prove that airplanes cannot produce lights at night, and the CE-III’s are nothing like car…

Marfa Lights and “Warm Fuzzy” Pterosaurs

Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring, any season is open for Marfa Lights to go hunting at night, at least according to the hypothesis of bioluminescent flying predators in southwest Texas. But they do prefer warmer nights, or at least nights that are not so cold, according to many years of data collecting by James Bunnell, author…

The Best of Pterosaur Eyewitness

Having just passed the one-year anniversary of Pterosaur Eyewitness, we can consider the best posts of the past twelve months. I hope that the next year will see more comments from readers. Who Sees a Pterosaur A brief look at eyewitnesses of living pterosaurs Consider Papua New Guinea. For Umboi Island, eyewitnesses have included an…

Bunnell’s Investigation of Marfa Lights

The Marfa Lights have captivated the scientist James Bunnell, who has lived much of his life in this part of southwest Texas. For at least eight years, he has searched for them, photographed them, and analyzed the images captured; but a clear understanding of the more mysterious lights has evaded capture. I recommend his book,…

Biological Marfa Lights

How do Marfa Lights relate to biology, in particular to sightings of living pterosaurs? Not by a direct correlation, such as an eyewitness discerning wings while looking at a Marfa Light through a telescope, at least not yet. But there are indirect correlations. While reading Hunting Marfa Lights (for the second time, it’s a great…

Old Records of Marfa Lights

Brian Dunning, a few years ago, wrote a blog post (“The Marfa Lights: A Real American Mystery”) with the conclusion that Marfa Lights are caused by car headlights. There are serious problems with that simplistic conclusion. But another problem in that post involves an assumption about written histories: Critics of this [car headlights] explanation quickly point out…