When the sun sets in Marfa, Texas, the lights come out. 


Visitors from all over flock to this tiny town (population about 2,000) in the Big Bend region of west Texas to view the mysterious lights.
About eight miles east of town on US67/90, the Marfa Lights Viewing Center is host to the nightly event.  People scan the horizon to the southwest to watch the lights. 
Elsewhere on the Marfa plain, lights also begin to emerge.
Eyewitnesses report that the lights may appear out of nowhere, move up and down, change colors, merge, separate, and even chase cars!
What are they?  UFOs, atmospheric anomalies, optical illusions, or something else?   For over 100 years, the Marfa lights have baffled experts and amateurs alike.

But not any more!  Today, the Marfa Lights Mysteries website is your complete guide to discovering and enjoying mysterious light phenomena. The first thing you'll probably want to know is —  What makes a Marfa light a Marfa Light?

To really dig into all the facts that lead to mysterious light behavior, check out our book, Mysteries of the Marfa Lights Revealed.

Click here to test your knowledge of Texas ghost light trivia.

Curious about strange and mysterious light phenomena?

Well, you're not alone!  

We've had thousands of  visitors from around the world. They've come from 79 countries and 1,170 cities worldwide as well as Washington DC and every state in the US (except Delaware)! Just like you, these people are interested in mysterious light phenomena and want to learn more.  

Sorting out the historical facts about the Marfa lights from the mountains of internet chaff can be daunting, as we know.  Well, your search is over! 

On our history pages, you'll find a comprehensive, factual, AND documented historical account.  They are our most visited webpages. 

Planning a trip to west Texas? 

Find out what to do on Marfa nights and Marfa days.  Prepare for the daytime panorama you'll see at the Marfa Lights Viewing Center by  visiting our gallery

And have a look at our map.  It's one of the best maps to put the features of the Big Bend in spatial context.