Marfa Lights

Marfa Lights (HMHI2)

Location: Marfa, TX 79843 Presidio County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 16.518', W 103° 52.94'

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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.
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HM NumberHMHI2
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Year Placed1988
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 4:17am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13R E 607500 N 3349820
Decimal Degrees30.27530000, -103.88233333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 16.518', W 103° 52.94'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 16' 31.08" N, 103° 52' 56.40" W
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Area Code(s)432
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 131-137 Unnamed Road, Marfa TX 79843, US
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