I’ve seen the mystery lights. You can too, but you have to be patient and relax – which is the entire reason I go out to West Texas – to slow down. There is a newish observation area that has a lovely viewing patio. It’s nice, but when I stood there, I didn’t see anything.
I’ve seen the Marfa Lights three times. Actually, every time I’ve ventured to look for them, they have made an appearance.
HERE IS MY VIEWING TIP: Go to the viewing area, turn into the parking area, park & turn yourself back toward Marfa and the road leading to it, then wait and look up.
Everyone else will be looking to your left, but you will be looking toward a red blinking light (water tower) and eventually you will see little amber and white lights appear, slowly, with no precise repetition.
The only thing I can compare it to is a firefly, but even that doesn’t do it justice.
It’s more mellow than I bet most people expect. It’s mysterious and peaceful.
It goes without saying, after dark is when they are visible. My best viewing was around 11:15pm, but I don’t think it’s necessary to go that late. I’ve seen them around 9:45pm as well. There is no pattern to it and what makes the lights appear is unknown. I love a good mystery.
Have you seen the Marfa Lights? Do you have viewing tips? Please share your experiences in the comment section!
May your journey be your muse,