Marfa may be best known for the mysterious lights. The sign at the viewing spot explains, "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. Variously described as campfires, phosphorescent minerals, swamp gas, static electricity, St. Elmo's Fire, and "ghost lights," the lights reportedly change colors, move around, and change in intensity."
The Marfa Lights Festival is an annual event celebrating the mysterious Marfa Lights. Activities over the Labor Day Weekend include food and crafts booths, a main street parade, contests, concerts and street dances. The festival has become a Marfa tradition and a reunion time for former residents and natives.
I am ready to go and see for myself!!
Many thanks to Rob Thomson for the awesome photo reprinted here with his link and my thanks to him.