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The biggest mystery of America
Posted on 02/07/2018

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The Marfa lights are known for their mysterious glowing orbs which appear in the desert city, Marfa, at night time.

The Marfa lights are a unique and unexplained phenomena

The Marfa lights are a unique and unexplained phenomena
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Marfa is a small city located between the Davis Mountains and Big Bend National Park in the West Texas, USA.

The Marfa lights remain as one of the biggest American mysteries for both locals and the scientists alike. It was first said to be observed in 1883 by Robert Reed Ellison while he was driving his cattle through the plains. It was he who spread the word of seeing dancing lights around the town.

Till date, people flock to this town to experience this unique and unexplained phenomena. However, it cannot be seen every day.

These lights are often described to have the size of a basketball with colors ranging from white, blue, yellow and red to any other color.

Interestingly James Bunnell, who wrote a book on it called 'Night Orbs' and produced a DVD called Marfa Lights, speculates that the mysterious Marfa lights appear due to high energy particles coming from the inner Van Allen radiation belt.

However, this explanation has not yet been approved by scientists. As a reslt, the Marfa lights remain as a source of absolute delight and wonder.

People all over the world flock to the Marfa lights viewing area, prepared to gaze across the Chinati mountains for hours in hope of seeing this unexplained wonder of nature's magic on a clear dark Texas night.