Marfa Lights - Marfa vicinity, Presidio County, Texas
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Directions: 5 mile E of Marfa along US 67/90
Marker #: 5377003208
Year Dedicated: 1988
Size, type: 18" x 28"
Last reported condition: Redo
Marfa Lights - 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. (1988)
Decimal degrees:  N 30.277081   W -103.884506
Degrees, minutes: N 30 16.625   W 0103 53.070
UTM: Zone 13, Easting 607290, Northing 3350015
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