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The Marfa Lights Ghost lights have been seen all over the world for many years. Perhaps the most famous are the Marfa Lights.Named after Marfa, Texas, the Marfa Lights were first reported in 1883 by Robert Reed Ellison. Ellison along with other witnesses believed the lights to be a campfire in the distance. Upon investigation, they never found any ashes or traces that a campfire had been where the lights were seen. The strange appearance of these nocturnal lights have continued to wow onlookers and researchers to this day. The lights have been reported as appearing spherical and reddish-orange in color. "The balls are said to hover at about shoulder height, or to move laterally at low speeds, or sometimes to shoot around rapidly in any direction. They often appear in pairs or groups, according to reports, to divide into pairs or merge together, to disappear and reappear, and sometimes to move in seemingly regular patterns. Their sizes are typically said to resemble soccer balls or basketballs." WikiWhen approached, the lights always disappear. There has been much debate through the years over the exact cause for these "ghost lights". Some explanations that have been given for their existence are: electrostatic discharge, swamp gas, atmospheric phenomena and car headlights. A large group of people believe these lights are convincing evidence that Ufo's exist. Whatever the cause, their origin remains a mystery and continues to baffle all who have witnessed them.
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