Out in West Texas, on the way to, well, not really on the way to anywhere, is a little town called Marfa. While most little towns out in the middle of nowhere are not considered world famous, Marfa has a reputation that is far bigger than its little town.
The reputation is that Marfa is a quirky little place. In fact, Marfa has become somewhat of a destination for artists and folks that enjoy art, so much so that it gets far more tourists and travelers than the average small town in Texas.
Much of that art is weird and wonderful in a way that really pays homage to Marfa’s uniqueness.
But artists and art lovers are not the only people drawn to Marfa. Fans of the paranormal and the unexplained are also drawn to this West Texas town. They come to see a phenomenon known as the Marfa Lights. These lights, which can be seen on U.S. Route 67 on Mitchell Flat, just east of Marfa, have been known by various names and given various explanations.
Whether you think the Marfa lights are caused by ghosts, will-o’-the-wisps, aliens, or just plain automobile headlights or campfires, they make for an interesting Texas day (or night) trip!