Marfa Lights, Ghost Lights

I cannot emphasize enough the importance or avoiding simplistic evaluations and careless classifying of mysterious lights. Marfa Lights of type CE-III move unlike hunting barn owls and unlike car headlights. Some of the ghost lights in the United States do behave like hunting barn owls. Whether future discoveries reveal a species of bioluminescent pterosaur causes Marfa Lights or some other nocturnal flying predator causes them, we cannot at this time expect those mysterious lights to be caused by Tyto Alba, the barn owl.

Even the term “Min Min” has a vague reference. I look to the writings of the Australian expert Fred Silcock, who has researched, for years, the wandering lights of Australia, the lights that act like hunting barn owls and have been observed to be that bird, called “Great Owl” in that land. The important question to ask and ask again, as long as we evaluate strange lights, is this: How does a particular like act? If it flies like a barn owl might fly while hunting, it is probably a barn owl with intrinsic bioluminescence, according to the research of Mr. Silcock.

Intelligent meaning to the light movements is difficult to calculate. People just have a way of feeling something is behind those Marfa Lights. They sometimes call them “dancing devils” or some other silly thing. But they sense something or someone intelligent is causing those particular flight patterns, the light splitting and light rejoining, in a sort of dance.

Let’s reason this out, this idea that ghost lights are actually ghosts, that Marfa Lights are from spirits of the dead who come to this part of Texas to glow and fly around. Assuming ghosts regularly make bright light, which I do not believe, why would they fly over those empty fields around Marfa, Texas? If there were something about a location that attracted ghosts, would it not be a specific location like a house? Why do CE-III Marfa Lights fly over such a large area?

Along this line of literal ghost lights, why would they be gone for weeks at a time? Why such a long time between brief appearances? CE-III mysery lights only show themselves for about one or two nights at a time, thereafter vanishing for weeks. Does not that better fit the behavior of roaming predators?

I would not place too much confidence in the Whitcomb hypothesis of bat hunting. The Marfa Lights, as predators, may on occasion hunt bats. But their diet probably consists of other things, even carrion. But Marfa Lights, regardless of the idea of ghost lights, act like living intelligent predators, not like dead ghosts.

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About Norman Huntington AKA Jonathan Whitcomb

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