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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Gallery Hopping in Marfa


5. An Oddball Day

Fern Teems (left) and her husband James look on at the mysterious lights.  

Are the legendary, unexplained nocturnal Marfa Lights aliens? See them for yourself — they're visible most nights, though locals say they're brighter after it rains. Take Highway 67 east out of Marfa and look for signs directing you to the official observing area.

Published on Oct 11, 2006 as a web exclusive.

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