Marfa Lights * Texas Marfa Lights Mystery Lights of Marfa Flying Predator in Marfa Cryptozoology Book on Pterosaurs *
Mystery Lights of Southwest Texas
Marfa, Texas
Marfa, Texas, Mystery
Brief history of mystery lights “The Ghost lights of Marfa still  shine as bright as ever, and are still as mysterious as they were when  they were first seen by early  settlers who drove their herds into  the Marfa area in 1883.” 
Another nonfiction book  
Flying Predators in Texas?
Bioluminescent Flying Ropens?  What is guaranteed to shock most  Americans who hear about Marfa,  Texas? It’s not stories of the ghost lights or scientific speculations on  earth lights. A nonfiction book on  living pterosaurs in America—that  is shocking, including the chapter  on Marfa Lights.  The third edition of Whitcomb’s  book Live Pterosaurs in America  says nothing about the biologist  Evelyn Cheesman. But Cheesman  said much about the mystery lights she observed in the southwest  Pacific; in her book she describes  the strange lights, convinced they  were not of any human origin.  But how do live pterosaurs and  strange lights in the southwest  Pacific relate to the Marfa Lights  in southwest Texas? They all fly  with intelligence, and people have  been reporting glowing flying  creatures in North America for  decades. Eyewitnesses see what  they previously had assumed was  impossible: a living pterodacyl. 
Intelligent Ghost Lights?
Light “Splitting” and Dancing  Some of the old timers, ranchers  or others, around Marfa might talk  of “ghost lights” or those “dancing devils.” They’re not talking about  car headlights (although the night  mirages of headlights can appear  strange). They’re talking about the  apparent intelligence behind some  of the flying-light behavior, and it  has had some scientists perplexed. Late in 2010, a cryptozoology  author from California, Jonathan  Whitcomb (more recently living in  Murray, Utah), explained that the  light splittings, separations, and  rejoinings may be from a small  group of flying predators that are  nocturnal and bioluminescent.  They may hunt the Big Brown  Bat, common in this part of Texas.  The third edition of his nonfiction  book, Live Pterosaurs in America,  has one chapter on Marfa Lights.
Cryptozoology Book
In daylight, the country around Marfa, Texas, looks like a typical semi-arid countryside. But wait until night.
Third Edition of LPA   Eyewitness sightings of living  pterosaurs in the United States  of America—that sums up this  nonfiction cryptozoology book. Some of the pterosaur sightings  are in Texas. Consider this one,  quoted here only in part: “In 2006, I received a report  from a lady I’ll call ‘DF.’ . . .  ‘One evening, I was outside my  apartment [San Antonio]. . . We  noticed something flying around across the road ... [it] was much  too large to be any bat I have  ever seen . . . 6-10 feet across.’”   In addition, Live Pterosaurs in  America has one chapter on the  mysterious Marfa Lights of  southwest Texas: “... Of course ropens in Texas  might be hunting bats, but how  could dancing help them catch  bats? Insects! Of course lights  attract insects. After two ropens  have glowed in one area long  enough to concentrate insects,  they separate for awhile to allow  the bats to feel safe in catching  those insects. Soon the ropens  return to catch the bats.”
Copyright 2010, 2016 Jonathan Whitcomb
The cryptozoology book Searching  for Ropens and Finding God has  many pages on the Marfa Lights.