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In defense of the marfa lights, James Bunnell - electronic bk

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Summary
These days, Marfa, Texas, is a mecca for art and artists. But, Mitchell Flat, a vast stretch of ranch land to the east of Marfa, is a much older mecca, not for art, but for lights. Since the 19th century, reports of mysterious or unexplained lights have intrigued people who live in this west Texas region. Some visitors (and there are many) declare distant, moving lights to be "mysterious" while more skeptical visitors may tell you that what they saw were ranch lights and vehicle lights. Who is right? What are these light? The state of Texas created a roadside park for the many curious travelers and locals who stand at night looking, looking. There have, been countless magazine articles, newspaper accounts, books, and television programs that raise the question but never quite answer it. A team of scientists, state of the art equipment, and time (years) might do it. But, at this point in time, the "answer" boils down not to a concrete, singular fact, but rather to a choice between two camps. Author James Bunnell is, squarely in the camp that rejects the "headlights" theory and pushes for more scientific investigation because he believes the lights are rare but unusual, natural phenomena that have much to tell us about our own Earth. Unlike the headlight theorists, some of whom have never visited Marfa or Mitchell Flat. Bunnell backs up his conclusions about the lights with ten years of first hand observations, photographs of many hundreds of lights from multiple automatic night cameras, and a unique base of his own of his own photographic evidence taken by him, onsite, in real time
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
electronic
Isbn
9780109836700

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