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Hunting Marfa Lights

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Hunting Marfa Lights takes the reader on a fascinating journey in pursuit of mysterious nocturnal luminous phenomena that sometimes appear near Marfa, Texas. These unusual lights were first observed by Native Americans who believed them to be fallen stars. In addition to frequent onsite observations and photography, the author installed four monitoring stations named Roofu ...more
ebook, 320 pages
Published January 29th 2013 by BookBaby (first published 2009)
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Katy
Jul 10, 2013 Katy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: those interested in the mysterious
Recommended to Katy by: NetGalley
Book Info: Genre: Nonfiction – Investigative, Scientific studies/Mysterious Lights events
Reading Level: Adult

My Thoughts: While I usually prefer to read books on an eReader, due to the extensive illustrations and pictures in this text, I had to read it using Adobe Digital Editions on my computer, so those wanting to purchase this as an eBook may want to take note. There are limits to what a basic eReader can do, after all; at the very beginning of the book there is a really cool night-vision pi
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Jonathan Whitcomb
Apr 30, 2010 Jonathan Whitcomb rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
(The cover may differ but it's the same 2009 edition.)

This nonfiction was fascinating to me, but my specialty is writing nonfiction books and web pages on a subject related to this. For most nonfiction readers, be aware that there is no ground-breaking discovery of cause here, no historic revelation of what causes true Marfa Lights. The author reveals many details about his scientific investigation and speculates possibilities.

His work, over the years, I praise; his careful recordings of sightin
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Lori L (She Treads Softly)

Hunting Marfa Lights by James Bunnell explores explanations for the mysterious lights that can be seen at night near Marfa, TX, "a high-desert basin surrounded by beautiful mountains and mesas." Bunnell writes:
Mysterious lights are reported in many locations worldwide, but one of the best known of these sites is near the small West Texas town of Marfa. In fact, the Marfa Lights are so well known that the State of Texas has created a roadside park for travelers who wish to stop by and take a look
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Sara Gray
Though this book was patchily written at times, the author's zeal and dedication to careful hypothesis was heartening. Seeing his evidence and the methodical charting of his observations engendered a lot of trust; it was so great to read an explanation of the infamous Marfa Lights that doesn't immediately reach for aliens and ghosts. The source of the light is still largely unexplained, but I think Bunnell's research points to some interesting possibilities. There is still so much we don't know ...more
Michael Thompson
A very technical, but mostly useless book on mystery lights. I read a free Kindle version, which made most of the diagrams, databases, charts and some photos useless on my B&W basic Kindle. I learned a little about the theories and best times and conditions to see the lights, but it read like a term paper or science notebook. The author is an Apollo-era NASA Engineer, so I don't doubt his science or expertiese, but a little more narrative and a little less documentation would have improved i ...more
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