Marfa Lights Solved!! It's A Giant Bird!!
Headin' for Marfa, no doubt
You may have thought that the mystery of the Marfa Lights had been pretty much settled with scientific research showing that the eerie illuminations are just far-off car headlights bouncing off thermal layers.
Now comes a creationist scientist who has a new book that shows the lights are....big birds?
Although Whitcomb admits that Marfa Lights may come from an unknown bioluminescent bird or bat, he says, "It is more likely than not from a creature similar to the ropen of Papua New Guinea, and my associates and I are sure about the ropen: It is a pterosaur."
University of Houston Cougars Football vs. Louisville Cardinals College Football
TicketsThu., Nov. 17, 7:00pm
Rice University Owls Football vs. UTEP Miner Football
TicketsSat., Nov. 19, 11:00am
SWAC Football Championship
TicketsSat., Dec. 3, 3:00pm
TicketsSat., Jan. 7, 7:00pm
Now, most so-called "scientists" believe pterosaurs -- you probably know them as "pterodactyles" -- no longer exist.
But Whitcomb, who calls himself a "cryptozoologist," says he's found them, the above-mentioned "ropens" of Papua New Guinea.
So take your choice -- huge flying birds or car headlights? Occam's Razor would go for the huge illuminated birds, we're sure.
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you'll never miss Houston Press' biggest stories.