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Getting Weird Where Time Stands Still: Marfa, Texas

Getting Weird Where Time Stands Still: Marfa, Texas Aug 31st, 2011 at 1:00PM: "I've been here about a year and a half," says my tour guide, a young yoga instructor who also works at this art museum on the grounds of a former army base in Marfa, Texas. "It feels longer." Marfa is like that. Pulled from obscurity by the Chinati Foundation, an art museum started by contemporary sculptor Donald Judd, it's now a tiny raft of a town in the sea of the high desert of West...

The famous ghost lights of Marfa, Texas

The famous ghost lights of Marfa, Texas Sep 14th, 2009 at 8:00AM: Way out in West Texas, near the sleepy little town of Marfa, there is an unexplained phenomenon that can often be seen on the darkest of nights, when strange, colorful lights appear in the sky, giving the surrounding landscape an otherworldly glow. These "ghost lights" of Marfa have been manifesting themselves for decades, with some saying they date back all the way to the 1800's, and yet they...

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