I don’t know about any recent Marfa Lights sightings, but new web pages and posts keep popping up, many of them related to sightings of flying creatures resembling pterosaurs.
In the nonfiction book Hunting Marfa Lights, the author, James Bunnell, reports several sightings that involve flying lights that seem to chase a car at night. The problem for the author (who had not seriously considered a biological interpretation of Marfa Lights) was that the best explanation seemed to be “Fata Morgana mirage,” and that did not well fit all the car-chasing reports, including his own encounter on a highway one night.
It also mentions how unlikely it would be for ghosts to consistantly visit those fields near Marfa, for so many years, but never stay very long. The strange flying lights hang around for only one or two nights, then disappear for weeks on end. This would be expected of a group of bioluminescent predators that return regularly to various territories in southwest Texas and Mexico. But it makes no sense for ghosts.
The flying Marfa Lights of southwest Texas have been compared with the ropen of Papua New Guinea. There the lights have been correlated with appearances of large and giant long-tailed flying creatures, featherless and resembling Rhamphorhynchoid pterosaurs. . .
I know that I could have gotten a much better reception from the major media by writing a press release about the possibility of barn owls causing Marfa Lights. But this is a time for putting politics in the back seat; both Mr. Bunnell and I have rejected that owl-interpretation for the type of mystery lights he calls “CE-III.”
Claudia Feldman uses the word “pterosaur” only once; yet “dinosaurs,” five times. But I mention “dinosaur” as what eyewitnesses sometimes say, and Feldman gives no hint that there has ever been any eyewitness of any creature like either one.
Her article puts my qualifications into question, emphasizing that I have seen neither Marfa Lights nor living pterosaurs. But for seven years eyewitnesses of the apparent pterosaurs have contacted me about their encounters, and some of those encounters have been in the respectable state of Texas. So how am I qualified to write about the possibility of live pterosaurs flying in southwest Texas? I represent eyewitnesses of those creatures, and I am the only one who can compare descriptions with data from other accounts from around the country and around the world, including those encounters involving flying lights.