But Really ...
They're headlights. Not from spaceships, but from, you know, cars.
Physics students from the University Of Texas went out to Marfa over a four-night period to observe, and concluded that the lights can be reliably attributed to the headlights of vehicles traveling along nearby Route 67.
"Let's use our intergalactic space technology to travel to this." - No Alien
But wait, how can lights on the ground be mistaken for lights in the sky? That's actually kind of fascinating on its own -- atmospheric conditions in the desert can bend light in such a way as to make it look like headlights are fading in and out or dancing around above the horizon. It's a well-known phenomenon called a "mirage."
Of course, that hasn't swayed anyone who was already invested in the aliens theory, but then, literally nothing ever could.
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