From a chapter of Live Pterosaurs in America Near the MLVP, Hendricks saw a light come down and move about in the nearby bushes, like an animal would. In the morning, he searched those bushes but found nothing. I suspect that Hendricks had witnessed a ropen-like nocturnal flying predator that was chasing a Big Brown Bat. . . . On May 7th and 8th, 2003, extraordinary events were photographed. On the first night, lights appeared between 9:00 and 10:40. The first light was too brief for Bunnell to photograph, but two more appeared at about the same location. I was intrigued at Bunnell’s description of how those two lights behaved, for it seemed consistent with my hypothesis that Marfa Lights are made by flying predators with extreme bioluminescence, like the ropen of the southwest Pacific but used for a different purpose: to attract insects that attract the Big Brown Bat. . . . So why did the two lights of May 7th go out before reaching the original location? Think about it. Several bats are grabbing a few insects while also keeping track of a nearby dancing, glowing bat-eater. Is it really a free lunch? The other two bat-eaters, having turned off their glow, are streaking into that area at high speed, relying on the dancing bat-eater to hold the attention of the bats. Who survives? Some bats, some ropens, some insects. [by American author Jonathan Whitcomb] Mystery Lights of Marfa, Texas Sometimes they seem to dance or behave in other equally strange ways, like they were guided by intelligence. What are they, these mysterious “dancing ghosts?” Scientists like James Bunnell have puzzled over the strange phenomena, even though many scientific tests and observations have been made over the years. Now a new hypothesis, one based upon a careful examination of various human ex- periences, comes up: glowing pterosaurs. Copyright © Jonathan Whitcomb 2011