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Yes, Bunnell assumed that CE-II and CE-III types of Marfa Lights are caused by non-living things, when he wrote the first edition of Hunting Marfa Lights. (He might some day write an expanded second edition.) But the data that led him to define those two types were from observations and comparisons between sightings. I see little chance of any major problem in his creating those two definitions: stationary blinking lights and moving ones.
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What flies in the night As it glows?
Cat-in-the-mouth-in-Lousiana – between July 15th and Sep 6th, 2009. This appears to me to have been a practical joke.
On June 19, 2012, an eyewitness saw, at close range and in clear daylight, in a residential neighborhood northeast of Long Beach, California, a “dragon-pterodactyl.” Details in the description of the flying creature make it highly unlikely to be anything other than a ropen [interview of eyewitness by Jonathan Whitcomb]
Nonfiction book by Whitcomb:
Live Pterosaurs in America – the third edition of this cryptozoology book
From page 79 of the book:
Mr. Bunnell was not the first Marfa Lights investigator I questioned. Ed Hendricks, of Southern California, I interviewed by phone, in March of 2010. Like Bunnell, he had studied the phenomena scientifically while considering only interpretations involving light-sources non-living. After his initial rejection of the possibility of bioluminescence, I avoided that issue, listening to him instead of talking; I learned much.
From page 81:
According to Bunnell’s notes, sunset on May 7th was at 8:36 p.m.; there was no wind and the temperature was “about 70 degrees F.” I wonder: Could it have been warm enough at 10:40 p.m. for insects to be flying around? I believe so. The dancing light would have attracted insects to that general location, perhaps enough for bats to come near, not near enough to be caught by the dancing ropen [CE-III Marfa Light in Texas], but not far off, for hunger drives us to take chances. But the other two ropens, the ones streaking back to that location, were also driven by hunger, and they were not heading in that direction by chance.