| The forthcoming Lubbock Lights musical heritage celebration is named for some strange phenomena occurring 65 years ago.
It began on Aug. 25, 1951, when three Texas Technological College (now Texas Tech University) professors sitting on the front patio of Dr. Wilbur I. Robinson’s adobe home on 24th Street observed an arc of green lights speeding soundlessly far overhead. Shortly afterward, the lights, or a second bank of them, came again.
The unusual nocturnal displays, which others in the city witnessed and from time to time saw over several weeks, quickly became part of the UFO phenomenon sweeping the country. […]