This is the topic of much discussion! There are many theories
on what orbs are but basically orbs are said to be spheres
of energy created by the spirits of deceased people.
Orbs are usually picked up in photos or video, however in
some cases have been seen by the human eye.
Orbs are the most common paranormal photo taken having said
that, it is also the most common false-positive photo taken
due mostly to the number 1 household enemy: No we're not
talking about cockroaches, we're talking about dust! :)
Any fragments of dust that are close to the camera lens
can come up looking like orbs when the flash fires. Dust
is usually concentrated around one area in a dense pattern
(similar to a spotty mist), or can look like thousands of
orbs in one place.
do I know my orb is definitely, or definitely not dust?
Well there is no surefire way for you to know that what
you see is DEFINITELY a spirit. All dust photos look very
similar - they may come up as dense and shadowy spots (e.g.
if someone has just driven through a tunnel, or something
has fallen in a dusty basement etc).
LIGHT SOURCES :
bright light sources such as the sun, lamps, light bulbs
etc can create orb like lights (see right).
taking photos in the direction of the sun, or other light
sources as they can cause strange anomalies which may seem
paranormal in origin but are definitely not.
We believe that real spirit orbs can take on different
shapes, colours and sizes. They can be as small as a dot,
or large, covering a big part of a photo.
Orbs we have captured in haunted locations have been: white,
blue, yellow and sometimes multicoloured.
Many orbs seem to replicate the characteristic an energy
"cell" or "ball" which is what they
are believed to be - the energy of a spirit.
Sometimes orbs can have what seems like a face (or many
faces) inside the circle.
makes an orb convincing?
- orbs that seem to have movement
(e.g. have a trail behind them).
- most importantly, orbs that are partially covered
(e.g., behind) by another object, such as a tree branch,
statue, rail, etc.
- Turn your flash off if you are really wanting to eliminate false-orbs!
FALSE this photo was taken
just after a train passed - dredging up a lot of dust. Are
there real orbs amongst the dust - could be - but the picture
should be automatically discredited as the dust is the main