Is the Smithsonian Haunted? Orbs in Pictures

Spiritual Orbs In Pictures at the Smithsonian?

Recently my family and I took a trip to Washington DC and visited the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. It was actually the only place wherein we were able to spend some time, as it was about 105 degrees in DC that day. Way too hot to be walking around a lot, especially with a preschooler.

Anyway, we took a ton of photos on our simple Kodak digital camera while in the Smithsonian including photographs of the animal exhibits, butterfly exhibit, the hope diamond, the sea life exhibit, and more. But the most intriguing photographs to me were the photos that I have posted for you all below...where I could clearly make out spiritual orbs in pictures of the dinosaur fossil exhibit. TRex seemed to have the most prominent spiritual orbs in pictures of him. Ironically, my husband took the orb pictures in the dinosaur exhibit which shocked me because I'm the big believer in such things as spiritual orbs, ghosts, etc. Please take a minute to scroll through the spiritual orb pictures below. There is also much more information on spiritual orbs following the orbs pictures.

The most orbs seem to be around TRex
The most orbs seem to be around TRex | Source
Whoa! Look at all these orbs!
Whoa! Look at all these orbs! | Source
More orbs here...
More orbs here... | Source
Faint but here...
Faint but here... | Source
Source
And here.
And here. | Source
Look at the top of the photo...a ton of orbs.
Look at the top of the photo...a ton of orbs. | Source
And more!
And more! | Source

What are spiritual orbs?

Spiritual orbs in pictures is a phenomenon of recent times wherein a picture is taken of a random place or person and a sphere of light shows up in the picture. Sometimes these spiritual orbs are faint and sometimes they are extremely bright. Most of the time they are circular in shape, but sometimes they can be pentagonal or even octagonal. While many times these spiritual orbs in pictures can be explained by logical reasoning (such as raindrops, dust or dirt on the camera lens) there are also times when we struggle to logically explain these orbs in pictures.

Another theory on spiritual orbs is that they are the same thing as the darting, flickering spheres of light in folklore known as the Will O' the Wisp or Wisps. This phenomenon has occurred on every continent around the world and many times is called something different depending on the culture. Will O' the Wisps are seen even here in the United States, specifically famous around railroad tracks. Read more about Will O' the Wisps by clicking here. Read about the Surrency Spooklight (another potentially powerful spiritual orb) by clicking here.

My Smithsonian spiritual orbs in pictures would be one of the times where I can't find a logical reasoning as to why the orbs showed up. Many paranormal theorists (including myself) believe that orbs are of a spiritual nature, possibly a part of a human spirit's energy or maybe a nature spirit's energy. In maybe in the case of the spiritual orbs in the Smithsonian pictures, perhaps they are animal spirits' energy.

Could the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History be haunted?

More Spiritual Orbs in Pictures Below...

I counted 6 orbs around the Elephant
I counted 6 orbs around the Elephant | Source
And one in this photo too (above the bald guy's head)
And one in this photo too (above the bald guy's head) | Source

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Is the Smithsonian Museum Haunted?

After seeing the spiritual orbs in pictures that my family captured, I wondered is the Smithsonian Museum haunted? The building of the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History was built in the early 1900s, established by an English scientist named Smithson. The Smithsonian Museum idea was even older than the twentieth century, as Smithson lived in the late 1700s into the 1800s. He died in 1829 in Genoa, but his remains were eventually brought to the United States and encased in a tomb in Washington DC...in the Smithsonian Castle (the building across from the Museum of Natural History).

Smithson was very dedicated to the expansion of knowledge, so much so that he gave his riches to the United States to build a center for education and knowledge...what is now the complex system of Smithsonian Museums including the Museum of Natural History. Could Smithson's ghost be haunting the Smithsonian Museums...could one or more of these spiritual orbs be his energy? There were many more curators and scientists who have dedicated their lives to the pursuit of knowledge within the walls of the Smithsonian Museums including Spencer Baird and the taxidermist Watson Perrygo.

Many apparitions and strange occurrences have happened at the Smithsonian Museums and I'm not the only person who has caught spiritual orbs in pictures at the Smithsonian...particularly at the dinosaur exhibit. The reason I know this is because I did an image search on google for orbs at the Smithsonian...and someone else had posted a TRex photo with a spiritual orb in the picture! Another thought of mine is that perhaps the energy of the dinosaurs and the elephant themselves are floating around the Smithsonian...captured as spiritual orbs in pictures. After all, the bones of the dinosaurs are indeed real and the hide of the Smithsonian's famous elephant is also from a real elephant who died in the 1950s.

What do you think? Is the Smithsonian Museum haunted? What about the spiritual orbs in pictures taken there?

Content Copyrighted © by Kitty the Dreamer (May Canfield), July 12th, 2012. All Rights Reserved.

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kittythedreamer 4 years ago from the Ether Author

Stacie - Very fascinating indeed. I've never noticed them until these pictures at the Smithsonian. I have a feeling they are just parts of energy...though what type of energy I am not sure. Blessings!


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Stacie L 4 years ago

I started to notice these in my photos at certain locations such as rock formations and waterfalls.

I'm fascinated with orbs and want to learn more.

Good information.


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kittythedreamer 4 years ago from the Ether Author

Phoenix - Can I recommend a youtube channel that you might really enjoy? Go to youtube and do a search for "lauraredwitch". Her name is Laura Daligan...you'll love her videos...I'm obsessed with them!


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phoenix2327 4 years ago from United Kingdom

We're having sun?! You mean I bought blueprints for an ark for nothing?


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kittythedreamer 4 years ago from the Ether Author

IntegrityYes - Oh yeah!

Nell - Bummer! You'll get the sun soon. :)


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

still raining! lol! but I think that's probably it for now, it seems to be clearing up, oh please I need some sunshine!


IntegrityYes 4 years ago

Rock out hard often this week!


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kittythedreamer 4 years ago from the Ether Author

Nell - Yes, that's what it seems to be to me. It's quite hard to tell though and I don't have enough experiences with orbs in pictures to say for sure yet. Thanks for stopping by! Hope all is well on your side of the Atlantic. :)


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

Hi kitty, fascinating hub and photos, I don't really have a theory on what the orbs are, but energy seems to be the answer I think, as you said maybe the animal energy? spooky stuff though and a great hub! cheers nell


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kittythedreamer 4 years ago from the Ether Author

AP - I agree, it would be the place where I'd be hanging out if I was a ghost in DC! Haha. I'd be avoiding the capitol building and all other govt. related buildings for sure. :) Thanks for your opinion. I believe it may be Smithson's energy too.


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Alastar Packer 4 years ago from North Carolina

Somehow its not surprising with all the orb pics there kitty. Maybe its all the antiquity- artifacts and fossils. As a matter of fact thinking on it the Smithsonian is where one would expect to see orbs if there is some kind of human-spiritual component to them. They might like the exhibits too. A better thought than someone trying to be condescendingly cute on the site by calling the orbs fairy dust anyway. Smithson may well dig TRex!


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kittythedreamer 4 years ago from the Ether Author

Hehe, thanks Joe!


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kittythedreamer 4 years ago from the Ether Author

IntegrityYes - That's very sweet. Glad you like them!

phoenix - Yes, in some the flash was used but in others no flash was used!

pennyofheaven - I agree, the universe is so vast and now scientists are saying there could be whole universes outside of this universe...which most of us already knew anyway!


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pennyofheaven 4 years ago from New Zealand

Given the infinite nature of our universe, they could be anything. If spiritual is energetic in nature for you then it could very well be residual energy from either the dinosaurs or the curious spirits.


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phoenix2327 4 years ago from United Kingdom

Yay, the pictures are there. There sure are a lot of orbs and they're in different parts of the pictures. Intriguing.


IntegrityYes 4 years ago

Your hubs are marvelous.


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kittythedreamer 4 years ago from the Ether Author

I would believe that too except we didn't have the flash on in every single one of these pictures. Thanks for reading!


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Cristale 4 years ago from Florida

I am thinking that it's the light reflection in the camera, but there seems to be a lot of them, and even when the lights are dim or not in the picture at all.


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kittythedreamer 4 years ago from the Ether Author

I think it might be on your end or possibly an error...I see all of them just fine. Bummer. Maybe try again later?


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phoenix2327 4 years ago from United Kingdom

I'm sorry, Miss Kitty. I don't know if it's me or HP but many of you pictures have gone AWOL.

I liked the hub, though. I did't know what spiritual orbs were till now so it was helpful. But I would have like to have seen the photos you took.


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kittythedreamer 4 years ago from the Ether Author

I believe it is, OldWitchcraft. :) Thanks!


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OldWitchcraft 4 years ago from The Atmosphere

It sure looks haunted!

Great photos!

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