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Floating Balls of Light in Photos & Video; Orbs, Spirit Balls, Spirit Energy
Many a layman, as well as experienced Ghost Hunters have captured or been presented photo or video evidence commonly referred to as "Orbs". Many speculations are made about these little anomalies; What are they? This is the the million dollar question when it comes to orbs, and surprisingly this question has been quite divisive among those in the paranormal community.
An orb is often captured on video or in a photograph, it shows up as a phantom ball of light in the photo or video that was not perceived by the naked eye at the time of the picture or film being taken. Orbs on video can exhibit many different types of behavior, some of them float gingerly down, up, left, or right. Others speed around changing direction in mid flight giving the appearance that they have a mind of their own. Many orbs can be found to have a nucleus that withhold shapes, and even faces, tiny smiley faces have been popular.
The erratic, elusive, and almost ethereal qualities of these little critters has lead many to believe that they are the embodiment of residual spirit energy. They are believed to be able to jump around at will, because an intelligent force has control of them. The spirit energy appears as a ball of light because the life force of a deceased individual has left the human body and now has no vessel to contain it. The pure life force energy is now free to move and roam about the Earth at will. Many notice more orbs to appear in photos or video at a time when they may have been attempting to contact a spirit, giving further fuel to the spirit energy theory.
The other side of the coin says that Orbs are bugs, dust, and any other particulate matter that may be floating around. All of this material is normally not visible to the naked eye. The orb effect is caused by light, usually a flash or light source emanating from the camera or recording device. This light reflects off of the particulate matter giving it a halo effect, or making it appear as a large ball of light. The strange movements of the "orb" can be attributed to small changes in airflow in the area where the orb was captured it does not take much to blow around dust particles. The Orb in some cases could be a bug, bugs do have minds of there own, and will move accordingly. Seeing more Orbs appear when trying to contact a spirit has a great possibility of being caused merely by the power of suggestion, if you are looking to see something and tell yourself you will see it then you will. Also most commonly people on investigations will begin to take more photos and video at the time that contact attempts are being made, giving greater likelihood to capturing something, anything, at that critical moment.
Orbs; according to personal experience.
In my experience with photos and video of Orbs all have proven to be dust or insects up to this point. Any photos that I have captured even the most puzzling, or convincing. Have turned out to be spiders hanging down from the ceiling, moth flitting about, or dust doing what it does best. Any questionable photos that I have taken, I have had analyzed by a photo expert who can enlarge and define what that orb is made of, and as I mentioned to this point all have been debunked. I have yet to truly capture any Ghostly phenomenon.
As of right now I would say that orbs are dust, bugs, and floating particulates, but my mind is not closed to the possibility that one day I may capture or may be presented with the orb that can not be debunked, "Pure Spirit Energy".