Orbs have many names including globes,
globules, balls of light, and hovering round balls. They appear in all ranges of
brightness from bright-&-glowing to faded-&-barely-visible. They are
usually quite fast and follow an erratic pattern of flight. Positive orbs are
believed to be the spirits of the dead by many. However, other theories suggest
that they might be separate life forms or even nature spirits. The problem
is that many orb photos are false positives. Read on...
percentage of orb photos are false?
As you might know there is a
controversy concerning orbs in regards to
authenticity. Although a lot of them are believed to be authentic,
there are still many showing up as a result of airborne particles (dust) at the
time of the flash. This happens in both indoor & outdoor shots. Because of
this, it's making it really hard to disassociate the false positive orbs from
the real ones. An example of airborne particles
would be like opening a heavy curtain inside of a dark room to let in the light.
Have you ever done that and seen all the dust in the beam of the light? Well
dust can show up in pictures as orbs, especially when dust is close to the
lens, and most especially with digital cameras. That's just one example,
moisture (humidity), mold, &
pollen are also contributors of false positive orb photos.
Because of this, there is no real way to
confirm authenticity with our present
knowledge, therefore the consensus would have to be that most orb photos
are false positives. Perhaps as many as 50-90 percent of orb photos are
nothing more than the conditions at the time of the flash.
should I look for in an orb photo?
As mentioned above there is no official way to
determine authenticity of an orb within a photo but here are a few key elements
to keep in mine. 1. A bright orb is more likely to be real than a faded one. 2. Multiple orbs in a single photo are most likely dust
motes. 3. Orbs that are bright and show a vibrating effect within the
photo are likely to be real. 4. A slight trail is also something to look
for in determining true orbs.
theory be proved?
YES! Just take your digital camera (for
fast results) outside and throw some dust out in from of the lens and presto,
multiple orbs will appear in the picture! Note; the dust has to be within 4
inches of the lens to appear as orbs in the photo. You can also take a spray
bottle to simulate humidity and spray directly out in from of the lens. Result
will once again be multiple orbs. Our conclusions are that dust particles
reflect light from the flash and appear as perfectly round balls of light in the photo. Try
See dust orbs in pictures
We here at Ghoststudy have learned that for best results orb photography
should be done by using a 35 mm camera and not a digital. Although digital
cameras are a useful tool in ghost photography, they can't be entirely trusted
when it comes to orbs. 35 mm cameras are LESS likely to create dust mote orbs on
film which makes them the camera of choice.
We hope that
this will help you to
be a more informed in regards to orbs and the controversy concerning them.
photos taken of dust motes
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