More on the orb ghost picture phenomenon...
The following photographs found on this page are but a few examples of the many orb ghost pictures we have received over many years from website visitors. (at left: video of a moving orb)
After examining orb photos, we have concluded that some may be ghost or spirit; but, most orb pictures are not caused by paranormal activity. Orbs are the most common anomaly found in photos taken in the digital age, and often, mislabeled as spirit.
Orb Information Pages
Learn more about orbs and see examples of balls of light created by natural things: Orb Photographs.
Explore our Orbs archive that contains bunches of orb photographs sent to us.
Could Orbs Be Related to Saints?
Read a short but interesting article that equates orbs and halos.
Not all orb ghost pictures are ghosts. In fact, most orbs are caused by moisture, dust, pollen, flash reflection, lens flare or insects. Many have videotaped orbs flying around rooms - some of this is dust, though, with light reflecting off of it; others are balls of energy that many ghost hunters are not sure just what they represent. We do not claim to have the answers, but we seek to present the evidence we receive and allow our viewers to research and decide on their own. Frankly, there are so many things that are not ghostly that can create an orb in a photograph that we are not sure how a good orb can be proven with a photograph. Probably the only way to tell a real, orb made of energy would be to witness it with the naked eye. Ghost lights do exist, and it is likely that they have multiple causes. Some ghost lights, truly glowing balls of plasma, could be spirits while others have definitely been proven to be electrical discharges, a fourth state of matter: plasma.
It is hard to determine the exact source of an orb in a photo. But one test you can try is pretty cool. Take a picture while stirring up some dust by crinkling toilet paper above the camera's lens, and watch how many "orbs" appear in the picture. This is a great way to learn how your camera records dust.