At Angels & Ghosts, we receive tons of ghost and angel pictures from all over the world, monthly. The most common pictures we receive are called "orb" pictures. We do not claim to be experts on "orb" pictures, as many disagree as to the significance of them in the ghost hunting community. Orbs can be caused by moisture, dust, flash reflection, solar flare and spiritual energy. Many have videotaped orbs flying around rooms - some are dust 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.
It is hard to determine exactly the source of an orb for sure...some are downright questionable, thus we cannot post all orb pictures we receive. The following pictures have orbs in them, and we are not sure what caused them. We could claim them to be dust, but do we really know that? We just posted these orb pics together (received from different people), so you could see how orbs appear in photographs of all types...
Patricia from Ohio recently took some orb pictures in Canal Fulton, Ohio:
1: "This photo was taken during a ride on the Erie Canal in the Queen Helena III at night. It is a dark wooded area along the canal."
2: "This one is my favorite. I just can't dismiss this beautiful blue orb. Note the difference in the other orbs in this picture."
3-5: Melissa Mullany-Lee sent the following story and pics. Are there faces in these orbs? Look at the close-ups:
"I was just taking a picture of the house all lit up for Halloween...I thought they were so interesting, orbs all over, so I zoomed in. I see a face or if it is true, some sort of ghost, in almost every orb...one of the faces just gives me chills: very human, of Asian decent; I would even venture to say, Korean. Funny thing is that my husband is Korean and he took one look at the picture and identified it immediately."
6 & 7: Two orb pictures sent to us by Christian Rieger of The Ghosts of Old Fort Lauderdale:
"Ghosts, Mysteries and Legends of Old Fort Lauderdale has been showing guests the haunts of spirits locked in time along the banks of the New River for a year and a half. Soon we will be opening a site that has the photos of orbs and spectres taken during the tours."
8: "...taken on a land which is known for a long time as a cemetery for the ancients who lived in my country, Bahrain. That land was called the land of eternity. Kings and emperors from 4000 BC were buried there. Parts of this land (are a) housing project. Many complained of strange events...some houses were set on fire by ghosts or (genies)." - Shaima
9: Liz of PPI sent this orb pic:
"Black Bear Church - orb in basement. Black bear church & cemetery is so full of activity. A huge White Owl lives there...like he is watching out for the church."
10: These two pictures were sent to us by Roslinda...
"I recently purchased a 150 year old antique cabinet from Indonesia. I was taking pictures of it the other day and was a little disturbed that whenever I took pictures of it on my digital camera, there were vibrations coming from the two sides of the cabinet. When I downloaded the images into the computer, there were no vibrations; but I noticed a few orbs on some of the pictures that I took."
11: "This is a picture of my three year old son that was taken at the library. You can see he was pointing at the orb. It's funny that I failed to notice this before and when I checked the date, it was taken exactly seven months after my dad had passed away from cancer."
12: Sue Travis of Sarasota, Florida took this picture of orbs at the Arlington Hotel in Hot Springs, Arkansas.