By Connie Dohan
What exactly is an orb?
That is a topic of debate.
They appear, to the naked eye or in photographs as circular
lights floating or sometime times moving at various speeds.
They can be any number of colors or sizes.
Many of the “orbs” reported be traced to natural causes – dust, lint reflection in a window, mirror, water, even snow.
When viewing orbs one must not jump to conclusions but must rule out all the “normal” possibilities before considering the paranormal possibilities.
Good indication of a real paranormal orb:
-seen by the naked eye
-photo taken without camera flash
Orbs have been observed floating seeming aimlessly about or moving in a pattern above crop circles or graveyards,linging close to individuals, births, funerals, wweddings. This has caused the thought that these light balls carry ancestors or guardian angels. Some have even said that orbs are the fairy godmothers as in Snow White.
Some orbs are definitely energy, and energy is spirit. However, no one knows what this energy is, for sure. Plasma balls of light have been proven to be electrically charged. Some of them are a naturally occurring phenomenon created through static discharge. True (plasma) orbs will normally have a more solid center, without any spokes radiating from the center, and emit their own light. Whether or not plasma-type orbs are only unintelligent, electrical discharges remains to be discovered and better understood.
In that many things have been seen in orbs – peoples’ faces. animals, symbols, even buildings, some postulate that orbs are part of a time warp.
What are orbs?