First off, what is an orb? An orb is a sphere (or sometimes cone or tube) of light that is considered to be a physical manifestation of Spirit. They can be seen with the naked eye, but are more commonly caught by the camera. Seems like everyone has that a picture that has an inexplicable speck of light in it that could be a Spirit. And, many people go on ghost walks in active locations in hopes of catching an orb on film. Want to find out more about orbs? Click here.
When we talk orbs, my husband always rolls his eyes. Having been a semi-professional ghost hunter for years and with his technical knowledge as a semi-professional photographer, he is able to explain away 99% of orbs. They can be specks of dust. Or moisture in the air could cause a distortion of the flash. Also, depending on the camera there could be flare off of its lens. There are tell-tale signs for each of these situations. With his experience, he can identify these signs in a moment and usually the individual with the photo walks away with disappointment or disbelief.
I, on the other hand, understand NONE of the technical components. Rather, I feel the energy of the photo. Again, I don’t see things in many photos.
The orbs that are caught on film can often be easily explained way. Orbs visible to the naked eye, however, that’s a WHOLE other story.
My aunt (the same one who has the weird experience with the photograph! Didn’t read that blog, go here!), actually saw one about a month ago. She, like many people I talk to, was unsettled by what she saw. When these show up people wonder if there is something wrong with their eyes. Could they be going crazy? Are they seeing things? Or worse yet… could it be a serious condition like a brain tumor? Of course any of those options could be the case. But, it could also be that the orb was the REAL DEAL.
Fortunately, before she ran to the doctor… she was able to ask me a few questions. She broached the topic one day when we were spending some time together. I knew something was up, but knew she’d ask when she was ready. That didn't happen until we hit the light at the corner immediately before my street. Probably knowing it was now or never, she turned to me and blurted out, “Dawn. I have to ask you something. I think I might be going crazy. You see, the other day while I was washing dishes at the sink and this ball of light, about this BIG.” Imagine her lifting her hands off the steering wheel to demonstrate a ball about the size of a grapefruit. “Came whizzing past my face.” Again, imagine her demonstrating… and now imagine my face, as I glance over my shoulder to look at Baby Girl in the back seat! “Dawn. It was so clear. AND SOLID. I was certain it was going to hit me, so I moved out of the way. Then it POOF! Disappeared? Is that even possible?!? Was I seeing things?”
To calm her nerves, I first spoke to her about orbs to let her know they aren’t just in photos. And the REAL ones YOU CAN usually see! I also asked a few more questions to find out what else might be going on.
Well, it turns out there has been A LOT going on. It was my opinion that someone was been trying to say hi. We’re also pretty sure we’ve figured out who. I gave her a name, and she had a “talk” with him… Since then, it’s been quiet.
So that’s orbs folks! When they do pop in, it’s someone (or something – could be an angel, a guide, a pet)… saying HI!