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PostSubject: Regarding Orbs   Sun 02 Sep 2007, 2:48 pm

This is really a side note to Ians first posting that mentions orbs.

..... oooo look an orb Suspect

It seems to me that only digital cameras regulary show orbs up.
My personal theory is that orbs are mainly dust particles refracting light that are caught by the electronic gizmo that creates the image, when i say mainly dust it can also be sea spray with a good wind behind it and probably quite a few other things. On quite a few photos i've taken with my digital cameras over the last few years orbs have turned up ruining in my opinion a pefectly good picture.

This image was taken earlier this year at Stow Saxon Village in Suffolk, these orbs dont really detract anything from the picture as they are not the in your face type of orb (ignore date stamp, i didnt set the time/date after i'd changed the batteries), to the bottom left of the picture just to the right of the fur there is one and to the right next to the right hand side post there are three, you may also notice that it seem quite smokey in the building, this is because of an open fire pit with some smouldering logs in it.



With my old SLR i can't recall one single orb in a photo (i'll have to check all my old pics to verify this), but in the meantime if you look at the Mysterious Britain website you will find quite a few of my old pics taken with my trusty old SLR, not one orb among them (i hope). But dont confuse the sun making them spots (cant remember the proper name for them) for orbs as i like to take pics of ruins and standing stones with the sun behind them for that extra eerie effect Smile
However, i have had one really odd thing turn up on a photo and it took us a full year to figure out what it was, i'll save this for now and get back to you all when i find the picture. However anyone that knows Ian can pester him to find out what it is affraid

Best Regards

Lee.
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PostSubject: Re: Regarding Orbs   Sun 02 Sep 2007, 4:28 pm

It has been my experience that the surest way to make someone hate you and think your an idiot is to tell them their super picture of a paranoraml orb, clearly showing the first manifestational signs of a spirit is actually dust or some other airbourne particle.

Most orbs are captured on digital camera's as LeeWat rightly says. Small camera’s have a shorter distance between the lens and the built in flash which decreases the angle of reflection back into the lens. This reflection creates the orb effect. Orbs can be created by pollen, insects, water droplets and dust. Dirt on the lens and within the camera can also cause orbs.

This is fact, this will cause an orb or orbs on a picture. Counter arguments suggets it only explains some of the captured orbs. I have heard it claimed that orbs have been caught on camera where there couldn't possibly be any dust. Does such an environment exist outside of a specialised laboratory?

Has anyone got an orb picture that could not possibly be dust or caused by particles in the air?
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PostSubject: Re: Regarding Orbs   Mon 10 Sep 2007, 3:25 pm

I think it is also important to remember that in some haunting cases balls of lght or orbs have been reported as part of the witnessed phenomena. We should just be careful not to automatically assume the picture we have of an orb is a paranormal event when there is a logical explaination available, especially if no orb like phenomena has been witnessed in the photographed location before.
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PostSubject: Re: Regarding Orbs   Tue 05 Feb 2008, 6:25 am

ASSAP and Maurice Townsend in particular have done a lot of research on this issue.

Their re-vamped website is well worth a vist!
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PostSubject: Re: Regarding Orbs   Thu 18 Sep 2008, 3:43 am

Amusingly enough, I've seen pictures that contained both orbs and dust, and misty figures. But that's the inside of a barn at night for you.
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PostSubject: Re: Regarding Orbs   Thu 18 Sep 2008, 5:31 am

baroniveagh wrote:
Amusingly enough, I've seen pictures that contained both orbs and dust, and misty figures. But that's the inside of a barn at night for you.

What did the dust look like?
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PostSubject: Re: Regarding Orbs   Thu 18 Sep 2008, 5:36 am

mysteryshopper wrote:
What did the dust look like?

Just like the orbs... Very Happy
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