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white orbs.. spirits?
    #2870115 - 07/08/04 09:46 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

hey all i dont know if this is quite the right forum for this or not but since this is about theories, ill ask. i was at a friends house a while back. he told me before that his house was haunted, he told me a story where his brothers door slammed all by itself and some object which i forget was picked up and hurled at the door, you can still see the dent. anyways we took a few pictures this one night when we were drunk in his basement and in every picture taken there were countless perfectly round white orbs, some bright white and some very faint and hardly visible. these orbs were present no matter where the picture was taken. i dont have the picture in my possesion though i wish i did. i was just wondering if anyone had any knowledge or theories of what this is. i assumed they were spirits but i dont know anything on that subject. anyone know?


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Re: white orbs.. spirits? [Re: distortion]
    #2870978 - 07/09/04 01:03 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)

"i assumed they were spirits"

Never assume.


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Re: white orbs.. spirits? [Re: distortion]
    #2872727 - 07/09/04 02:09 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

I've being reading about this stuff lately...
Was it used a digital camera ?
Anyway, anything like this,

Go here for more info,
http://www.ghoststudy.com/gallery.html
Have fun :wink:

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Re: white orbs.. spirits? [Re: distortion]
    #2872843 - 07/09/04 02:41 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

were they on the same place in every pic?


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Re: white orbs.. spirits? [Re: stefan]
    #2873055 - 07/09/04 03:30 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Funny how when video cameras first came out there were tons of UFO tapes with all of the UFOS having the same shape. This was "evidence" of their reality. Come to find out the UFO shape was an artefact of the camera's aperature being pointed at ANY small light source.

Just another case of wanting to believe obscuring reality.


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Re: white orbs.. spirits? [Re: distortion]
    #2873555 - 07/09/04 05:21 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

I want to see video footage of these orbs, I only see still shots.


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Re: white orbs.. spirits? [Re: distortion]
    #2873821 - 07/09/04 07:08 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

I've seen lots of photos with these orbs.... go to any graveyard after it gets real dark and snap away with a camera, almost guaranteed you will get an orb(but use a digital camera just incase you dont get any so you don't waste film) WHO KNOWS what is it about graveyards and orbs!... could it be a light reflection phenomenom? or actuall spirits willingly being captured on film?


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Re: white orbs.. spirits? [Re: 2Experimental]
    #2873842 - 07/09/04 07:19 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

almost guaranteed you will get an orb

That sounds like pretty good odds in your favor. How much would you care to wager at even money? We'll use my digital camera.


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Re: white orbs.. spirits? [Re: Swami]
    #2873933 - 07/09/04 07:53 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

I will wager 50$ if we can snap off 100 pics and you come to atlanta... Hit me up with a PM when u are in town I will give u my number and I will pick u up, then I can win the bet and be reimbursed for gas money : )


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Re: white orbs.. spirits? [Re: 2Experimental]
    #2875837 - 07/10/04 02:03 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

MAIA, yes the orbs looked similar to the one in your picture. These orbs were not in the same place in every pic, they were scattered everywhere in different places. There were at least 50 orbs in each picture, I could hardly belive my own eyes! There were no reflective surfaces or anything like that that would obscure light into looking like orbs. It was a very interesting experience and I would love to go back to his parents house and see if I could get the same results!


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Re: white orbs.. spirits? [Re: distortion]
    #2875847 - 07/10/04 02:09 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

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distortion said: i assumed they were spirits but i dont know anything on that subject. anyone know?




Yep, I do.

First, let me establish this: I've got a strong background in photography, both silver-based and digital, and have been working semi-profesionally for some time now.

They're dust. That's all. It's dust that's close to the camera, caught by the flash of the camera. Notice how you only get these in pictures where the flash was used? Well, that's why.


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Re: white orbs.. spirits? [Re: Sev]
    #2875957 - 07/10/04 03:07 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

It's dust that's close to the camera, caught by the flash of the camera.

Wah!  But I wanna believe in magick and weird stuff at ALL costs. Don't take my fun away. :mad:


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Re: white orbs.. spirits? [Re: Swami]
    #2876299 - 07/10/04 06:32 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

swami, take my graveyard challenge and see if they are 'just dust'


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Re: white orbs.. spirits? [Re: 2Experimental]
    #2876391 - 07/10/04 07:00 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Fly to Atlanta ($350 airfare + $65 hotel + taxi to and from airport on both ends $80) plus time off so that I can get stiffed for $50? Yeah, good plan.


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Re: white orbs.. spirits? [Re: Swami]
    #2876405 - 07/10/04 07:09 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

well, you could stay at my place and I would pick you up so the only fee would be airfare ! what I really meant though, is why don't you do some exploring of your own instead of bashing something you have never tried.... go to your local graveyard and snap like a mad man... do some research, then make a conclusion


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Re: white orbs.. spirits? [Re: distortion]
    #2876539 - 07/10/04 09:15 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

I had a friend who used to go to creepy old cemetaries all around New England.

She took a bunch of pictures at one particular graveyard, and there were orbs in lots of the pictures.

While I am usually quite a skeptic, seeing these photos yourself taken by a close friend is pretty intriguing.

Some time in the future I'd like to try to take some pictures of my own, as this is the most solid "evidence" I have ever seen of something more out there.


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Re: white orbs.. spirits? [Re: Sev]
    #2876545 - 07/10/04 09:19 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

And I find it strange that haunted places are so much dustier than anywhere else. :wink:


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Re: white orbs.. spirits? [Re: Amber_Glow]
    #2877098 - 07/11/04 01:59 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)

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Amber_Glow said:
Some time in the future I'd like to try to take some pictures of my own, as this is the most solid "evidence" I have ever seen of something more out there.




It's just a combination of cheap cameras with cheap lenses and cheap flashes right alongside of the lens taking pictures in dark, dusty areas. While I believe in many paranormal phenomenae, these 'orbs' are simply the result of brightly-lit points on a dark field, inside of the near focus of the camera. Wide-angle lenses, as are found in most of the cheap cameras that people use for these kinds of things, exascerbate this problem. I could sketch out the geometry of the light-cones and such, but that's too much of a pain in the ass.


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Re: white orbs.. spirits? [Re: Amber_Glow]
    #2877102 - 07/11/04 02:01 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)

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And I find it strange that haunted places are so much dustier than anywhere else. :wink:




I don't.  People tend to avoid haunted places, making them low-traffic areas.  Dust settles quite readily in these areas, and tends to get kicked up when people enter them.

Similarly, 'creepy old cemetaries' tend to have lots of shit in the air, from airborn vegetable matter to gnats and other insects.


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Re: white orbs.. spirits? [Re: Amber_Glow]
    #2877139 - 07/11/04 02:13 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Have the photos taken without a flash, but that would be too straight-forward...


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