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Orbs – Paranormal Apparitions Or Natural Occurrence?

February 14th, 2023

In the paranormal investigations and studies field there are many different mysteries. While we still can’t put a clear scientific answer to a lot of these mysteries there are a few we can. One such mystery is the ORB, while many amateurs and some professionals are convinced of it’s evidence of paranormal activity many do not share this view. In fact most of the paranormal research groups out there accept the truth about orbs and readily educate others concerning this truth. So what is this truth you ask?

The truth is they are not paranormal at all, in fact they are quite a normal occurrence So that leaves the question of “What exactly are orbs?” quite simply put they are balls of EME (electromagnetic energy). These are natural formations of energy that groups together quite possibly due to its magnetic force or opposite poles (magnetic poles) attracting. These formations are visible only to the aided eye and are more commonly viewed through Infrared saturation of a room (Ie. a dark room with night shot).

So why do they only seem to be shown during paranormal investigations? The answer to this is more simple than you could imagine, paranormal investigations make the most frequent use of dark rooms and infrared technology. A practice not commonly used when filming the family vacation. A common theory amongst paranormal researchers is that ghosts or spirits absorb electromagnetic energy to help manifest themselves or influence our world. So true orbs can be precursors to a manifestation of a spirit, but not the spirit itself.

Truth be told most orbs in pictures and videos are nothing more than dust contamination and pesky little flying insects. These elements cause such problems for analyzing evidence that they are more often than not discarded as nothing more than “dust”. A true orb will generate its own light not reflect it, meaning your video or camera would pick it up without the use of flash or it appears in an area not affected by the flash or infrared devices. They also move erratically and swiftly leaving behind a trail or “tail” in their wake. while dust does this too it is much slower and does not leave the tail. Finally they are not round as common belief but usually more elliptical due to their movement and are rarely caught stationary.

False orbs unlike true orbs will travel in packs (multiple orbs in one shot), true orbs are rarely seen in packs. These false orbs also move significantly slower that true orbs and will more often than not have a defined flight plan. Don’t be fooled by these videos online as most of them are edited with after effects and or green screen technology. Their true intent is to discredit the paranormal field and often will depict dangerous and malicious activity. Those videos are fake and do those of us professionals out there serious discredit.

In conclusion the truth about orbs is that they are no more paranormal than that guy at the deli ordering the peanut butter and egg sandwich (disgusting!). They are only normal occurrences and are usually ignored by professionals. So next time you see one of those videos or a friend raves about the paranormal orbs in his or her pictures you know the truth now and you can educate others so as they wont be fooled by the dust bunny invasion too.

Bruce Linn