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"Orbs" What are They?

DSCN2637  I have been asked more than once about the "Orb" phenomena. I have been asked to look at pictures to determine if the spot is an orb or a piece of dust. As a paranormal investigator it is difficult sometimes to determine what is dust and what is a spirit. No one truly knows what orbs are.  "Orbs" can appear in many different shapes and colors, with white orbs being the most common. As a Paranormal Investigator I do believe that some of these orbs are the lingering energy from the deceased and gone. I also know that not all "orbs" that appear in photographs are paranormal.  In my experience, many of the orbs that appear in photographs can be explained by the flash reflecting off dust, particles, insects, or moisture droplets in the air in front of the camera. I think that seeing "orbs" with your own eyes and in person is far more credible and harder to debunk than catching them in photos or video. If you see a bright, glowing orb with your own eyes, and you get an EVP along with it then there's a good chance that it may be paranormal. As a Paranormal Investigator I must be very cautious when classifying orbs in photographs as paranormal – it's simply too easy for the "orbs" in a photograph to be caused by dust or moisture, reflecting off the camera lens (or the flash). 

  Another question I often get asked about these "orbs" is what do the different colors mean. I have researched this a bit and have found that there are several different theories that may explain the color differences. The two main theories are listed a below. 

DSCN2642 Theory #1 – Color difference in orbs is caused by "chromatic distortion" which is a fancy way of saying that our eyes perceive different wavelengths and shapes as varying colors.  If a particle happens to be of a certain makeup or shape, it will tend to absorb certain wavelengths of light and reflect others, thus giving the perception of a certain color. The makeup of the orb could also cause it to be a certain color. Dust and water droplets can have various colors. 

DSCN2643 Theory #2 – Some Paranormal investigators believe that color in an orb is caused by the spirits energy. For example they believe that red orb represents a spirit who is angry or is in need of healing. Others believe that red is a color associated with an energy that seems to be on guard often watching over a last outpost, or a loved one who has passed. This theory is still in a very experimental stage, yet it does to prove very fascinating in cases where previous knowledge of the spirit is available and known. I don't believe that there is evidence to suggest that red orbs are harmful or more negative than white orbs. The color difference may simply be a reflection of the spirit's energy at the time of his death—or the color may be caused by the shape/frequency of the orb (wavelength theory #1). There is actually a chart that someone has put together that shows the color of the "orb" at what that particular color means. You can find this on the last page of this.

  So as Paranormal Investigators what do we do with these two theories. I think as an investigator we need to hold both theories as possibilities. I think it is in our best interest to also share these theories with other team members. During an investigation and it starts to rain then we will know that most of the orbs that were caught will fall under theory 1. If we are investigating a house or an old building and you notice that every time the air comes on or you take a step there is dust that get stirred up then again this will fall under theory 1. So how do we apply theory 2? I believe that while on an investigation and all of the natural obstacles have been pointed out and noted then we could maybe apply theory 2. If we know that the spirit was an angry or short tempered person when he lived then catching a red orb in a photo could have validity. 

  I personally think that there is something to this orb phenomena. I am not to yet convinced about the color identification/classification of them. I really have a few of my own theories. It could be that this is the only way that this particular spirit can manifest and there is no reason for the color. Maybe these orbs are just a phase in which these spirits have to take prior to moving on. What if the color of the orb was determined by situation surrounding it, If an investigator is angry about something could the orb pick up this negative energy a become red in color? It could be as easy as it's the best way for them to move around. There always seems to be more questions than answers when it comes to the paranormal field. I don't know about anyone else but that is why I became a Paranormal Investigator. I want to find the answers others fear.    
 


Scarlet Red - overinflated ego, strong willpower, survival oriented, realistic
 Deep Red - Short-tempered Vermillion - creative, powerful, energetic, competitive, passionate 
 Light Pink - true love, sensitive, compassionate, affectionate 
 Salmon Pink - immature, dishonest 
 Orange-Red- confident 
 Orange - strong motivation, healthy, adventurous, courageous, outgoing
 Peach - caring communicator 
 Amber - strong and courageous Orange-
Yellow - optimistic, scientific, intelligent, perfectionist 
 Pale Yellow - shyness, optimistic, hopeful 
 Lemon Yellow - strength of direction, fearful of loss
 Buttercup - focused on a course of action (determined), inspired
 Mustard - manipulative, overly analytical, making up for lost time 
 Gold- higher level of consciousness, wise, protective, enlightened
 Apple Green - friendly, communicative 
 Yellow-Green - liar, cheater 
 Olive Green - scrooge Emerald 
Green - healer, love-centered person, teacher 
 Forest Green - jealous, low self-esteem, overly sensitive 
 Turquoise - therapist, communicative, sensitive 
 Sky Blue - strong instinct, intuitive, peaceful, truthful 
 Cobalt Blue - intuitive in a higher dimension Royal Blue - knows their chosen path, generous, highly spiritual 
 Navy Blue - shyness, slow yet safe and sure, fearful of truth and being oneself
 Indigo - strong psychic ability, intuitive, deep-feeling 
 Lavender - daydreamer, visionary 
 Violet - sensitive, wise, intuitive, idealistic 
 Grape - laziness Mauve - humble 
 White - pure, transcendent, often a new undesignated energy
 Silver - linked to spiritual realm, spiritual and physical abundance, nurturing
 Gray - feeling trapped Payne's 
Gray - depressed, fearful 
 Black- tortured, abused, unreleased grief 
 Raw Sienna - poor thinking processes, insecure, stressed 
 Chocolate Brown - environmentalist, common sense
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