Orbs in Digital Photography

A more recent occurrence is the presence of orbs in digital photography. These “faeries” are usually invisible to the naked eye but appear, sometimes in profusion, when photos are taken. There are several possible explanations for this. First, more pictures are being taken now because digital photography makes it so easy. Second, the optics of digital cameras are more suited to capturing orbs than those of conventional film. Third, a percentage of orb phenomena are caused by simple physical reasons:

  • Solid orbs: dry particulate matter such as dust, pollen, etc.

  • Liquid orbs: droplets of liquid, usually water, e.g. rain

  • Foreign material on or within the camera lens and body

  • These factors do not quite account for some of the more unusual properties of these orbs, nor do they explain why orbs tend to appear under certain circumstances and not others. In addition, many of the orbs that appear in digital photos show complex internal structures, with patterns much like those of snowflakes. In addition, they often have cell-like membrane structures around their edges. Orbs appear in many millions of digital pictures and it has been estimated that as many as one-third of all digital photos contain anomalies that are orb-like in appearance.

    Factors Influencing the Appearance of Orbs

    The number and density of orbs in photography is correlated with a number of certain conditions. A greater number appear:

  • At the beginning of lightning storm activity, which tapers off once the frontal boundary passes

  • When a low-pressure zone passes over or barometric pressure is dropping

  • When a Tesla coil device is being operated

  • Around high-power electricity cables and towers at night

  • In crop circle formations

  • At gatherings of people focusing intentional energy, including ceremonies and meditations

  • Photographic Orbs and Plasma

    David M. Rountree, AES, has a BSEE in microwave technology and a master's degree in electronic engineering. In 1992, Rountree formed an organization called Scientific Paranormal Investigative Research Information and Technology (S.P.I.R.I.T.) and began collecting, building, and focusing instrumentation to search for the cause of paranormal phenomena. He has been studying the phenomenon of orbs closely and has named them unified field plasmoids.

    Rountree developed a theory that the orbs he was capturing in his photographs were composed of plasma. He hypothesized that a camera flash could render them photographic. Around 1990, he saw an orb without the help of photographic equipment. He reported it was three dimensional and slightly fluorescent, which led him to theorize that some orbs could attract electrons to make themselves more visible. These electrons, by their very nature, needed to discharge themselves, so they headed for the ground. Once an orb hit the ground, it would “effectively disappear in thin air from whence it came,” Rountree reported.

    From studying these experiment results, Rountree discovered that orbs can even transfer energy between themselves when they meet each other. Using an EMF meter, Rountree was able to monitor fluctuations in the background EMF and photograph the conditions of a location in conjunction with the spike.

    He began associating certain orbs with increases in EMF at a site. “I now had evidence that suggested certain orbs were possibly plasma energy, emitting EMF radiation as a by-product of their existence. This is due, I surmised to electron movement around the ‘skin’ of the orb, creating a wide spectrum of electromagnetic radiation.”

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