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posted on Sep, 13 2005 @ 09:22 AM
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Hey,

My friend sent me some pictures that he took last night (September 12, approx 21.45). He lives in Kilham, in East Yorkshire, England.

He took two pictures:
- The first one had many orbs in it
- He took the second one twenty seconds after, with just one, faint orb on.

He wanted me to post the pictures here so he could see what you all thought?

Thanks for your time.


Picture one:


Picture two:




posted on Sep, 13 2005 @ 09:38 AM
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Tell your friend that his photos of "things in the dark" will be VASTLY improved if he:

* cleans the lens
* uses the appropriate night-time settings
* doesn't use flash for night photography

Cleaning the camera and keeping the lens free of moisture avoids truly bad photos like the first one.

The fact that he is taking a picture of nothing in particular in his back yard (and that he moves the camera between takes) suggests he's set this up as a prank on you. I think he knew that moisture would hit the camera lens and took a photo and then wiped the lens (the position of what he's photographing changes slightly) and took another photo.

Orbs, by the way, are frequently debunked.

[edit on 13-9-2005 by Byrd]



posted on Sep, 14 2005 @ 01:05 AM
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i agree with Byrd...you can definetly tell its the moister...if they were orbs..they would have a slight glow to them..and for that many..it kinda seems unlikley..if you look at them..it looks dull..plus the fact that there is little circles inside the circles..you can tell its water drops..i have taken photos before that had gotten the same effect...i think a certain friend has some explaining to do.~kiliker



posted on Sep, 14 2005 @ 06:34 AM
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There are two different types of "orbs" in this picture. At least they have two different causes. The first type is the typical translucent "water/dust" orbs. The other are those glowing orange balls, which are caused either from distant lights, or lights shining through the slats in a fence.

When I was out taking pictures of a lunar eclipse one night, I ended up getting bored and taking pictures of my backyard in the dark, so I have a few pics of both if you want to compare.

Plus the picture isn't even just in low-lighting, it's in PITCH BLACK. So there is nothing to compare it to, no telling what the vantage point is, what size the orbs are, or what could be around the scene causing them.

Notice the glowing orange orbs are the same distance apart and at the same location comparitively in the two pictures, although the frame has been moved slightly to the left. This shows that they are stationary objects. It also shows that your friend might have been purposefully trying to capture them and claim they were orbs but they got cut off in the top picture, so he adjusted and took the other one. But the first one happened to contain "other" orbs so he added it to contribute to it's "validity" even more.

Edit: Upon increasing the brightness level in the first picture (Or even if you just invert it), I can see that there are actually hundreds of orbs in the picture, which tends to lend itself towards being dust or moisture in the air. The top orange orb actually has a glow around it much like a light up against a wall would do. And the bottom one (to me) looks like the tail light of a car, but since you say it is in the garden it could also be one of those solar-powered outdoor garden lights.

Either way, nothing really special or that I haven't seen before.

[edit on 14-9-2005 by Yarcofin]



posted on Sep, 14 2005 @ 06:53 AM
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Here are the two pictures with the contrast and brightness whacked right up so you can get a better idea of the position they were taken from.






Personally i think it just looks like moisture.



posted on Sep, 16 2005 @ 12:48 PM
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Thanks for all the replies.
Your help is greatly appreciated. I agree, it's moisture.

but, I went to the graveyard last night at midnight with my camera... I may have something of interest to show you. I'll post the pics on here at a later date. Thanks again



posted on Sep, 20 2005 @ 06:05 PM
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Well, here is the best picture I took at the cemetary. I took them at about midnight. I hate going to cemetaries in the dark, it was awful.



^ The original picture. Nothing has been changed other than the size.



^ The same picture, but with modified contrast and brightness.

I think that the fact that most of them are moving rules out the theory that the orbs were created by dust or moisture, especially as they look like they were moving quite fast.



posted on Sep, 20 2005 @ 07:14 PM
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(I am concentrating mostly on the enhanced brightness version)

Now those blurry orbs are something a little more interesting. The stationary dot in the top centre I assume is the moon so we can rule that out. I would say the bright top-left blurry orb would be some sort of light... like those airport lights they shine up in the sky. THat would be... if there weren't a number of smaller, lower orbs doing exactly the same thing.

Although it is weird that the orbs are all going in the same direction, at exactly the same angle. Which lends well to it being a reflection, or even a hoax. Although I magnified the smaller orbs and none of them seem to be exactly the same as the big one, so it isn't just the same image shrunken down and pasted on the pic anyway. I do not think they are hoaxed, you seem trustworthy enough.

So basically, I don't know why they are all going off at the same angle, but blurring/streaking orbs are some of the more convincing documentation of them that you can get. If they were all scattering sporratically in different directions it would help, but obviously we can't control these kinds of things.

Edit: I sure hope that angel thing is just a statue and not a ghost
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I salute you for going out into a graveyard at night though. I certainly wouldn't have. There are ghosts in there you know! LOL.

[edit on 20-9-2005 by Yarcofin]



posted on Sep, 20 2005 @ 07:33 PM
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Originally posted by Yarcofin
(I am concentrating mostly on the enhanced brightness version)

Now those blurry orbs are something a little more interesting. The stationary dot in the top centre I assume is the moon so we can rule that out. I would say the bright top-left blurry orb would be some sort of light... like those airport lights they shine up in the sky. THat would be... if there weren't a number of smaller, lower orbs doing exactly the same thing.

Although it is weird that the orbs are all going in the same direction, at exactly the same angle. Which lends well to it being a reflection, or even a hoax. Although I magnified the smaller orbs and none of them seem to be exactly the same as the big one, so it isn't just the same image shrunken down and pasted on the pic anyway. I do not think they are hoaxed, you seem trustworthy enough.

So basically, I don't know why they are all going off at the same angle, but blurring/streaking orbs are some of the more convincing documentation of them that you can get. If they were all scattering sporratically in different directions it would help, but obviously we can't control these kinds of things.

Edit: I sure hope that angel thing is just a statue and not a ghost
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I salute you for going out into a graveyard at night though. I certainly wouldn't have. There are ghosts in there you know! LOL.

[edit on 20-9-2005 by Yarcofin]


Thanks for the salute... I won't be going back there alone again, I assure you of that! You say that the top left orb is a light but...there aren't any lights in the cemetary. The top centre orb isn't the moon either as the moon was behind me.

I would never hoax anything, so don't worry about that.


lol. I noticed the angel thing too! The scary thing is, I don't remember seeing that while I was there.
But yeah, I don't think it's anything to worry about.

I'm willing to go up there again sometime, with somebody (HUMAN ofcourse) lol



posted on Sep, 20 2005 @ 07:41 PM
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I didn't necessarily say I think the top-left orb is a light. I just said that's the best guess I can make at rationalizing it as something.

Some pics of the cemetary and your friend's backyard (if he lives near you)taken in approximately the same spot in daylight would be nice for comparison. Might be able to rule out the reflection idea if there is nothing around but grass and graves.

I certainly hope you have a digital camera and you aren't wasting film on all of these random pictures in the dark though
.

And sorry to put you through constant interrogation and taking picture after picture from every possible lighting and angle. I know it sucks, trust me. I went through it on my Crazy Sprite Guy post. (I still have no idea what that thing was, by the way, for anybody that remembers it.)



posted on Sep, 20 2005 @ 08:21 PM
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Originally posted by Yarcofin
I didn't necessarily say I think the top-left orb is a light. I just said that's the best guess I can make at rationalizing it as something.

Some pics of the cemetary and your friend's backyard (if he lives near you)taken in approximately the same spot in daylight would be nice for comparison. Might be able to rule out the reflection idea if there is nothing around but grass and graves.

I certainly hope you have a digital camera and you aren't wasting film on all of these random pictures in the dark though
.

And sorry to put you through constant interrogation and taking picture after picture from every possible lighting and angle. I know it sucks, trust me. I went through it on my Crazy Sprite Guy post. (I still have no idea what that thing was, by the way, for anybody that remembers it.)


That Crazy Sprite Guy was weird! No need to apologise, man. I don't mind taking pictures, I'm really interested in paranormal stuff. It's adding to my experience etc.. lol. Yes I have a digital camera



posted on Sep, 21 2005 @ 07:41 AM
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here are 2 good pics i have...

this one was taken up against a well, no stars in the sky !!!


this one has also got a wall behind it..a m8 is in the pic also



posted on Sep, 21 2005 @ 09:35 AM
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shauny, the brightest orb in the second picture seems to be a lamp on a clearly visible green lamp post, upon brightening the picture. You can see that it is actually emitting light and not just glowing, which none of the other orbs in the pic are doing. The second-brightest orb in the picture appears to be a light embedded into the wall.

Starting to have a theory about these really bright white orbs. May be a defective camera... like little pinpoint holes in the lense/shutter that lets light leak through. Although then all the dots should line up in exactly the same place in each picture, but they don't.

So I don't know, but it likely has something to do with the lamp. I assume there is another wall partition on the other side with a lamp on it as well.

I can now also say that some of the 'streaking' caused in 'fast moving orb' pictures is actually just less light leaking out from under the frame of lights than the bulb itself. (Does not explain all cases, but some at least.

Weird that there are little dots of light in every part of the picture. Looks like you took a picture of your friend and the fence and the bush and overlayed it over a picture of a nebula. (Not saying thats what it is, but it just looks weird and with the low detail you can't really definitively tell what is causing anything in the pic).

I can tell you that your friend was wearing blue pants and a multi-tone white and blue jacket
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The first picture looks like it was taken behind a sheet of glass. There is a weird joint-flare on the right side of the picture that looks like your flash reflecting back in glass. But there shouldn't be glass in the middle of a cemetary. (At least) Three of the orbs in that picture are lights.

[edit on 21-9-2005 by Yarcofin]




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