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Originally posted by bigdanprice
Thank God i am not alone in thinking that! They are quiet obviously dust or insects in 99.9% of cases.
I think its an inherent problem on the board that people are too ready to believe any old rubbish, and the excellent high standards of this place are slipping. I think we should hold people to account over there claims so we can know at least to ourselves that we have eliminated every possibilty, and actually make some progress in understanding the paranormal!
Sorry about the rant but its so nice to hear people talking rationally for once!
Get off the Bandwagon and put down the Hanbook
[edit on 5-2-2006 by bigdanprice]
Orbs! The name conjures up little balls of white light. Most orb photographs
are taken with digital cameras under extremely low-light conditions and are
nothing more than digital flaws caused by lack of pixelation or filling of the
proper colors due to a digital defect.
I have viewed thousands of such pictures and they are nothing paranormal,
especially when taken with older digital
cameras. See the article: Digital Cameras or Ghost Hunting at its Worst by
Troy Taylor. Solution: always use another camera in conjunction with any
digital camera especially under low-light conditions. Those not taken with
digital cameras could be moisture droplets in the air illuminated by the flash
unit, rain, blowing dust, snow or sometimes even small insects. Please be
aware of the weather conditions under which you take your