posted on Mar, 21 2009 @ 04:37 AM
Originally posted by RuneSpider
reply to post by Merriman Weir
Great post, one minor statement for you; orbs aren't limited to digital cameras, but any camera that utilizes a flash. Which is why in some old time
photos you can still see orbs.
No, you're right they're not limited
to digital cameras but even from the start of the digital camera boom, it seems that the ratio of
'images taken' to 'images taken that feature orbs' was far, far different when compared to non-digital cameras.
Most people grew up with at least one cheap camera in the house yet, how often did people see really see orbs on their non-digital photography? Not
other anomalies but specifically
orbs? It's an incredibly tiny
fraction of what we see now, even when you factor in how ubiquitous
digital cameras are now.
As I was trying to make the point, orbs seem to be a modern cultural phenomena that has really only appeared to an extent over the last decade or so.
What's changed or happened in that time? Are we more 'spiritually' aware? Whilst there's been some New Age trends over the last decade, these come
in cycles anyway. Are we more 'open', 'accepting' or 'spiritual' than say the late 1960s? Where are the classic orb photographs of the 1960s
when photography was quite fashionable (and groovy) and we were dawning on the Age of Aquarius?
How about the Victorian era when photography emerged at a time when the Modern world was fascinated by spiritualism and the occult. Where are the orbs
on Victorian photography? Why did so many Victorians feel the need to falsify spirit forms if the potential and opportunity was, apparently, there all
along in the form of orbs?
As harsh as it is, the only thing that really has changed over the last decade or so is that digital cameras have found their way into the hands of
the general population.