reply to post by manda2011
After 2 decades of paranormal investigation I probably wouldn't give these photos a second thought. And I mean no offense whatsoever, it's just
when you see something so often you tend to not put much stock in it. Almost every orb photo and video that I've seen has been explainable. I'm
not even going to cover the manually altered ones because I don't believe that's what we're looking at. Here are the most common explanations for
orbs and 1 that I think is a possibility that you may not have considered.
Dust- Dust on the lens or in the air. It can catch a flash or light through a window. It can vary in size depending on the proximity to the lens.
It's the most common reason for orbs in photographs.
Pollen-Yup, outdoors pollen gives some really unique colorful orbs. Gold, red orange, yellow, etc... And they have a different quality than dust,
and the closer to the lens the more impressive they look.
Moisture-Really unique in appearance and varies depending on if it's fog, mist,light rain. I don't believe these are water.
Bugs-Yeah bugs in the air on the lens can do it too.
I'm going to tell you a story. It took me almost 2 weeks to figure this out but I think it partially explains your scenario. I had an investigator
that was getting impressive orbs one night. She also said she was seeing them with the naked eye poof and then she catches them in photos and on
camera. She was seeing lines, ribbons and orbs. They ranged from black to translucent and clear, moving in all directions and some even had a
lifelike quality almost like an amoeba. So I tried different locations, different cameras, even having another photographer take the pictures while
she was nearby. Same result. But nobody else say the orbs with the naked eye. She was freaking out think that she had awakened a latent psychic
ability. The 1st thing was to explain the photos. We had a small room that we cleaned like we we were the maid brigade. We put her in there, we
viewed through a well lit window with sunlight coming through. She began to see the orbs and ribbons with the naked eye. She took photos with
several cameras. Orbs on all. There was one really prominent orb... Upon closer inspection it looked like a skin cell. She had very dry skin and
dandruff. The dead skin was the source of all of the orbs.
Then I set out to figure out why she was seeing them. I figured it could be the dandruff. Ruled that out. Took her forever to get the baby oil out
of her hair and the Vaseline off of her skin, lol. She still saw them. I took her too an Ophthalmologist friend of mine. Turns out she was seeing
what the eye doctor refers to as a floater. en.wikipedia.org...
Makes me wonder how many people who see stuff like that are
experiencing this. I see floaters too, but I never drew the correlation.
The one picture that has something other than an orb helps explain the orbs. The blurry caravan picture. You have light coming through a window and
passing through a clear glass vase, candlestick or maybe the window itself. But that same light could illuminate the dust or dandruff causing your
orbs. And you may be seeing them because of floaters on your eye. Wrap it up and put a bow on it. Before I found out what the floaters were I
actually thought (as a kid) that I was seeing microorganisms in the air and on my eye. I was like why is there a paramecium crawling on my cornea?
In the outdoor pictures I noticed a speck of pollen which was responsible for one of the orbs in the lower left, see the slight yellow tint? All
those plants too. There also appears to be a fog or mist which is probably a lot less thick than it appears, the flash reflected off the water
vapor(from the humidity) and gave that foglike appearance.
That would also explain why this has been going on for so long, I saw one of the photos was 06 and I assume it's happening currently as you recently
posted. Floaters are forever.
YOur sister said it was her spirit protector. So you guys believe in the paranormal(so do I). So believing in such things people often see what they
are looking for and draw conclusions to support those beliefs. I'm also guessing you and your sister used to be very close and she made some new
friends and drifted away from you a bit. It's only natural to be jealous even on a subconscious level. Did you have a child and she didn't and
ya'll weren't able to hang out as much? Or maybe your group of friends changed? She kept partying and you mellowed out because of your daughter,
so perhaps your perception of her changed because your view of the world changed when you became a mother?
My guess is that if she's running around with a party crowd she's drinking a lot or maybe gotten into drugs? Or maybe running around with that
crowd she's been traumatized in some way and is pulling away from her family? The behavior has lot's of potential explanations. SO do the orb
photos. There are really only a couple explanations for you seeing them with the naked eye. And since floaters and spiritual pressure tend to run in
families either of those explanations are possible. But being as you don't seem acutely aware of spirits and such my money would be on the floaters
or a genetic ocular degeneration. I think your biggest worry is getting her partying under control.