posted on Apr, 26 2004 @ 05:22 AM
I have two proposals which could advance the debate and provide some evidence, if not absolute proof for the objective reality of orbs:
1. Those who photograph orbs generally believe that on average you can "see" more of them at certain types of locations. These include certain
graveyards, battlefields ect. I would propose taking thousands of photos from the same cameras at locations believed to be conducive for producing
good orb photo opportunities. In addition, an equal number of photos (preferably with the same cameras and under conditions as close as possible to
the first scenario) would be taken at locations believed to be less productive. Such locations might include golf courses, shopping malls ect. We
would then "count the orbs" in both groups. Over time if "orbs" have an association with something spiritual then we should tend to see a
positive correlation between more orbs, and the first group of locations.
2. The second "experiment" would involve nominating say the top ten most "orb active" sites in a given geographic area. Then we would
pre-position at least three cameras in fixed locations, and electronically coordinate their flashes. Thus, we would be able to capture an orb from
multiple camera angles at the exact same time. This would effectively disprove skeptic theories involving various malfunctions in photography.
3. We might also perform an experiment where we tried to collect EVP, and also get orb shots. Over many such attempts we might expect a strong
correlation between successful capture of EVP phenomina and successful (or more than average) orb photographs.
The beauty of these approaches is that they can be replicated virtually infinitely to "build" the case progressively in a quantifiable manner.