Do you have any photos that were somehow spoiled or possibly made extra-captivating due to the appearance of some “crazy light-circles” or orbs? Some people say these mysterious circles are reflections of light and some say they are some supernormal phenomenon. So, what exactly are orbs? Are they something out of this world?
There are many people who end up capturing these circular shapes when they take a photo, especially with a digital camera. These light balls that vary in number, size, and color are often seen scattered randomly in many different parts of the pictures mostly taken at night. This phenomenon is not limited to only photos, as even videos might show these orbs moving in different directions and at different speeds.
Some people think they are light reflected off a surface, or light reflected from dust particles, while others say they are spirits, ghosts, or aliens that exist but people haven’t seen them much in the past. Some say they are guardian angels hovering over us for protection.
However, not much research is available on this phenomenon, but two researchers from the University of Arizona, Dr. Gary E. Schwartz from Human Energy Systems Laboratory and Katherine Creath from Optical Sciences Center, published a study on orbs in 2005. In their research paper, they have explained orbs to sometimes be a reflection of light off some object or dust—but they say these conclusions don’t always fit the explanation.
Many people who have observed orbs see different things; some see light or colors, some see faces or even buildings in the orbs, others resemble spiderwebs. Is this a trick of light, or could it be a glimpse into another dimension?
After a BBC documentary captured a slow-moving orb, the two researchers could not find a scientific explanation for it: “It is not possible to explain orbic objects such as these that move in dynamic and unpredictable paths as being caused by stray reflections. It is also not possible to explain many of them as being caused by dust particles in the air,” wrote Schwartz and Creath.
“It is neither logical nor responsible at this point to conclude that every [orb] … observed worldwide can be explained by a conventional optical science mechanism such as stray reflection,” they wrote in their research paper.
Check out five more selected photos with orbs below:
There are many natural explanations for orbs, including dust on the lens, but this does not account for all the spheres, especially those seen with the naked eye.
So, do you think these are simply reflected lights or lens flares? Or are these some UFOs and aliens, or could these be fairies or angels? Or some kind of super-energy circles still unknown to modern science? What are these mystical orbs after all?! If you have any such photos, do share with us in the comments section.