Ghosts and Orbs
Ghosts and Orbs
In the paranormal community a belief in ghosts is pretty common place. If they are, or if they have a connection to, "orbs" seems to be divided.
Numerous photographs seem to exist showing both phenomena. Ghosts are typically a hazy humanoid transparent against the background of the picture in whatever dress the deceased would wear during their time of death. Orbs show up as small balls of light moving about in an environment or seem to be some type of photographic imperfection. To my knowledge, a ghost has never been caught on film as they appear in their pictures, while orbs have been seen moving everywhere and sometimes even appearing to open doors.
There is sure to be a connection between ghosts and orbs as some manifestation of someone who once lived and still seems to be earthbound. The disagreeance is if orbs really exist or if they're dust, photo or camera imperfections, or some other things indiscernable in the frame, such as small bugs. Photographs can be hoaxed as can video, so while it is our strongest admissable evidence in courts of law, it really doesn't give much proof to the paranormal community knowing hoaxers are out there.
Well known haunted places may give a clue as to the validity of ghosts and orbs in spite of the general public's resistance to video evidence now because of hoaxers. Places like the Myrtle's Plantation have had sightings of the typical transparent ghost spotted long before paranormal mania seemed to sweep the public in TV shows and specials. However, orbs often are not seen by a person or investigator naked eye and only spotted later on photographs or video, both unavailable in the time places like the Myrtle's Plantation had sightings. Perhaps they did not have the technology to capture them on modern devices where orbs show up, but ghosts seem to be shy about.
If we are to prove the existence of either of these phenomena, if that is indeed the point of the investigations, our measuring equipment may need a facelift. Hauntings are not a modern phenomena, but over the years our equipment has changed and improved, so if we were to improve our devices to detect something more, or something else, maybe we'll be able to shut the book on ghosts and orbs once and for all.
Robert Kreuk is an independant paranormal investigator. Swing by the site he's at Featured Author in the
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