Mystery of Orbs Solved!
Results from the 4/ 23/05 tests
at the Seattle Museum of the Mysteries
Museum member Maryann Synder's claim that orbs are simply cellulose
particles of a very
small size or small water droplets reflecting back the
flash from digital cameras appears to be confirmed by tests.
The museum believes orb testing can be confirmed by photographers and other paranormal investigators
and encourages independant testing.
Now this only explains the mystery of the origins of orbs by
recreating in a controlled setting.
Orbs being defined as lights with circular and semi-transparent features.
This does not explain all lights, light balls or other still unexplained paranormal activity!
Photos below unless otherwise indicated taken by Charlette LeFevre
taken with a FinePix 3.2 megapixels digital camera.
Bill Beaty of Seattle's WIERD SCIENCE
photographing a piece of dry ice and ice crystals.
Bill Beaty proved his theory that orbs take on the shape of the camera iris.
More photos coming.
An orb is even caught in the control area with digital camera in upper left.!
Flour, regular mill.
Orbs can be seen on the middle left and above the label
Note the rainbow halo around the water drops
Note no orbs are seen.
It is believed that the particles are too small or do not have reflection qualities
to reflect back orbs to the camera.
Note some orbs have black dots inside.
It is believed there was a particle or droplet on the lens to cause this pattern.
These particles gave the best orbs
Reflective glass beads - the kind used in traffic signage
Note the solid look of the orbs
Puffed from the container
T his does not explain all lights, light balls or other still unexplained paranormal activity!
A member of AA-EVP sent us this photo
Photo by Brandi Johnson, taken at Island Ford Cemetary on 5/15/04
Unfortunately, this is likely a hair.