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    I took this picture while vacationing in Prague. I was on a bus tour of the city as we passed the National Museum, the tour guide said this was one of the most haunted places in Prague. Anyway sorry for the crappy photo of a photo. I couldn't get rid of the reflection and glare. Looks like something fly's out of the window and onto the roof. I have this photo hanging in my living room.

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    That large orb looks like the deathstar!
    dang.. it does!

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    Later, I'll share some of my thoughts/experiences with orbs, but for now I will leave you with a couple of my own videos. I have all of the original .jpg files with the original metadata. If anyone would like to see them, let me know and I'll upload them or send a link or something.



    I have posted this second video before on Avalon, but here it is again.


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    wow

    here are some of my orby photos

    On a beach in Cyprus last year


    A few years ago at a family birthday party


    Last year in Glastonbury












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    Image doesn't stick for some reason, so removed my post, its in my guestbook anyway, Paula cleaned it up for me some time ago, HUGE blue orb over my head, size of a basketball.

    http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/...psa6296c63.jpg

    Link works

    and now it doesn't, weird, just tested in the sandbox thread and it worked fine, try the link there or otherwise my guestbook if and when interested.
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    I photographed this:

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    Wow, thanks for sharing that video Roisin

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    You're welcome and btw, your orb pics are awesome!!

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    Quote Posted by Roisin (here)
    You're welcome and btw, your orb pics are awesome!!

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    778 neighbour of some guy --- that link doesn't work.
    Thats what I said, doesnt work, also said, theres a link that does work in the sandbox and the image is also visible in my guestbook ;-)

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    i see these orbs everyday with the naked eye. i've consulted with many ppl as to their origins, but i've yet to get an answer. sometimes i can see a single orb and sometimes i can see a group of orbs moving as a group. i see them daily without a camera, i drew what a group looks like but it doesn't do the actual orbs justice,

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    Quote Posted by Bill Ryan (here)
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    Hi, Folks:

    Earlier this summer, I visited a grove of Giant Sequoia in Yosemite National Park with a good friend, another Avalonian. As the sun was setting, we were able to find one magnificent tree – a real beauty – which was not fenced off from the public.

    We took a few photos… and were rewarded by a quite dazzling display of orbs. The high-resolution images are linked below (too large to post here)… and the detail is fascinating.

    This was not pollen or dust. Immediately afterwards, I took another photo of the same tree without either of us in the picture – and the orbs had completely disappeared.

    Enjoy.







    Here's some detail:





    Here's the tree a couple of minutes later with neither of us in the frame:



    And here are the images in high resolution -- do have a close look.

    http://projectavalon.net/Bill_Ryan_orbs_1.jpg

    http://projectavalon.net/Bill_Ryan_orbs_2.jpg

    http://projectavalon.net/Bill_Ryan_orbs_3.jpg

    Wow, those are beautiful and amazing! So many orbs!!

    I can't help but wonder if it's the same three as in this video? At 5:52 on this video Yogi measures the distance around it.. it's amazing how large these trees are. I Would love to visit someday - the whole place looks like one of the more spiritual places the earth has to offer:


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    Mysterious orb spotted at U.S. Space Walk of Fame Museum (VIDEO)

    By: Justin Warmoth , WKMG via CNN Wire
    Posted: 6:27 AM, May 20, 2015
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    TITUSVILLE, Fla. - (WKMG/CNN) A strange object was caught on surveillance video at the U.S. Space Walk of Fame Museum in Titusville.

    Employees have noticed an orb-shaped object a couple of times and have no idea what it is.

    On two separate occasions in just the last week, the orb was spotted by surveillance cameras.

    This video, which has garnered more than 500 views on YouTube, was taken May 12 in a room filled with artifacts, memorabilia and photos from the Mercury and Gemini space programs.

    The video shows the mysterious object come into frame, leaves, then comes back before suddenly disappearing.

    In a video, taken May 15, you can see it quickly move around toward the bottom of the screen before vanishing once again.

    "We can't explain it, nor can the (person) who put in the system for us," Charlie Mars, the president of the U.S. Space Walk of Fame Museum.

    Mars said in both instances the lights and air conditioning were turned off, which is why he rules out that that it’s a glare or a floating dust ball, like some staffers think it is.

    "There were many items in here that were brought in by people who are no longer with us. They could be coming back to check on it," said Mars.

    Mars said this type of unexplainable activity is nothing new for the space museum, which just moved into the 100-year-old building after spending the last 10 years just down the street.

    “We have had a number of things like that have occurred over the past 10 to 12 years that we don't have an explanation for and we do love speculating about it," said Mars.

    Some wonder whether it could be a ghost in the historic building, which once served as a county records facility.

    But for the staff here, whether it's a glare dust ball or perhaps the spirit of Neil Armstrong, it's something for them to talk about.

    "We love having something come in unexplainable. and it gives us a chance to interchange with each other and talk about what it will possibly be," said Mars.
    Courtesy: CNN Newsource



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    The thing which bugs me with the video is that when the "orb" moves across the floor then on the glass cabinet, it looks like a flashlight focused beam that changes its elliptical shape according to the orientation of the surface it encounters...

    On the other hand, how long till some mad scientist invents some sort of electronic mouse-trap to catch those things in order to "study" them?
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    A friend sent on this picture of a massive blue orb taken in Washington state. the people in the photo have apparently often seen it.
    Attachment 29950

    This is a "triple orb" configuration I photographed. The three colours (blue, green, violet) moved in relation to each other, making me think they were separate.
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    you're sitting in your living room in the late afternoon - the sun is low and shining through a window - most of the light in the room is ambient, but the is a column, or slice of light cutting through the room that is directly from the sun

    what do you see?

    i think probably all of us have seen alarmingly large amounts of dust floating through the air in similar conditions, except you can tell it's dust because some pieces are large enough that you can make out the actual fibers and -- make a note of this -- your eye, unlike your camera, can focus on the dust

    i've skimmed through the bulk of this thread and have seen many other photographs and video documentaries regarding dus... i mean "orbs" and many of them are taken in low light conditions with a flash, or there is another light source that lighting up an area right in front of the lens

    what was dust floating around in your home, which no one would argue with that has seen it, looks like an orb to your camera because the lens, unlike your eye, is focused on something in the distance and therefore the "orb", which is very close to the lens, is now extremely blurred ... and round ... and bright because your flash went off - were it not close to the lens, you would never have seen it

    more detailed explanations have been offered by a couple others in this thread, but i just had to chime in on this since i have a background in photography and have photographed a number of "orbs" myself - i think pretty much anyone that has a rudimentary knowledge of cameras, lenses, lighting, aperture, depth of field and dust would easily be able to determine exactly what is going on with "orbs"

    this is not to say that there isn't AL KINDS of things around us that we are typically not aware of and cannot see - of course there is! but "orbs" that are dust aren't one of them

    now, since the orb subscribers will not buy this logic because we, being humans, prefer a mystery over simple explanations, i present you with a challenge - Bill, you too ...

    go outside after dark when there's no wind and take a pillow with you

    set your cam to auto and the flash to auto

    hold the cam a few inches or so over the pillow, but aim it at a dark background that is far off ... and dark, like a tree line or perhaps even the sky on a dark night

    press the shutter release half way to let the lens focus so it's ready to shoot

    give the pillow a smack with your hand and, at nearly the same time, with your cam right in the middle of the dust cloud that will be dislodged from the pillow, take a picture and upload it here - i have never tried to capture "orbs" on purpose, but tonight i'm going to preform my own experiment (actually i just tried it in a semi-dark room but conditions were not optimal)

    these pics by Lazlo say it all...

    flash enabled:


    flash disabled:


    in both cases you can see "orbs", but they are much easier to distinguish when the flash is active ... and lighting the dust in the air that is very, very close to the lens

    now i feel bad because i'm afraid i've offended the orbites so please allow me to make it up to you by redirecting your attention to "rods", which, indeed, seem far more interesting than... dust ...


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    well, well - i didn't have to wait until it was dark out - i captured this on my 1st attempt indoors with the camera looking down a long, fairly dark hallway

    i stuck a black t-shirt under the cam to cut light being reflected back into the lens and then gave it smack and took the pic

    this is at 6 MP resolution and is the original, full, untouched image, though it is cropped by the forum software - i thought the EXIF data would be intact, but apparently the image upload host stripped it



    the full resolution image is here: http://postimg.org/image/duob5ctjx/full/

    and this is a crop of an "orb" ...



    brightness and contrast raised...



    brightness, contrast and sharpened...



    that is what illuminated dust look like when it is very close to the lens - look familiar? it looks amazing - almost like cell tissue with a cell wall and nucleus as well

    ...

    UPDATE: the pix above were sort of cool looking, so i thought i'd try and capture some better ones

    same conditions as the first one - indoors - but no alterations to brightness and contrast...



    this i only resized...



    this one i captured outside - it is likely pollen since i shook a flower right at the camera lens before the capture - notice how it looks pretty much the same as the dust, which i would totally expect since the camera cannot make out any detail because is it way out of focus...



    so again, i want to make it clear that i don't think that every picture of an "orb" is necessarily floating debris or dirt on, or between the camera lens elements, however almost every pic i've looked at in this thread (about 60%) is exactly that - there is no doubt in my mind

    UPDATE 2:

    still not satisfied, i wanted a better pic - this time i sprinkled white baking flour in front of the lens, which i hoped would be more reflective than dust - brightness raised and sharpened slightly...



    for reference, here's one of Bill's shots...

    Last edited by e.Man; 23rd May 2015 at 01:44. Reason: added more "orbs"

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    So, e.man, you think these below are from dust? Really?

    Quote Posted by Meggings (here)
    A friend sent on this picture of a massive blue orb taken in Washington state. the people in the photo have apparently often seen it.
    Attachment 29950

    This is a "triple orb" configuration I photographed. The three colours (blue, green, violet) moved in relation to each other, making me think they were separate.
    Attachment 29951

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    I took this shot yesterday at Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, an historic American landmark, first used in 1829 and not shut down until 1971. ("Designed by John Haviland and opened on October 25, 1829, Eastern State is considered to be the world's first true penitentiary. " - wikipedia). Al Capone was one famous prisoner who was held here.

    I took many photos during our self-guided audio tour.. here's one that caught my attention (lightened so you can see better) - Wonder what you all think... :

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