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Old 01-16-2011, 07:33 PM
 
Location: earth?
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Oakie doakie.
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Old 01-16-2011, 09:49 PM
 
Location: NC, USA
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I believe they are angels or protective guides or spirits. That's my PHILOSOPHY.
No, that's your theory, a philosophy would give an explanation about how they get there.
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Old 01-16-2011, 09:54 PM
 
Location: earth?
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Philosophy - Definition

My belief in orbs as protective spirits or guides, is part of my PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY (the whole of which you are not privy to).

Who are you to "correct" people?
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Old 01-16-2011, 10:07 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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I find it interesting that the culture at CD is to debate everything. In other words, there could not be a thread on orbs, in which people who believe orbs are energetic images could discuss their experiences, post their pictures, etc.

Instead, it has to be a debate of the superior ego - who has the most "rational" argument that dust SOMEHOW infiltrates digital photos on a random basis - even when the lens is wiped clean . . .

I actually have a photo of an orb that I recently took and it is amazing, but I would never post it here because for me, the picture has spiritual significance and I would not allow it to be desecrated by the super-rational egos hell-bent on interfering in other people's sacred beliefs and practices.
You make good sense imcurious. Not all posts, even "controversial" ones need to end up in polarized debate. Especially in a scenario when no one really and truly knows for certain what the answers are.

I have an orb photo that I took just two nights ago. In fact, I took several shots in quick succession and only one of them have the orb. Since it is 20 degrees outside, I am reasonably certain it was NOT a bug being reflected on the lens.

I do not pretend to know what the object is, where it came from or what having it appear in my photo means. But I am open minded enough to realize that mankind with all his hubris and chest-thumping does not yet know ALL of the secrets of the universe and that the possibility that this apparition could be a spirit is just as valid as any other possibility.

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Old 01-16-2011, 10:14 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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Just out of interest, does everyone here believe that the images of orbs have only been captured by cameras , but not the naked eye?
My point is, that I have seen orbs with my own eyes on a number of occasions and at different locations, none of which fit the criteria for the theories that have been previously mentioned.
It is proven that all matter vibrates at different frequencies. My theory is that orbs vibrate at a very, very high frequency and cannot be seen except by very few people. And cats. My cat saw the orb clearly. The reason I went to get the camera in the first place is because the cat clearly saw something I did not see. It was a hunch that paid off.

Historically there have been people who have been able to pick up different frequencies. People who are mediums, psychics, clairvoyant, clairaudient, people who have spirit guides, etc., are all people who are able to do this. Perhaps even the guy who talked to God and brought back the ten commandments (Was that Moses? I can't remember)...maybe he was picking up a higher frequency spirit guide and not really "God" at all.

Heaven only knows....

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Old 01-16-2011, 11:03 PM
 
Location: Victoria, BC.
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Sorry to burst your bubble but there are quite a few insects including some moths that fly at sub freezing temperatures. As a matter of fact many have a much better control of their body temperature than any mammal has.
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Old 01-17-2011, 05:12 AM
 
Location: Nowhere Land.
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It is proven that all matter vibrates at different frequencies. My theory is that orbs vibrate at a very, very high frequency and cannot be seen except by very few people. And cats. My cat saw the orb clearly. The reason I went to get the camera in the first place is because the cat clearly saw something I did not see. It was a hunch that paid off.

Historically there have been people who have been able to pick up different frequencies. People who are mediums, psychics, clairvoyant, clairaudient, people who have spirit guides, etc., are all people who are able to do this. Perhaps even the guy who talked to God and brought back the ten commandments (Was that Moses? I can't remember)...maybe he was picking up a higher frequency spirit guide and not really "God" at all.

Heaven only knows....

20yrsinBranson
You’re probably right on both counts.

There are things that I can’t see, but my baby Daughter could when she was really young. She used to wave and chat to someone, that from where she was looking, seemed to be standing right in front of her, but I couldn’t see it.
At the time she wouldn’t even wave at me or my partner, so it was really odd.
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Old 01-24-2011, 03:04 AM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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I have to agree with Sans. In fact the irrational and closed - minded view is the one that takes any unexplained event, effect or phenomenon and fits it into their own particular prejudice, whether ghosts, UFO's or a religion and then says, effectively:
'Can you explain this? If not, I must be right.'

We then come up with explanations - we don't know, but they are possibles - and this is dismissed with the most cavalier air as 'frantic...explanations'.

What do you have as an alternative? 'I believe..angelic beings.' Not even an explanation. Not even a mechanism. Just wave a wand and produce fairies.

Of course you have a possibility out of many but that doesn't even approach believability.
I prefer to say, 'Can you explain this? If not, I may be right."
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Old 01-24-2011, 03:06 AM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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Interesting...I was not able to access the exif data, but I assume that the shot was taken using a very low shutter speed, so the most likely explanation is from light reflecting off an insect flying by.
It may be an insect or it may not be.
I was using a 35mm camera with 400 or 800 speed film (don't remember the exact speed).
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Old 01-24-2011, 12:45 PM
 
Location: kind of North of the middle of nowhere, FL
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As aProfessional Photographer by definition (Someone who gets paid to take photos) (Which I have in the past) I can tell you that ORBS did not exist in photography until the advent of cheap plastic lenses and disposable/compact cameras in which the lens and the flash are too close together. If you notice, most ORBS come from point and shoot cameras.
The same thing that causes REDEYE in the Film allows particles of dust, bugs or anything to reflect back to the plastic lens which being mass produced cheaply in CHina, is full of anomalies.

That being said, I have one I took in a museum (supposedly haunted) That I cannot explain.
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