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Old 09-13-2012, 07:54 PM
 
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Why do they appear in some pictures - taken around some people, and at certain times, and yet in the same exact place at a different time, do not appear?
I would say for the exact same reason that you or I would not always be in the exact same place all the time. Spirits need to keep themselves occupied as well. I think a lot of the "silly" things they do is simply an attempt to keep themselves amused. In other words, I believe that spirits can become bored the same as humans can.
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Old 09-13-2012, 07:57 PM
 
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To be honest, in THIS case I really do believe the "orbs" are being caused by airborne dust particles being illuminated by the camera's sensor. Now, don't get me wrong, I am NOT saying that orbs are always dust, just in this case they appear to be. The difference in size and intensity can be attributed to different sized particles.
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Old 09-13-2012, 07:59 PM
 
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Any one get any feelings from these orbs? Other photos taken in the attic show no orbs. It is not believable to me in the least that dust particles would cluster only in one area of the attic of a 2500 square foot home. It makes no sense whatsoever.
I honestly think that there may have been an area that was dustier than the others that got disturbed in this case. It really DOES look like airborne dust to me.
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:05 PM
 
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Thanks for posting this.

I never bought all the skepticism and dust particles theory.
Then explain why "orbs" have become a much more widespread phenomenon since the advent of low cost digital cameras? I'm assuming the photo was taken with a digicam, I'd be much more convinced if it were taken with an old-school 35MM SLR.
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:11 PM
 
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It really has nothing to do with cameras. Or dust.
Sure it does, SOMETIMES. For instance, I am way more likely to get photos with orbs in them from my phone's 8MP camera than I am with my 5MP dedicated digicam, simply because the dedicated digicam has higher quality optics and a better sensor; plus the lens is less likely to be covered in pocket lint.

Note my use of the word SOMETIMES.
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Old 09-14-2012, 02:19 AM
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Sometimes it might. We're not buying that one anymore though.
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Old 09-14-2012, 01:04 PM
 
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To be honest, in THIS case I really do believe the "orbs" are being caused by airborne dust particles being illuminated by the camera's sensor. Now, don't get me wrong, I am NOT saying that orbs are always dust, just in this case they appear to be. The difference in size and intensity can be attributed to different sized particles.
This. I'm not much of a believer in what most call "orbs" in the spiritual sense. I think, more often than not, they are dust. Not to say it can't ever happen...just think if it does, it is extremely rare.

New house...seems to make sense dust would unsettle.
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Old 09-14-2012, 03:12 PM
 
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This. I'm not much of a believer in what most call "orbs" in the spiritual sense. I think, more often than not, they are dust. Not to say it can't ever happen...just think if it does, it is extremely rare.

New house...seems to make sense dust would unsettle.
I've seen one in a caravan!

Now, the land that it was on, that's another story.
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Old 01-09-2013, 03:09 AM
 
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I'm curious as to why so many will immediately write off the most obvious explanation, dust, in favor of something much more fantastic.
Here's why I write off the "obvious" explanation: I've seen one with my naked eyes, and so has my husband. You'll never understand until you see one for yourself. I had never heard of an "orb" until one appeared in front of me in November 2010. My husband saw one in November 2012. Both were seen in the bedroom in the wee hours before dawn. They both appeared after prayer. I think they are from God. Angels. Not dust. Angels.
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:17 AM
 
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All of the "orb" photos I've ever seen take place in a house where the resident spends more time investigating "supernatural" phenomena rather than cleaning said house. That attic looks old, with old carpet that probably hasn't seen a cleaning in a while.
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