Sunday, August 10, 2008
What About Orbs?
Most who have watched Ghost Hunters or read about ghosts have become familiar with the udea of orbs.Generally for many years the round balls of light have been associated with spirit presence.When I was little about 7,over 50 years ago, my Grandma got eggs from our next neighbors who lived about a quarter of a mile up the road.My job was to walk up and get them.I always stayed a long while to play with the two boys who were just a year and two older.One thing they enjoyed the most was to tell me stories of the "Haints" in the house up the road.One evening at dusk just before I started home, they told of "The three big red balls of fire" their father saw and called them to look at which went in and out of the front windows of that old decrepit house.When I collected the two dozen eggs and started toward home,I was terrified.Clutching the eggs tightly I hurried along.When crossing the bridge, a car went by the headlights had spooked mr more, and apparently the driver braked on the bridge seeing mr standing there.BIG red lights.I screamed threw the eggs down and ran for home,sure the "haints" were after me....My first introduction to orbs?
I am among those that believe a "true" orb does represent the ghostly spirit.Some things from the internet were interesting along that line.This and the next post will center on those sources.
Here is a quote from one site:
"...Ghostly orbs are the most photographed anomalies caught on film by ghost hunters and are quite photogenic (when they want to be). They can be completely transparent or display themselves in a bright solid form. It is not hard to capture them on film in their circular form. It is theorized that ghosts prefer the form of an Orb (ball of light) because it takes less energy thus being the mode of choice among the ghosts. The consensus is that small orbs take up the least amount of energy and apparitions and other fuller shapes take up the most. In the colder parts of the year, it seems that ghosts tend to find it easier to take on shapes other than orbs. That's when there is the most static electricity in the atmosphere. Those months being October through February. It is also believed that they are able to draw on our own energy when needed. I've listed these ways but there are obviously many ways for ghosts to draw energy from the atmosphere and environment but I won't take the time for that here."