These are real orbs..taken at a haunted site in Indiana
These pictures below are not real orbs...
This one is dust particles reflecting the camera flash. I know because it was staged and taken on purpose.
This one is rain reflecting camera flash. I know because it was staged and taken on purpose.
I wanted to post these so any new people visiting this forum would know the difference between a bad photograph and a real piece of evidence. There are so many ways to get photographic anomalies when you use a flash around reflective objects it can sometimes be hard to tell the difference. Even a particle of dust can reflect light if it's close enough to your camera.
To be honest sometimes rain orbs can look so real they can fool even me (the rain orbs above look fairly real). The key to knowing if they are real is occasionally only known by the person who took the photos. As an example I know the first 3 I showed you are real because it wasn't raining when they were taken, and dust orbs do not glow in such a way. Rain orbs that look real are fairly rare though, and most of the time you can tell the difference between a fake orb and a real orb right away if you have a trained eye.
Edited by cpjason, 28 March 2008 - 09:00 PM.