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#1    Paradoxum

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 11:00 AM

Hey,

Caught an interesting orb at my local pub last week. I'm certain it's a lens refraction from the light but thought I'd post it anyway :)

And yes, I had been drinking!

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Edited by Murk, 28 April 2013 - 11:01 AM.

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 11:23 AM

Ill just copy hazzards post about Orbs from an earlier thread and leave it at that......






Jesus H Christ, people!!

There is nothing paranormal about so called orbs. Orbs (like Rods) are photographic artifacts – specifically bits of airborne dust, water droplets, snow, insects etc, caught in the flash of a camera. With the introduction of the digital flash camera they are so common that most Ghost hunters have lost interest in them.  They know what they are.


Some causes of photographic artifacts are listed below, none of them paranormal.
  • Dust on the lens.
  • Dirt in the camera.
  • Internal reflections in the lens structure, also known as "lens flare".
  • Deliberate multiple exposures.
  • Objects very close to lens.
  • Poor quality digital cameras.
  • Poor quality optics.
  • Deliberate digital editing of photographs.
  • Flash reflections from shiny objects in the room.
  • Contamination during processing of conventional film.
  • Contamination during printing of conventional prints.
  • Scanner anomalies.
  • Dust on the scanner glass.
  • Bad or outdated film.
Example images here - http://en.wikipedia....ki/Orb_(optics)


Orbs Explained http://pyrrho.s5.com/orbs.html

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 01:12 PM

I'm sure there is a logical reason for 99% of orbs but the other 1%?????????


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Posted 28 April 2013 - 01:28 PM

View PostHilander, on 28 April 2013 - 01:12 PM, said:

I'm sure there is a logical reason for 99% of orbs but the other 1%?????????

I've yet to see any that fall into the 1% you're referring too.

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 01:45 PM

I think it's the first time I've caught one on camera. I'll go back next weekend and try and take some more to see if I can re-create it. Oh and drink a few beers as well while I'm there... ;)

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 03:12 PM

View PostMurk, on 28 April 2013 - 01:45 PM, said:

I think it's the first time I've caught one on camera. I'll go back next weekend and try and take some more to see if I can re-create it. Oh and drink a few beers as well while I'm there... ;)

I can go out right now, have a beer and take a couple of pictures of orbs,... its raining.

I still await the compelling Exhibit A.

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 03:39 PM

View PostHazzard, on 28 April 2013 - 03:12 PM, said:

I can go out right now, have a beer and take a couple of pictures of orbs,... its raining.

Hehe, that sounds like a good plan ;)

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 04:22 PM

View PostHilander, on 28 April 2013 - 01:12 PM, said:

I'm sure there is a logical reason for 99% of orbs but the other 1%?????????
What makes you think there's a 1% that has no logical explanation?

There's a strange fallacy a lot of people employ whereby they claim that 99% (or another figure pulled out of thin air) of phenomenon X can be explained but that surely not ALL of X have mundane everyday explanations.

That's like me asking how skyscrapers are built, and being provided with blueprints, interviews with construction workers and architects be who worked on skyscrapers, video footage and photos taking construction of skyscrapers and then declaring "Sure 99% of skyscrapers can be explained as being human built, but that can't surely be the explanation for ALL of them, can it?  There's 1% of skyscrapers that can't be logically explained, therefore [insert fringe theory of choice here]"

It just doesn't make any sense unless you can provide an actual reason for why some of the orb photos we regularly see have no "logical explanation"?

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 04:25 PM

View PostHilander, on 28 April 2013 - 01:12 PM, said:

I'm sure there is a logical reason for 99% of orbs but the other 1%?????????

Don't waste your time Hilander, all hail the all knowing ones :whistle:

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 04:33 PM

View PostMurk, on 28 April 2013 - 01:45 PM, said:

I think it's the first time I've caught one on camera. I'll go back next weekend and try and take some more to see if I can re-create it. Oh and drink a few beers as well while I'm there... ;)
Activate the flash on your camera, sprinkle salt in from of the lens.  Take photo.  Hey presto, orbs!

Here's one I prepared earlier:

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 04:38 PM

View PostHeaven Is A Halfpipe, on 28 April 2013 - 04:25 PM, said:

Don't waste your time Hilander, all hail the all knowing ones :whistle:
Yes, don't waste your time explaining yourself.

Just make the same unjustified assertions as others do about how some x% of orbs cannot be explained via everyday phenomena.

Why would anyone want an explanation or want to explain to others just how they know that some % of orbs are beyond explanation or are paranormal?

Explanations are so passé. :rolleyes:

Edited by Archimedes, 28 April 2013 - 04:39 PM.

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 04:41 PM

View PostArchimedes, on 28 April 2013 - 04:33 PM, said:

Activate the flash on your camera, sprinkle salt in from of the lens.  Take photo.  Hey presto, orbs!

Here's one I prepared earlier:

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Haha cool :) Although doesn't look like the one I caught. Probably due to the light reflecting in my camera lens rather than salt.

And what is that on the right of your picture? Looks like a halloween pumpkin!

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 04:47 PM

My dad has had a couple of experiences in his life of seeing a blueish orb and with a second witness once. I thinks orbs are a very peculiar topic.


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Posted 09 May 2013 - 07:44 PM

i like the idea, but i dont think there anymore then trick of the light.
i may be mistaken mind..

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 07:50 PM

View PostArchimedes, on 28 April 2013 - 04:38 PM, said:

Yes, don't waste your time explaining yourself.

Just make the same unjustified assertions as others do about how some x% of orbs cannot be explained via everyday phenomena.

Why would anyone want an explanation or want to explain to others just how they know that some % of orbs are beyond explanation or are paranormal?

Explanations are so passé. :rolleyes:

As much as some skeptics would like to, you can't paint every picture with the same brush of paint. I've seen plenty of different colour flashes of light around me from time to time. I have a clean bill of health for my eyes, it should be noted.

Who knows what they are...your sprinkles of salt maybe? :whistle:

Edited by Heaven Is A Halfpipe, 09 May 2013 - 07:55 PM.

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