What Are Orbs in Photographs?

Aloha Dear Friends,

I recently had an incredible photo shoot with Kristen from www.kg-photography.com and I was amazed at all the Orbs that was in the pictures she took, so I decided to write a blog about Orbs.

There is a 500-year-old Native American story passed on through tradition that goes something like this: When Columbus set sail east from Spain upon reaching the North American shores neither he nor his men could actually see the shore. That is until 2am the morning they actually did go ashore.

A tribal shaman also visited the water’s edge and was troubled by the constant ripples but could not see the Spaniard ship. Several days later he was finally able to see the ships and once he saw them the rest of the tribe could as well. Neuroscientist Candace Pert claims, “We only see what we believe is possible. We match patterns that already exist within ourselves through conditioning.”

Have You Ever Visually Witnessed an Orb?

This is a strange and perplexing phenomenon regularly seen firsthand, in photos, and on film by millions of people. A transparent solid disc of light energy is the best way to describe these multicolored, ball-shaped appearances. The most commonly reported orb is white in color.

No one really knows what these things are although many parapsychologists believe they are energy from deceased entities or lingering spirits. Many people believe they represent proof of paranormal activity. Some witnesses simple wish to understand why they show up in their pictures of Grandpa Leland or why certain balls have different colors.

Most photographed orbs are probably not anything more than insects, dust or moisture reflected when the camera captured the image. It is pretty hard not to believe they are paranormal when you see a glowing, bright orb with your own eyes.

There are many theories as to what the color of an orb may represent. For example, some people believe a red orb is negative and a white orb is positive energy. Others believe the color corresponds to the energy of the disembodied spirit as in orange or red indicates anger and a need to be healed or released. At the same time, ghost hunters claim red is an energy of a loved one protecting those associated with the spirit.

We have no real evidence that a white orb is helpful or a red orb is harmful to anyone lucky enough to experience an encounter. There are those who suggest the color is no more than the spirit’s energy condition at the time of passing on.

Another common theory is the colors are a reflection of something called “chromatic distortion” which has to do with how our eyes actually perceive the light wavelength. Basically, the shapes are seen as colors made up of some waves that are reflected and some that are absorbed.

From personal experience, I think seeing orbs have to do with our conscious and subconscious mind. Subconsciously, we all see the orbs as the energy is all around us constantly swirling in every direction. A good example of this fact is many photographs show people looking towards the direction of an orb even though they did not consciously recall this until after seeing the image.

If you have never experienced an orb and wish to see or photograph one go to a place of high potential energy. Good sites to consider are old hotels, homes, hospitals, or cemeteries. These can be a little creepy so a more pleasant location may be an old ballpark, church, or city park.

You have to prepare your heart to be open and concentrate on feelings of love to increase your vibration. This will help you connect with the spirit world rather than focus on your desire and excitement to catch a view or photo of the orbs. Like Columbus and the shaman eventually, you will see them or capture them on film.

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Satori Ebedes

Satori Ebedes is a REALTOR Salesperson with Hawai'i Life. Excellence is the result of caring more than others think is wise, risking more than others think is safe, dreaming more than others think is practical and expecting more than others think is possible. Satori understands that real estate is more than just a transaction, it’s a life changing experience here in Hawaii. She takes great pride in the relationships she builds and always works persistently on clients behalf to assist them achieve their real estate goals through her exceptional and personalized service. With two decades of experience, Satori specialized in the high end luxury real estate market in South Florida, property management and vacation rentals. Satori migrated west from South Africa over 20 year ago to South Florida, through Sedona and ultimately settled down on the Big Island of Hawaii, where she fell in love with the “Aloha Spirit”. She has also travelled to over 15 countries and brings a global perspective that guides her to unite the gap in the diverse real estate market in Hawaii. On her journey she has discovered how important it is to bridge a healthy lifestyle by living in a beautiful environment. Satori is focused on luxury lifestyle properties and her motto is “One Life”. You can email me at satoriebedes@hawaiilife.com or via phone at (808) 333-2127.

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Randy Willard

October 23, 2020

A most excellent and enlightening article, blog or whatever these things are called now. I call them random musings but this one is extremely good.

Eric Shupp

February 3, 2021

I live on the big island for 20 years eight of the years I live. At a place called the lyman’s Bay quarter of a mile north of magic Sands. Is where the woman’s hey oh is located. That is an experience you’ll never forget. That’s where the minnahoonies come out at night.


February 22, 2022

Don’t open your heart to this unknown and don’t allow yourself to be lead by feeling.

Nice try, Luci.

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