Denise is a freelance writer of many genres, an animal rescuer and advocate, and a spirituality and paranormal enthusiast.
Ghost Orbs, Spirit Orbs, Energy Orbs, Orbs of Light
Ghost orbs, spirit orbs, energy orbs, orbs of light: they are called by many names and often appear in photographs, on videos, and even floating across our living room before our very eyes. Many believe these orbs of light are conscious, sentient beings who hold messages for whomever sees them. They seem to come in all shapes, sizes, and colors.
Nowadays, the term “orb” is usually used to refer to the phenomena itself rather than to describe the shape of the anomaly. While most orbs appear to be circular or spherical, they can change shape and size, especially orbs in motion.
Floating Balls of Green, Purple, Yellow, or Orange Light
Everything in the universe is composed of energy vibrating at its own rate or frequency. Sight is a visual interpretation of vibration. Each color on the visible light spectrum vibrates at a different rate or frequency. The individual vibration or frequency of each color incites a particular emotion, mood, or state of being, and therefore can also represent a particular emotion, mood, or state of being. The coordinating moods and meanings of colors were determined eons ago, and this established information is generally used as a basis for interpreting the meanings of the colors of orbs.
Spirit Orbs in Different Colors
Orbs can appear to be white, pink, purple, blue, green, or even multi-colored. Also, it is common for orbs to display an aura, so a white orb may have a blue aura or a pink orb may have a red aura, and so forth. It is less common to see grey or black orbs, although they certainly exist.
As discovered with Kirlian photography, every living thing radiates an energy field, and projects a colored aura. It has been said that a human aura reflects thoughts, emotions, personality, as well as the physical health, past traumas, and state of mind of the individual.
What Does an Orb's Color Mean?
Assuming that the little floating spheres of colored light are conscious, sentient beings, could it be possible that the orbs' colors (and their aura colors) represent the entities' personalities, emotional states, or intentions? Many experts believe so.
Each color represents a state of being or level of development.
See the "Orb Colors and Their Meanings" chart below.
Orb Colors and Their Meanings
|Orb Color||What It Means|
high-frequency; pure, new; offering protection, strength, and power
openness, affection, compassion, love
high energy; impending creativity, restlessness, stress, agitation, pain, or anger
healing energy; comfort, motivation, hope, strength, courage
calling for caution, attention, and insight; inciting creativity and inspiration
free-flowing energy; tolerance, inspiration, creativity; higher consciousness, wisdom
neutrality; healing; communication; psychic development
neutrality, tranquility; protection, intuition; psychic ability
peace, forgiveness; wisdom, psychic and spiritual development
browns or black
connection to earth; immaturity, underdevelopment, insecurity; being trapped, tortured, or depressed
As previously mentioned, all living beings have auras of various colors that depict their personality, thoughts, emotions, state of mind, health, etc. The interpretation of the meanings of orb colors relates to orbs that are perceived as conscious, sentient beings. The following chart is a compilation of colored orb meanings as they may relate to an entity’s personality, emotional state, intention, level of development, etc., as well as the general spiritual hierarchy. Please keep in mind that the chart was composed using various sources of information ranging from expert to novice researchers, and it is by no means an absolute and conclusive explanation of orbs and the meanings of orb colors.
What Are Those Floating Balls of Light?
Many people see floating balls of light or orbs, and reports of sightings are on the rise. But what are they? Why are they here? What does their presence indicate? Explore theories about how orbs are altering the nature of our reality and what it means if you see an orb with your naked eye.
Every Soul Generates a Specific Color Aura
The brilliant psychologist, master hypnotherapist, and teacher, Dr. Michael Newton, has extensively researched and written about the mysteries of what happens after physical death. His explorations of life in the spirit world are detailed in his remarkable book, Journey of Souls. Dr. Newton describes the soul, or spiritual energy, as a moving, living, electromagnetic force that generates a specific color aura.
Why Am I Seeing Rolling Balls of Light?
Dr. Michael Newton states,
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“both our spiritual and physical consciousness project and receive light energy. I believe individual vibrational wave patterns represent each soul’s aura. As souls, the density, color, and form of light we radiate is proportional to the power of our knowledge and perceptions represented by increasing concentrations of light matter as we develop. Individual patterns of energy not only display who we are, but indicate the degree of ability to heal others and regenerate ourselves."
“Apparently, a neutral white or gray [aura] is the starting point of development [beginner soul]. Spirit auras then mix the primary colors of red, yellow, and blue from a base of white [intermediate soul]. A few people see greenish hues mixed with yellow or blue."
“From my cases, I have learned the more advanced souls project masses of faster moving energy particles which are reported to be blue in color, with the highest concentrations being purple. In the visible spectrum on Earth, blue-violet has the shortest wavelength, with energy peaking in the invisible ultraviolet. If color density is a reflection of wisdom, then the lower wavelengths of white through yellow emanating from souls must represent lower concentrations of vibrational energy.”
Citation: Newton, Michael. Journey of Souls: Case Studies of Life Between Lives. (ch: 7; pp. 101, 102) Llewellyn Publications, 2013. Print.
In his book Journey of Souls, Dr. Michael Newton provides a chart designed for the classification of soul development by color coding, which denotes a soul’s level of learning and whether or not they are ready and able to serve others as a spiritual guide.
Although different experts impart slightly different theories as to the meanings of the colors of orbs, or souls (spirits), the one common denominator throughout the area of study is that the orb or aura color is representative of the entity’s spiritual state (state of consciousness) and level of development.
Blue Ghost Orb, or Spirit Orb, Caught on a Security Camera Video
This video was analyzed by a professional paranormal researcher who confirmed that the anomaly captured on the CCTV security video is a valid paranormal entity known as a ghost orb (or spirit orb).
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2012 DC Ziese
Adrien G on October 29, 2020:
I've had three times where I've seen orbs with the naked eye. The most recent one where at night I saw a large green or pale green orb 1 foot in diameter come towards me in bed and appeared from under the window. It stayed for 5 seconds before coming out of sight.
The second time I saw an orb was when I went to our local cemetery at night and I saw upwards of 6 bright green orbs. Some orbs were even coming from the ground up. When I returned home I saw only 2 green orbs around my bed.
The third time was when I was 14 I saw an orange orb appear over my bed and it stayed for a long time of up to 2 minutes or more. My grandfather recently passed at this time and I thought it was him visiting.
Diane Baca on October 26, 2020:
I photographed a red banana tree in my backyard for my cousin and I noticed a blue round light at the base of the tree. Just yesterday my sister came to visit and I showed her the photo not realizing I had taken it live when I held my finger in it the light was moving in front of the tree, we believe it is our Mother who had passed 5 years ago and my Father just came to live with me this year.
AshTree on October 25, 2020:
Hello children of light. I wanted to share an experience I had in my early twenties. It was the first orb/spirit I saw that was not earthbound. For weeks I was with my grandfather in the hospital while he was dying. At his final moment I saw his spirit (small white/brilliant white blue light) leave from his chest/middle area and ascend up and through the ceiling. I have been with others as they passed and haven’t experienced this again though. Love and light to all of you!
Karen Anders on June 23, 2020:
I have photographed an orb, I believe it is my brother who passed away.
Kristen on January 07, 2020:
I use to see orbs regularly, amongst other things . The last orbs I remember seeing was sometime around 2007 when I was still in high school. I just saw one again, just a few minutes ago, and it stopped me in my tracks. My immediate response was "well then" followed by the internal thought that they only seem to appear when I am experiencing strong emotions. It left me confused and curious. It was brief and fluid, white in color, but I don't know how to feel about it. Just started goggling after coming upstairs. Just thought it was interesting.
DC Ziese (author) from Virginia, USA on May 31, 2019:
Hello, Shirley Bodine! I apologize for the delayed response. The comments section here does not really act as a forum. It is usually better to contact writers directly if you have specific questions and desire a direct reply. But, that being said, even if you had contacted me directly, I wouldn’t know how to respond to your question about the mobile phones selectively recording data. That raises more questions for me, as well. Perhaps an experienced paranormal investigator who deals with electronics specifically to gather paranormal data could offer some insight.
As for your, and your dog’s paranormal experiences, they are more common than you might think. Animals are far more sensitive, intuitive, and aware than humans, therefore they naturally witness and experience much more paranormal activity than humans. But humans are spiritually evolving and becoming more aware, and the veil between the worlds is thinning, as a result orb sightings and paranormal activity are on the rise. So, when you see or experience something that no one else does, it does not mean that you are wrong, it only means that they are less aware than you. Shirley, I recommend that you join a couple online forums or groups that are specifically geared toward sharing spiritual and paranormal experiences and information, and converse as a community. That’s where you will find other seekers, novices, and professionals who can assist you in the manner you need. Kindest regards, ~D
Shirley Bodine on May 28, 2019:
I don't know if my comment has to be approved before it will post. I don't see if so I'm going to try it 1 more time. I had been taking videos of some really strange things happening. It started just under 1 1/2 day's before my brother in law passed away on my birthday. I was at my mother's house for almost 2 weeks. My service dog started following something intensely and this was in every room of the house. She even stared at something that seemed to be idling. I decided to video her doing this and that's when i saw these orbs. I was at my other brother in law's house today with my husband and I decided to just see if they'd show up there. I turned my video recorder on my cellphone and BAM they were there too and even more of them! I first witnessed them at my mother's house & when I came home I they were here. Now today we went to my other brother in law's house to eat and visit with family. I decided that I was going to get a video while we were there today. I did get the video and BAM they were there too! My niece wanted to see if her video would get them.
SHE NEVER CAPTURED THE FIRST ONE ON HERS.
Now does anyone possibly know the answer to this and would'nt mind enlightening me as to why?
Thank you kindly,
Debora Everett on April 27, 2019:
I have been seeing them on a regular basis for over a year now. Started after waking up from sleep with eye burning and doc said it appeated to be some type of radiation poisoning. .but i see lots of things now
DC Ziese (author) from Virginia, USA on February 22, 2019:
Thank you, Deborah Demander!!
Deborah Demander from First Wyoming, then THE WORLD on February 20, 2019:
Great article! I've seen and photographed orbs before. It was super cool.
DC Ziese (author) from Virginia, USA on January 31, 2019:
Gene W Strasser, thank you for sharing your experience. While the phenomenon of orb sightings is on the rise, documentation and information are still limited. So, I look forward to your hub. Kind regards, ~D
Gene W Strasser from Lake Orion, Michigan on January 18, 2019:
About a year ago I purchased my first indoor surveillance camera. I was particularly interested in using it at night because it had good night capabilities. I set it up downstairs, turned off all the lights and then went upstairs and watched through a tablet (camera was connected through wifi). To my amazement and shock, I saw these grey white objects flying around. At first I thought the camera was picking up dust but the first time that I tried this and saw this, I had neither the heater or air conditioner running. But it became evident that these were not small particles flying around. They would come straight toward the camera and then dart of in another direction. They seemed to come in waves where they would stop and then start again. They also seemed to be aware of the presence of the camera by their motions. I recorded about ten minutes of video of them. Did see one blue one but didn't record it. I wished I had. I do plan on writing a hub about them soon with the video included. Finally want to mention, what a great hub!
Samantha on November 23, 2018:
I keep seeing pink and purple orbs around me wherever I go.
Writer-187 on November 10, 2018:
This is my first time hearing about orbs.
DC Ziese (author) from Virginia, USA on October 29, 2018:
Bill, thank you for commenting. The fact that you are searching for information about orb colors and their meanings indicates that you have some questions. Doubts, yes. But questions, definitely. And, that is good. Orb sightings are on the rise. And, as mentioned in my article, “Seeing Orbs with the Naked Eye,” physical sightings of orbs are not so easily explained or dismissed. And, they cause us to recognize that our perception, and the nature of our reality, is changing. Welcome to the ranks of humans who are searching for answers. ~D
Bill on October 26, 2018:
(Fill in any color) means you need to clean your camera lens
Linda Joslin from UNIVERSE on September 29, 2018:
Great article, need to go back to my orb photos now and check the colours!
DC Ziese (author) from Virginia, USA on August 01, 2018:
Deanna, over the past year or so, I have noticed an increase in reported accounts of orbs, bubbles, streaks of light, and blobs or masses of light during prayer, yoga, meditation, and Reiki sessions (as well as a few other alternative healing modalities and energy-work practices). Of course, some people are naturally sensitive and perceptive, but I believe that the above mentioned practices raise the vibration or frequency of the practitioner, and allows them to perceive entities or beings of light in all their many forms. You may not personally know anyone who has had similar experiences, but rest assured that there are many people in the world who can relate. There are several Online communities that you can communicate with and relate to. Deanna, you are never alone. Peace, love, and joy! ~D
Deanna on July 27, 2018:
Lyn - I have seen bubbles like you have described. I rarely do yoga but when I was finished I saw 2-3 bubbles (not perfectly round) moving at same frequency of the music being played back and forth. I tried to touch them since were floating inches above me and hand went thru them. I've seen light streaks, purple smaller orbs floating above me and in front of bed when I woke up in middle of night. I see purple sparkles of light top right corner of eyes sometimes. I've also captured same color orbs with multiple faces inside on my camera in photo of myself.
The most intense experience is when I was praying in bed late I opened my eyes and saw a white mass as bright as sun as high as my ceiling and arms-length width. Was huge!! It only lasted a moment. I was in shock but not scared.
I am too scared to talk to them but maybe that will change one day.
Floating subtle grey dots/energy swirling in the air I also see in very bright rooms or outside. No one I know has had any similar experiences.
Maria on June 20, 2018:
Recently I seem to be having problems after problems. So today I was talking to God about why I can't seem to get a break. A few minutes later I saw a green light/orb floating in the air, it looked like a lighting bug but I am indoors.
Karen Cox on February 13, 2018:
I’m building a house, and was sitting in my car watching them work on it. I took a picture and noticed a green orb on the ground next to my car, and one other time we took a pick a day after that one and noticed a green orb in the unfinished garage
Donna on January 23, 2018:
Several months ago I was in bed watching tv with no lights on in room. I reached down to get my cover to pull up on me. When I was pulling g up the cover I gave the cover a shake and when the covers lifted a grey orb bounced up in the air. It was the size of a grapefruit. It rose up in the air in front of the tv and I could see through it. It was the color of my coverlet, and I wondered if that is why it was grey. It floated above my tv started moving over my bed. I was so amazed at this strange object, I di not even think about getting a picture. It continued toward the wall behind me, I jumped out of bed and watched as it made it to the wall. It started goi g to the right Along the wall toward the fireplace. When it reached the corner of the fireplace it Disintegrated like smoke and disappeared. Why gray? Was it because it was sitting on a gray coverlet? Or something else. I was not frightened, just amazed.
Dana Alvar on January 02, 2018:
I see these white/silver orbs all the time. Sometimes they are single and sometimes they are mashed up like a cartoon cloud. Still I also see this dark brown/black one and its always single and on my left side.
DC Ziese (author) from Virginia, USA on October 24, 2017:
Leah, thank you so much for sharing your experience. I am truly sorry for your loss. I hope you can find some comfort in knowing that your sister was with you, and that she does live on. Love and Light, ~D
Leah on October 21, 2017:
My sister past from lung cancer . The day befor she pasted .i was driving to work it was six am in the morning ,I was thinking how I needed to take the afternoon off. I have a twenty five minute drive . As I was driving 63 miles an hour , I could see out the side of my car window two orbs . I looked drictly out the side window to see and make sure of what I'm seeking. They disappeared,but as soon as I stopped looking drictly out the side window . They appeared I looked at them both out the cornner of my eye tell I had to take the exit then I didn't see them any more . One was white an large as an orange and the other one was amber colored. My self told me that it was sister the amber one an she had a helper with her . I drove Friday morning an sister past Saturday night. I see her orb again the last time the morning of her wake. Love you glenny
DC Ziese (author) from Virginia, USA on October 18, 2017:
Hello, Tim Truzy. Thank you so much for your comments, and for sharing your experience. I am a firm believer in trusting your gut feelings, your intuition, your “knowing.” What an honor to witness the spirits of animals ascending to God! You are truly blessed. Kind regards, ~D
Tim Truzy from U.S.A. on October 15, 2017:
I have a strong spiritual foundation, resting in the beliefs of Christianity. However, I recall how the Bible make mention of angels appearing as sources of light and Lucifer was as bright as the morning star.
My wife and I have photographed "orbs," hundreds of them--floating around a local lake early one morning. They were in all colors of the rainbow, and immediately, I knew, these were animal essences starting their ascent to God after living here.
I always take my Bible with me when we travel to unusual places, spiritual protection is just as important as spiritual encounters. All of them aren't meant to be good.
Thank you for your interesting article.
DC Ziese (author) from Virginia, USA on September 03, 2017:
carriebear9302, I apologize for my delayed response. The answer to all of your questions is, theoretically, yes. Typically, orbs are the concentrated energy essence of living (and previously living) beings or entities. The orb is also the most efficient mode of travel for said beings or entities. An orb can be a deceased or a living human, animal, astral traveler, extraterrestrial, or inter-dimensional being, or possibly an angel or demon/negative entity. So, basically, it depends on the origin and intention of the orb. Kind regards, ~D
email@example.com on August 13, 2017:
I am wondering if orbs can harm you and if they are trying to relay some sort of message?? Also can they come from inside your body?? Also if I know if the orb is an angry orb will I worsen if I had to go back to the orbs place I found it??
DC Ziese (author) from Virginia, USA on July 26, 2017:
Hello, TomW. Thank you for sharing your experience. I’m curious, did the enlightened masseuse share her thoughts, feelings, or perception of the event? And, did you have any of your own? Did you have any sensations or effects from the orb experience? You stated that you were having an “energy type massage,” which would imply a therapeutic and/or healing massage. If the masseuse is spiritually enlightened and offering a healing touch, she probably has spiritual/healing guides and helpers. So, I can only speculate that the white/gold orbs might possibly be guides and/or helpers. As an Animal Reiki Practitioner, I have had similar experiences or sightings of orbs with clients myself. Kind regards, ~D
TomW on July 25, 2017:
While having an energy type massage, my enlightened massuse was told to sit down. At which time she saw white orbs with gold rings come all around me, floating like bubbles all around me while I was on the table. Then the orbs left. What do the colors mean and what does the entire encounter mean?
DC Ziese (author) from Virginia, USA on June 09, 2017:
Hello GalaxyRat. Thank you for commenting. Nice photos. Thanks for sharing. Peace, love, and joy! ~D
GalaxyRat on June 08, 2017:
I have photographed orbs before. You can see quite a few in my Hub "Photographs of Nature (and Other Stuff as Well)", in the one titled "Sun and Trees"...
Te smith on May 17, 2017:
My uncle passes away and a orb was in his backyard when he passed then another orb was seen 10 monthes later in his back yard both caught on film by my sister , they were different in color , the first lighter in color than the second one. The orb has a different texture in both pictures, I've researched for answers and still not sure , you can feel the presence of him
Jean Bakula from New Jersey on May 15, 2017:
I read this series of books, and it was very enlightening. My husband passed 3 yrs. ago, and the first few nights I had a shimmering white orb shining over my head when I was so upset and trying to sleep. Sometimes I still feel him sitting on the bed to help me sleep.
Sylvia on November 25, 2016:
My elder brother 66yrs old. (Had prostrate cancer op 5yrs ago. Doing well on hormone tabs to kill it off) Hes well. His mother-in-law 101 yrs old is terminal. For 5 nights he saw a light on hands as he pulled back quilt to get in bed. It was of a gold colour.(hes always been a non believer) on 3rd night it was bigger in top of hand. He felt unbelievably calm and a great well being. Not frightened. He made calls to the home also to our mams home she has dementia 88yrs old. Neither said any thing happening.he said he was sure its going to be today he gets phone call. He did . after a bedside vigil left and she still hasn't left us. That night the orb moved to his finger nails then went . so again thought this is the time.convinced he felt its gone now saying he felt it was a very gentle soul. That night it didn't happen as before. He was asleep. Was woken by something. Saw lights dancing on ceiling moved down near him he saw change into larger orb form blue with purple outer then it had white aura. He held his hand to touch it. He saw 2 fingers disappear Inot to a cloud like mass then reappear it moved with his hand dancing. He felt good peaceful hapoy. It went up his arm with the white glow aura . he could feel it. Then it changed to a different shape he saw what he describes as a nothern light show. Hed gone to loo. Back in bed it came back. 5 times till early hours he got no sleep. Decided to ring my mams home but she was gpod fast asleep. Then got dressed went to visit at 5am his mother-in-law. She is still with us today. Hes amazed not a sceptic anymore keeps saying "why him. Why now". Its amazing. But he's convinced he needs locking up. Cant believe this happening. I said it must be to do with his mother In law yet he feels at the time its not. He also says in centre it was white and a tunnel seem to appear like a bright light at end. He says he's not frightened to die anymore. I said it may be a healing for him . but he's posited guy. Said but I'm not ill at moment.the cancer has settled for now. I said to ask it questions. Could you give a perspective on this please. He came to me as I work as a spiritualist and its happened to me for years but he just took no notice lol. Now he is a changed man. Thank you.hope my long story not too baffling. X
DC Ziese (author) from Virginia, USA on May 23, 2016:
Simona Selvek, thank you for sharing your experiences. I have come to understand that even when we think we are alone, we are never alone. But we don’t always have evidence of our visitors. So, it can be an honor to experience visual or physical evidence. Simona, perhaps the blue orb is meant to be with you, to watch over you, like a loved one or a guide. Maybe it is a blessing. The biggest clue would be how you feel when the orb is around or when you see it in photos. Do you feel threatened or frightened, or do you feel safe and comforted? Your own feelings and intuition regarding the orb are the keys to understanding the nature of the orb and its purpose. Peace, love, and joy. ~ Denise
Simona Selvek from Slovakia on May 19, 2016:
I do have a blue orb that seems to follow me everywhere but on some occasions I see a face and sometimes can "feel" it going through my hair or singing. Am I crazy? It also appears in pictures and other people can see it. The face seems more feminine than masculine. I pray for it to cross to the other side but it never crosses. Also I would like to add that it has been following me since I was about 8 so that almost 20 years
Matthew on May 23, 2015:
We can a half ago I seen a ghost or spirit rise out of the floor really slow and then I said something and then it withered away really slow and came back, then I said it again & it went way , now for the orbs, I seen them & a lot of them flying around my room with the naked eye I could see, whizzing past me, here and there. they were all brown, it like seem like 50 to 80 orbs all in all.
D Villega on March 27, 2015:
Took a picture of a helicopter 6 all together when I looked at the pictures there was a small white light then a blue one then in the sky as if it moved.
Ampcg on December 17, 2014:
Thank you so much for the reply. It really does fit with what Ive been feeling every time I look at those pictures. I will be open to more signs and hope to receive them.
Thank you again and have a wonderful day.
DC Ziese (author) from Virginia, USA on December 16, 2014:
Hello Ampcg. Thank you for sharing your experience. Yes, generally, the color green is associated with healing energy. It is said that emerald green is indicative of the presence of Archangel Raphael, “The Supreme Healer” on all levels—mind, body, heart and soul. Some researchers have also concluded that lighter shades of green may represent an intermediate level soul who is assigned as a teacher-guide. Your most accurate assessment can be based upon your own powers of discernment, or your intuitive thoughts and feelings as to the nature of the green orb and its intentions. Think back to that day. What were your thoughts or feelings in that moment? Photos often retain a residual energy imprint. Look at your photos of the orb. What do you sense or feel? Perhaps the land or the dwelling, or unseen inhabitants were in need of healing (or neutralizing). Or, perhaps you, or a relationship you are part of (family, friend, associate), is in need of some form of healing and/or guidance. Maybe you are being guided to be more spiritual or communicative (communication also involves listening/hearing). If you are open to any guidance or healing that may be offered, you can always ask if it was a sign meant for you, and request that more signs be given as validation. Then be open to seeing, hearing, or recognizing the signs, and accepting the gift of healing or guidance. The bottom line is to trust your own intuition and powers of discernment as to the nature and intention of the green orb. I hope this helps in some way, or gives you food for thought. Peace, love and joy ~D
Ampcg on December 16, 2014:
I recently visited kingsley plantation in jacksonville, FL. I took random pictures of the main house, the kitchen and of the whole plantation from the garden site. When I got home I was editing the pictures I saw a bright green light in the kitchen area and as I was looking through the rest of my pics I noticed that this green orb moved from the kitchen on the first pic to my foot on the second one and on the third pic slowing banishes next to my hand. Its surprising because those pics were taking in a 5 mins time frame and only next to me not my husband. I have done some research about it and read that it is a healing spirit? A guide? I would like to know more about it please. Its not the first time I capture orbs but the first time its bright green.
DC Ziese (author) from Virginia, USA on October 30, 2014:
Hello aaron. Thank you for sharing your experience. I’m not sure what to tell you, but I’ll offer some of my thoughts. Unless your inability to move and speak was a typical fear based reaction, you might have experienced sleep paralysis. You may have called out your ex’s name because she was in your subconscious mind. Not that you have been consciously thinking of her, or retain any romantic feelings toward her, but we often remain somewhat psychically and/or energetically connected to those we have had significant relationships with (for better or worse). Your ex may have been (consciously or unconsciously) thinking of you (transmitting) and you picked up on it (subconsciously receiving). It is possible that the appearance of the purple orb (entity) and you calling out your ex’s name may be related. Is there any disharmony, resentment or unforgiveness that needs to be resolved or released? As for the light at the foot of your bed, it is possible that it was another entity. Many people have had experiences involving mysterious, unexplainable, radiant, luminescent lights, and the theories are as varied as the experiences: Angels, spirits, spirit guides, elemental beings, inter-dimensional beings, astral projectors (out-of-body experience-ers?) extraterrestrials, etc. The dilemma with attempting to define the nature of the light is that it could be any of those things. Everyone and everything is composed of energy, and the true nature and essence of all beings is light (and love). Ego and logic are completely useless when analyzing a paranormal experience. Intuition—utilizing heart, gut and higher consciousness—is your best and most accurate tool. Using your gift and power of discernment, what do you “feel” the light was, and what was its intention? And the purple orb, for that matter. My other article “Seeing Orbs with the Naked Eye” explores some current theories about the nature of orbs and why they may appear: http://hub.me/ae5hz . Aaron, I don’t know why, but I have the feeling that you should (inconspicuously) check on your ex; inquire about her health and well-being, or perhaps she needs to make amends or needs resolution. Interestingly, a purple orb can also represent psychic and/or spiritual development. Perhaps you are expanding in those areas, or are expected to, and therefore can have this experience and receive the messages, and respond neutrally with unconditional love and acceptance. I hope this helps and gives you some basis for further research and study. Kindest regards, ~D
aaron on October 28, 2014:
I'm almost thirty, never really had an encounter with an orb until about four hours ago. It was purple. I'm not even sure if i was dreaming. If i was dreaming then i woke up with my eyes pointing in the same direction as they were in my dream. Anyway, it was in the corner of the room, moved towards me then slightly right. As my eyes followed it right, i seen light at the foot of the bed, looked like campfire light. I could finally move, but just my arm. Then i tried waking up my girlfriend by nudging her. I couldn't even speak, then finally when i could speak, i didn't say her name, i said the name of my ex. Needless to say, that brought on an argument. Please help me make some sense of this.
DC Ziese (author) from Virginia, USA on October 22, 2014:
Hello amyjoy. Thanks for sharing your experiences. I will try to give you some insight, but of course, I can only speculate. I do know that certain locations seem to be a hotbed of orb activity. Sometimes it has something to do with earth meridians, or vortexes or portals, or past (historical) events at the location. Sometimes it may be the current occupants (especially children and animals) who attract the entities. Many children, all animals, and some adults imamate The Divine Light and Love (positive energy), which attracts most beings, physical and non-physical. An imbalance, such as illness or disease may also attract some entities who wish to forewarn and/or be of assistance. Most orbs are not shy, and do appreciate being acknowledged. Perhaps that is why they put on a “show” for you. I can’t really explain why the two orbs were piggybacked or attached. It could be two entities that have a strong connection with each other, like mates. And, they collaborated; they joined together to increase their energy level or output. Personally, my overall feeling about the presence of the orbs is that they were conducting a healing (physical or emotional). For whom, I can’t really say. My other article “Seeing Orbs with the Naked Eye” explores some current theories about the nature of orbs and why they may appear: http://hub.me/ae5hz . I hope this helps you to some extent. Many blessings ~D
amyjoy on October 15, 2014:
I woke up this morning, 10/15/2014. With the intention of recording my dog snoring like Darth Vader (lol). So I began to record her. She is a rescue with many medical issues. So as im recording, I see with my naked eye an orb go behind her n into thin air. I continue to record....n 2 more showed up. I don't know why but I turned the phone on record still. To my neice sleeping still. N I began to see orbs about 10-12 I seen some with my own eyes. I recorded them all around n over her. Then I see then to the right of her by my closet door. Like I said about 10-12! N, they were giving me quite the show! It was mind blowing! Now I caught one orb on a video I was making. N I seen it not on video then on video! My niece n I have caught many orbs on camera. Colored, very large with the ring effect. N there were 2 that were connected n didn't part in the pictures, in fact when I walk away they clearly follow me n it looks as if one is pulling the other. What does this mean? N what was this orb dancing show I got when I woke up, I mean there were so many. They messed up my recording,n I had to keep fixing my phone that froze up 2 times? All of them were white, some extremely bright as if "hey look at me." N, when I said, ok everyone say goodbye. They came out from every where! It was an amazing experience. But, what does this mean? Why so many? Why did they perform for me it seemed? Thank you for ur time reading my story n if u can answer my questions, that'd be great! Thank u again.
Joanna Tan on September 20, 2014:
Hi Denise, hope my videos will allow you to do more finding in near future
DC Ziese (author) from Virginia, USA on September 19, 2014:
Hello Joanna. I am honored that you have shared your videos with me. As you know, I had the first video analyzed by an associate, Dr. Oester, who is a professional paranormal researcher. Dr. Oester stated he can confirm that the anomaly captured on the CCTV security video is a valid paranormal entity called a ghost orb. How exciting! And, your second video is even more amazing. I find it interesting that one orb is blue and the other is white, and if you refer to my "Orb Colors and Their Meanings" chart above, the potential meanings of the orbs are quite positive. Joanna, I hope that you no longer feel uneasy about your experiences, but instead feel blessed and honored to have witnessed such remarkable evidence of the survival and continuation of consciousness, and that consciousness is inter-dimensional. Thank you so much for sharing! Many blessings, ~D
Joanna Tan on September 19, 2014:
Hi Denise, appreciate your explanation and help. I have sent you another second video earlier again.
Thank you so much.
DC Ziese (author) from Virginia, USA on September 18, 2014:
Natiles, that is wonderful to hear. And, I do wish you luck, as well as peace, love and joy. ~D
natiles on September 18, 2014:
thanku for ur lovely reply!
and yes- full intentions to allow him to continue thru life knowing....wish me luck :-p
thanku again! :-)
DC Ziese (author) from Virginia, USA on September 14, 2014:
Hello Joanna Tan. Nowadays, the term “orb” is loosely used more so to refer to the phenomena itself rather than to describe the shape of the anomaly. While most orbs appear to be circular or spherical, they can and do change shape and size. It is believed that an orb is the concentrated energy essence, or even just a portion of the consciousness, of a being or entity. And that the level of consciousness, the magnitude of energy, and/or the intention of the orb may determine its color, shape and size. The orb can be visual evidence that the entity is attempting to manifest itself in this physical reality. Perhaps just wanting to make its presence known. For a non-physical being to manifest in this dense reality it requires a great deal of energy and focus. Therefore, sometimes the being can appear as more than one orb, much like pixels. I suppose it is possible that you perceived some of the” pixels” with your physical eyes, but the camera was able to display the entity as a singular unit. Of course, I can only speculate. Joanna, unless you have had negative experiences relating to this particular orb or entity, I don’t believe you have anything to fear. If you wish to send me the video, you can contact me privately. At the top of this comment (and the top of the article) my name, DC Ziese, is hyper-linked. Clicking on my name will take you to my Profile page. On the right-hand side you will see a link for Fan Mail. Click on Fan Mail, and in the upper right-hand corner of that box you will see a link stating “Send DC Ziese an email.” Clicking on that link will open a box that allows you to send me a private message. Just send me a brief message containing your email address and I will respond, which will provide you with my personal email address where you can then send me the video. Hope that makes sense. Best regards, ~D
DC Ziese (author) from Virginia, USA on September 14, 2014:
Hello Brenda. First, I would ask what is your intuitive feeling about the presence of the yellow orbs? What is your first impression as to who or what they are, and their intentions? Your intuition is a powerful tool for discernment, and will probably be more accurate than anyone else’s opinion. That being said, I will offer you my opinion since you asked. I get the feeling that the yellow orbs want you to notice them; they want you to pay attention. You mentioned that you don’t perceive the presence of your angels or loved ones around you. The appearance of the yellow orbs makes the statement, “We are with you. We are here.” Now, one of the first rules of meditation is to have no expectations, and make no assumptions. Just relax, connect to the Light and Love of Divine Source, and just “be.” Any visions, information, guidance or communication that may be received is just an added bonus. You can set your intention that you are open to receive contact from loved ones, angels, guides, etc., (only those who are of the Light and Love, from the highest realms with the highest intentions for good!!) but have no expectations. When we try too hard, or force it, and have expectations and make assumptions, we actually create a barrier that prevents the very thing we want from coming through. Also, focusing on the absence of what we want actually helps to create the absence of it. Just keep practicing your meditation with an open heart and open mind. Your intention to be open to communication will open a door or channel for contact, however contact may not necessarily be made during your meditation. Be open to receive signs throughout your day. Hope this helps you to some extent. Best of luck, ~D
Joanna Tan on September 14, 2014:
Recently I witnessed with my eyes 2-3 flying blue dots at the entrance of my work place which is late at night(I am not sure if I should name it as Orb because the shape is not completely round and is abit ovary amd long shape). So when I went replay back the CCTV to ensure I am really seeing something flying and confirm they are not any form of bugs. It appeared only 1 captured instead but was really clear.
How can I send you the recorded cctv and can you please advise me as I have been feeling so uneasy after the day I saw it.
Brenda. on September 13, 2014:
I've been trying meditation. At times I only see black. And at times I see colours but they are very light. Or different things but can't make out what it means. Plus. It comes and goes fast. I also see a tv screen. I'm my photo"s I take with my cell. I see. Yellow orbs. What does that mean??
I've been trying to connect with any angels and loved ones whom passed away. Not happening why?? Not even getting a name nor. Any prence of them around me. Why ?? I have bought crystals as well. But. Getting nowhere.
Very fustrating. What can I do ?? What am I doing wrong ????
DC Ziese (author) from Virginia, USA on September 08, 2014:
Hello natiles. That IS beautiful! It has been said that as part of the “awakening” and “ascension” process, many people experience an increase in déjà vu occurrences. Perhaps because we adults inherently know our true essence and origin, yet many are just now remembering. It is also believed that the larger the orb, the larger or more intense the energy output, and this is often equated to the presence of Archangels, Ascended Masters and/or spirit guides/teachers from the highest realms. Young children are still very much aware of their true essence and origin because they just recently arrived on this physical plane, and have yet to be effectively re-programed and socially conditioned by adults to disbelieve and disregard what they “know.” Therefore, young children are still very much aware of, and accepting of, what many adults refuse to perceive and experience. Some children are fortunate enough to have an influential adult, such as a parent, who “knows” or is remembering and has no intentions of re-programming or conditioning the child to forget. That child is blessed with loving support and a head-start. Light and Love, ~D
DC Ziese (author) from Virginia, USA on September 08, 2014:
Hello william6889. It sounds like, perhaps, some unexpected guests attended your wedding. (-; How wonderful. Congratulations, and may you both be blessed with a long, prosperous life filled with peace, love and joy. ~D
natiles on September 03, 2014:
thanku for orb colour meanings!
i searched its specific meaning because i took 4 pics of my 1yr old boy and massive blue, pink, white and gold orbs were around him..including over him. also in 1 pic it appears that he is holding someones hand!! how beautiful! so happy to capture that moment!
my question is- prior to taking these pictures outside, i had a massive dejuv experience....do you have any knowledge of the correlation between the dejuv and orbs? between the
william6889 on August 22, 2014:
i am not trying to sound crazy but i got married yesterday and we took some pictures and orbs appeared in 2 of them and these photos were take about 2 to 3 mins a peace there was one below my wife's ear a little one i mean and about 3 white ones in another photo
DC Ziese (author) from Virginia, USA on July 31, 2014:
Hello Kathy harmer. I'm puzzled as well. The orange-ish color could indicate that the orb's intention was to provide comfort and/or healing. As to why it was split in two on the back side, I have no clue. I know that orbs can appear as different shapes and often change shapes. I wonder if it was the energy essence of two separate beings merging together as one, working as a single unit. Combined forces would be much stronger. Sorry I can't be of much help. Many blessings, ~D
Kathy harmer on July 29, 2014:
Hi there, I saw what I can only now describe as an orb about 2 years ago in the early hours in my garden.
It was probably the size of a large pea an orangish colour and shoulder height, I walked around the back of it and it was split in two but evetytime I went back to the front it was just one single orb. I'm puzzled and would like yor views please!
Ronda Q on July 16, 2014:
We bought this house almost a year ago from an elderly lady whose decent husband did lots of custom woodwork in the house that we took out. Stuff goes missing from here and I think maybe he's upset we removed his fireplace etc (or I don't put my stuff away and lose it). Then I don't know if u saw my post but last week I was taking pictures in the toy room and I saw an orb float by. I actually saw it. Then I looked at my photos and it showed up in 1 of them. I heard orbs are good (loved ones watching over you) but it freaks me out
Thannah on July 05, 2014:
last evening my Daughter was taking a picture of me in our hotel room. She got a strange look on her face and said there is a white roundish with a lighter square in your face and several faint white orbs to left and bluish orb with faint bluish square orb a little farther to my left. I left the pose to look at camera and the white one on my face was clearly there on the headboard that I was standing in front of. I went back to take the pic, the white orb displayed right in the middle of my face. It moved there because it was clearly on the headboard in the black area when I viewed it myself through the camera. What does this mean? We took pics in another area of room and I think I see faint light orbs but nothing as obvious as solid white bluish orb and various faint orbs of first picture.
DC Ziese (author) from Virginia, USA on June 23, 2014:
Hello lindsey. Thank you for sharing your experiences. Yes, it can be very comforting, even healing, when we intuitively know that the orbs we are witnessing are the projected energy essence of loved ones. Best wishes ~D
DC Ziese (author) from Virginia, USA on June 23, 2014:
Hello Shona. I apologize for my delayed response. I get the feeling that you are experiencing more physical symptoms than you eluded to in your comment. Nonetheless, my recommendation to you is meditation. Granted, starting out, it is not an easy task when already plagued by stress and anxiety, but with patient persistence it will yield tremendous benefits. Meditation is calming to the body and soothing to the soul. It is peaceful, relaxing, restorative and extremely healing. During the relaxed, quiet-time of meditation, we are more closely connected to our guides and Source Energy (God), therefore we can also receive insight and guidance. I don't know why, but I am compelled to suggest that you explore the possibility of learning and practicing Reiki. As far as developing your gifts, Reiki does assist with that as well, but if you are seeking a mentor for psychic development, I know of an ethical teacher who offers a hands-on approach - Marilyn Alauria. I hope this is of some assistance to you. Light and love ~D
lynn on June 22, 2014:
notice a dark light from ceiling to floor as i turned around in my front room but it went as quick as it came
lindsey on June 17, 2014:
My father passed three years ago and I also see orbs thou my phone. My family thought I was going crazy when I told them. I finally made a video Christmas eve and the white orbs were everywhere. I also have green and white orbs that follow me constantly. But not if I'm traveling in a car, I think that's because I'm actually moving faster and they can't keep up. Its really weird but very comforting. I also talk to the orbs "witch i believe to be family" and tell them to slow down. I've defidently scared the shit out of my friend who had security cameras by just saying dad and the orbs (white) flew in threw the back door and were all around me. I feel protected and it puts me at peace knowing this its my father. I'm 26 my name is Lindsey, email anytime for questions. firstname.lastname@example.org
luz on June 14, 2014:
i saw like huge white orb in my living room while i watch tv
Shona on May 29, 2014:
I have had a lot of stress lately. I have always seen sparkles but lately the sparkles have grown into orbs. I see blue, purple, orange, and green. I mainly see blue and purple. I have wondered if I have some sort of traumatic health problem and plan to see an eye doctor soon. I haven't been in a few years and the last time I went, I told her about the sparkles, and she said the gel in my eye was lose due to having preeclampsia with my first son . I am 29 and very interested in angels. I have had signs that have told me this is not a problem. I even caught the orbs on my cell video and showed my husband and mom who saw them too. They are small and white and zip from left to right, up and down, really fast on my phone. And when I told it, "You are moving too fast, slow down." It did. This tells me I am not crazy, there is no brain abnormality, etc. Just weird things are happening. I have been thinking about my grandparents a lot too. The other day my mom was telling me about the last time she saw a big beautiful butterfly was at their funeral. Today, as I was wondering what the hell is wrong with me, I looked out my window to see 2 large, orange and black butterflys dancing in my flowerbed. I knew that was sign. Also, I sent my video of the orbs to my mom at 5;55. I didn't realize that until later. That angel number tells me to let go of what is not benefiting me, to accept the new, let go of the old ways...
I need a teacher! I think I have herpes (kidding) or a gift. If I have a gift, I don't know what I am doing with it. I am getting anxiety and body aches a lot. Someone email me please. email@example.com
Grisel on May 19, 2014:
I woke up with the anxiety of fear of death last night it was weird, well what i saw was weirder,it was a black orb with a whitish grayish ring around it.
Tammy on May 09, 2014:
My father passed away almost a year ago. I was outside one night thinking about a problem our family was dealing with. I looked up at the dark sky and said, "Dad I miss you and wish you were here." That's when I saw a orb shaped like a square. The center of it was brown with yellowish gold and orange radiating on the outer edge of it . It slowly came toward me moving slowly. I reached out to touch it, and it disappeared for a few seconds and reappeared again. As it got close to me I could see a figure of a face in the center. I couldn't make it out. As it when by me I could see a white spot with a dark circle inside. I have never experienced anything like it. Does this sound familiar to anyone?
DC Ziese (author) from Virginia, USA on April 27, 2014:
Hello Amanda. What a sweet experience if it was your daughter's father. You said that was your first thought or impression. Through trial and error (many, many errors) I have learned that our first thought or impression is usually correct. Our first thought is instant, unbiased, and considered to be intuition. By our second or third thought we begin to second guess ourselves and dismiss thoughts that seem to go against the norm. Strangely and wonderfully, what used to be considered normal no longer applies. Many people have had similar experiences, and the experiences seem to be escalating. If you search, you will probably find many accounts online. Sadly, currently research still raises more questions than answers. Light & love, ~D
Amanda on April 25, 2014:
Last night my one year old daughter was crying in the middle of the night as she often does for me to get up and get her and let her sleep in my bed with me. Well last night I picked her up and laid her down as soon as a did I noticed something glowing on her pajamas, as soon as I went to touchit it shot down the leg of her pajamas and disappeared. it was very small, fast and brightly glowing and seemed to be almost flashing different colors. I have never seen anything like this. the first thing I thought of is it must have been her father checking up on her, he had passed away not long before her first birthday. Has anyone experienced or heard of anyone experiencing anything like this?
DC Ziese (author) from Virginia, USA on April 24, 2014:
Hello Jonathan Wesker. It is possible that you are actually seeing orbs. Visually perceiving orbs is not uncommon. Many people (including myself) have witnessed orbs with their own eyes, and even interacted with them. Best wishes ~D.
Jonathan Wesker on April 23, 2014:
I'm seeing a lot of this things, mostly black ones, but it's instant, like a flash. I can only see them for fractions of seconds and usually from the corner of the eye, but not necessarily always.
The question is, am I really seeing orbs, or is it most likely to be an optical illusion?
Sometimes I get astral projection when I'm on the threshold of sleep, but it's involuntary, one of those times I got scared and woke up with a dormant face and saw a bazillion of little white ones for a fraction of second.
I think that this info may help to correlate.
Thanks for the answer in advance.
sam on April 20, 2014:
Your info is so helpful .I love the chart. I wanted to get some info about shiny black orbs.
DC Ziese (author) from Virginia, USA on April 17, 2014:
Hello Awaken. Yes, a combination of colors contained in an orb can indicate varying emotions, intentions, level of development, etc. You possess powers of discernment. Pay attention to what you feel when you encounter the orb(s). It is your feelings and intuition that will give you clues as to who or what the orb is, and its intentions. You could try asking the orb, and then make note of any thoughts, images or emotions that come to you in response. Hope this helps.
DC Ziese (author) from Virginia, USA on April 17, 2014:
Hello Deborahesah. I apologize for my delayed response. Yes, you may share the orb color chart. I invested much time and effort in research and the creation of the chart, but it is meant to be shared for the purpose of knowledge and understanding. Light and love!
Liz on April 15, 2014:
I have a video of children playing n to my naked eye i can't see nothing out the ordinary but when i took a look at the video camera, i had what looked like snow falling everywhere. All white n a pink one. Nothing like i ever seen.
Awaken on April 15, 2014:
hello, this is nice. But how to understand if i have the colors of light navy blue and very light purple mixed??? Is it mean with both characteristics, or what? It sometimes look like near to white, surely not clear white. But i like your blog very much thank-you. :)
Robert Lee Dailey Jr. on March 28, 2014:
Robert Lee Dailey Jr. Born December 25 1964 At our lady of lords hospital Lafayette Lousosana. Started seeing the paranormal my teenage years. As I got older became a Spirit magnet. At times literary freaked out cause I was seeing stuff I did not understand. No one believe me, Not even my own family. Everywhere I went was a different paranormal experience. At age 44 moved into a trailor park. First couple years was normal. Colored orbs started appearing, Human forms starting appearing, Black and white shadow roaming around. Green creatures, old wicked ladys. Blue human like fiqures walking out of my tv. I thought I was going crazy. I started taking pitchers. Activity good and bad. What I could not see showed up on camera. Something must of happen on that property good and bad. 3 years of taking pitchers. Everything you can think of in the paranormal world was in that trailor. Even ghost aminals. I finally move from there. I still see a lot of activity everywhere I go,But not like that trailor.
ROBERT Lee Dailey Jr. on March 28, 2014:
At night I just lay in my bed and injoy the light show! Sprits even lay beside me in my own bed at night close to my face? Transprant figures always moving but at a standstill. Dust til dawn. (Flying white orbs, Sparkling colores orbs, Colored Shadows.) Have many amazing pitchers of Spirits,Ghost,and Apprehension) Daytime I see white black or Transparent shadows. White orbs flying around. Depence where I am. Always around me wherever. I go. Moving objects or turning my electronic equipment on or off.
texasrifle on March 26, 2014:
I see circles that are bright white in the darkness of my bedroom on a regular basis for about 10 yrs now. Eye doctor can't explain it. Its not lit up in the center, only on the perimeter of the sphere. If I travel, I don't see them in my room at night. I have had paranormal activity at three homes we have lived in. Could be a sensitive. Not sure. Have migraines regularly. Wish I knew more about these lights in my room.
Christina on March 15, 2014:
I have noticed some bright coloured orbs around me the past few days don't know what this means to me
Laura Brufatto on March 08, 2014:
My grandmother passed Feb 4 2014 weeks later my son and his wife took a picture of there new baby she's never seen there were white orbs above his head that looked like face shape and a lot of others around him
Deborahesah on February 18, 2014:
I love the chart you made of the Orb Colors and Their Meanings. If you own the rights to it, would it be okay for me to share it with people I email to? I have a spiritual center called the Center Of Eternal Light and I send out a weekly email. I will give you full credit of course. I just make sure I get permission before doing things like this. I love your perspective and positive energy. thanks
Jan on January 14, 2014:
My son took 2 pictures one right after another, the first picture has nothing and the second has 100 plus white orbs it looks like it's snowing in his room.
Diane on January 01, 2014:
I took a set of pics and the first has just a sneak peek in the corner that is the start of an orb. The next gets closer. The 3rd has the whole orb. Caught it in action. Pretty cool bright pink surrounded by white.
Dovie on December 27, 2013:
I have plenty of orb photos. He jumps around when I'll try to take his picture. Last night I took pictures of it with pink fog and white orbs.
Robin Bednarczyk on December 04, 2013:
I have a photo SOMEWHERE of a very deep colored red orb that I took about 2 years ago. And there were actually two of them.
Philomena on April 18, 2013:
Have seen many times around ppl black orbs in diff: sizes, blobs of light i like to call them..... :) they exist alright i guess their negative at that moment about something their thinking.. i have defernatly seen black blob light N then bright white light straight after the black light-(orb) never had that before at same time on person.. but was cool to see on 1 person :)