Denise is a paranormal enthusiast who is fascinated by the implications of spirit orbs.
What Are Orbs, and What Do They Mean?
Orbs, also known as orbs of light, energy orbs, spirit orbs, or ghost orbs, are generally seen as small, floating, self-illuminating, translucent spheres of various colors. Occasionally, orbs can appear quite large (up to several centimeters or even several feet in diameter), and they can vary in geometric shape, from diamond to triangular or square.
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, especially orbs in motion.
Can You See Orbs With the Naked Eye?
White or colored orbs are commonly purported to be visible in photographs or videos, but they are rarely detected by the naked human eye. Or are they? Instead, it may be that physical sightings are rarely reported—perhaps for fear of social condemnation.
Orbs of light, or ghost orbs, are a source of much controversy and speculation within the investigative fields of the paranormal and metaphysics. In images, it is often determined that most alleged orbs are merely dust particles, insects, lens spots, or other ordinary anomalies. However, physical sightings of orbs are not as easily explained or dismissed.
In the ever-growing field of paranormal investigation, there are instances where actual spirit orbs have been witnessed and recorded, yet no physical or scientific explanation could be attained.
Theories and Speculation About Orbs
With orb sightings and curiosity on the rise, more serious research is now being conducted on the phenomena; however, a definitive explanation as to the source and nature of orbs has yet to be agreed upon by experts or novices.
Some questions just cannot be answered by scientific instrumentation. What are orbs? What does the appearance, or presence, of orbs mean? Why are they here? Do the different colors of orbs have meaning?
Of course, theories abound. A few of the most widespread theories, or hypotheses, are discussed below.
- Orbs Are Spirit Beings
- Orbs Are Beings of Light
- Orbs Can Communicate
- Orbs Are Portals
Orbs Are Spirit Beings
One possible explanation given for colored orbs of light, ghost orbs, or spirit orbs, is that they are visible forms of spirit energy. They may be the concentrated energy essence of spirits, or pure consciousness composed of plasma energy, or electrostatic energy.
It's possible that orbs may be cumulative energy extracted from the environment by spirits in an attempt to materialize. Spirits may be capable of appearing in many different forms, shapes, and sizes at various times and under different circumstances. The orb may be one of many methods that spirits utilize for expedient travel and/or for making their presence known.
Orbs Are Beings of Light
Another theory that has been gaining popularity is that colored orbs of light are the concentrated energy essence, or a point of consciousness, of “beings of light” from other dimensions. Some people believe that the beings of light are angels or spirit guides. Others believe the light beings are neighbors from a parallel dimension or extraterrestrial, interplanetary travelers.
Regardless of the orbs' origin, the general consensus of this theory is that these multi-dimensional beings are benevolent messengers of love and hope. They assist us in raising our consciousness and our vibratory level. One thing is for certain: Their very presence challenges and expands our perception and understanding of the nature of our reality.
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Orbs Can Communicate
Some people who witness energy orbs proclaim to be able to communicate with the orbs or entities telepathically, where thoughts, images, emotions, and intentions are directly transmitted from one consciousness to the other. Some say they can summon orbs of light at will. Telepathy seems to be the most common form of communication, whether it is with spirits, angels, or extraterrestrials.
Some spirit orbs have been known to provide comfort, counsel, or guidance. Orbs have reportedly touched, or hovered near, areas on the bodies of people or animals that may be of concern or require medical attention, and some orbs have even facilitated healing.
If telepathic communication with orbs is indeed possible, it would be the most efficient and reliable method of obtaining information—perhaps helping us answer the mind-bending questions pertaining to the source and the nature of orbs.
Orbs Are Portals
Quite often, some of the larger orbs sighted are said to contain multiple layers, inner rings, swirls, or central holes. There are reports of faces or various objects being visible within some large orbs, and some exceptionally large orbs are said to display full-body beings or other-dimensional locations. A few reports have stated that entities or objects have emerged from orbs.
If orbs can serve as portals, it would radically redefine our methods of transportation and delivery, as well as open a whole new realm of interdimensional and intergalactic travel.
Are These Theories Correct?
Often, things appear or occur in our reality that we cannot understand or explain, yet we cannot deny them either. Perhaps all of the above theories, or hypotheses, can be applied to the nature of colored orbs of light depending upon their place of origin and intention.
All theories and speculations aside, there is one thing that remains evident: Our physical reality, and our perception of it, is in the process of being drastically altered.
Gallery: Orb Photos
See a Real Ghost Orb Caught on a Security Camera Video
The following video was generously shared by a fellow Exemplore author. The 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).
News Stories About Orb Sightings
- Alabama librarians spooked after seeing floating orbs | WBMA
A group of east Alabama librarians say something spooky is happening in the stacks. They're seeing floating orbs and moving objects. Some even say they've been touched.
- Florida pastor spooked by mysterious orb seen floating in his home
An unidentified flying object was caught on camera in the home of a Daytona Beach Police Chaplain Monzell Ford, leaving him with a lot of questions.
- What are Orbs?
Optical illusions, electromagnetic activity, or spirits of the dead? Orbs are some of the most common haunting phenomena.
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
Michelle on October 28, 2020:
On February 6, 2020 around mid-afternoon, I saw 4 to 6 white self illuminating orbs hovering above me near the ceiling as I laid on the loveseat. One orb moved away from the group about 2 feet and then rejoined the group. They were round and looked about the size of small oranges. I couldn't tell if they were shaped like balls or discs. They were the purest white and hovered above me for about 45 seconds to 1 minute and then vanished. I have never seen anything like it before or since.
Nicole on August 31, 2020:
I never put much stock in orbs as it always seems like most photos can be explained away as dust or insects -- until today. My mother passed away in April at the age of 57; we were best friends and I miss her terribly. This afternoon while visiting my stepfather I was sitting alone in the living room (he and my fiance were at the other end of the house) and all of a sudden I heard her laugh clear as day. I jumped up and after a moment decided to take some photos. As I was about to take a photo of the dining room a blue grapefruit sized orb shot out from the pantry area and zipped across the kitchen and disappeared into a cabinet. It was glowing super bright and I saw it with my naked eye. I still can't believe it...
CHES GARDNER on July 10, 2020:
My father have told me many stories about orbs that wold follow him
while he walked home alone at nighttime fro his home to his current
wife home .
Sabrina on June 26, 2020:
Today, June 26th, 2020, 10:45 p.m. I saw an orb of white light. It was outside my window. I moved to another room and the same little orb moved in front of me and disappeared. I never dismiss sightings like this, as Ive seen orbs of blue. I see shadows move through out my house. There are many empty spaces behind walls in this house, Ive experienced loud thuds coming from inside the walls after that I'll see this shadow of what appears to be a man of young age appear and walk along and disappear. Im not alarmed by any of this. I dont understand it and I know I'm not imagining any of this. I know somethings going on ; two years ago I was semi asleep, clutching a gold cross on a necklace around my neck. I heard a voice asking if they could have it. I laughingly said no!! Two days later, before bed I took the necklace off. I have never located it. I never mention these things to anyone. Im of sound mind and sight. I can only feel blessed that Im allowed to see this phenomena with my own eyes.
George on May 03, 2020:
I saw them today outside on my patio during the day. It took a few moments for my eyes to adjust to them but when I really saw them I noticed so many of them. It looked like a swarm of insects except much more peaceful, a translucent white color, but they moved briskly. When I would focus my attention on one of them it would move around in a specific direction quickly before disappearing out of sight.
I find it interesting that although this article was published last year, there are some recent comments reportedly seeing similar phenomena.
Suzanne Thrash on April 29, 2020:
I have been seeing orbs every morning. It started the morning after Palm Sunday this month. Every day upon opening my eyes, I see them. They are always different colors, and shapes, and they all move differently. I have been making a log of them. It all started after I had a supernatural experience one night. A strong wind blew in my face and I was completely Wake with my eyes shut. It felt like a hurricane wind.
The very next morning I saw my first orb.
Duncodunco on March 28, 2020:
Hi can i put pictures up on this forum, i have hundreds of pictures of these and were i see them and yeah have faces on them too.. i tought i was going CRAZY when i seen first time
DC Ziese (author) from Virginia, USA on March 18, 2020:
Hello, Holly. Thank you for sharing your experience. I can understand why you would see orbs after a Reiki session. Reiki affects the mind, body, and spirit. It can clear and open chakras, which will often activate some psychic abilities or heighten perception. It used to be that mainly sensitive or psychic people perceived orbs, and other paranormal anomalies. But, they say the veil between worlds is thinning, and more and more people are now witnessing orbs, and various anomalies. Holly, if you feel that you are a sensitive then you most likely are. Light and love, ~D
Holly on March 15, 2020:
Hello years back I had rieke done on me. That same day I saw a lot of orbs. I would say to me it looked maybe 15-20 white vibrant orbs. Yesterday I saw a lot more as well as my niece only saw one. After seeing those I decided to snap pictures to see if I could capture anything. I took 17 photos. Out of all those I captured 3 orbs. I was trying to research about it, it seems everything is about capturing orbs. I was wondering if anyone can tell me is about being a sensitive or if it has other meanings.
Jean simmonds on March 11, 2020:
Hi To me it is no big deal to see orbs ,I can see them very easily No camera needed ,they are very real my house appears to be full of them ,the largest one I saw was about a foot wide and a beautiful blue in my bedroom lt just moved along the headboard and disappeared,I suppose I am very lucky to see them ,they are really amazing ,But they are a mystery even to me.!! Jean
Michelle on February 22, 2020:
A brief history of myself: I have been married for almost 30 years and a mother and grandmother. I am currently finishing a Master's degree in History. My family and I are very active in our Christian church. I've never looked into paranormal/ghost activity. Like most Americans I've watched shows on UFO's/Bigfoot, but have always been somewhat skeptical on believing they exist.
My experience: On February 6th, 2020 my daughter and I were watching "17 again" during late morning. I was laying on our loveseat and she was in the recliner about 4 feet away from me. I was holding our cat, who was licking my cheek. I moved my head to get him to stop licking and look up at the ceiling. I SAW 4 to 6 bright white glowing circular shapes hovering near the ceiling above me. They moved around like gnats or flying bugs. I closed my eyes thinking they were playing tricks on me. I reopened them and looked up and the lights were still there. I started feeling anxious and they left. They were there about 30 to 45 seconds. I didn't tell my daughter to look at them because I didn't think about it. I was amazed/shocked/stunned at what I was looking at. I have know idea what they were, but they were something I have never seen before and definitely not of this planet in the physical form as we know it. They appeared out of know where and then disappeared. They weren't reflections or shadows or any light coming thru our windows, the blinds were shut. I've only told a handful of people (family and a close friend). I'm still perplexed by it and want to share my story. Whatever they were, they seemed to have some kind of intelligence, just by how they were moving around.
Kenda Elise on February 21, 2020:
"That's the light INSIDE us... It's what the Scholars call The Angels" (EVP message I received during a morning recording session years ago - it's in vid form on my Facebook page) ~ I'm a long-time EVP recording medium; I don't see Spirit or hear them as a natural mental medium would ~ When I record sessions, I'll see someone enter the room as an orb; Always state it when I do, on-recording. During one morning's session, I see someone enter the room in orb form and say so on-recording ~ I then ask for messages of "great importance"... Spirit answers, "That's the light INSIDE us... It's what the scholars call The Angels" (if you go to my Facebook page (Kenda Elise, I'm wearing headphones in my profile pic) and type in "That's the light inside us" under videos it'll come up (it's set to "Public" viewing)... You'll hear Spirit give the message. I've also filmed AND physically seen Spirit orbs in the past; They're usually blue or white -- sometimes they look faceted, other times spherical, wispy and illuminated ~ still others, just illuminated. Have seen faces in them
Jennifer from New Jersey on February 12, 2020:
I have lots of videos on YouTube: OrbSkyWatcher along with with 1,600 photos in a Google album. I've always had spirit orbs around me, but since the spring of 2018, that intensified. We have a portal/vortex here and not only see orbs in broad daylight but angels who look like fairies. It's truly astounding. In winter, tiny angels sit on my roof, warmer weather they are ground level. This past summer, they've come as close to my fingertips and they're always here day or night. It’s become every day normal. :) Please check out my channel or hop on Twitter: @WatcherOrb.
Rocky on January 05, 2020:
On two occasions I have seen white smoke come from behind me in church. The first time I thought someone was smoking and blew and it disappeared. The next time it was grayish, it got to my shoulder from behind where I could see it, my friend said what it that? It disappeared. I thought I was seeing things that wasn’t there until she saw it too.
me on January 04, 2020:
I seen them 3 times but they are not the only thing I see
romannia on December 23, 2019:
iv expirenced a bright multi coloured orb floatin in rhe middle of the room.. i stood up to try an hold it but the way it moved amazed me, itcwas colours of reds oranges an yellows . the sense of warmth surrounded me i felt safe ... i cont explin it but was something outta this world till this day i stil am mesmerised by it
Chris Hong on December 19, 2019:
So amazing.. I saw a pink etheric geometric shaped circular orb when I happened to open my eyes during deep sleep for a moment last night. The best way to describe it would be a large floating 3-D pink snowflake but the arms that reached out to create the orb reminded me of sea anemone (almost like tentacles). It floated across my field of vision long enough for me to get a good look at it, and even though it was dark, it was emanating a gentle color light pink. And it just floated across my field of vision and disappeared into the wall. I knew in my heart, something very special (and other-worldly) was allowing itself to be seen by me. I can't wait to see the next one (if it ever appears again!)
Sharman on December 17, 2019:
I have saw ords 2 times with naked eye i videoed i experience but didnt have time the other. I feel i got a gift i have dreams that come true and different things has happened over the yrars.
DC Ziese (author) from Virginia, USA on December 10, 2019:
Pamela Miller, thank you so much for sharing your incredible experience! I don’t know that I can provide any answers, but I can certainly relate. Your experience is very similar to an event I witnessed over 20 years ago. The giant, playful, dancing balls of light that I observed did not seem to me to be spirit beings. I could be wrong, but I had the feeling that they were extraterrestrial or interdimensional beings. I did not feel threatened or fearful. In fact, I was enthralled, and I stood watching them play for quite some time. I have experienced different kinds of orb sightings and other unexplained events throughout my lifetime, and I am usually left with more questions than answers. I have come to believe that maybe a definitive explanation is less important than the experience itself and the journey it offers. Our experiences, and our mere quest for knowledge, can open and expand our minds and spirits. And, sometimes that alone is the miracle. Best regards, ~D
Pamela Miller on December 08, 2019:
My experience happened 6 years ago. At that time, I was living in Southwest Texas in the Davis Mountains. It was nighttime and I was looking out an upstairs window when a light from under our deck caught my eye. It was a basketball sized clear orb with a bright white, royal blue, and purple center. The brightness shown through its clear shape. It floated up the mountain until it was eye level with me, but 20 to 30 feet away. Then three more orbs of the same color and size floated up from behind a rock to meet with it. They all started floating among each other, touching and rolling over one another as if in a greeting. At this point the single orb floated away from the other three, in a straight line parallel with my line of sight. It stopped for a moment and then returned back to the three orbs where they did the same touching and rolling. Then all four went back over the rock and I never saw them again! I would love any answers you could give me. I was a bit frightened but felt no real fear. In fact I was hoping they would return.
DC Ziese (author) from Virginia, USA on November 22, 2019:
Leejay Ward, you can send the videos to me via the "Contact Author" link. I will try to assist as best I can, or refer you to someone who can help. Kind regards, ~D
Leejay Ward on November 21, 2019:
Ive video taped and am now seeing orbs 2 of them are blowing my mind one has vein like webbing the other absolutely has a face and feel ominous. Where can i upload these said videos? Im hoping for insight and understanding, any advice?
DC Ziese (author) from Virginia, USA on November 20, 2019:
Guy, thank you for sharing your experience! I do not feel that you are unsafe. While your experiences can be startling and unnerving, there is nothing to fear. Spirits, or entities, will often attempt to make their presence known. Usually they just want to be acknowledged. Ignoring them will not make them go away, if anything, it makes them try harder to be noticed. As mentioned in my article, “Orb Colors and Their Meanings,” a yellow orb can mean “pay attention, notice, caution, insight, inspiration, and creativity.” Perhaps you are meant to “pay attention” to your paranormal experiences, because they can give you “insight” and “inspiration” for your spiritual development. Have “caution” not to ignore your experiences and spiritual growth, and have “caution” not to be influenced by negative entities or human beings. Through your faith and prayer, you will be protected. And, through prayer you can ask to be made aware of any messages or information meant for you, and/or that the entity(ies) be able to move on in peace. Guy, the next time you see, hear, smell, or experience anything paranormal in your home, instead of ignoring it, try saying, “Hello.” And, with conviction and compassion, claim your home. Announce to the entity(ies) that they are free to go into the Light with peace and joy, and move on to their next level of development. (If you are a creative individual, your experiences and growth may inspire you to create something that will impact or assist others.) I hope this helps. Peace, love, and joy to you! ~D
DC Ziese (author) from Virginia, USA on November 20, 2019:
Lou Tenant, thank you for commenting! Have a blessed day. ~D
DC Ziese (author) from Virginia, USA on November 20, 2019:
Kondriel, thank you so much for sharing your incredible experiences! Love and Light on your spiritual journey. Namaste, ~D
Guy on November 19, 2019:
I went out to smoke just a bit ago and saw one zip at the top of my peripheral vision just after lighting up. As is typical after something bizarre, I simply pretended to ignore and prayed. Then it happened again, so now I was scared and walked back up onto my porch where I would feel safer. Then I did the usual: ignore and pray. I found I wasn't safer. It happened again. I descended the stairs, threw my barely used cigarette on the ground and saw it again as I put the cigarette out. This is the second site I found on the matter. I don't know if the color means anything, but they seemed a bright yellow. For some background, it's not unusual for things to happen in that area. There have been smells, sounds and just today a nearly full container of laundry detergent fell onto the washer as if pushed from its shelf causing a loud crash. I worry that showing weakness by retreating from the entity(ies) may worsen my situation.
Lou Tenant from Somewhere in America on November 19, 2019:
Interesting article. I’ve personally taken a photo and a video of orbs.
Kondriel on November 17, 2019:
Hi. I have seen orbs 3 times in broad daylight. The first was over 20 years ago and I had been transitioning from agnostic to the Spiritual being I have become. I was meditating on a ridge overlooking the Columbia River in Oregon, soon after I had accepted Spirit. Suddenly, the sky split open and literally thousands of electric blue orbs poured down and around me. They were ALL talking at once, so it was like a loud chatter of voices. But it was made known to me that they came to celebrate my conversion and they were so happy that I believed in Spirit. About a year later, and I had moved to New Mexico, I was visited 2 times by the electric blue orb- only one each time. I was in a toxic relationship at the time and one flew in through my open front door, circles around my toxic partner and back out the door. About a week later, it came again. Into my bedroom and bounced off the walls like crazy for a bit, and then out. I have always felt the New Mexico experiences were my deceased mother trying to warn me about this extremely dangerous individual- to get him out of my life. I have not seen any orbs since with my eyes and in daylight but have photographed a few over the years. Thank you. I don’t think I’ve ever told this to anyone
Yade on November 09, 2019:
While being intimate with my boyfriend and lying on my back in bed, I saw a big white orb come through the open window and after hovering in the room and seemingly looking at me, it went under the cover...I then knew I had become pregnant and became a healthy daughter. I only became pregnant once, then by accident though I had used contraception, but I still ask myself, who her spirit was before and where she came from, as also if I would have seen all the spirits of all my kids, had I had more.
John2019 on October 27, 2019:
About 10 years ago my father and I seen a white orb across a field on are property, their was snow on the ground the air was very cold and still, it was coming on dusk. There is a ridge on which the orb followed going up hill, it traveled between trees. At first I thought it was someone with a fashlight, the next morning I checked the area there was no foot prints. Before meeting up with my father that morning, my father saw the orb going along the side of his property by the road there wasn't any foot prints or any sign any human activity. We don't know what the phonomana was.
DC Ziese (author) from Virginia, USA on October 26, 2019:
TMSINSIGHT22, thank you for your comment. My personal experiences of physically seeing and interacting with orbs are what prompted me to research the subject. At the time, a lack of adequate public information and society’s reluctance to share experiences are what inspired me to write this article. Thankfully, those limitations are changing. Welcome to HubPages! I wish you luck with your writing endeavors. Best regards, ~D
DC Ziese (author) from Virginia, USA on October 21, 2019:
Melt, thank you for sharing your experience. I encourage you to research more information about orbs. It is possible that your experience is meant to expose you to new phenomena, or additional methods of communication, and to open you further on your path of development. Peace, love, and joy on your journey! ~D
DC Ziese (author) from Virginia, USA on October 21, 2019:
Meghan, thank you for sharing your experience. I have never heard of a hair orb, but I have heard of partially materialized entities, such as one arm, one leg, half of a face, etc. It is possible that the alignment of the orb’s photon particles were in strands that resembled hair. For example, orbs in motion appear to have a tail. But, if it actually appeared to be physical hair, then I’m inclined to assume it was the partial materialization of an entity. Either way, it doesn’t sound as if it meant any harm. Peace be with you. ~D
Melt on October 14, 2019:
So i was just about to go to sleep, when everytime i turn my vision away from what appeared to be a light... my first thought was... "im seeing things". Until i turned on the flashlight on my phone nothing was there everytime i turned it back off it was still there but was moving ever so slowly in a bouncy shape shifty way. I grew terrified and couldnt sleep without light. The color of this orb is kinda weird it was silver, pale blue. I was not happy to see this it freaked me out although personally im a phychic but i dont personally know much about orbs.
Meghan on October 11, 2019:
I saw an orb of brown twirling hair that was slightly lit up in the middle. I was half a sleep and was listening to what I thought was the t.v., and thought I was seeing light from the t.v. too with my eyes closed, except I woke myself up because I remembered I turned the t.v. off. I looked at the t.v. and it was infact off. I then went to close my eyes again, but felt something looking at me above me and saw it. It sat for a second, then slowly moved to the wall behind me and went into the wall, but where my initial was. My husband and I have our initials hanging in the wall above our bed. I was so freaked out I jumped out of bed and turned all the lights on, but nothing was there. The next day my son was home sick and I asked him if he ever saw anything in the home, I've been experiencing a lot of thing lately, and he said yes. He said he has seen hair floating my his door
TMSINSIGHT22 on October 02, 2019:
I see orbs and other phenomenon regularly without special video or camera equipment. I went through what some would call an "awakening" and I have many other experiences in connection with the ethereal energies. I just started my own hubpage account mind I'm out of practice as a writer and new to the publishing articles but this subject will the highlights of what I will be writing about. Thank you for sharing this.
Ryan Knighton on August 21, 2019:
I see mini spheres just about constantly. Theyre like see through and almost look like little particles. A lot of times i look at the sky and thats where i can see them during the day because of the contrast in the sky. I've been able to see these everywhere since i was a kid as long as i remember. One theory of mine is its raw energy because these little micro spheres just all over the place. Id actually like to get ahold of you personally to maybe discuss what it could be..ive also been taking steong ormus
Ruthann Ciccarelli on June 28, 2019:
the other night I awoke to bright light in my bedroom, first, I thought there was a car shining its light in my room, but from my bed, it was very dark outside. I looked in the corner of my eye I see rings of light on the ceiling. I got up to use the bathroom, it as dark, but then I saw these bright light, like a small ball of a bright light floating around my room. I was really scared. then it came close to me and I pushed away, at first I thought it was a lightning bug, but there was no way a bug could be that bright. them it moves in my hallway and I got so scared I just closed my eyes and drifted back to sleep. I told my husband in the morning and he said it may have been an orb.
dale sprenkle on June 27, 2019:
2 in the morning I see these lites outside my window. there was about 10 to 15 floating around,some 4' from the ground others at the tops of the trees in my yard [40' in the air]. I watched them for 10mns or so,then they started leaving. they all went the same way some higher than others. I don't know what to make of it. I never was scared.
DC Ziese (author) from Virginia, USA on June 20, 2019:
Judith Douglas, thank you for sharing your experience. While witnessing something otherworldly or paranormal, such as an orb, can be startling and very unnerving, I do not believe you are in danger or have anything to fear. In all probability, the orb was more afraid of you than you were of it. But it may have been seeking you out for assistance. A black orb is typically representative of an underdeveloped earthbound spirit, one who may be feeling grief, remorse, depression, confusion, fear, trapped, etc. Perhaps you, or someone you know, could help ease the spirit orb along on its journey. In my personal experience, I have evicted several black orbs by compassionately saying, “You have nothing to fear. The light IS love. Go into the light.” I hope this helps you AND the orb. Kindest regards, ~D
Judith Douglas on June 17, 2019:
I was lying on my son's bed, but woke up to go into my room ,i sat up to put my slippers on. Wheh i was just about to stand up there was a black orb hovering at the top of the door and very slowly floating into the room. At first i thought i was just imagining it. Not the case at all. I was so frightened but i knew I had to get out of the room. By this time the entire orb was in the room and slowly making its way towards me. I held my breath and ducked down and ran down the stairs into the kitchen. This house was built in 1906. Living in fear
DC Ziese (author) from Virginia, USA on June 17, 2019:
Bev, thank you so much for sharing your incredible experience! I know there is much more to your story that you are not sharing here. Your relative has a personal relationship with, and communicates with a very large, blue orb. That’s fascinating! Undoubtedly, your scientific mind asked many questions of your relative and received many interesting answers. I would love to know the rest of the story. If you wish to share privately, you can contact me directly. Kind regards, ~D
Bev on June 14, 2019:
I'm a retired scientist. I have been carefully trained to make objective observations. I must say, I have kept quiet about an observation of mine until recently. Had I reported this phenomenon in my working days, I am sure I would have been scoffed at and summarily dismissed as a nut case. Here is what I experienced, with my own eyes:
While at a relatives house, I noted a blue glow emanating from an open closet. My relative saw me looking, and said "you can see it, can't you!?" I was caught, examing the dim light, and could not deny it, it was that obvious. She then beckoned to something in the closet, and told it not to be afraid, and to come out. A blue orb, about volleyball in size floated out, and came to rest between us, suspended in mid air. The sphere was self luminous, in shades of pale blue, and rotated slowly in a perfectly maintained position between us, rotating clockwise. There were variations in luminosity in places on or in the sphere that gave it an appearance much like the moon. To this day, I have not seen another, and have no explanation.
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 witness 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 started seeing some really strange thing's 2 day's before my brother in law passed away on the 3rd day which was on birthday. Then suddenly I was VIDEOING and and the orbs were in my video. My niece wanted to see if she could video it on her phone too. Guess what?! It didn't show a thing! Is there anyone who can explain as to why I'm the only one who can video this on my phone and no one else has been able to get it on their phone? Here's another question. Why am I seeing them in other places and not just my house? My service dog is even seeing them/or something. She was the one who alerted me the about a doll doing something really strange!! Then the next day she was folliwing something and looking around at something and she'd get in a deep stare too!
Thank you kindly to all,
DC Ziese (author) from Virginia, USA on May 15, 2019:
ISYParanormal, thank you for reading and commenting! Best regards, ~D
ISYParanormal from North Carolina, USA on May 11, 2019:
Thanks for sharing this article... Good Read!
Kerry sneddon on May 03, 2019:
Hi I have recently noticed more more about myself being able to see orbs with the naked eye but my mum records videos and that is her way of being able to see them but me on the other hand I can see them and able to tell people were they are getting the feeling off someone being around them and I dont not need to do meditation or anything like that to open help myself get to a clear state of mind i dont know if it to witg me being obsessed with a haunred house when i was younger or something i am 100% believer since I was young maybe
Jean simmonds on April 06, 2019:
Seeing orbs is no big deal to me ,I see them almost every day my house is full of them ,white ,blue .orange ,I can see them so clearly no camera needed,my family cannot see them ,but my cat can ,I can also see them in my neighbors house ,sometimes in broad daylight , why I see them I don’t know, I have been told I have an amazing gift , Jean
Cindy on February 25, 2019:
I saw two white orbs floating around my tree one night a couple of weeks ago . I was eye level with them , my bedroom is on the second floor and they were right outside my window . They were moving around each other .. I said something ( I was shocked ) when I spoke , one flew off quickly and the other one just disappeared as if it turned off . I live on the Big Island about 5 miles from the recent lava outbreak . Other incidents have occurred also . Pretty freaky .
DC Ziese (author) from Virginia, USA on February 22, 2019:
Rev Linda Martin, I am so sorry for your tremendous losses. I agree that the orb's message to you was one of hope. Wishing you blessings of peace, love, and joy. ~D
DC Ziese (author) from Virginia, USA on February 22, 2019:
Leslie, thank you for sharing your experience. Seeing orbs with the naked eye used to be considered a rare occurrence, but as more and more people report sightings, it seems it is becoming more common. It is perplexing and exciting!
DC Ziese (author) from Virginia, USA on February 22, 2019:
Patricia, what an incredible experience! Thank you for sharing.
Rev Linda Martin on February 19, 2019:
My mother had died, twelve weeks later my brother died of glioblastoma and then a best friend died of cancer a few months later...I was in shock, despondent, withdrawn...my husband was driving along a major highway as I stared out the passenger window....and then I watched as a seemingly huge colourful orb came floating peacefully downward and then as peacefully floated back up into the sky...I remained silent and as days and days drifted by, I knew in the very depths of my soul that it was a sign from heaven to never lose hope....
Leslie on January 19, 2019:
I have heard about orbs , but have never seen them until about: weeks ago in my bedroom. I woke up around 3am to use the bathroom and came out and was amazed to see many colorful orbs flying around my room. They were gone as quickly as they came
Patricia on January 09, 2019:
Since moving into our home 5 years ago my dog has from time to time been seen watching something, her eyes follow it around the room, sometimes in the lounge but more often in the master bedroom, there is sometimes a cold spot in the area she is looking at. Two days ago when we went to bed she was watching something but when we turned out the light I could see it too, it was a small dark golden orb but it had long white wings, the orb moved fast but the wings moved up and down slowly and gracefully, the next morning when I made the bed there was a white feather beneath the covers. I was not afraid and neither was the dog so I don"t think it is anything bad but I shut my eyes and said the lords prayer, when I opened my eyes it had gone.
DC Ziese (author) from Virginia, USA on December 21, 2018:
James – Kentucky, thank you for sharing your experience. To potentially learn what or who the orb is and their intentions, my best recommendation is to speak with a psychic or a medium. Best of luck. Kind regards, ~D
brian from uk on December 19, 2018:
Yes I have seen orbs on more then one occasion the last time was when we're meditating in the cafe srea the main room was having a make over I occasionally open my eyes to see if I can see an aura around our monk teacher on this occasion I saw an orb entering his closed eye followed by another almost like it was inteligence I never mentioned this to him as buddhist be leafs are somewhat different and I tend to keep an open mind about these things
James - Kentucky on December 18, 2018:
I have noticed a ball of light for the last couple of evenings, and I had dismissed it as some sort of drone. However, last night it came towards me. As it grew closer, it grew brighter. I feel like it is trying to tell me something, although I cannot explain in words why I feel like that. All I do know is it keeps coming back each night and I am desperate to find out what or who it is. Is there someone specifically that I can speak to that can help?
Writer-187 on November 10, 2018:
Tanya Selth on November 06, 2018:
I found out about orbs when I was young and saw my first one in some photos I took of my fathers birthday party. The photos show the orb moving across the room back behind us. Since then many years later, I learnt that I can get them to appear in photos when I ask them to.
One night had a spirit person standing by my bed, I tried to get a photo of that and asked him to go back so I could take his photo but in my photo the spirit didn't show its form but instead too appeared as just an orb.
These orbs I get on photos can not be dust as I usually do not get them unless I call for them and ask them to be in my photos. They can also appear partly on a photo if they are half sticking out from behind a physical object.
I've also had the situation where one allowed me to take photo but it didn't allow me to show it in an printed photo or an photo if I put it online. That one was far different to the ones I usually get on camera or see and was much bigger and was very clear on the image on the camera, so I was stunned when it then only would appear on the camera image hovering large above my hibiscus tree.
Dean Baron from Lewiston, Idaho on October 25, 2018:
In the above article I witnessed blue orbs as bis as round as a basketball!
J Zod from Nairobi on October 19, 2018:
I often see orbs and I have often dismissed them.Thanks for the article DC.It has really enlightened me.
Sharon M. Shelton on September 28, 2018:
Labor day weekend 2018, My Husband & I along with our Nephew & his wife, Decided to go to Kentucky Lake Dam with the pontoon for the weekend. While there, I was standing with My Nephews wife "Cindy" outside the motel talking while she smoked a cigarette.
I felt an odd presence, as I looked up at the clouds I saw Blue splotches in the sky above
My head. I took my glasses off & started to clean them. (I only need my glasses for the bifocals, for reading.. ) Still carrying on conversation & with my glasses in my hands I began to look around, Looking left & to the right... When directly in front of me about 100 ft. or so,
Were the prettiest Aqua Blue orbs floating down from the sky very softly & gently stoping
About 6 ft. Or so from the ground. One large, about the size of a dinner plate always in front
As to be leading or guiding four to five smaller orbs about the size of saucers.
The larger stoped & stayed still, as the smaller ones danced around playfully ,but staying close just behind. My attention was drawn to the larger.... All of sudden, I watched the large blue orb as if you took a blue marker & one line at a time.... Left to right,
right to left, back & forth untill the color of blue reached the ground...
I was so awed at what I was seeing.... Now standing right in front of me the large orb
Took on the shape of a human, It then took about 4 or 5 steps closer as it walked , it's arms
& Legs (body movement the same as a person walking casually) as it walked closer the smaller orbs still playing & dancing around followed staying close behind the larger. The whole time Cindy was trying hard to make out what I was looking at.
The Human form being solid blue, no face, clothing.... Just a solid blue form.
Stoped & turned to it's right , taking several more steps & the smaller orbs following
Close behind. It stepped between a group of bushes & an abandoned building & was gone.
I turned toward Cindy & asked her, "did you see that?"
Cindy said "no, but I wish I could by the look on your face...."
I have seen many white orbs & untill that day I didn't even know blue orbs existed...
I may never have the pleasure of seeing such a sight again in my life.
But it was the most amazing sight & I am fortunate to have witnessed it.
Was it real? I am a believer.......
Tim on August 27, 2018:
March of 2012, I started dealing with tinnitus in both ears. I was overwhelmed, and my life had become torturous 24/7 and I had reached a point of depression and was to the point of wanting death to come. I was 60 at that time and this had been going on for almost 6 weeks.
Our bedroom is on the back of the house with room darkener shades and no streets behind our home. I woke up about 2 am as most of us do at that age to use the bathroom. I was sitting on the side of the bed facing the wall when the room lit up in a flash of white light. My first thoughts were, well first the damn tinnitus and now my mind is going. I got up and went to the hall bath so as not to wake my wife. Upon my return I sat again at the side of the bed facing the wall and a dark colored armoire with no lights on. Again a flash of light lit up the room, everything was white for a second but I see the color just trickle down the wall for another second before disappearing. I heard a voice behind me say "Tim, what was that?" My wife was awake and had seen it also. She said she saw a white light the size of a cup just below the ceiling about 10-11 feet away just before it released itself and lit up the room. The next 2 nights, I had recurring dreams of my father who pasted away in 1993 standing in a field saying "son, you're going to be OK, you're going to be OK". Strangely enough from that point I started dealing with the tinnitus so much better and the feelings that I had left me quickly. I still have tinnitus to this day but I felt as if my father had helped me deal with it.
Santari Readis on August 09, 2018:
I see the red ones all the time
DC Ziese (author) from Virginia, USA on August 05, 2018:
Nicki, thank you so much for sharing your experiences. My mother was also taken by lung cancer at the age of 56. She did not pass away in my home, but she did “visit” my home frequently for several months after her passing. The loss is something we never quite recover from; we just eventually learn to live with it. But, it is comforting when we experience signs that loved ones are still around us, and we can know that they live on. With empathy and kindest regards, ~D
Nicki on August 04, 2018:
I was sleeping one night, and woke up looking straight at a white circular orb that was in the upper corner of my ceiling. I had no lights on, a blanket over my window and it was pitch dark in my room. There was no explanation for this ball of white light. Anyhow it traveled from from the right corner of my ceiling to the left, then back to the right corner before it started descending down my wall, I layed there not moving only watching it with my eyes but when it started defending down my wall, I flew up, turned my lamp on, grabbed my blanket and pillow and slept on my couch. Never again did I sleep in my bedroom, it scared me out of my room. I have since moved and have never seen another orb. However I have seen and heard things that are unexplained, especially after my mother passed away. My mom passed away in my home, she died of lung cancer at the age of 56. After she passed away I heard pans banging, she loved to cook. The first time I heard it, I went to investigate to find no explanation of the noise, I thought maybe a pan had fallen off the counter but nothing had been touched upon inspection. Then I would hear what sounded like somebody lifting my toilet seat and dropping it, I heard that most often. I had also experienced the string you use to lift your blinds would sway back and forth and come to a sudden stop. There was no fan, no AC, no heat, no open windows, no explanation to why that string would move and come to a sudden stop. It was if somebody was holding it, swaying it, and would stop it suddenly. I had a friend that witnessed it, she was actually scared because I had four windows and that was the only one that moved and stopped. She got up and left, it had scared her so bad. I was never scared of the movements or sounds I heard after my mom passed, it was kind of comforting, and I would dream of her often. I still have dreams of her but not as many as I use to. She passed away in 2014 so those experiences happened a little over 4 years ago, the orb I seen was around 2005 or 2006.
Yeah dude.. on July 28, 2018:
I was tripping pretty hard on lsd the other night and had a very negative state of mind at the givin moment.. after reading up on what I was feeling and seeing if it was normal I witness a bright FLASH and saw what seemed to be a streak of light fly in front of my face.. crazy time..
Phil gerber on July 20, 2018:
When i was four, two orange orbs hovered about 2 feet from my face while i lay in bed. They were approximately 4 inches each in diameter. Then i pulled the covers over my head. Never told my mom.
Susan on July 13, 2018:
I saw four orbs this morning with the naked eye which prompted me to research more.
My cat has been staring at walls for the past year in our new home and I've assumed it was sunlight and shadow that she was fascinated with.
Today I walked into a room that is rarely used and without windows. When I turned on the light to enter the room, I was surprised to see her staring at a wall. When I looked up to where she was looking I saw a very small translucent fuzzy white orb. It moved erratically in an upward diagonal direction of about 12 inches and disappeared.
A few minutes later, I witnessed three more in a grouping of the the same size and shape but this time very close to me.
They also were gone after just a few seconds of erratic movement.
Now I will definitely photograph the wall where my cat is staring to see if anything shows up.
DC Ziese (author) from Virginia, USA on July 10, 2018:
clay cotton, thank you for sharing your experience. That would be a frightening experience for anyone, most especially a child! Love and Light, sweetie ~D
clay cotton on July 09, 2018:
Okay i am 16 years old, when i had my first vision of an orb, i was 10 or 11 when i was living with my mom at my uncles house. My uncle jason and i had a bonding everlasting relationship, once was my best friend. He opened my mind about spirits and he also messed with them, with black magic in the past then he changed with god, demons still fought over him with addiction. So one night when i was 10 or 11 my uncle was in front of me and my mom, playing a game on the xbox 360 in a chair and all the lights were off it was late in the night, as me and my mom were watching him play me and her were cuddled up and i felt the need to refill her coffee cup with mello yellow which she was drinking so i got up walked to the edge of the kitchen from the living room and i had a feeling like i was being watched the whole time, so i looked around standing at the edge of the kitchen scared and feared, because i knew i felt a spirit. So i looked standing in the same spot, at the laundry room and seen a red little dot that caught my attention, and a second later it changed into a smokey, gray orb that went around the kitchen like the speed of light and flew in my chest, i felt so shocked i didn't move at all and it flew into my uncles bedroom in seconds. i stood in shock on the edge of the kitchen with tear rolling down my face without a expression besides shocked and feared, as i stood there they wondered why i was there so long, and as they were talking to me from behind i started to get out of shock and hyper ventilate and cry hard. they asked me what happen and i told them as i laid on the couch in the living room and i instantly passed out. This is hard too understand because i remember that night clearly but they are both deceased now. my uncle passed away in 2016,January 28th. my mom died in 2017, December 14th. i was eleven or ten so this was in 2011 or 2012. that is the only orb ive ever seen.
DC Ziese (author) from Virginia, USA on July 09, 2018:
Johnmn718, thank you for sharing your experience. I can assure you that since the veil is thinning and orb sightings are on the rise, many people have witnessed orbs of different colors, as well as multi-colored orbs, and orbs with auras. My personal experiences, and several other people’s experiences that were revealed to me, were the motivation for my research and the composition of this very article. And, if you have time to peruse the comments below, you will find that many people have had similar experiences. While the origin, nature, and purpose of orbs remain a mystery, it can be consoling to know that we are not alone in our experiences. Peace, love, and joy! ~D
DC Ziese (author) from Virginia, USA on July 09, 2018:
kimelda govender, thank you for sharing your experience. Honestly, the fact that the anomalies tend to move in accordance with your vision, or line-of-sight, does concern me a bit. It may indicate a physical issue. In order to rule out that possibility, if you are able, I recommend that you receive a thorough eye exam from an ophthalmologist. If the eye exam returns negative results (no concerns), a head CT scan may be warranted. And, if both exams fail to reveal any physical cause or concern, then it may be safe to assume that you are witnessing paranormal anomalies, and, by following your line-of-sight, they are commanding your attention. Best regards, ~D
DC Ziese (author) from Virginia, USA on July 09, 2018:
DREAM ON, thank you for your comment and your kind words! Best regards, ~D
DC Ziese (author) from Virginia, USA on July 09, 2018:
Kat, thank you so much for sharing your remarkable experience! No, you have not gone off the deep end. It sounds more like you may have a natural ability to relieve stress and promote healing in others. A calm, peaceful energy coupled with love and compassion are the foundation of Reiki sessions, as well as many other alternative healing modalities. The color green is most often associated with healing energy, and green orbs (or masses) are believed to indicate the presence of Archangel Raphael or his agents who frequently assist with healing sessions. And, blue orbs are believed to represent protection, and intuitive or psychic abilities. Being able to see auras is a tremendous added bonus to your healing abilities! If you haven’t already, I highly recommend that you explore an alternative healing modality, such as Reiki, in order to better understand and focus your intuition and healing energy. Love and Light! ~D
Johnmn718@aol.com on July 07, 2018:
On July 2, 2018 around 3 A.M I physically saw three orbs coming from my Neighbors tree while i was in my back yard. Orb one was approximately 10 inches round with navy blue ring with black in center and the other two where Orange and approximately 8 inches round. I was able to see all three in the given moment. The two Orange Orbs floated down and towards the right of me towards my pool which was about 11 ft way from me. The multi colored orb went straight towards me and disappeared three feet from my face. I felt neutral and lack of emotion towards these objects. Has anybody experienced anything similar or at least experienced seeing a multicolored orb as I described.
Ray on July 06, 2018:
@kimelda - Your spiritual eye is awakening. Its not yet fully developed but when you do more spiritual practices it should be fully developed.
kimelda govender on June 28, 2018:
i see swirls of like invisible spirals like i honestly dont know how to explain it, its like field lines in a circular pattern in the sky but theyre small, i asked a friend if he could see it but turns out he cant also i see like a greyish dark circle in the sky sometimes and when i move my eyes it follows... is there something wrong with me?
DREAM ON on June 27, 2018:
Orbs are interesting and unexplained phenomenon that we know little about. Thank you for sharing. I enjoyed your hub. Have a great day.
DC Ziese (author) from Virginia, USA on June 26, 2018:
Rhonda, that is amazing! I cannot say with any certainty what it was that you witnessed. I do know that some locations seem to be VERY active, somewhat of a portal, one might say. Kind regards, ~D
Kat on June 26, 2018:
I often see orbs when I am most at peace or have strong loving/caring feelings for another. The orbs are always either green or blue. Sometimes I have seen one of each simultaneously. Two nights ago after a stressful day, my boyfriend was asleep in bed. I had my hands on him and felt so much love for him for all he does for me. I could see his aura grow the stronger my feelings were. A green orb appeared slightly beyond him over his head. I stared at it for a while as this orb seemed larger then ones I had seen before. As I stared I began to see faces as if they were looking through a light green glass at me. It was one face after another, clearly men maybe women but not certain, but definitely different nationalities. I must have seen 30 or more faces. I stared until I couldn't concentrate on it any longer and after I lost focus it disappeared. Now I have been searching for answers and at least this site has given me some hope that I have not totally gone off the deep end. Thank you
Rhonda on June 25, 2018:
During the early morning 1:45-2:00am. I woke up sutily and there right above me near my celling where thousands of white cicles ..when I turned on the light to go get my camera..and turned off the lights they where gone.. I wasn't scared..but what was that?
DC Ziese (author) from Virginia, USA on June 25, 2018:
Darren, thank you for sharing your experience. The fact that your purple orb moved away from you once it sensed your fear, I believe, is a sign that it was benevolent. As mentioned in my article “Orb Colors and Their Meanings,” the color and size of an orb can be indicative of its intentions and level of development. According to my information and experience, an orb the size of a softball would be a strong, highly evolved entity. And, the color purple would also suggest that it is a highly evolved consciousness with a high (positive) vibration or frequency, with intentions to offer peace of mind or impart knowledge, and/or assist with spiritual/psychic development. If you would like to communicate with other people who have had similar experiences and can possibly provide some insight, I recommend that you join a metaphysical/paranormal online forum. Peace, love, and joy! ~D
DC Ziese (author) from Virginia, USA on June 25, 2018:
Hello, Mr. William Thomas. Thank you for sharing your incredible experiences. Personally, I’ve only encountered a few people who have ongoing relationships with orbs, or light anomalies, and can communicate with them. Those people believe that their companion orbs are the manifestation of the energy/consciousness of either a loved one, a teacher/guide, or a guardian angel. Personal intuition, discernment, and experience should provide clues as to which witch is which, so to speak. :-) Peace, love, and joy! ~D
DC Ziese (author) from Virginia, USA on June 25, 2018:
Lorraine, thank you for sharing your experience. It might be difficult for anyone else (other than a psychic) to discern the orbs’ intentions, and whether they were being helpful or a nuisance. Your own intuition can offer clues. What was your impression of the orbs? Did you sense that they were of positive or negative energy? You mentioned you had been praying for help when you experienced the orbs, so it is possible that they were either assisting you, or they had been hindering you and the power of prayer expelled them. Some food for thought. Peace, love, and joy! ~D
Darren on June 20, 2018:
Last night I had an experience. I was laying in my bed and I fell asleep and when I woke up just a few minutes later I saw a purple -ish thing hovering over my bed. It seemed to be made of energy and emitted light, it also had what looked like tentacles or something like that,these were light/energy also. It went up and down like it was on a string, so I thought maybe it was a spider but it was as big as like a baseball, maybe a little bigger. When I started to get scared it moved away over in the corner of the ceiling and eventually vanished. Anyone have something similar to this, I would love to talk to someone about this. email@example.com
Mr William thomas on June 16, 2018:
Hi there to you all. I have tried my hardest to try find some one genuinely honest about the storys. That's as it sounds to me. This Is very real as for me to say today in text . Never looked up the meaning of it or what it was. Still don't know for sure but. Me as a person have not put my real name cuz people I have in life would not understand. If you know my meaning. In the last year since September my life changed when thought I was loosing my marbles... No jokes.. cuz started as fuzzy streaks.some kind but not lights as such. Driving me mad but there always was this little ball of light trying get my intention. Cut story short I know it's there at all time on command I say where are you I can see floating in air size as 50 pence peace I'm from England.. and it's always with me and I have other things everyday I have to look inbetween the air to see. If you know how to do this. Things are coming in and out like people in genral. Like in shops but this orb like thing only small 50p size is always there.. there's occasionally where more orb sizes come through never the same but the one thing is I have got to know whos who strange.. my orb can communicate with me. By up.down means yes side to side no. No joke!
Kevin on June 12, 2018:
In Scottsdale, Az. I saw out the window , right by the window , a whitish colored ball of light. It was at dusk . The window was above the sink where I was doing dishes. It was just hovering there like right in front of me. I turned around to tell my Dad to look and turned back around with my finger pointing to it. It moved very fast across the yard towards the ground at an angle like it was thrown by a pitcher. It stopped just before the ground at the privacy fence and went up and over missing the top of it by just a hair. Up and over so fast. I know it wasn't a bug. It happened in 1985. I was 13 then. Never understood what it was but I know lightening bugs aren't that big. Besides in Az. There's not supposed to be lightening bugs. Anybody have information on what it was ?
Lorraine on June 06, 2018:
One night i prayed for help so much i was shaking..i saw two Orbs coming out of my own belly...and went straight up through the ceiling. Does anyone have any clue as to what that was? I was lying down in bed and was so depressed..I felt nothing at the time.. but always wondered what they were? ( one orb was small and the other large) if that helps...please email me if you know or have a clue as to why they were coming out of my belly.
Connie on May 20, 2018:
I see orbs all the time with the naked eye. I also see angels and spirits and animals. I don’t know what I have but curious.
Lyn on May 18, 2018:
At night time I look up and see a small clear bubble figure. not an orb. the bubbles are moving. I have seen this many times. does anyone out there ever see a clear bubble aberration?
C. Bradley on April 20, 2018:
A friend was sitting in her truck waiting to clock in for work. Its 6:15 am. I see these two light blue balls with a light white glow come out the sky slowly, as to be seen. They came through her windshield. I thought to myself am I seeing this. Thats when she asked me what was happening. The one ball hit her the other hit me. We still talk about that morning
Gail on April 15, 2018:
I lost my beloved son in an accident in April 2016, have received many signs.
One night I actually saw orbs. I was walking our dogs when I saw a large circular white light in an upstairs window. It flashed in another window than back to the first in a perfectly timed rhythm. First I was scared and thought someone was in the house with a flashlight but realized it would have to be two people and that the light was much whiter and almost moon-like. I did go check the rooms when I got back in the house.No one here.
I am sure it was a hello from my son.
DC Ziese (author) from Virginia, USA on April 11, 2018:
Hello Rick Jones. That is an interesting experience. Thank you for sharing. It is often difficult to know the origin and intention of orbs, but the thoughts and feelings we experience when encountering orbs can provide clues. So, you may be the best person to determine the intentions of the orb and the meaning of your experience based upon your thoughts, emotions, intuition, and power of discernment. As well as any impressions, dreams, or events that occurred after your encounter with the orb. However, I would like to add that, as mentioned in my article “Orb Colors and Their Meanings,” green orbs are believed to be the energy essence of an evolved being who may be offering healing or psychic development. I am curious to know what reaction or response your dog had to the orb. Animals are highly sensitive to energies, and will often indicate through their behavior whether an entity is malevolent or benign. Love and Light, ~D
Rick Jones on April 11, 2018:
Hi i recently had an experience with a green orb i was taking my dog out one very early morning when to my surprise i heard hoofs galloping like that of a horse i turned my attention to where i heard the source comming from to my dismay i watched as the grass on this particular hill part and a green orb appeared then stopped all of a sudden it jumped down to the driveway right across from me on the other side of the driveway i was scared as the air became somehow heavy and hard to breath i watched this orb follow me back to the house walking with me i walked backwards cause i was scared this thing might attack me once i reached the telephone post by the driveway just about 50 feet from where i encountered the orb i noticed the orb stopped and made a circle like a hot ash would that was cast out of the fire it was eratic and disappeared i told my neighbor about it and he thought i was crazy but i seen and felt all this and ill never forget it through all my life anyone know the meaning of this
DC Ziese (author) from Virginia, USA on March 19, 2018:
Jean Simmonds, that is a wonderful experience! Thank you so much for sharing. Peace, love, and joy. ~D
Jean Simmonds on March 16, 2018:
Hi I see orbs everyday ,white ,blue ,orange ,The most wonderful experience I had , after I had bad fall I was in a lot of pain with my shoulder ,and I was advised to have operation ,because it would only get worse .One evening I was just preparing for bed ,the room was in darkness my chest appeared to be lighted up .Next I could see this beautiful very large blue orb moving along the headboard ,and just disappeared. A few days later the pain had disappeared,I felt wonderful, the hospital were baffled ,but I knew I had been healed .I am proof , my shoulder back to normal . Jean
Ali D. on February 15, 2018:
Years ago, I was standing outside with my friend in Hollywood florida.
we were both talking, when all of a sudden we looked up and saw something about 10-20 feet above from us in the air. It was an orange yellowing orb with an intense glowing light. we watched as it just floated away from us. till this day I have no idea what we saw. but we both saw it!