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Seeing Orbs With the Naked Eye

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Denise is a paranormal enthusiast who is fascinated by the implications of spirit orbs.

Spirit orbs, like this one in Bodmin Jail in Cornwall, are often caught on camera, but what does it mean to see one with the naked eye? Review some theories about these orbs.

Spirit orbs, like this one in Bodmin Jail in Cornwall, are often caught on camera, but what does it mean to see one with the naked eye? Review some theories about these 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.

Many orbs are white, but they also come in other colors, like this yellow orb. There are several theories about these mysterious entities.

Many orbs are white, but they also come in other colors, like this yellow orb. There are several theories about these mysterious entities.

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.

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

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

Comments

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.