Orbs are a controversial subject in the paranormal community. The internet is full of people claiming to have captured an image of an orb in a picture or on video. Opinions on evidence vary, but they generally fall into three categories: dust, bugs, or other types of light refractions. I’m not here to make judgements on other people’s experiences or to try to debunk anything. Everyone must come to their own conclusions about what is real or not.
I do believe that orbs are one way that spirits visibly manifest. Perhaps this is because it takes less energy to appear as a ball of light than it does to show a fully developed human form. I have had a few experiences with orbs, both in spirit dreams and while awake. Many times, I have woken in the middle of the night to find orbs hovering either over or near my bed. When I see them, they look like glowing, nearly transparent bubbles with a thicker outer ring. I have seen them in an array of colors including red, pink, yellow, orange, gold, white, silver, and blue. Sometimes they are even multicolored. I always question my experiences because I feel that is it healthy to reserve a level of skepticism when facing something out of the ordinary. However, I keep an open mind to the existence of spirits and have faith that they exist.
One time in college, I woke up to see a large, glowing silver orb floating above my bed. It was easily bigger than a basketball and was oblong in shape. My husband, then boyfriend, George, was asleep next to me. I remember gazing up and feeling positive emotions coming from it, although I don’t remember hearing any specific words. I watched as it floated over my bed and through the wall next to mine. Then I went back to sleep.
Another time I saw an orb, I was home alone. My husband was out running errands. I was in the bathroom fixing my hair, when my cat, Diana, wandered in behind me. Like many cats, she loves to follow me around the house. She sat down on the bathmat to watch me. As I looked over to her, I noticed her look to the side as if she saw something. Her eyes were focused in on something, so I followed her gaze. As I turned, I saw a little golden ball of light zip through the bathroom door. It was stationary long enough for me to tell that it was there and then it disappeared. Diana had followed it with her eyes the whole time.
A couple of weeks later, I was in my bedroom when I saw another orb. It was a cloudy day, so the light in the bedroom was dim. The blinds were drawn, so there wasn’t much light coming in from outside. Diana was sitting by my closet, when suddenly she looked up at my ceiling in the same way that she had a few weeks earlier. I looked up expecting to see a spider or something. Instead, there was a little ball of light playing near my closet. It hung around for a few seconds before disappearing.
Each time that I saw the orbs, they looked like little round balls of light, but solid, as if I could have reached out and touched them. I am intrigued that they appeared in areas of my apartment that I feel have a lot of spirit energy. The bathroom is a source of water, so it is not unusual to feel spirit energies in that area. I also think that my closet serves as a type of portal, but that’s another story.
Note on the picture: Yes, those are bubbles in the photo. I used them because this picture was the closest thing that I could find to depict the concept of an orb at this time.
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