The Orb Zone: Orbs Explained

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  For the first time, presenting actual scientific evidence for the causes of the 'orb' phenomenon







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 What are Orbs?  

An orbMany people reading this will be familiar with orbs; as such this page will be of little use to them.


For those reading who have no idea what orbs are, at all, this page is for you.


Orbs are pale and circular anomalies, sample right, that have been linked with the paranormal.


Orbs can be of any colour, but are typically off white, can be any shape, but are usually circular.  They can appear crisp or fuzzy, in isolation, multiples or clusters.


Orbs, properly, are seen on stills photographs (usually from digital cameras) or on nightshot camcorder footage since the mid 1990s.  Various circular light anomalies have been seen with the naked eye, but these have little to do with 'orbs' (see your questions answered).


Orbs range in size within a photograph/screen but they tend to appear smaller than 1/10th diameter of the photo frame.  Also, orbs tend to be seen in 'haunted place' - hence why people think they are paranormal - but there are very specific reasons for this (see your questions answered).


For more information on the origins of orbs see a Brief History.

 Brief History of

 Orb Phenomena


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 Evidence for Orbs 


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 Causes of Orbs


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