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Behind Every Cloud is a Kindred Spirit (BECKS)I lost my grandfather when I was 17. I had a VERY difficult time getting over it. How could I still communicate with him? I loved him so much I didn't think I could live without him. I read everything I could get my hands on to do with the "afterlife" and that started it all...the love of Ghost Hunting and the Paranormal. I have been researching the paranormal for over 37 years!! It is my way of staying in touch with my grandfather. Being a Ghost Hunter is not always as exciting as it seems on TV. Many nights I have sat in the dark and not a thing happened. BUT it is those times you DO get that one voice, that one explainable picture or have an experience that sends chills down your back that makes it sooo worth it all!!! My purpose of this blog is not to make people believe in ghosts but maybe to open their minds just a little bit... I LOVE this crazy thing called Ghost Hunting. It is as much a part of me as breathing. I am just a girl that refuses to accept we can't still contact our loved ones after they die. My grandfather won't let me.


Lets talk ORBS

Ok.  Lets talk Orbs.  The most common question I get is what is an "Orb"   Lets say that the definition of an Orb is like the soul of a departed person. The soul being the essence of who they were in life, complete with their intelligence, their emotions and their personality.

Orbs have always been a part of the paranormal, even before the chase was on.  Native Americans sometimes called them Tei Pai Wankas and believed seeing them was like coming upon dead relatives.  The term Will-o-the-Wisp was used by Europeans later, but the idea was basically the same.  Orbs were thought to be the spirits who had enough energy to be made partly whole and were mainly seen with the naked eye.  Detractors saw them as either semi-explosive natural gases or the imagination.

Actually, 99 percent of orb pictures can be dismissed just by looking at the evidence.  This means consider the conditions and the location first.  Were you in a dusty location, were you outside right after a rain storm, was the wind blowing, where there bugs, where there others snapping pictures at the same time, and could it be a reflection of small lights of something in the room or camera?  These are all questions you should ask yourself.  Right?  Because as a ghost hunter, you want to disprove these questions.

So, here's the deal.  Check your pictures closely and if you can do not use the flash.  It doesn't make for great pictures but it will help eliminate some flash issues of reflection.  Because remember 99% of orb pictures can be explained, but as for that other 1%...hope your the one that grabs it!!

Feel free to tell me your opinion on orbs.  Some believe they should not be considered at all in the paranormal, but what do you think?


Anonymous said...

I always have "orbs" near me in photos. Does this mean i have a spirit following me?

Becky said...

Well, without seeing the photos it is hard to tell. You have to look at the setting of where the picture was taken...outside where the wind could be blowing dust around, inside where there might be lot of people that could be stirring up the dust...things like that. But I have a friend of mine, and in almost every picture she takes of her son there is an orb above him. We feel it is his departed grandfather watching over him. If you start to notice that everytime or almost everytime that there is a really "bright" orb around you, then yes, you could have a spirit near. But do not be frightened over this, it could just mean you have a very special guardian angel. Hope this helped.

milan said...

Hi becky ,great site just thought i would let you know i went to borley rectory/church the other night with my son jack .it was around 1.30 am we took a lot of photos around 80 in all ,when we put the photo's on the laptop we had lots of bright white orbs around us my son also had a photo of a blue orb as well,the place is very frightning but well worth a visit.

Becky said...

Hi Milan. How exciting! I would love to see some of your photo's and even post a couple if you wouldn't mind. I bet it was scary. So are you from England? I would love to go to the Borley Rectory. Love to hear more about it. And thanks for your post.