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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.


Orbs-Just dust or spirits of our loved ones?

Ok. Lets talk Orbs.   One of the most common questions 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, any many thought it was just the imagination.

Orbs appear as "balls of light" apparently floating or moving in a picture.  Sometimes, orbs can appear in colors, such as blue, green, red, etc.  Most orb images, however, are caused by flash reflection off of glass, mirrors, walls, dust, moisture and even insects.

Some orbs are definitely energy, and energy is spirit.  However, know one knows what this energy is for sure.  Some orbs have even been photographed with faces in them.  Again, it is up to you and what you believe as to whether the theory on orbs can have faces in them.

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, just doesn't take things at "face value", you want to investigate these kinds of 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 share your opinion on orbs. Some believe they should not be considered at all in the paranormal field, but what do you think?

The above pictures are in Salem Massachusetts in 2005. If you have not been there, YOU MUST GO!!!!! The history is unreal. The first picture is of an orb we caught late at night around 1:00 in an old cemetery where several accused witches were barred back in 1692-1693. The second pic is the orb that I cropped and blew up. Very interesting to me....It looks like you can almost "see" the energy just swirling around in it.

Glenview Cemetery in Houston, TX
Nothing but rain...but it looks cool.
Glenview Cemetery again in the rain, not orbs.


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