In keeping with our ghostly theme and as today the A to Z Challenge lands us on O, I can't help but puzzle and ponder on the topic of orbs.
A few years ago I captured this image at a nearby church and graveyard. To the left, in front of the church, half a dozen translucent orbs are visible. To the right, hovering between the tree branches, is a brighter object. Cropping this object out of the picture and enlarging it reveals the below image. Instantly I was awash with goosebumps as I was able to see a toddler's face with plump cheeks and a swath of reddish brown hair swept to the side. The child's eyes are bright and looking off to his right. Intersecting the face is a (brighter light) cross. Then, looking to the left of the child's face, I can see the profile of what I believe to be a male face with a large nose and protruding lips. I've always wondered if this orb was, as many say, just a dust particle or reflection caught in the photograph or if it is actually a spirit. Because it looks three dimensional, and because the faces (young and old) seem so obvious to me, I can't shake the feeling that I've been offered a glimpse of the Otherworld!
Can you see the two faces? Any opinion as to what this may be?
Links for further reading on the topic of orbs...___________________
This blog post was written in the spirit of the April 2014 A-Z Challenge whereby a post is written every day during the month of April (with the exception of Sunday). The theme of each post is meant to correspond with a letter of the alphabet in sequential order. Tomorrow's post will be on P. For details and to visit the A-Z Challenge website, click here.