Thursday, 17 April 2014

Otherworldly Orb?

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.

1 comment:

  1. Yes! I see the faces. Very cool! :D

    The most orbs I ever got were photos I took in a monastery. I naively deleted them all! :( The thing is, it only happened in a certain room. Every photo I took there was jammed with orbs. I still kick myself over that...

    Lovely photos, by the way! I'm actually working on a travel guide to haunted places. I hope to get lucky during my research trips and get an orb or some other interesting anomaly in my photos. *This* time, I will not hit the delete button!

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