Are Orbs Proof of Ghosts?

Written by Misty Cahal

You may have seen all the television shows (as I have) and from time to time you see and hear about “orbs”. That’s the most common name but a description would be a ball of light that appears in a photograph or video.

I am more of a skeptic when it comes to orbs. I realize that it takes a great amount of energy for a ghost or spirit to take on a shape and show itself but there’s always such a high probability that there was a bug, or dust in the air that orbs really don’t answer anything for me.

I have captured orbs in photographs before and while others become excited I stand firm in that there was simply too much probability that there was some natural explanation for it; it’s as simple as that. I do not look at orbs as definite proof of paranormal activity.


Looking at the photo (from an investigation we conducted in 2011) it would be easy to point out the big white glowing circle and say “that’s an orb!” There even appears to be something else coming up from the mattress on the floor and the room has a pink glow to it. That’s all because of the light that’s just out of frame. There were three of us in the room and though the air conditioning was off and the windows were closed, the ceiling fan had dust on it. It also appears there was an issue with how the camera took the picture (possible flash malfunction) because here’s the very next shot with that camera and you see a significant change in the lighting of the room. Image

Although there still appears to be an “orb” in the second picture as well, I am still chalking this up to dust from something in the room.