An Orb has been broadly interpreted as a highly variable range of supernatural paranormal phenomena—including but not limited to invisible spirits, unexpected lights, auras, angels, ghosts, energy fields, psycho-energetic artefacts, and energy balls. Orbs are sometimes referred to as backscatter, Orb backscatter, or near-camera reflection.

Orb artefact are captured during low-light instances where the camera flash is used, such as at night or where a bright light source is near the camera. Everything that is floating near the lens when the shoot is made will be reflected back the light at the lens.  The closer the object is to the camera, the greater the reflection and larger the orb artefact. This is called backscatter.

Backscatter can result from retro reflection of light off solid particles (e.g. dust, pollen), liquid particles or other foreign material within the camera lens.

The image of the Orb artefacts usually appear as either white or semi-transparent circles though may also occur with whole or partial colour spectrums. When you have taken an Orb picture, have a closer look at it and see if you can spot anything inside.

When taking pictures take note of the conditions you are shooting in and that the lens of the camera is clean. However not having the perfect conditions doesn’t disqualify having taken photos of Orbs. If you go back to the same spot at the same time having the ideal conditions and Orbs appear in your photos does that indicate that the orbs were there in the first place? Food for thought!

If you have taken pictures of orbs I would love to see them.