Article Number: 03SW09-3



Understanding Orbs


Stephen Weidner



In Retrospect:

In our understanding, as we have learned through investigating, there are many ways a spirit can communicate. The layers of manifestations are not that complicated. To be able to visually appear from the spirit realm requires a gathering of energy. This energy can come from anywhere. From streetlights, power boxes even batteries from equipment even a sweep of headlights from an automobile can supply enough energy to cause manifestation. Orbs seem to be the easiest to form. The next is Ectoplasm followed by full Manifestation, which requires intense energy. That is why we are always prepared to carry extra batteries and other supplies at all times.

The Controversy

The controversy covering Orbs ranges from legitimate ectoplasm bubbles to flying dust, said to be Orbs. Nevertheless, we believe they are spheres of electromagnetic energy that only seem to be visible after taking a photo or video recording. We have found that most Orbs are not visible during warm weather months due to heat of the sun and thin atmospheric conditions. They can also be effected by electromagnetic storms as well as X-Rays directed through the air. The best time to go ‘Orb hunting’ is between October and March when the Sun is at it’s farthest distance.

What exactly are Orbs?

Orbs can appear as the ‘Normal Orb’, which is a thick white barely transparent sphere surrounded by a thick ring. Sometimes they will appear as ‘Super Charged Orb’ which appears mist like and have a pink, blue or green hue. The next step up is the “Ecto Orb’ which shows substance and transparency and can disperse into a floating mass of ectoplasm. Some Orbs can form figures or faces of the spirit, in memory of when it was in physical form, inside of itself.

Some Examples:

These are some pictures we have taken using controlled experiments. Our credence about Orbs is based on experimentation of testing different conditions in the field, taking several photographs/videos and comparing results of each.


Example 1: Natural Orb. Notice that it is not transparent and has a thick ring around it.

Example 2: Super Charged Orb that appears to be pink. I realize this is not the best picture but it is ours. These types of Orbs can be Blue, Green, Yellow and Red. We were lucky to catch this before it totally dissipated.

Example 3: Orbs can sometimes show what they looked like when they were in the physical form. See the face of this animal? It proves to me that animals have spirits as well as humans.

Example 4: This is an Orb evolved out of Ectoplasm. Notice that you can see throiugh it and see that it reflects light as well. This is the hardest form of Orb to manifest from the spirit side. This usually happens just before it bursts into mist and floats away.

Example 5: This is a picture taken while driving on a dirt road. We stopped abruptly and took this photo while dust was flying all around. Notice that there are no solid rings around any of the thicker dust particles and the centers don't appear to be translucent.

Example 6: This is what pollen spores look like. This was a windy day in a field with weeds all around. The dark nucleus in the center gives this away to be a spore. Be careful to look at your surroundings. Notice weather conditions and look very closely at what you think something might be before you make any commitments.

Example 7: This is what rain looks like. Similar to the pollen spore above, it has characteristics that give it away. The beveled ridges and the strong reflection from the flash are very aparent.

Example 8: While taking pictures we encounters a hail storm. I figured this would be a good example of what hail looks like. You definitely cannot confuse this with an Orb.



Article by:

Research "Initial Study on the Nature of Orbs"


From what we've learned from the photographs and input from a wide variety of other sources: The plasma orbs consist of a complex energy structure of billions of elements. The orbs in our study become photographable only when exposed to a large number of photons, such as from a camera flash, OR when they have collected a larger density of free electrons around their outer mantle. The light is absorbed by the electrons, which then release new photons (light) when the electron energy level reverts to normal. That's why they look flat instead of what a solid sphere looks like when light is reflected back from it.


What makes the orbs photographable is called fluorescence, which is normally only associated with minerals. Photons (green) from a light source are absorbed by electrons which move to a higher energy orbit. When the electrons return to their original orbit, new photons (red) are released at a slightly lower frequency. The release occurs slowly in minerals but within microseconds with the orbs. Fluorescence caused by a beam of light (photons) is also called photoluminescence.


Electrons will not form a sphere on their own. Without something to hold them together, they will immediately spread out in all directions. The energy configuration of the orbs is closest in nature to ball lightning. It is our theory that ball lightning is actually simply lower atmospheric plasma orbs which have picked up an extreme surplus charge of electrons, at which time they would move very rapidly to the closest and best source to ground and "offload" the excess above their normal capacitance. At this point, the sphere would become "invisible" to our eyes again. They may also become "visible" in certain specific cases where flash photoluminescence occurs, or in specific atmospheric conditions which occur around the world in certain geographic locations.


It is also our theory that the unexplained visible luminous balls of light which have been reported and captured by cameras and video equipment by locals throughout history in such well-known mystery locations as Hessdalen, Norway, Marfa, Texas, and Brown Mountain, North Carolina to name just a few--are actually these same types of plasma orbs/energies whose outer mantles have picked up a denser level of electrons and/or which may be affected by certain atmospheric gases from time-to-time. These increases in density are generally reported to be temporary and not at a full ball lightning charge stage.


The orbs can move electrons in their outer mantle to a concentrated location, which forces some electrons to leave. With regard to mass, they have only a minute amount of weight and inertia, so that is enough to propel them very rapidly in any direction. The ejected electrons will release photons in the process. This rapid action can be recorded by camera equipment, but cannot "generally" be seen by our naked eyes.


The orbs can pass easily without interference through what we would consider as solid objects, but they normally do not "fry" electrical appliances and cause other damage that ball lightning can cause due to the excess electrons. A dense concentration of them did cause equipment failure during an indoor experiment--potentially similar to a transient electromagnetic pulse effect. Upon receiving the replacement Kodak digital camera under warranty, we discovered it recorded the orbs in exactly the same way as the first one had done.


Because the orbs have electrons moving around in their mantle, they will release wide spectrum electromagnetic radiation that can be detected.
They are otherwise undetectable by us, as they do not have an odor or make sounds (although experiments are underway in the Netherlands with equipment which seems to pick up sounds which correlate with electron activity).

One of the puzzles is why the orbs develop prominent outer ring structures, when energy vacancies seem to be "filled" and the orbs turn a more solid looking light color--generally more white.
As the light from the flash goes through the orbs, each of the layers shown by the vertical lines will generate its own photons. The flash to shutter timing speed, as well as "fully opened" aperture leaves is critical, as this will establish which areas of the orbs' light will be recorded when their own light is instantly radiated back to the camera.


They function in ambient temperatures and atmospheric pressures. Like ball lightnings, they are NOT hot temperature wise, but could have the affect of heating objects which they pass through, depending upon the level of electron density which they are packing at any given moment, as described in our theories on visible atmospheric plasmas above. We have determined that the plasma orbs in our isolated research study do seem to have a limited capacitance with regard to size ranges and amount of free electrons which they will normally attract and use for propulsion.


There is a correlation between their appearance in density and numbers at the beginning of any lightning storm activity with all the additional energy in the atmosphere, which tapers off once the front passes. There are many other common sources of energy refueling available to the orbs. We have seen that not only can they pick up additional electrons from atmospheric storms, they also tend to congregate around high power electric lines and towers, and can even get some from each other upon contact.

While the race is on among plasma physicists to create magnetoplasmoid "formed ball lightnings" in laboratory plasma fusion generators, stability continues to be a problem. The lower atmospheric plasma orbs in our study seem to have remarkable stability at all times, which will require much closer and more detailed studies.


This is a synopsis of some of the relevant physical observables and correlations made during the past three years of studies. It is our goal to continue to expand upon and share our research findings and writings with our readers, and we anticipate that this study will be expanded greatly in the near future.
The primary mission of Orb Study is to get this field of energy studies "validated" as soon as possible. We have a number of experiments on the drawing board, but due to a total lack of research funding in this field, we continue to be limited by equipment needs. While we are attempting to locate research grant funds via suitable private sources, any contributions or donations would be considered a real "blessing" in our mission. This mission will benefit many future generations to come in furthering our understanding of the world we live in.


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