Optical Illusion or Something Else?
Many people witness what they describe as orbs in the forest - some of these people discuss orbs as happening when they least expect it. Could Sasquatch Manifest itself as an orb as it moves through the forest? Perhaps that is how it manifests itself across the multiverse? It was even mentioned on a recent podcast with Thom Powell that Sasquatch enters an orb phase?
When investigating paranormal activity, investigators snap photos using basic digital or standard 35mm cameras. The resulting pictures often present orbs. Since 1996, the amount and variety of spirit orbs captured by investigators has increased significantly since the widespread use of digital cameras. Many times orbs appear also as a gradual migration from orb, to entity to physical being.
While orbs do sometimes appear on traditional film, the plethora of orbs captured by digital cameras leaves believers defending this phenomenon. Many skeptics claim that the rise in orb phenomena so neatly coincides with the advent of digital photography that it's impossible to take orbs seriously, believing they may be the result of the equipment's own machinery. Others aren't so sure.
Paranormal believers theorize that spirit orbs represent the energy patterns of ghost or entities. Each orb may contain the energy of one or more entities. They believe spirits manifest as glowing spheres of gold, green, blue or crimson light. Believers draw conclusions from the size and color of spirit orbs too.
Believers point to the predominance of orbs in photos of supposedly haunted places. However, a careful study comparing the number of orb photographs taken at supposedly haunted places and the quantity of orbs photographed at random locations has never been completed. It would be very interesting indeed to see what such a study would yield!
True ghost hunters never take great quantities of orbs in photographs as proof of the paranormal. They carefully study each picture, dismissing any that are questionable. Even among the photos they feel genuinely represent orbs, few use orbs alone to substantiate claims of paranormal activity. Orbs lend credence, but in and of themselves they are not used as evidence to support claims of a haunting.
Many people think that spirits orbs are visible representations of angels. Believers in this camp note a predominance of orbs at special family gatherings, worship services or in spiritual places. For example, many photographs of weddings show orbs over the bride and/or groom. Do these photos depict dust kicked up by a vigorous "Macarena" danced at the reception, or the guardian angels of the happy couple protecting and blessing the union?
Photos taken during worship services frequently show golden orbs on or near the clergy, participants or depictions of deities and holy people. Believers often take these appearances as proof that the light visible in each photograph is indeed an angel. Christians, Jews, Muslims and followers of many of the world's leading religions believe in angels. Angels depicted in the scriptures of many faiths conjure images of beings of light. Many ancient religious texts describe angels in terms of light, or as beings of light. Many people believe that now, in our troubled times, angels or angelic spirits sent to protect us manifest as orbs.
Yet another theory proposes that orbs depict our spirit guides. Many ancient traditions teach that spirit guides are beings that have evolved beyond the need to incarnate. Our higher self chooses our guide to help us through life. Spirit guides provide comfort, advice and direction to individuals, all in keeping with an individual's higher purpose. Guides appear in such disparate traditions as Gnostic Christianity, Native American spirituality and Eastern religions.
Believers in the spirit guide theory of orb activity hope that the many orbs photographed around people represent their spirit guides. Guides rarely appear in corporeal form, choosing instead to communicate through meditation and dreams. People who believe the spirit guide theory of orbs hope that they have somehow glimpsed and recorded their unique guide using modern technology.
Could Sasquatch manifest itself to physical form via orbs? Perhaps it's just science we are yet to understand.
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By Chuck Geveshausen
Founder, Sasquatch Syndicate Inc.