So, perhaps after all, there really is a phenomenon that can be seen by the digital camera that may ultimately have a cause that cannot be explained and thus will be paranormal, if there is it is extremely rare - less than 0.01% of all the Orb pictures we've looked at over the years - we still only have less than a dozen examples on record and all in places where ghostly activity has been reported. If there is a genuine Paranormal Orb it was very nearly lost and buried forever under a mountain of look-alikes caused by microscopic dust and water vapour droplets.
One possible explanation may lie with a phenomenon that has been known about and reported for more than 150 years, The Ghost Light.
They are defined as a luminous phenomenon usually in the shape of balls or irregular patches of light. Reported around the World they defy explanation. They appear randomly at particular sites and may be active for years or become dormant then reactivate some years later. Ghost lights are widely reported throughout the World including Britain, Japan and the USA.
Characteristics of Ghost Lights:
They appear in haunted locations.
They are elusive and can only be seen from certain angles and distances.
They appear to react to noise and light.
They are most frequently seen with hauntings that involved a tragedy.
Does that sound familiar?
Whatever the ultimate truth turns out to be, Paranormal or just plain normal, Para.Science will continue to hunt for the truth, the search for the origins of the Orb have crossed over into other ongoing experiments that are looking into the links between Electromagnetic Field Radiation and the paranormal - it looks increasingly like all these once disparate strands of research and experimentation are slowly coming together - Perhaps one day they will coincide and we will have an answer to whether Orbs are real or just a load of balls!!!!!!!