Spirit Orbs – Spirits in Your Photographs

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Spirit Orbs in Egypt

Spirit orbs are balls of energy that show up in some of your photographs. Some people think that this is a spirit and other people say it’s just a speck of dust reflecting light. Have you ever seen spirit orbs in your photos? What does it mean if you see them around one person in particular?

According to some websites, you can create the right conditions for orbs to be captured. They do this with small dust particles or water droplets that are put into the atmosphere as the picture is being taken.

Are the orbs in your photos dust? Maybe. But then again, maybe not. Consider the following.

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Spirit Orbs Close Up

Spirit has an easier time working with electrical items. Your stereo, phone, computer, and digital camera. I think it has to do with frequencies and their resonance being either easily manipulated by spirit, or maybe they can change their vibrational frequencies to match.

My friend’s son decided he wanted to capture his spirit guide on camera. He asked his spirit guide to sit on the couch, and then he snapped a picture with his digital camera. There was an orb hovering right above the couch cushions, just like his guide was sitting there posing!

In many pictures of spiritual places – Mount Shasta, tombs in Egypt, stone circles in England, churches – there are many, many orbs in one picture. Is this because there are so many spirits attracted to these sites? Or are they all full of “dust and water particles”?

In one house clearing, I felt a spirit following me as I walked through the house. It was as if she was seeing what I was doing and waiting until I got to one particular room that was meaningful to her (where we crossed her).

As I snapped photos in the house, I could see most of them had an orb in them. Not more than one, but just one. Is it likely that most of the rooms had one speck of dust that showed up or is this the spirit of the woman?

Sometimes people ask me why spirit would show up as a round ball of energy rather than in full form. I think it’s because this is closer to their natural state. Or it could be that it’s easier for them to manifest in this state rather than form a full figure. I really don’t know.

Spirit orbs can be of varying colours – blue, white, pink, etc. Sometime people see geometrical patterns or what may look like faces in the orbs when they magnify the photo on their computer screen.

It also seems that these orbs may show up around a particular person in several photos. If this is a spirit, then it’s likely that the spirit is associated with them (family member or guide) or is attracted to them for a particular reason.

Whether they are all spirit orbs or if it’s really dust or water reflection, I’ll leave up to you. I’ve seen and felt too many things on the energetic level for me to believe that they are all dust particles. I believe that spirit shows itself to us in many ways using the technology at hand.

Have a Look at our Spirit Orb Gallery

I love hearing your spirit orb stories and seeing your photos. I’m really grateful that you share your experiences with me and other people by posting on the blog.

Some of you ask me to have a look at your photos and send you feedback. If you would like your photo interpreted, I offer this service. More details are in the Mediumship section.

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  • ben daley November 4, 2014, 11:37 am

    My wife took a home video of our son ,he was playing on his toy cow an I was lifting him up in the air and on the floor, all of a sudden their were hundreds of orbs large small medium. They were flying around the room ,all over the place email me so very interested in finding out information.
    Ben daley.

  • sarah November 8, 2014, 1:37 pm

    So in some of the picture I take of my self with cell phones there’s a purple blue haze across my eyes and mouth. what could this be?

  • Alan Bennett November 9, 2014, 5:12 am

    I have a video that I recently took on my phone.
    I was filming my girlfriend playing with our dog which was very excited about seeing it’s reflection in the mirror.
    After viewing the video I couldn’t help but see these brightly coloured orbs bouncing around in all directions.
    You would think they were disco lights.
    I do know that the previous owner died of peunomia in the very bedroom.
    So I don’t know if there is a possible connection
    I still have the video

  • Jesus November 20, 2014, 5:59 am

    Hi, My Uncle Died On September 20 Of 2013, He Died In His Sleep, A Couple Weeks Later, I Was In My Room And All Of A Sudden My Left Foot Got Cold, For A Second I Thought He Was There With Me, I Think He Was Tryinng To Tell Me Something, So Its Been A Year Since He Passed Away, The Other Night I Seen A Blue Orb Flying And Moving All Over My Room, I Wanted To Takes Photos So I Can Show Them To My Family, But It Was Late Because The Blue Orb Had Disappeared, So Today I Wanted To See If I Can Catch Any Orb Around My Apartment, As I Was Taking Photos Around Ny Living Room One Huge White Ball Appeared In Two Photos. so I Wanna See What’s Going On, Is It That My Uncle Is Here With Us Or Something Else?….

  • Lesley Moreno November 20, 2014, 3:00 pm

    Hi my name is Lesley moreno and I have a video that I was recording with my husband on my carma phone just being goofy and when I watched it we saw a white orb in the video and when my man saw it again showing his friend he said he saw something else I can’t explain but he was freaked out like I never seen before what does this mean I have video if u wanna see what I mean pls help I wanna know if its good or bad cus I have four kids

  • Ariel Banks November 22, 2014, 3:03 pm

    Today I noticed an orb in multiple or my pictures it’s tiny but it’s always there I feel so protected when it’s around. Also happy.

  • Ariel Banks November 22, 2014, 3:05 pm

    I would love to send pictures but dont know how.

  • Susan December 4, 2014, 2:19 am

    The day my son passed (he was 34) there were probably between 20 & 30 orbs near the ceiling in pictures taken. In the days that followed orbs were everywhere we went. His girlfriend put her two sons Christmas stockings up and took a picture of them. There were two huge orbs, one on each stocking. The orbs had just about ceased to show up until two nights ago and I looked up by the ceiling of my bedroom and there was a HUGE orb. I ran and got my daughter up to see if she could see it. I didn’t tell her what I wanted her to look at, I just asked her to look around and tell me if she saw anything and she saw it too. She said,” Man that looks like a big orb, mom.” We did everything we could think of to make it go away. Nothing we did made any difference, it was still there.

  • Michelle December 5, 2014, 10:07 pm

    I video tape; photograph and even at this point am conjuring these things up. I have always been told that Im a sensitive but over the last two years they surround me. Does not matter what camera I use. I can assure the cynics they are not dust they come to me in every size imaginable. From a speck to a basketball to 4 ft in size. They move in formulation. In rooms that are lite. In the day light at night. I have captured them coming to me in droves over my rooftop. They are red, blue, pink they illuminate a circumference that easily cover half of my neighbors garage roof. I take them at home, in public. In the cemetery they appear to me if I call on them. I have a gift to predict things. I am of a strong Native American decent and I have been yold by family members that if I wohld just hon in on my skills I could easily become a full fledged shamanic. I dont doubt this and either do those that come into my life. I dont want to sound nuts but as a little girl but very much articually capable I had an encounter with a grey being. That was 1976 in Florida. The being was kind and told me that he was honorwd to speak with me. Thing is he Never spoke a word. He telepathically communicated throughtl thought. He advised me that he was there to monitor the horses on our land and he gave me a crash course in the description for DNA. This was real. I am a business owner. A respectable participant in my community. I am 42 and have lived a very strangely mystical life. I didn’t wish or choose these things but I am confident that we are evolving into a different dimension. Going forward we will see that many other sensitives are realizing these same things. Look Dorothy We Are Not In Kansas anymore. We are evolving from the 3rd to the 4th dimension. If anyone would like yo challenge me. Send me an email. I will provide you the visiblw proof of the orbs that are attracted to me and I assure you will not debunk my images or videos. It is real humans must accept similar to abolishing racism accepting that human beings Are Not the only or Most intellectual beings on Earth. You are living an illusion if you are a believer in a flat Earth or universe. Maybe my orbs came to me as protection maybe they just like me. Maybe Bob my Grey being friend is sending his meaaage to me through these graphic images that I am Not Alone and life as we know it and have been taught is far more complex than man is willing to accept. I named my alien friend bob because you can find a similar being plastered all over youtube named skinny Bob. These guys arw very real and just because they dont resemble Man does not mean we are permitted to assume they arw Evil. That is hogwash. Blacks used to be of lower intelligence than whites at one point in history however we know that is absurd. Rip back the flesh and all hman beings are the same color organ wise. Time to accept that everything you think u know is a snple illusion designed to deflect attention from whats really going on. If u would like to check out my orb pics or videos u will not regret it and it would bw my pleasure to enlighten anyone who is interested. God Bless, Namaste and Nanunanu

  • Destiny December 18, 2014, 4:29 am

    I believe in orbs. I’ve only ever saw one to this date.

    It was years ago, at around 1am. I was ill so I had spent most of the day sleeping so I was wide awake at night in my bedroom. Anyways, I looked across the room and saw a pure white orb hovering over a plug socket that was turned on. It’s hard to describe the texture of it, but it looked so, you know, pure? They say white is the colour of protection or something and this looked really positive.

    The thing is, it was pitch black in the area I saw it because it was so late at night. So this round pure white orb around 10cm across was so easy to see the details on it. I didn’t approach it, I just sat there looking at it. It left eventually.

  • michele huihui January 4, 2015, 12:06 pm

    Just recently discovered hundreds of orbs floating around in my room. They are different shapes and sizes and colors. they float around slowly and sometimes are so fast it’s hard to see them. I video tape them all the time. Then u take still shoots from the video. sometimes I see faces and sometimes I see geometrical shapes.

  • Syrena January 10, 2015, 7:14 am

    Pictures taken from about five or six months before we lost our son all have orbs in them. (We use three different cameras for snapshots.) I thought there was a natural explanation for them – light reflecting off dust or something. Oddly enough, after he passed away, there are no more orbs on the pictures. Same cameras, same house.

  • Melanie January 12, 2015, 5:04 am

    I saw an orb on my baby sons monitor, it was moving slowly until I got up out of bed and it took of quickly!! My question is, how do I know if it’s good or bad??? It freaked me out!!

  • Selina January 13, 2015, 12:11 am

    Hi Melanie,

    I get this question quite a lot. I think I’ll write a blog post to help people understand better. Stay tuned for that. In the meantime I would suggest that you calm yourself down, know that you and your baby are more protected than you’ll ever realize. The orb is not “bad”, it’s watching. That’s what I hear. That’s specific for you. Why did it take off? I hear that “it didn’t want to interfere.”

    Take care,

  • Bay January 21, 2015, 9:08 pm

    Me and a friend were laying in bed with the lights out taking pictures of us making funny faces. In one picture thiers a white stringy looking cloud right in front of are faces.I was 14 or 15 and it was taken on a camera phone. Never beleived before and I say I still dont, but I know thier was something with substance in front of are faces. Now im 23 and here in the last mont iv seen two videos with orbs one at my boyfriends he had a servallence camera he hooked up and he laid it down on its side in the living room. We went to bed and the moniter is always on. There were orb light dancing around almost like a disco ball but but we watched for a while. They were moving together but each one was moving in its own diections at the same time. Now I just was on my camera app messing with settings and didn’t mean to hit record at first. Theirs a circle of light comes right down in the video and shoots back up. I got this video if you want to take a look let me know where to send it .

  • richard swisher January 24, 2015, 3:17 pm

    I have so many orbs floating in my house it is crasy

  • jaswinder singh February 13, 2015, 5:31 am

    My brother and his family were visiting me from canada this xmas. My brother took a picture of me and my neice at the beach . Never noticed the orb in the picture when he first took it but somehow I was looking at the pics several weeks later , I noticed the big red orb. I thought it might be a reflection from the sun but i dont believe that . There appears to be a red orb that looks like a eye or a lip with another lighter orb inside of the red orb that is covering me. My brother took the picture and the orb was moving up in each picture he took which was three in total. I don’t know if it is a negative energy or protective energy but I know in that moment when that picture was taken, I was so happy , laughing and so in love with my neice. What is really strange about this picture, was ,recently I met a friend who was telling me about this red orb that is always around everywhere she goes. She didn’t know what it meant but she showed me so many pics with the red eye or lip orb with a gold orb inside. I also happened to have gotten a picture of it too when I was at her place . I do believe in orbs cause I have alot in my apartment and they are very protective of me and very interactive. I have amazing videos of those interactions. ?? I believe my friend has a guardian angel or spirit guide around her and they are showing themselves to her. Please advise if this a negative or positive energy or did the energy attach itself to me . Please advise. Did her energy attach itself to me and should I be worried. I would be happy to email the pics to you to see.


  • David Hill February 20, 2015, 12:30 am

    i have seen orbs around my children when they are sleeping.my girlfriend lost her dad
    in November.we think its her dad.this happens regular .how can we talk to him.

  • Selina February 20, 2015, 12:53 am

    Hi Jas,

    Orbs can be different colours. I believe that the colour depends on the vibrational frequency of the spirit. Don’t be fooled by thinking that red means good or bad. To see if this is a spirit orb that is “good” it’s better to tune in with your intuition or see how your emotions and body feel when it’s around.

    I haven’t seen very many orbs that I would consider to be a concern for people. In fact, almost every single one that I’ve seen has either been a spirit that is protective, just hanging around, curious, or family.

    I don’t pick up anything negative about this orb and I don’t feel anything attached to you. If you would like to share the photos in the orb gallery for others to see, please email them to me and I must have permission from everyone who is in the photo.


  • Selina February 20, 2015, 1:09 am

    Hi David,

    Thanks for your question. I’m sorry to hear about her loss. There are a few ways to communicate with his spirit.

    1. See a medium who will be the intermediary for communication
    2. Speak to his spirit either out loud or your in your mind and then be still and receptive to perceive. Spirit tends to communicate in images, words (usually like thoughts that pop in your mind), feelings (such as an emotion or body sensation that comes over you, such as love or warmth).
    3. Ask for him to come in your dreams
    4. Ask him to give you signs that he is around (you may start finding objects – usually people find feathers, dimes, etc in unusual places, or you may hear certain music or phrases over and over again, but it could be anything that is meaningful) See my two blogs Signs from Spirit – The Flower and Red Shoes – Sign from Spirit Guides as examples.

    I hope this helps. All the best,

  • David Hill February 20, 2015, 12:42 am

    i have seen orbs around my children when they are sleeping .my girlfriend lost her dad in november last year . we think its her dad .how can we speak to him and ask him to make himself known to us .

  • Christina March 7, 2015, 1:40 am

    Hi, my mother has been taking videos and photos in my home and has been seeing orbs. There is one video where you see a large orb rising from my floor make a twist and come directly at her phone then a dark shadow blinks in front of the camera and then the orb much more faint looking leaves the room . Can anyone out there help me understand what they mean. ThAnks

    Any help would be appreciated.

  • Jason March 8, 2015, 3:35 pm

    I have been working on my conscious spiritual shift and in a recent picture I had an orb appear over my heart. I have had other orbs in pictures around me but never actually over my body. I’m interested in others thoughts on this…it was a white orb.

  • Selina March 9, 2015, 12:28 am

    Hi Jason,

    Thanks for your comment! I have seen photos of orbs that are over a particular area of the body where there is a purpose for that particular position. It really depends on your photo. If you want to share it for others to see, please send it as a jpg and give me permission to post it.


  • Selina March 9, 2015, 12:33 am

    Hi Christina,

    Can you send the video so I can share it on the orb gallery? I will need permission from your mom as well if she is in the video. If we can take a look, I’ll be able to see what’s likely going on.


  • Jenny L March 17, 2015, 10:10 pm

    I have 5 children while pregnant with my second child i had my palm read out of all my kids my 9 year old is the only one who always has weriod faces around her, clear blurry or white spots covering her face. Our concern is because its happening alot now and im clueless someone please help me understand or am i just paranoid

  • vee March 21, 2015, 3:48 am

    Hi i took a recent photo with my mobile phone of my baby boy after i had given him hair cut and clean him up and dress, i decided to take photos of him with his nice hair cut as i sat him on the sofa by himself and took my phone out and started taking pictures of him i didn’t realize then that after taking i would say 20 pictures on my mobile phone that i started to notice after going back to review them each that after 3-4 pictures at the beginning there he sat alone in front of me on the sofa all was normal until after those pictures there was all of a sudden beam of light that was next to him and i go through reviewing the pictures one after another this beam or spec of light starts to get more noticeable and appear clearer and clearer towards the end of the pictures it disappears…gone and i can see that the clearer pictures with light/ orb and with my son seem to also have a big circular halo around the orb or like tge orb is glowing i cant explain you would need to see the picture. Not sure but it’s like it is radiating and you can see the outter edge of the halo of this orb im not sure what it is but yoy can see that it even covers part of my baby body while he is setting down and makes part his body look transparent because it. Please let me know what this is an orb? Or not? And as i also like to mention when i had gave birth in labor room my partner had recorded it all as the nurses gave him to me to hold in the video you can see two little tiny balls of light came out his mouth and while he open his mouth and cried it shoot out into the sky/ ceiling and disappear still puzzled of what it could be im not sure. What do you think?

  • Selina March 24, 2015, 4:26 am

    Hi Vee,

    How lovely that your son has a really nice happy spirit that watches over him! That’s the feeling that I get. This is a spirit that has a very light and happy feeling. I get that it loves your son’s energy.

    The orbs out of the mouth – that is a new one to me. My feeling is that he had a couple other spirits that helped him with his birth and that they were not to stay in the body with him, but just kept him company, so to speak. As they weren’t to stay in his body, they were released out of his mouth as their job was done.

    Thanks for sharing your experience!

    Take care,

  • Faye March 30, 2015, 9:41 am

    Hi Selina, I have been seeing orbs in my daughters video monitor ever since she was really little. I thought they were bugs at first but then they would disappear in mid air. This started scaring me because when I was little I lived in a haunted house. I started looking things up because I was worried they could be harmful. I came to a guess that they may be guardian Angels. She told me when she was 3 that she could see lights flying around in her room ( I never told her because I didn’t want to frighten her) and I asked if they have ever spoken to her and she said that they are there to protect her. A couple months after that she said she couldn’t see them anymore but I would still see only a few in the monitor. Well today I saw a YouTube video of this guy who caught a ghost behind him from his xbox kinect. It was really creepy but it gave me an idea. So I tried it with our kinect. It’s like Skype but you see what the camera sees on the screen. Well you can change the settings to infrared and another setting. Well I turned it on and they were everywhere! There had to be 20 or 30 in various sizes. She is 4 1/2 now but didn’t seem to notice them on the screen. She was also diagnosed with autism last year. I also researched indigo children. I just hope that they are kind and not evil. HELP!!!

  • Selina March 31, 2015, 11:25 pm

    Hi Faye,

    I’ll have to look up what xbox kinect is. Your daughter is gifted. Even at a young age, she knew that the “lights” around her were good protecting spirits. Although she can’t see them anymore, they are still protecting her. I notice that some people tend to have more orbs around them than others. It doesn’t mean there is something wrong with them. On the contrary, I find that those people tend to have more light around them or are sensitive in some way. The ones around your daughter feel helpful.

    All the best,

  • Cathy April 3, 2015, 7:42 pm

    Hi Selina,
    I have a series of pictures I took of my husband sitting guru style on a hilltop. There is a green orb that travels up and down his right side and also directly underneath him. I read that green orbs are healing, I was wondering if right side or left side has a meaning as well. I believe it was 1 yr to the day that his father had passed away and we were in the same location on vacation at the time.
    The pictures are awesome!
    Thank you, Cathy

  • Selina April 12, 2015, 9:38 pm

    Hi Cathy,

    Although green is a colour that is often associated with healing, the green in the orb may reflect the frequency of this particular being rather than healing. The right side of the body is associated with the masculine properties and the left side is associated with feminine properties. There are other meanings as well, but in this case, I don’t feel this orb was moving that way for that reason. It feels more like a visit and the orb getting close into your husband’s field to make its presence known. It would be great if your husband would give me permission to post it in my other blog of spirit orb photos. It’s a gallery where other people share their orb photos. Please have him email me with permission and the photo if he would like to have his photo included.

    Take care,

  • Faye April 17, 2015, 11:22 pm

    Thank you very much :) that made me feel a lot better!

  • Gena May 24, 2015, 3:54 am

    My daughter has orbs in many pictures taken of her. These orbs have been more and more frequent in photos since my mother passed away. There are, on occasion,orbs near my son in photos, but rarely. Many of them have a large orb that is with her and on occasion a few smaller ones. She and my mother had an extremely close bond and she has smelled her in our home a year or more after she passed.,.. (my mother passed away in our home in 2005 of leukemia,lived in the home for less than 4 months before she passed. and we, (my kids and my sibling) were all present when she passed). It doesn’t always occur when she is home either. they seem to follow her everywhere. They used to frighten her a bit. Now that she is older she is accepting of them and I feel that is why there are more with her. I can’t explain how unusual the photos are, without seeing them it sounds strange.

  • Gena May 24, 2015, 3:55 am

    How can I send pictures?

  • sandy May 30, 2015, 11:12 am

    they are always on me the kinect on my Xbox 360 picks up they like to be on my hands I look every day because it trips me out then I look with the phone and they’re still there

  • Selina Khan May 30, 2015, 11:21 pm

    Hi Gena,

    You can email me your jpgs at torontopsychicservices@gmail.com


  • Edward Stekar June 1, 2015, 6:00 pm

    Hello. When I was 13, I had a brain tumor and I believe that I passed away, while being operated. Since then, I realized that I could SEE and FEEL things that others cannot. I have already taken a Meditation course (last year) and would like to further my knowledge, in being able to talk and help lost spirits..

    Therefore, I was wondering if you may know of any courses or resources, to continue in this field.

    Thank You, Edward Stekar..


  • Selina Khan June 1, 2015, 6:46 pm

    Hi Edward,

    Aside from the courses that I teach that will help you with your psychic and mediumship abilities (in Toronto Canada), I suggest you find a spiritual circle and see that that is the right place for you. While there are many books that talk about psychic abilities and mediumship (you need psychic abilities to be able to perceive the spirit world and hence working on those would enhance your mediumship skills), I feel that there is nothing like learning through practice.

    All the best,

  • Nancy June 21, 2015, 6:11 pm

    Today is Father’s Day. Daddy passed away in 2010 and I have been seeing tiny gold orbs all afternoon. Could they be him, letting me know he sees the tears I’ve cried today?

  • Selina Khan June 24, 2015, 3:25 pm

    Hi Nancy,

    Sorry I didn’t see your comment earlier. Yes it is most likely. In fact, on days of celebration or memorials, spirits often will visit us. They are around us at other times too. But on these special days, they know how much we think about them and they come to give us their energy, support, love and signs that they are around.

    Many blessings,

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