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Orbs with faces

  1. Jul 30, 2008 #1
    So our grade 10 class was having our retreat in some farm here in the Phhilippines. This area is known to be "spooky" and many claim lots of weird things happening. I dont generally believe in these things but as soon as i saw these pics on my friends camera, it kind of freaked me out. Mind you, we saw these strange occurences in the camera prior to it being uploaded to a computer soo things couldnt have been altered. So yeah, its up to you on how you see this.

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  3. Jul 30, 2008 #2


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    You'll have a difficult time convincing me that that is anything but a hoax. Starting with unedited photos would help.... Do you have a place you can upload them to? Or crop the unedited photos to show only the dust spots and save them at full resolution, with little compression.

    Large dust spots typically have common features such as bright fringes and concentric circles, that those don't have.
  4. Jul 30, 2008 #3
    Human brains are basically designed to find patterns and familiar shapes in things that might not have them. That's why people find Jesus on cheese sandwiches, crackers, windows, etc.
  5. Jul 30, 2008 #4


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    Specifically human faces.
    You are the result of 100,000 generations of babies that saw a mothers face and responded to it for food. The ones that were more interested in recognising fractals in leaf patterns didn't make it.
  6. Jul 30, 2008 #5
    This is true, but the faces on the first picture of the original post are little bit too clear faces to be explained purely by the human tendency to see familiar things. Photoshopping or some other trickery remains as the most natural explanation, at least in the lack of better information.

    In the second picture, I don't see anything unusual, actually.
  7. Jul 31, 2008 #6
    I know the brain is trained to see what it wants to see, but that's not the answer here. Very clearly there is a face and you don't need to squint or turn the photo sideways to see it. My guess is it's a hoax. If it's not a hoax, could it be that somehow the faces of the people in the photo are being reflected in what amounts to an accidental in-camera effect?
  8. Jul 31, 2008 #7
    I was thinking the same thing.
  9. Aug 1, 2008 #8
    I have seen many orbs in pictures and they don't look like faces. It is probably a hoax and since nobody can prove anything about a digital camera why bother?
  10. Feb 27, 2009 #9
    I actually have a ton of pic's with orbs in them! They seem to be atrracted to me! I have a great one with a face in it that you can't deny! I'll put it on here! I also see lights and ethegeric engery.I've been seeing it since march 15th 2008 it just happened one night standing outside and hasn't gone away! I see it every night! light's activity going on around people and objects, while life goes on that other people don't see!I can see Energy! I'm a 33 yr old good christian girl I don't do drugs or drink! lol that's not why I'm seeing things. I see what they are picking up on camera! ;) So don't be sooo quick to doubt! There is more going on then meets the eye! litterally! Actually some people practice to see what I see! I've since researched it a little, cause I was a little scared at first and you can get in tune with your third eye "your pineal gland" and see it too we all have the ability we just have closed minds!!!! I wasn't trying for this gift. I just was blessed with it! There are Angels and spirits around us!Take Care&God Bless!
  11. Feb 27, 2009 #10
    A hoax? LOL If this is a hoax so is every picture with reflections or double exposures. Why jump to the conclusion it's a hoax when a simple explanation will do? An explanation that happens all the time. So often that when one turns up where they look like something it isn't too surprising, at least not to some people who know a bit about photography. In this case I would guess spots on the lens rather than reflections or double exposure. A liquid that dried on the lens could leave that wrinkled effect as the edge of the liquid retreats.
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  12. Feb 27, 2009 #11
    The second picture has some garden variety whispy spots: could be liquid drops or fingerprints on the lens.

    In the first picture there is an ornamental mask hanging on the ceiling beam to the right of center. The "orb-with-face" toward the left is obviously another ornamental mask which deliberately or accidentally got photographed such that it looks to be floating and somewhat transparent.
  13. Mar 26, 2009 #12
    this might sound quite strange but i have a picture of an orb that has a gamma symbol from the greek alphabet in
  14. Apr 9, 2009 #13

    I thought it looked familiar.

    Fake or not, the first image is creep city. :eek:
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  15. Apr 9, 2009 #14
    The strangest thing about this is that, as I was looking at the picture, a new orb appeared! I took a screenshot of it so you all could see..

    http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/8721/orbs.jpg [Broken]

    If it weren't for the faces, the orbs look just like regular water droplets on the lense. Notice how the faces appear to be semi spherized, and that the eyes appear white. The bright light of a flash causes red-eye by reflecting off the back of your eyeball, and convering this back into grayscale, can make the eye appear to glow white;

    http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/9831/redeyesyt.jpg [Broken]

    Reflection off of the spherical surface of a water droplet could have the spherizing effect. Water droplets could be either on the lense itself, or micro-droplets that got onto the optics inside the camera.

    It's also highly possible that the poster is flat out lying, as this is the simplest explanation, and as I have shown, it's not difficult to manufacture this time of effect in Photoshop.
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  16. Apr 20, 2010 #15
    this took me a bit to do, but as you see these are real, no fakes, they have cheeks eyes nose even hair, let me know what you think
    here is 2 i took from within the orb that was in my room,
    here is the original picture of the orb on the black border,
    http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/4994/pfsdc11789w.jpg [Broken]

    http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/7857/pfsdc11789wsm.jpg [Broken]

    [PLAIN]http://imgcash3.imageshack.us/img269/5108/faceinorb.png?0.9976573616353165 [Broken]

    [PLAIN]http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/5539/weeface2bmpnormalized.png [Broken]

    [PLAIN]http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/6194/weeface1bmpnormalized.png [Broken]

    Edit by Ivan for size
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  17. Apr 20, 2010 #16


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    Joe I certainly believe your pic is real as. It shows nothing but a garden variety dust spot.
  18. Apr 20, 2010 #17
    My GOD! That picture is huge! Re-size, re-size, re-size sector 5-alpha

    Orbs are just reflections off of different bits of atmospheric particulates.
  19. Apr 20, 2010 #18


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    I spent ten years processing peoples' pictures.

    danjoroman's first pic contains garden-variety focus artifacts; dust in the forground caught in the flash.
    Snow does the same thing.
    Same thing with snow:
    etc. etc.

    The faces have been PhotoShopped in.

    joe-q's pic is a similar focus artifact, though it is not dust or snow and has not been doctored. Most likely a smear of liquid on the lens.
    http://www.sharonscreativeart.com/Niagra 375 resize - Maid with water on lens.jpg

    There is nothing even the least bit mysterious or intriguing about these images.
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  20. Apr 20, 2010 #19


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    Joe, for posting pictures here please resize to a maximum of 480 x 640.
  21. Apr 20, 2010 #20
    garden dust :rofl: give me more credit than that lol, so you think that orb is dust, i was there, that is no dust, that border is 8inch high lol the pics i took are to highly detailed for dust, unless the flash creates the orbs, but wait for it, it also sends face images into them lol, i have tried to debunk them best as i could,
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