Stormy Night Orbs

Stormy Night Orbs Cheyenne MacMastersThe sky tonight was so beautifully cloudy, I pulled out my camera to see if there were any orbs in the neighborhood.

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Agave plants seem to attract the most orbs on our hillside.

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What is particularly fascinating about tonight’s orbs is that they are windblown.

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Most of these orbs are leaving trails and they are all heading south.

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Never occurred to me that an orb could be windblown while sailing overhead.

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I especially like the orb blowing by in front of the agave stalk.

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You’d think we were experiencing a meteor shower of orbs.

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These orbs above may be heading away from the camera.

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The wind was so strong this evening that besides blowing the orbs to the south it motivated me to make sure nothing would blow from our yard into the street.

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Again, one orb is just speeding past the arm of an agave. Who knew that the very physical characteristics of wind could have an effect on what Klaus Heinemann calls an “emanation of a spiritual being”?

For those of you who are new to this blog, or would like to refresh your memory as to what orbs are, perhaps this will help:

Klaus Heinemann shares Orb photos

We have a special guest for this post, Klaus Heinemann, Ph.D. who is co-author of two books that are the classics on orbs: The Orb Project (with Miceal Ledwith, D.D., LL.D.), and Orbs Their Mission and Messages of Hope (with Gundi Heinemann). Dr. Heinemann is going to elucidate some of the meaning that can be obtained from observing orbs in photographs.

Klaus Heinemann discusses orbs

Dr. Heinemann narrates, “A friend of a relative took these pictures of his 12-year old daughter (red shirt) at a school activity about one hour apart.”

Orb closeup

Take a close look at the girl wearing a red shirt. That is not a pendant in the middle of her chest, it is an orb.

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“When our relative looked at the photos and discovered the orbs, he told his friend about our work and interest in orbs.”

Orb of heart transplant girl

“Ten years earlier, when the girl was two years old, she had received a heart transplant.”


Thank you to Klaus Heinemann for sharing these photographs, which increases our understanding of what the appearance of orbs may indicate. We look forward to your sharing more insights into the phenomenon of orbs.

Dr. Heinemann holds a Ph.D. in experimental physics from the University of Tübingen. He worked for many years in materials science research at NASA, UCLA, and as a research professor at Stanford University. He is founder and chairman of a corporation that performs scientific research in computational fluid dynamics, materials development, and nanotechnology under contracts from NASA. For several decades Dr. Heinemann has worked on mending the commonly perceived rift between science and spirituality and lectures on expanding perception.

For those of you who are new to this blog, or would like to refresh your memory as to what orbs are, perhaps this will help:

Orb Guest Photographs the Dark

We have a guest orb photographer for today’s post, Kathy Phelps, best known on WordPress for her blog, Nature Snippets:


Kathy counted about 50 orbs around the huge elm tree by her barn. It’s a lovely tree and would make a good subject to come back to many times to check out the orbs who are at home within its branches.

Orbs in yard

I like the orbs on the upper left that seem to be coming in for a landing in front of Kathy’s house in Illinois.

Kathy continues to experiment with finding the best placement of camera to subject to bring out the orbs who soar through her property. She can feel them and is discovering their many colors as well. I look forward to her further adventures with orbs.

We have a special treat tomorrow, which Kathy will also enjoy. Klaus Heinemann, Ph.D., co-author of two books that are the classics on orbs: The Orb Project, and Orbs Their Mission and Messages of Hope, will be our guest bringing a new understanding of orbs. Tune in tomorrow evening for this rare presentation.

For those of you who are new to this blog, or would like to refresh your memory as to what orbs are, perhaps this will help:

Photographing Orbs

This is going to be my link for future posts so that the people new to this blog, and those of you who want to refresh your memory, can see what scientists Klaus Heinemann, Ph.D., and Dr. Miceal Ledwith (a theologian with a scientific interest), who co-authored the book, The Orb Project, say about orbs.

Dr. Heinemann, who received his Ph.D. in experimental physics and worked as a materials science researcher at NASA and UCLA, and as a research professor at Stanford University, thinks that orbs are the “emanations of spiritual beings” and he also says that to call them orbs is disrespectful, like calling royalty by their first names. Never mind the titles of his two books, The Orb Project, and Orbs, Their Mission and Messages of Hope (co-written with his wife Gundi Heinemann). His theory that they are emanations is likened to our seeing car lights in the dark, but the lights are not the driver.

In his books Dr. Heinemann presents data that dismisses sceptical views that orbs are simply dust particles or water molecules. He also shows a photo of an orb taken in a “clean room” a lab that is dust free. There is an interesting photo of faked orbs that is very similar to photos I’ve seen on the web where someone sprayed water into the air and called the round drops “orbs”. They make for very pretty pictures, but are too uniform compared to the clouds of orbs you can find just outside your door without all the bother of faking them. Below is a cluster of orbs that I found hovering over a bush this summer, you can see that some are round, some are colored, some are teardrop:

Dr. Miceal Ledwith has a theory that the light we see coming from orbs is due to the camera’s flash stimulating something inside the orb that makes it fluoresce back to the camera. Brilliant sunlight can sometimes have the same effect so that occasionally you’ll get orbs in your non-flash daylight photos.

Dr. Ledwith also speculated that the occasional hexagonal shape is caused by the orb’s fluorescence reaching the camera just as the shutter is beginning to close.

I have noticed that orbs respond to strong stimuli such as a singer who can really belt out a song. They also manifest around performers who are playing with great passion and enthusiasm.

Above is the Andy T Band featuring Nick Nixon who used to be an opera singer.

I encourage everyone to go on a quest for orbs. As Dr. Miceal Ledwith says, you don’t have to suffer the discomfort of looking for them on a cold night in a graveyard, they aren’t ghosts. You can just step outside and start taking flash photographs. If you live in a densely populated city like New York, you might want to go to a park, but you could also very well find them soaring over the streets like I do in downtown Bisbee, Arizona.

Flash photography extends our narrow visual range so that we can now perceive orbs, who were always there, we just needed finer tuned instrumentation to see them.

Thank you to Klaus Heinemann, Ph.D., who took the time to look at this blog, enjoyed the photos and encouraged me to continue my quest for orbs.


Daylight Orbs

In this post I’m going to be showing several shots of this scene, just because the light orbs are so beautiful.

I posted a similar picture taken with my iPhone 4s camera in last week’s silhouette photo challenge.

These and most of the photographs in my blog posts are taken with a Canon G12.

Whether or not these are orbs of the same kind as we have seen in the night flash photos, or simply sun reflections, or a combination of both, they certainly brighten up a photograph.

Dr. Miceal Ledwith, co-author of the Orb Project, thinks that the hexagonal shaped orbs are a result of their light reflecting back at the camera lens just as the shutter is closing, thus the hexagonal aperture shape.

Looks like the orbs are approvingly interested in the renovation work.

I’ve inserted a larger image so that you can see the fainter orb on the upper left and the smaller orb on the right.

Daylight orbs? Scientists Dr. Ledwith and Klaus Heinemann, Ph.D. think it possible.

For those of you who are new to this blog or would like to revisit the explanation as to what orbs are, this might be of help: