Wow, I never knew this would get so much reaction. Yes, it is good to see the differences in opinion. As for this "orb" or whatever you want to call it, here are a few things that it is not. It isn't dust, dirt, glitter, water or a smudge. All my cameras are kept very clean and are never left lying around and a dust cap is always on the lens until ready to use. If it was dust on the lens, this thing, what ever it is, would have been in the following pictures. Since this picture was taken with a digital camera, it could very well have something to do with the imaging device, not the lens. It would have been better if I cought this on film, since the image would not have been produced electronically. As for the cats reacting, well, I don't believe so, unless the "ghost" was something the cats felt would harm them. As for the explanation of "orbs", I do believe they are part of the supernatural or "spirit world", but I am not an expert on them. As for believing, yes, I do. I have so many stories, I could keep everyone up here reading for days. I have lived with these strange things for so long, that I almost no longer notice them any more. I lived in the house ever since I was 11. But, when my at the time girlfriend, moved in with me, she is now my wife
she called me at work in the middle of the night scared. She said, John, there is someone in the house!!
I said, what do you mean? She said, I could hear them walking in the living room. I then told her, well, you really should be calling the police, but in this case, they would not find anyone there. Well, at 3am, I had to explain to her what she was hearing. Not something I wanted to do since she was home alone. Well, there was no "person" in the house, but there was something, because the cats heard it too. When I was living there as a kid, my older sister used to work at a doctor's office. The previous owners used to go to this doctor for their care. One day, they noticed my sister's name and said hey, you are the people that live in our old house. They asked her, do you ever see the ghosts in that house? Well as a kid, with the whole family there, you would hear or see things, but most of the time you just brushed it off as another family member doing something. But, when you live there alone and hear and see the same things, you know it wasn't your family any more. I have other stories, if anyone wants to hear them, including hearing strange voices on my "ham" radio equipment (this is a long one that would need a lot of technical explanation), other people on the recieving end of my radio signal hearing someone other than me, my mom seeing things, someone touching me, someone or something yelling my name and the best one, is the time I brought a girl over, who I was dating at the time to meet my mom. I looked at her and she had these huge goose bumps on her arms. I asked, are you cold? She said, don't you feel that? I said feel what? She said, that real cold air, I feel it on my arms! I said, no, I don't feel anything and I was sitting next to her. She wanted to know where the cold air return for our furnace was. I said, there is none. Our house did not have forced air heat, it used hot water and had heated floors. Well, that was 24 years ago and I ran into her last year in a mall around Christmas time. She is married and has a daughter. You know what she told her daughter? She said, that is the guy who lives in that haunted house I was telling you about and the one we drive by all the time. She still gets goose bumps on her arms when we talk about that day. I moved out of that house a month ago and I wonder if anything hitched a ride here with us
I almost forgot, I knew a girl a few years back who is a self proclaimed psychic, the things she did made my head spin, but to much to explain here. She also practiced witch craft. She told me, there were more that one spirit in that house. She told me she could communicate with them and said we could try one day. So I said ok, not sure if this girl was well, all with it
Well, the day came and we were all set up to contact the spirit world. The next thing I know, she sort of freaked out and said no, we will not do this. I said why not, it is just all in fun. I really didn't think she would actually talk to or make contact with anything. She said, I do feel a "good and friendly" spirit here, but there is something else. I said what? She just said, something you don't want to know. No matter how much I begged her to go on, she wouldn't. She just said, lets just leave it at that. I never knew what to make of that. I have been thinking about trying to contact her again. Since I no longer live there and the house is not sold yet, I want to know...what is there and leave it for the new people who buy the house