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Old 12-03-2012, 06:22 AM
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Orbs!

Had a weird random email from someone who took some photos of 'orbs'.

I told her it was just dust or a water droplet on the lens, and she proceeded to tell me about all the research going on in this field and sent me a link to some scientist (apparently used to work for NASA) with his research on Orbs.

http://www.acviews.com/kh/Orbs.htm

Anyone who has done any sort of photography can identify them straight away.

The research is 'incredible'. Some of them have 'faces' LOL!

I hate it when people make money out of poor souls who believe this crap.
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:40 AM
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Unbelievable. We should send them Suiter's book. They could learn something.
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:44 AM
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Oh my goodness.... Prime candidates for the 'B' Ark.

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Old 12-03-2012, 06:56 AM
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Had a weird random email from someone who took some photos of 'orbs'.

I hate it when people make money out of poor souls who believe this crap.
People believe what they want to believe. The facts are unwelcome.
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:32 AM
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Took me a minute with an iPhone...looks like I'm surrounded by the little buggers. Memo: spring-cleaning time.
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:56 AM
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Amazing how easily a web site can be made to look convincing huh? The face on Mars, Moon landing hoax, 9/11 and climate change conspiracy sites spring to mind as others in the same genre .

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Old 12-03-2012, 09:35 AM
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sigh........
You caught me on an even numbered day, so I'll just feel sad that people can be fleeced so easily.
If it was an odd numbered day I'd be firing up about it.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:38 AM
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I find it strange that only when there is a flash used that there is a picture of an "orb"......funny that.....

My wife "sees" things every now and then out of the corner of her eye and is quite spiritual, I find it amusing when she snaps away and "captures" an orb and then proceeds to tell me its proof of something......I just nod and say, "yes dear"

I sometimes flick past Fox 8 where there is a "Ghost hunter" show running, its funny bit a little bit sad to watch all the "scientific" equipment like FLIR cameras etc used to capture nothing and then turn it into some sort of conspiracy or "the truth is out there" rubbish when there are NO results to be had on ANY show that I have seen, yet the "hunters" waffle on in the credits talking about how much of a good "result" they got in their investigations and how they "explained" the situation to the client.......its quite sickening to watch.

Each to their own I suppose....

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Old 12-03-2012, 09:40 AM
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Took me a minute with an iPhone...looks like I'm surrounded by the little buggers. Memo: spring-cleaning time.



AHHHHHHH!!!!!! RUN TREVOR, RUN!!!!!!

They are ALL around you!

I dont know how you can stand the TERROR!



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Old 12-03-2012, 09:41 AM
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They are definitely a purely optical phenomena, of a defocussed point source coming from somewhere ...perhaps droplets of water or internal reflections. I can see poorly defined fresnel rings and lumpiness due surface roughness in the wavefront due to machine polished mass produced optics. I'll bet that they rarely appear in quality optical systems.
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:06 AM
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When the options are 1) "Dust on the camera's sensor" or 2) "It's Princess Diana telling you that you're actually descended from royalty", with which do you think the punters will go?

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Really people, you should all be ashamed of yourselves for the quick and ruthless manner in which this phenomena has been relegated to the trash heap of kooks, let's be a bit more open-minded
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Old 12-03-2012, 02:50 PM
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I, for one, humbly welcome our new spherical overlords....
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Old 12-03-2012, 04:48 PM
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Really people, you should all be ashamed of yourselves for the quick and ruthless manner in which this phenomena has been relegated to the trash heap of kooks, let's be a bit more open-minded
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just kidding
I can see your intelligent ET orb there between your fingers
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Old 12-03-2012, 04:57 PM
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LOL, imagine what they'd say if they accidentally had some lens flare!

Quick, open up photoshop and use the lens flare tool on your piccies, we could make a mint!
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:11 PM
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Nice Airey discs!

I've seen lots of 'em underground... got many caving photos with the little buggers in them.

I thought it might have been the other type...

My mum told one of her friends that I take images of the sun, and she got real excited! So does she! She wanted to know if I'd seen the new planet - the one that no one seems to know about... you can't see it with the naked eye () but she photographs it all the time!

She deliberately takes lots of photos of the sun directly and without any filters to try to capture this illusive planet! She thinks she's going to prove Vulcan is real, but I think she's just discovered the planet "Lensflare". She won't accept that's what she's got though!



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Old 12-03-2012, 05:53 PM
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:06 PM
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I saw some orbs once when I was collimating my CAT
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:40 PM
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Do they eat your face off?

If not, they aren't the Annunakians from Nibiru

What a load of Tripe
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:42 PM
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I saw a few on Saturday night, however I blame Chivas Regal.
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