Ghost Orbs

What Seeing Orbs in Photos Really Means – by Color and Description

If you are looking for spirit validation or paranormal activity in photos finding orbs can be thrilling. There is a lot of debate among paranormal researchers and psychics about which are spiritual in nature and which are due to dust or natural influence.

Supernatural orbs like to appear in photos because they are often invisible to the naked human eye. At the same time, a lot of dust and other natural particles in the air are also invisible but may show up in photos.

Through numerous factors I have looked at, here is a list of signs that the orb may indeed be a sign of something otherworldly—along with the list of colors and their meanings.

Signs That the Orb in Photos is Supernatural

There are some clues that can tell you the origin of your orb.
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  • Orbs that leave a trail behind them, which indicates movement
  • Orbs that are unnaturally bright
  • An asymmetrical orb(s)
  • An Orb(s) that looks like mini crop circle in close-up
  • Oddly colored orbs like bright red or green
  • Orbs that appeared without a light source as they are self-illuminating
  • Often appear with a purpose near a particular person or an object especially of metaphysical nature like a healing crystal
  • They often look two-dimensional instead of one-dimensional like dust
  • Do not hold a distinct shape
  • They are more dense than natural “orbs

Finally, if you are intuitive, just looking at a real orb in a photo will give you a sign that it is real. It may just look a little off, or if you are like me, you may feel goose bumps looking at it.

Moreover, the more you study and look at photos comparing supernatural orbs and dust particles, the easier it will be to see slight but meaningful differences between the two.

Natural “orbs” are:

  • Dust particles usually transparent grey in color
  • Colorful lens flare particles
  • Water droplets and moisture from humidity
  • Insects flying fast
  • Often caught using flash photography as it is good at capturing dust

Meanings Of Orb Colors

When you figure out which ones are supernatural in nature, their color can give you hints about their origin. Many of these are energy emitted from a person. Others can be angels, nature spirits, or other spirits.

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  • Red—can be a sign of a big ego when located next to a person, or their anger
  • Transparent Red—is a sign of creative energy, drive, and passion
  • Pink—indicate strong feelings of love
  • Orange—may be a spirit that protects a sacred land or the land that has been taken over by others
  • Green—can mean a nature spirit is nearby, look for them in forests.
  • Dirty Green—is a sign of jealousy and other negative emotions
  • Emerald Green—shows a lot of healing abilities
  • Blue—is often a sign of archangels or spirit guides
  • Light blue—means protection or being protected
  • Indigo—marks high intuition and psychic abilities
  • Lavender—can show up around someone who is both spiritual and peaceful.
  • Grey—can indicate a trapped spirit
  • Silver—comes from the general spiritual realm
  • Gold—shows a being of very high consciousness, or an enlightened person



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Katalina Aster

Katalina is a writer, community builder, and changemaker. Her journalism background, coupled with a passion for creating global change, allows her to write articles on a variety of cutting edge topics related to health, spirituality, higher consciousness, and human connection. Since childhood, a sequence of events and new beliefs all came together to open a new path for her. This led her to learning about astrology, crystal healing, metaphysics, numerology, Tarot readings and new age philosophies. Using these philosophies and knowledge, Katalina hopes to inspire others to find their way to happiness, loving conscious relationships, and feeling more connected to the universe.

4 Responses

  1. Annie says:

    Hi! I have been seeing colours around a person in real life. Not sure if it is an aura. Looks like moving dots: (a lot!). white, blue, sometimes purple, and can be really strong in the night. Also when this person is sleeping. Does anyone recognizes this, or know about this?

    • Liam Heartman says:

      Hello Annie!

      It may be an aura, however if there is only one person you are seeing these dots around, it may be that you are seeing that person’s passed away loved ones that are traveling around with them. If you are seeing this around everyone or people who have a regular spiritual practice, then you are most likely starting to see auras!
      Hope that helps!

    • Krishy says:

      I see it all the time even when there’s nobody around :/ it’s like if I look really closely these colors come out of light static I see in the air. All the time..
      Now I’m quite the skeptic so I haven’t really told many people about this… But someone told me years ago that what I’m seeing static colors the whole picture in its entirety is actually energy.. Or prana so I left it at that..

  2. Brenda says:

    I get orbs in alot of my pictures purple & pink , but the night of the full moon every picture I took without my flash had a white little orb in it.. I have lost a lot of family including my parents I take orbs as a sign they are guiding me

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