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Orbs at Obama Victory Rally

These photos were taken at Obama's victory rally in Chicago and forwarded to me. Clearly, many in spirit were celebrating too.

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Posted on 11.10.2008 by Registered CommenterLesley in , | Comments36 Comments

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As a nature photographer of many years I have seen these "Orbs" many times.Snowflakes at night in the flash of the camera always turn out this way. Sorry ya'll

November 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterS.D. in S.C.

The temperature on that night in Chicago was about 58 degrees and no rain. What about insects?

November 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJust Sayin

dirty lens, idiot

November 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDan

Unlike the others here -- I have actually tested theories in order to try to find out what causes orbs like the ones in these photos.

Snow and rain can cause orbs, but they are not the perfectly round ones you can see in the photo, they smear. So do other falling things like leaves, blowing dust and insects as well.

They are not caused by a dirty lens because often I have got them in one photo and not in the one taken a second or two after and I did not clean the lens. Not to mention that my lens is always clean. I have had a dirty lens on a webcam before and it did not cause the orb effect.

Still I am not saying these are a paranormal or esoteric happenings they could be cause by some sort of flash effect since they often happen at night. Likewise they seem to often happen if you are filming in the same direction that a bright light is coming from even if you are not filming the light directly. During the day I have often captured pink orbs while filming in the direction of the sun, they are caused most likely by lens flare.

All that said, in this instance I prefer to think they are pure energy of all the joy and excitement in that crowd.

November 10, 2008 | Registered CommenterLesley

yes! There was so much joyous energy there, so many prayers answered. There is more than meets the eye in this universe of ours and beyond. Not everything is linear and able to be explained with the intellect. I feel Orbs appear to remind us of the presence of Divine beings amongst us and the power of sacred places and high energy events. In any case, Hallelujah! The end of Bush and the beginning of a new wave. It is wonderful to see at least the majority of America has finally awakened!!! Prayers for Obama.

November 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterParvati

yes! There was so much joyous energy there, so many prayers answered. There is more than meets the eye in this universe of ours and beyond. Not everything is linear and able to be explained with the intellect. I feel Orbs appear to remind us of the presence of Divine beings amongst us and the power of sacred places and high energy events. In any case, Hallelujah! The end of Bush and the beginning of a new wave. It is wonderful to see at least the majority of America has finally awakened!!! Prayers for Obama.

November 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterParvati

Maybe manifestations of demons celebrating?

November 11, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkellin

Whatever it is, it is. To me it is a sign of happiness. I thought they were baloons let free as a sign of joy. Everything comes from the same source, anyhow. The particulars don't matter. Love and joy to all. Mimi

November 11, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermimi

Remember as a kid, a really little kid and you blew bubbles through a loop we welcome back.

November 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMumbles

If it was a dirty lense the marks would be in the same place. They're not.

November 11, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterthe dave

Yes, I have seen angels and spirits recorded by photo flash cameras at night in places where huge numbers of angels and spirits gathered together. I definitely confirm that this is what it looks like, and, judging from the nature of the gathering, as a remarkable historical event where the people's ancestors of many generations would certainly have gathered with utmost interest, this would indeed be the occasion on which angels and spirits, represented as "orbs", would have gathered. I support this as a genuine spiritual manifestion. William Stoertz, Unification Church of Rev. Sun Myung Moon.

November 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterWilliam Stoertz

For more information on Orbs, go to Dr. Miceal Ledwith's website www.hamburgeruniverse.com. Miceal has a wonderful DVD called "Orbs: Clues to a More Exciting Universe". He and physicist Dr. Klaus Heinemann also co-authored "The Orb Project", published by Simon and Schuster/Beyond Words.

November 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSusan Duval

These pics look like they were taken through a dusty or pitted pane of glass. Other times it's just airborne dust creating this effect. You also get it when there are cobwebs around. What's next? "The Shroud of Obama?"

November 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDimitri Ledkovsky

Wow! What wonderful comments! These orbs are how devas and fairies appear in photographs-nature spirits. They have come to the planet to assist the people and the earth in this great time of transformation. That is why they are showing up increasingly in photographs. They are with me always and that is why I am never invited to weddings anymore because they "ruin" the photographs-HA! I have even seen them recently floating around on Oprah's shows! They love her too.
I have hundreds of pictures with orbs in them going back to when I was a small child. Yes they celebrated that night when Obama won the election as he is God's agent of transformation for the planet. Let's pray for triple protection for this great being of love and light. All is In Divine Order.

November 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJoy

Beauty is always in the eye of the beholder. Divine Love and Joy are always present...and at moments of receptivity (through Grace) we are given the Eyes to See. Peace and Blessings to all!!

November 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKaryn Souza

As spiritual warriors, we have the responsibility to also know the forces that we are up against in regard to the New President, Barack Obama. Many are very optimistic about the positive influence this individual may have on the world scene. Some, like me, deeply hope that this individual has simply played all the myriad of dirty political games he has in order to position himself in power to then turn 180 degrees the other way and do what his heart tells him to do instead of what he is being told to do.

This short video (2 , 10 minutes segments http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MouUJNG8f2k and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-KJCMWcoms) offers a brief but accurate insight into Barack’s past and the close company he has kept and continues to keep with the same old power structure. If this man is going to shift things in a positive direction, he has more to overcome vibrationally than most of us would care to imagine.

As we move past the glitz and glitter of the apparent victory of a "star seed" president, we must be ready to do a great deal of work in prayer and meditation that can support Barack's’ higher Self and allow him to rise above the conditioning and powerful forces that have groomed him to play a very specific role for THEIR purposes, not humanity’s or for the betterment of human kind. I do not like to use the word war, but alas, there does appear to be a battle rapidly brewing once again between the darkness and the light.

Perhaps the momentum gathering of such "savior like" optimism towards Barack can indeed shift his role into something positive for his fellow human beings. At the same time, we must be ever alert to indications this is not the path he is choosing and to be aware, awake, and alert to the directions he will be taking us in the months ahead. At best, we have amazingly challenging times ahead both as Nation and World. Have no doubt, light is indeed amplifying and coming into the planet. Awakening is our destiny. That which tries to manipulate us to a different future and outcome is working with all its power and might to distract us and move us out of trust and into fear. As the months ahead become increasingly difficult for our families and friends, we must do whatever we can to hold the light high and illuminate the darkness- and more than that, we must be prepared to help each other however we can in the days ahead. Our financial system will change radically in the coming months, far more than it already has, making great hardship the experience for many-just as perfectly planned by the bankers and the elite. Don’t think for a moment that the financial crisis simply "happened". War is brewing on every front as more experience of desperation is PURPOSLY induced to DISTRACT US into fear. Be alert. Be prepared physically and spiritually for many of the luxuries of life we take for granted are rapidly changing and becoming less accessible. This course won’t simply be reversed in few weeks just because Barack takes office. This is just the cycle we are heading into, and there will be more pleasant cycles that come again one day. Have FAITH, but not blind faith.

November 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDuane


Please read about orbs.

November 15, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterop

Thank you op, very informative site.

November 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJim

Good Morning Everyone !
Well the picture is pretty cool! A friend just brought it to my attention. I believe Orbs around everyone,in my case this couldn't be more true! I can remember years ago, no one would ever talk about such things, exspecially in my case, as a 5 yr old being carted off to the church, when speaking of such bright lights. Well that did it for me. After being terrorized by a priest and being told, first I was a liar, and second if such a thing was occuring. It was the devil after me! For yrs I believed I was being hunted down by the Devil. What a horrible and fearfull thing to do to a child ! About 2 weeks ago, I decided to keep a last request that my Mom made to me. And here I am, doing just that! I put my URL for anyone that would like to see what I have uploaded so far. One picture appears to be a Fairy, or thats what people are saying it is. My home is my own little paranormal paradise! Always has been. If your interested? Take a look, I will be adding more photos as time permits. I also have quite a bit of audio clips, I am however not computer savy, and not sure how to put them on my site? I am still living in the pen and paper age, at 39+3, I know I should be ashamed of myself, lol . Have a wonderful everyone!



November 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterStaved

It's dust reflecting the camera flash. The particles closest to the flash are the brightest, which is why there appears to be depth in the orb field. People will believe what they want but this is no phenomenon. Sit down on your granny's old sofa in the sunlight and slap your hand down on the cushion,,,,,,Poof,,,,you'll see the dust floating in the air. Same thing at night when you have alot of people milling about and stirring up the dirt and dust. Camera Flash.

November 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterScott

Scott - You are ruining the image of the 'Chosen One'. Did you not read some of these new agey entries? LOL!

November 21, 2008 | Unregistered Commentercassie

I see ghosts, auras and energies beyond what the physical eyes can see in the light spectrum. I draw and explain the human aura to people. I have talked with professional photographers about BLUE ORBS I saw at Edinburgh Castle and others in Ireland. I simply pointed my digital camera in the direction of the blue orbs I saw (3rd Eye and visual, intuitive sense) and took several photos. I returned to find my wonderful digital camera had picked up the orbs quite well. I got on-line and began looking for BLUE ORBS at Edinburgh Castle. While they were not disturbing to me, the blue orbs were clearly there. I found an article about the blue orbs disturbing workers at Edinburgh Castle. Look it up, as it should still be on-line there. Back to professional photographers, some of whom use digital cameras. I have showed my photos to the photographers and comments are along these lines (paraphrased). It seems that digital cameras are picking up ORBS and other anomalies orbs in many places just as Krilin photography (Hans Holzer - 1969 - Psychic Photography) does. So, consider that in the audience were hundreds of people who really liked that Barack Obama became the President elect. Perhaps the orbs are spirits or their guides or angelic beings that hover over the people and all of which often appear as orbs to those who can see it and the cameras picked it up well. Many ghosts appear to me as orbs and this is what I felt were the orbs at Edinburgh and other castles. It is not dust, lint, bugs or anything else. It is Etherial, so for those who believe in a higher power than a mere human, they can and will accept that the orbs are real, Etherially 'real' and part of the whole scheme of the universe that nothing is ever a coincidence. That is my 'take' as a Registered Spiritualist who has been dealing with aspects of this and other spirit and soul matters and more for more than 50 decades when I began to pursue it.Have an open mind to soar beyond the physical.

November 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen

Just curious Maureen. Was 50 decades a typo and you meant 50 years or do you believe yourself to be over 500 years old? Not being facetious, honest query.

November 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJim

curious do these orbs only appear in the photos? could you see them with the naked eye? i thought it was Press lights because there we're so many there...

November 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCV

wow Thankyou for the grace may the prophecies be fullfilled Jah light

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHunwi

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