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I took this around 2001 or 2002 with a Sony Mavica FD-93. It was taken in a rural eastern Oklahoma cemetery called Blackjack Cemetery. I no longer have the original, I took this off of my old group's investigations page, so the exif data is no longer preserved. Original is long gone on ex's old computer, so this is the only surviving copy I am aware of.
At any rate, I found it to post on the orb discussion in the paranormal media thread about ghost adventures and orbs. I figured I would also post here and get any feedback. I do not like orbs, but I do like any phenomenon that appears to be self illuminating. I could find no surface anomaly on the stone to account for any type of reflection. I am also aware that this is similar to over exposed or motion blurred halogen flashlights, but I did not have any light on of any time during the time that I took the picture.
Andy, I copied the picture and zoomed in. The lower left corner is almost a perfect 90 degree angle. I have to say it appears to be a reflection of light off a flashlight or headlight. At least this is my first off opinion. It's not a bug that I can tell. I can post some really cool orbs that if you zoom in are mosquitoes. I really can't wait till the new issue comes out.
I know this was a while back but do you remember who else was there and any other details?
That's good pic, Andy. I don't know what it is.
I have some thoughts on what maybe caused it, but just a guess.
Maybe the grave stone is like shooting a wall indoors with a flash the closer you shoot to the wall, the orbs get brighter or look lit up.
The low lighting could cause sometimes for the flash to reflect off of something, like the grave stone itself.
The cone from the light flash of the camera does spread out while it travels, so that's my guess.
Maybe something, foreign on or in your lens, or camera body, since you've taken so many photos and have had this very little.
It's interesting, but I don't know.
The surface of the stone was the "rough" faced version, non-polished. There were about 7 of us in the cemetery, but I was alone in the west side of the cemetery when this picture was taken. We used the "in-out" protocol when snapping pictures, and when a teammate said "I'm in" all others extinguished their lights. I am confident this is not a surfaced based reflection, but I cannot say for certain it might not have been something on the lens.
The camera itself was a 1.2 megapixel camera that wrote to floppy disks, so that is why the resolution isn't so hot. It also was compressed for posting to the web.
here is the old report from the investigation
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