Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Integratron Orbs

In early 2008, I spent a weekend at Contactee George Van Tassel’s Integratron – where I was lecturing on the subject of how and why the FBI of the 1950s was so concerned by, and interested in, the cosmic-claims of Van Tassel and fellow Space-Brother champion, George Adamski.

While at the Integratron, I took a number of photographs in its upper-chamber, several of which displayed clear and graphic imagery of countless, small floating balls of light.

In research circles, such small illuminated spheres, captured on-film, have become known as Orbs.

Of course, the phenomenon has both its supporters and those who maintain that the entire issue can be explained away in wholly down-to-earth terms (see this link, which outlines both points of view).

My view? I dunno. But for what it's worth, the photos exist, and that's one of them above!


  1. Well, Nick...because of the way digital cameras work all sorts of things can show up as "orbs". Dust particles, rain drops, even small insects. This doesn't mean EVERY photo of an "orb" can be explained away in natural terms. But there is a qualitative difference when the or is PARANORMAL that one can actually see.

    What you have are dust particles. Sorry :-)

  2. It obviously needs a good vacuuming!

  3. Further research has been done on this phenomenon, by taking photographs with a camera with two lenses (a bit like the 3D cameras that're about now). The reason for doing so is that with two lenses side by side, you can see how far away the object being photographed is.

    The researchers went out looking for orbs deliberately, but on not a single picture did the same orb occur on both pictures. This supports the hypothesis that orbs are very small bits of dust very close to the camera lens being strongly illuminated by the camera flash.

    Orbs are also seen on low-end night vision equipment. This is for the same reason; said NV kit always has an infrared illuminator set quite close to the main lens (even in the centre of some weapons scopes!), so the same illumination criteria apply.

    If you separate lens and flash unit, as cave photographers learned to do long ago, then the orb effect always disappears; it also disappears on long exposure shots where flashes are not used. Orbs are dust, nothing more.