Photo date: November 19, 2015. Photographer: Mark Mahin.
On this night I took a series of photos that was one of the strangest I have ever taken. The series showed a moving orb that seemed to reappear about 25 different times within a series of 65 photos.
I photograph moving orbs very often, particularly in Grand Central Terminal in New York. But prior to this day, whenever I photographed a moving orb, it would be like a one-shot wonder. I would get a single photo showing what looked like a moving orb, but such an orb would not reappear in the next twenty photos.
On this day, however, something very different was going on. My photos showing what looked like the same moving orb reappearing many different times. Here is a photo from early in the series, taken at 5:24 PM. The camera seems to have caught two position states of a moving orb.
The most workable natural hypothesis (although not a good one) is that there was some kind of smudge on my camera lens. But even that hypothesis fails for two reasons: (1) the "orb streak" does not look the same in each photo (sometimes having two internal circles, and sometimes three); (2) such a hypothesis is ruled out by the intervening photos I took of cardboard and blank walls (shown above), which did not show anything unusual. A smudge on the lens would have showed up on all of the photos taken between 5:24 and 5:30 PM.
After taking this series of photos, I went to Grand Central Terminal, and took more than 100 photos which showed no such anomaly.
Although I have never before seen this type of reappearance with moving orbs, I have seen equally astonishing reappearances of anomalous objects, as shown in this series of posts, which include posts about reappearing giant purple orbs.