Thursday, December 1, 2016

Recurring Patterns in Mysterious Orbs

Note: This post is being continually updated to have the latest examples of recurring pattern orbs. 

Of the many types of strange phenomena documented on this blog (summarized here), perhaps the most dramatic is the phenomenon of recurring patterns in orbs. I have identified 24 types of recurring orb patterns. This post (which I will be updating as time goes on) will be summarizing the evidence for recurring orb patterns.

In each of the photo grids below, we will be seeing a series of photos taken over the course of a number of days (almost always weeks or months); and each occurrence of the pattern occurred directly after many of my photographs showed no such pattern. In no case will we be seeing patterns that showed up in consecutive photos. So I am sure that none of these photos was caused by some camera irregularity (such as cracks or lines on the camera lens).  Such an irregularity would cause a photo anomaly that would show up in consecutive photos; but none of these anomalies appeared in consecutive photos.

By using this link you can see the original posts in which I first presented the photos below. 

The "Inverted Y" Pattern

I have so far taken 8 photos of mysterious orbs that had a set of stripes resembling an upside-down Y. Below are 6 of them.

repeating pattern orbs

Below are two additional occurrences of the pattern.

inverted_Y_orbs

The "Umbilical Cord" Pattern

I have so far taken 10 photos of mysterious orbs that had a set of stripes resembling a looped umbilical cord. They are shown below. Note the common elements of the pattern: a vertical stripe twisting over to the right and then twisting back again to the left, forming a loop with a little circle in the middle (and also a little stripe part underneath the loop).

recurring orb symbol

The "Curved Stripe at Top or Bottom" Pattern

I have so far taken 11 photos of mysterious orbs that had a curved stripe at the top or bottom of the orb. Six of the photos are shown below.

striped orbs

Two other examples are below.

striped orbs
Two other examples are below.

orbs with curved stripe

Another example is below:

 
See here for 75 orbs I have photographed with curved stripes.

The "Diagonal Slash" Pattern

I have so far taken 28 photos of mysterious orbs that had a diagonal slash that goes from one side of the orb to another, with a resemblance to a slash rather than a backslash.  Below are ten of the photos. You can see the original posts in which I published these photos here. The photo in the top right of the grid below was particularly astonishing, showing two striped sky orbs right next to each other.


Here are four more photos showing the same pattern:

orbs with diagonal stripes

Here are four more photos showing the same pattern. Astonishingly, the one on the top left actually has an orb with a diagonal slash in the middle of an orb with a diagonal slash.

Here are three more examples.

striped orbs
Here are four more examples:


Here are three more examples:


The Backslash Pattern

I have so far taken 7 photos of mysterious orbs that had a diagonal slash that goes from one side of the orb to another, with a resemblance to a backslash rather than a slash. Four such photos are below.


Here are two more examples.


The "Short Diagonal Stripe" Pattern

I have six times photographed mysterious orbs with a short diagonal stripe stretching from the top right corner of the orb to about the center of the orb.  These look like the "diagonal slash" orbs shown above, except that the stripe or slash is only half as long.  Below are four of these orbs.

striped orbs
Here are two others:


The "Hose and Circle" Pattern

I have nine times photographed mysterious orbs with a strange pattern resembling a ball that has fallen out of a tube. Below are eight examples. In each case the circular or oval "ball" is found underneath the "tube."

paranormal pattern

Below is an additional occurrence of the pattern:

striped orb

The "Slanted C" Pattern

I have 12 times photographed mysterious orbs with a stripe resembling the letter C, slanted over quite a bit to the right. Ten of the photos are below.

striped orbs

Below are two other occurrences of this pattern.


The "Inverted V" Pattern

I have 7 times photographed mysterious orbs with an upside-down V inside them. Below are 6 examples.

inverted V orbs

The "Hook-like Stripe" Pattern

I have six times photographed mysterious orbs with a hook-like feature inside them, a stripe resembling a cane. Below are four examples.

Here are two more examples.  Notice how the orb at right has a stripe making an uncanny alignment with a structural stripe behind it.

spheres of light

The "Curvy 9 Which Fell Down" Pattern

For lack of a better description, "Curvy 9 Which Fell Down" is my name for the strange pattern below that I have twice photographed in mysterious orbs.

striped orbs
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The "4 Stripes" Pattern

I have twice photographed the extremely distinctive pattern below in mysterious orbs.

The "Broken Squiggly T" Pattern

I have three times photographed a strange pattern consisting of one wiggly horizontal stripe at the top above a vertical stripe at the bottom. Below are the examples.

orb motif
The Hockey Stick Pattern

I have 6 times photographed mysterious orbs with a stripe resembling a hockey stick. Three of the photos are below.
 
hockey stick orbs

Two more such photos are below.


 One other such photo is below:


spirit orb

The Belt-Like Pattern

I have 17 times photographed mysterious orbs with a stripe stretching horizontally from the left side of the orb to the right side. Below are these photos of orbs with belt-like stripes.

striped orbs

Here are two more examples, which oddly occurred near the same spot (ornamental window frames at the top of Grand Central Terminal).

Below are three more examples.

orbs with horizontal stripes

Below are two more examples. Note how the stripes in these two photos have an almost identical shape.

banded orbs
Below are two other examples:

striped orbs

The J-Like Pattern

I have four times photographed mysterious orbs that had a "J" letter inside them. Three are shown below.

Jesus orbs
Here is one more.



The "Two-Thirds of a Y" Pattern

I have 3 times photographed mysterious orbs that had a pattern that looks like two-thirds of  the letter Y (with the left third of the letter missing). The examples are below.

weird orbs

The "T With Slanted Top" Pattern

I have taken four photos showing mysterious orbs with the pattern shown below in which we see a T shape with a slight break between the lines, and a slanted top that is not wavy.   The photos are below.

striped orbs
Below is another example.


The "Corner Chord" Pattern

In geometry a chord is a line connecting two points on a curve. I have 22 times photographed mysterious orbs with a chord stripe in one of the corners of the orb. Below are nine of these photos.

orb pattern
Below are three more.

orb motif

Here are three more:

Here are three more:

orbs with bands

Here are two other examples:

lines in orbs


See here  and here for two other examples of this pattern.

The "Side Curve" Pattern

I have 6 times photographed mysterious orbs with curved stripes on their left or right sides. Below are these photos.

orbs with curved stripes
Two other examples are below.


The "Letter T" Pattern

I have four times photographed mysterious orbs with a letter T pattern inside them. Below are two of the photos (the "T" in the second photo is kind of slanted over to the right).

orbs with letter

 Below are two more examples, which are astonishingly similar. The second one appeared about an hour after the first. I took several photos in between taking these two photos, and they showed no orbs and no lines.


psychic pattern

The "Triangle with Legs" Pattern

I have two times photographed a pattern I call "triangle with legs." In both photos we see a dark triangle shape, and in both cases there are two stripes (or "legs") at the bottom of the triangle, one connecting to the bottom left corner of the triangle and the other connecting to the bottom right corner of the triangle. The photos are below.


orb pattern

The "H" Pattern

I have two times photographed mysterious orbs with a letter "H" inside them. In both cases the right "leg" of the "H" curved to the right. The two photos (taken on the same day) are below.

spooky orb

The "7" Pattern

I have three times photographed  mysterious orbs with the number 7 inside them. The three examples are shown below (see here for the original posts).


numbers in orb

Ringed Orbs

Something else that can be considered a recurring pattern in mysterious orbs is the fact that they often have outer rings that have about 80% of the width of the orb.  See here, here, and here for three posters that show a total of 48 such ringed orbs.

The Water Face Effect

The most dramatic example of a recurring orb pattern is what I call the water face effect, described here.  The recurring pattern is a simple face. I have taken more than 300 photos showing multiple examples of this pattern, as you can see here.  A video compiling many of these photos is here.

Conclusion

What is the chance of any photographer getting this many pattern repetitions purely by coincidence? The odds of that is essentially zero.

Whenever you have anything that can take on any look, there are always a gigantic number of possibilities for the way that thing can look. So the chance of that thing looking the same distinctive way two different times due to a coincidence is very low.

Consider the following math. Imagine there are two strangers in different houses who are each told to randomly arrange 23 black tiles on a scrabble board that is a 15 by 15 grid.  There are 225 places for the first person to arrange his first tile, so the chance that they will both place the first tile in the same spot on the grid is 1 in 225. The chance that they both will put the second tile on the same spot on the 15 by 15 grid is 1 in 224, because now one of the spots on the grid is already filled. We can calculate the chance of the two strangers randomly positioning their tiles on exactly the same 23 spots on the 15 by 15 grid as follows: it is
(1/225) *(1/224) *(1/223)*(1/222)*(1/221)*(1/220)*(1/219)*(1/218)*(1/217)*(1/216)*(1/215) *(1/214) *(1/213)*(1/212)*(1/211)*(1/210)*(1/209)*(1/208)*(1/207)*(1/206)*(1/205) *(1/204) *(1/203). 

This equals 1 in 2 x 1054 -- which is about 1 chance in 1 followed by 54 zeroes. This is about the  chance of you meeting 6 strangers, and correctly guessing all of their 9-digit Social Security numbers on the first try. 

This calculation simply gives us a hint of how fantastically improbable it is that two random patterns will coincidentally match. If we were to calculate the probability of getting by chance the number of pattern matches shown above by coincidental arrangements of matter, the answer  would be some probability much, much smaller than the microscopic probability mentioned above.

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