Saturday, June 24, 2017

The "String of Pearls" Effect Continues

Photo date: June 22, 2017. Photographer: Mark Mahin.

The photos below show two speeding orbs I photographed in Grand Central Terminal in New York.  In both cases we see the "string of pearls" effect I have photographed more than 75 times (as shown in this series of posts).  When this effect occurs, the photo will show what looks like different position states of a speeding orb, which look like pearls on a pearl necklace.

orb string of pearls

"Sawed" Sky Orb

Photo date: June 22, 2017. Photographer: Mark Mahin.

As shown here, I occasionally photograph mysterious orbs that look as if one edge of the orb had been sawed off. Below is an example, one with a vivid shade of blue.

blue sky orb

There was no fog, mist, rain or precipitation on this night.

The Orb Stripes Looked Like Meandering Rivers

Photo date: June 23, 2017. Photographer: Mark Mahin.

The photos below show three mysterious orbs I photographed indoors.  In the first two, we see orb stripes that resemble winding, meandering rivers.

striped orbs

Friday, June 23, 2017

Big Blue Orb Spooks the Sky

Photo date: June 22, 2017.  Photographer: Mark Mahin.

The photo below shows a large blue orb I photographed above a building in New York. The orb took up 10 percent of the height of the full photo.

big blue orb
There was no fog, mist, rain or precipitation on this night.

Spheres of Strangeness

Photo date: June 22, 2017.  Photographer: Mark Mahin.

The photos below show mysterious orbs I photographed in Manhattan.

spheres of light
There was no fog, mist, rain or precipitation on this night.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Anomalous Appearance

Photo date: June 21, 2017. Photographer: Mark Mahin.

The photo below shows a strange-looking orb above an apartment building in New York.

There was no fog, mist, rain or precipitation on this night.

Striped Enigma

Photo date:  June 21, 2017. Photographer: Mark Mahin.

The photo below shows a striped orb I photographed indoors.

striped orb
This is the 14th time I have photographed a mysterious orb with a straight stripe in one corner or side of the orb. This is one of 20 recurring patterns of mysterious orbs that I have classified. The table below lists each type, and the number of occurrences of each type.

Description Cases Comments URL
Inverted Y 7 Rather like the lower case lambda character, part of the Greek alphabet http://orbpro.blogspot.com/2016/11/the-seventh-photo-ive-taken-of.html
Umbilical cord ( AKA "cul-de-sac") 10 Resembles an umbilical cord with a curved loop. Is it a symbol of motherhood?

http://orbpro.blogspot.com/2016/11/the-10th-appearance-of-this-orb-motif.html
Curved stripe at top or bottom 10 May be on top or bottom of orb http://orbpro.blogspot.com/2017/01/high-enigma-of-striped-orb.html

http://orbpro.blogspot.com/2016/07/more-striped-orbs_18.html 

http://orbpro.blogspot.com/2017/04/occurrence-10-of-this-orb-pattern.html

http://orbpro.blogspot.com/2017/02/the-9th-time-ive-seen-this-orb-pattern.html
Diagonal stripe 25 Goes from one side of orb to another, diagonally. Looks like a slash (not a backslash) http://orbpro.blogspot.com/2017/03/the-21st-mysterious-orb-ive.html

http://orbpro.blogspot.com/2017/04/why-mysterious-orbs-arent-like.html 

http://orbpro.blogspot.com/2017/04/the-23rd-diagonal-slash-stripe-in.html 

http://orbpro.blogspot.com/2017/05/the-24th-and-25th-mysterious-orbs-with.html
Short diagonal stripe 5 Goes from top right corner toward center http://orbpro.blogspot.com/2016/11/the-5th-sky-orb-ive-photographed-with.html
Hose and circle 9 Looks like a ball that has fallen out of a tube http://orbpro.blogspot.com/2017/02/the-9th-time-ive-photographed-this.html
Slanted C 12 Looks like a C shape, tilted over quite a bit to the right http://orbpro.blogspot.com/2017/03/the-slanted-c-orb-pattern-keeps.html
Inverted V 7 Looks rather like the caret character (an inverted V)
http://orbpro.blogspot.com/2017/04/the-7th-inverted-v-orb-ive-photographed.html
Hook-like stripe 6 Has a kind of candy-cane shape http://orbpro.blogspot.com/2016/07/another-orb-with-hook-like-stripe.html

http://orbpro.blogspot.com/2016/11/strange-stripes-on-mysterious-orb.html 

http://orbpro.blogspot.com/2016/07/blue-orbs-haunt-windows.html

http://orbpro.blogspot.com/2017/05/confounding-cane.htm 

http://orbpro.blogspot.com/2017/05/the-orb-stripe-blended-seamlessly-with.html
Curvy 9 which fell down 2 Looks like a curvy nine which “fell down” http://orbpro.blogspot.com/2016/07/two-striped-orbs-with-same-fingerprint.html
4 stripes 2 Straight lines intersecting in a particular shape http://orbpro.blogspot.com/2016/07/the-same-strange-mark-on-two-striped.html
Broken squiggly T 3 One wiggly horizontal stripe at the top well above a vertical stripe at the bottom http://orbpro.blogspot.com/2016/07/reappearance-of-double-striped-orb.html
Hockey stick 5 A stripe with a shape resembling a hockey stick http://orbpro.blogspot.com/2017/05/another-hockey-stick-orb.html

http://orbpro.blogspot.com/2017/06/another-sky-orb-with-hockey-stick-stripe.htm
Backslash 7 Goes from one side of orb to another, diagonally. Looks like a backslash (not a slash) http://orbpro.blogspot.com/2017/02/night-of-backslash-sky-orbs.html

http://orbpro.blogspot.com/2017/03/baffling-backslash-balls.html

http://orbpro.blogspot.com/2017/04/another-backslash-sky-orb.html
Belt-like 14 A stripe goes from the left side of the orb to the right side, horizontally. http://orbpro.blogspot.com/2017/03/another-mysterious-orb-with-belt-like.html

http://orbpro.blogspot.com/2017/03/the-belts-of-baffling-balls.html 

http://orbpro.blogspot.com/2017/03/wall-wonders.html 

http://orbpro.blogspot.com/2017/04/belts-of-baffling-balls.html 

http://orbpro.blogspot.com/2017/05/the-belt-of-baffling-ball.html
J-like 4 A stripe resembling the letter J. http://orbpro.blogspot.com/2017/03/the-third-j-letter-ive-photographed-in.html

http://orbpro.blogspot.com/2017/05/stripes-of-strange-orbs.html
Two-thirds of a Y 3 Resembles the letter Y with the left-most part missing http://orbpro.blogspot.com/2017/04/separated-at-birth.html

http://orbpro.blogspot.com/2017/04/two-bs-in-this-striped-orbs.html
T with slanted top 4 Resembles the letter T, but with a slight break between the lines, and a slanted top that isn't wavy http://orbpro.blogspot.com/2017/04/recurring-orb-pattern-18.html

http://orbpro.blogspot.com/2017/05/the-4th-time-ive-seen-this-orb-pattern.html
Corner chord 14 The corner of the orb has a line stretching from one point on the circumference of the orb to another point on the circumference http://orbpro.blogspot.com/2017/04/the-corner-chord-orb-pattern.html

http://orbpro.blogspot.com/2017/04/freaky-but-familiar.html 

http://orbpro.blogspot.com/2017/06/confounding-chord.html

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Side curve 6 The orb has a curved stripe on its left or right side http://orbpro.blogspot.com/2017/04/side-curve-orbs.html

http://orbpro.blogspot.com/2017/05/curved-stripe-of-speeding-blue-orb.html

http://orbpro.blogspot.com/2017/05/strange-orbs.html

Moth and the Mystery Things

I took two of the photos below on June 21, 2017, and the other on June 15, 2017. The photo at the top right seems to be a moth. But what about the photo on the left? I suppose it could be a dragonfly, although I can never recall seeing one in New York City.  As for the photo at bottom (cropped from the left edge of a larger photo), it is very hard to explain, as it looks like no insect I know of.

mystery things

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Orb Rises Like a Rocket

Photo date: June 20, 2017. Photographer: Mark Mahin.

The photo at left shows a bright speeding orb I photographed in Grand Central Terminal in New York, one of hundreds of speeding orbs I have photographed at this location. The right photo shows a blue orb I photographed at the same location.

speeding orb

A Pink Striped Orb

Photo date: June 20, 2017. Photographer: Mark Mahin.

The photo below shows a mysterious pink striped orb I photographed indoors. The stripe on the right has a kind of shadow stripe, as I have photographed quite a few times before, as shown here.

pink striped orb

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Was the Orb Sliding Down the Rainbow?

Photo date: June 19, 2017. Photographer: Mark Mahin.

The photo below shows a rainbow I photographed last night.  A small orb rather seems to be aligned with the rainbow's edge.  It looks like what we also see in this photo (by another photographer) of an orb aligned with a rainbow. 

orb rainbow
I took this photo indoors, through an open window. It didn't seem to be raining, and only 2 of about 25 photos I took at this time showed an orb (none had what looked like raindrops).  Rainbows normally occur after rain.

Colorful Sky Orbs

The photos below show colorful orbs in the sky that I photographed on June 14, 2017, May 15, 2017, and April 14, 2017.

colorful sky orbs
There was no fog, mist, rain or precipitation on these nights.

Monday, June 19, 2017

More Multicolored Sky Orbs

The grid below shows various multicolored orbs I have photographed in the night sky on dry nights.  See here for the original posts with these photos.

multicolored sky orbs

Confounding Chord

Photo date: June 18, 2019. Photographer: Mark Mahin.

In geometry a chord is a line connecting two points on a curve. I have 13 times photographed mysterious orbs with a chord stripe in one of the corners of the orb.  Below is the 13th and latest case of this orb pattern, photographed on a night with no fog, mist, rain or precipitation.

orb
Below are 9 other times I photographed this "corner chord" pattern.

spheres of light
 Below are three more orbs with this pattern.

striped orbs

This "corner chord" pattern is one of 20 recurring patterns I have noticed in mysterious orbs I have photographed. The visual below shows these patterns (see here for a post that shows lots of examples of most of these patterns).

orb patterns

The Spooky Walkway Got Spookier

At a park where I photograph there's a walkway which looks all dark and spooky at night. I will occasionally see people walking down it, seeming to kind of vanish into the darkness.  On March 16, 2017 and March 17, 2017, some purple orbs (and a green orb) made the walkway looked a little spookier, as shown below.


Sunday, June 18, 2017

Multicolored Sky Orbs

The grid below shows various multicolored orbs I have photographed in the night sky on dry nights.  See here for the original posts with these photos.

multicolored_sky_orbs

Bands of the Baffling Balls

Photo date: June 16, 2017. Photographer: Mark Mahin.

The photos below show two mysterious orbs I photographed indoors. Both have stripes, like 300+ other mysterious orbs I have photographed (as shown here). Above the stripe in the top orb is a shape that dimly looks rather like a bird head.

baffling

Gotham Enigmas

Photo date: June 12, 2017. Photographer: Mark Mahin.

Below we see some mysterious orbs I photographed near buildings in New York City.

orbs
There was no fog, mist, rain or precipitation on this night.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Was the Blue Orb Resting on the Tower Tip?

Photo date: June 14, 2017. Photographer: Mark Mahin.

The photo below shows a mysterious blue orb I photographed near a tall tower in Manhattan.

blue orb
There was no fog, mist, rain or precipitation on this night.

Multicolored Sky Orbs

Photo date: June 13, 2017. Photographer: Mark Mahin.

The photos below show two mysterious orbs I photographed in the night sky.

multicolored sky orbs

There was no fog, mist, rain or precipitation on this night.

Darting and Dumbfounding

The photos below (taken on April 2, June 12, and June 16 of 2017) show mysterious orbs that all seem to be moving fast.  See here for 500+ other photos of speeding orbs.

spheres of light

Friday, June 16, 2017

Intersecting Stripes of the Strange Orb

Below we see two mysterious orbs I photographed on June 13, 2017 and June 15, 2017.  In the top one we see a strange intersection of two stripes, one curved and one straight.  With these photos I have now photographed 325 mysterious orbs with stripes (see here for these photos).

strange orb

Did the Orb Block Their Window View?

Photo date: June 14, 2017. Photographer: Mark Mahin.

The photo below shows a mysterious transparent orb I photographed near a building in New York City. 
transparent blue orb
There was no fog, mist, rain or precipitation on this night.

Mint-Colored Mystery

Photo date: June 14, 2017. Photographer: Mark Mahin.

The photo below shows a mysterious orb I photographed near a building in New York City. When I looked at a table showing shades of green, I saw the orb's color seemed to match the "Mint" shade of green.

green sky orb
There was no fog, mist, rain or precipitation on this night.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

The Favorite "Perch" of the Mysterious Blue Orbs?

Photo date: June 14, 2017. Photographer: Mark Mahin.

The photo below shows a mysterious blue orb that looks as if it is exactly aligned with the top of an ornamental window frame at Grand Central Terminal in New York.

perching orb
I have quite a few times previously photographed mysterious orbs seemingly "perched" atop such a window frame, as you can see in this series of photos, and the grid below (consisting of photos taken with a different camera).

perching orbs

Confusing Corner

Photo date: June 12, 2017. Photographer: Mark Mahin.

The photo below shows a blue orb I photographed near the corner of a skyscraper on Park Avenue in New York City.

blue sky orb
There was no fog, mist, rain or precipitation on this night.

More Colorful Than the Stars

Photo date: June 14, 2017. Photographer: Mark Mahin.

The photos below show some colorful sky orbs that I photographed near some towers in New York City.

spheres of light
There was no fog, mist, rain or precipitation on this night.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Was the Blue Orb Rolling Down the Rail?

Photo date: June 12, 2017. Photographer: Mark Mahin.

The photo below shows a mysterious blue orb near a stairway at Grand Central Terminal in New York.

blue orb

More Orb Swarms

The grid below shows a number of photos I have taken showing many different mysterious orbs in the night sky.  The photos were all taken on nights where there was no fog, mist, rain or precipitation.  See here for the original posts containing these photos.

orb swarm

The Orb's Thick Halo?

Photo date: June 12, 2017. Photographer: Mark Mahin.

The photo below shows a mysterious orb I photographed near the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York. The orb seems to have a kind of thick, dim halo.

orb
There was no fog, mist, rain or precipitation on this night.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Orb Swarms

The grid below shows a number of photos I have taken showing many different mysterious orbs in the night sky.  The photos were all taken on nights where there was no fog, mist, rain or precipitation.  See here for the original posts containing these photos.

orb swarms

A Blue Sky Orb

Photo date: June 9, 2017.  Photographer: Mark Mahin.

The photo below shows a blue sky orb I photographed near a building in New York City.

blue sky orb
There was no fog, mist, rain or precipitation on this night.

Sky Weirdness

Photo date: June 12, 2017.  Photographer: Mark Mahin.

The left photo below shows some weird thing that I photographed above the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York.  It has a rectangular shape that is very rare to see in a sky anomaly. It appeared only in this photo, not in several other photos taken from the same angle.

sky weirdness

There was no fog, mist, rain or precipitation on this night.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Multicolored Sky Orbs

Photo date: June 11, 2017.  Photographer: Mark Mahin.

The photos below show three mysterious multi-colored orbs that I photographed in the night sky.

multicolored sky orbs
There was no fog, mist, rain or precipitation on this night.

Baby Blue and Baffling

Photo date: June 9. 2017. Photographer: Mark Mahin.

The photos below show two baby-blue orbs near towers in New York City.

baby blue orb
There was no fog, mist, rain or precipitation on this night.

Evening Orbs

Photo date: June 10, 2017. Photographer: Mark Mahin.

The photo below shows three mysterious orbs I photographed above a building in New York City.

evening orbs
The top orb has an unusual white-green look. Below is a closeup.

Aligning Blue Orbs

Photo date: June 9, 2017. Photographer: Mark Mahin.

The photos below show two mysterious blue orbs I photographed in Grand Central Terminal in New York. They both are aligning to architectural lines in the station. I have photographed hundreds of such aligning orbs, as you can see in this series.

aligning blue orbs

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Elevated Engimas

Photo date: June 9, 2017. Photographer: Mark Mahin.

The photo below shows a blue orb and a blue-purple orb I photographed near a building in New York City.

enigmas

There was no fog, mist, rain or precipitation on this night.

Odd Orbs

Photo date: June 10, 2017. Photographer: Mark Mahin.

The photos below show four unusual orbs I photographed, three of which appeared in the night sky.  The one on the top-left has a kind of golden-brown look resembling a pancake.

odd orbs
There was no fog, mist, rain or precipitation on this night.

City Orb

Photo date: June 9, 2017. Photographer: Mark Mahin.

In the photo below we see a mysterious orb that rather seems to be perched on a block-like surface in New York City.

city orb
There was no fog, mist, rain or precipitation on this night.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Gyrating Orb?

Photo date: June 9, 2017. Photographer: Mark Mahin.

I took the photo below on Park Avenue in New York. We see what looks like a mysterious orb doing some weird gyrating motion, as if it was dancing with some furious energy.

gyrating orb
There was no fog, mist, rain or precipitation on this night.

Blue Orb in the Station

Photo date: June 9, 2017. Photographer: Mark Mahin.

The photo below shows a mysterious blue orb I photographed in Grand Central Terminal in New York.

blue orb

Friday, June 9, 2017

Transparent Speeder

Photo date: May 25, 2017. Photographer: Mark Mahin.

The photo below shows a speeding orb I photographed at Grand Central Terminal in New York. It's one of 400+ transparent orbs I have photographed at this location, as shown here.

speeding transparent orb

Magenta Mysteries

Photo date: June 7, 2017. Photographer: Mark Mahin.

The photos below show three purple sky orbs I photographed in the night sky.  For 400+ other photos of mysterious purple orbs, see here.

purple sky orbs
There was no fog, mist, rain or precipitation on this night.

Orb "Plant" Above the Art Plant

Photo date: June 8, 2017. Photographer: Mark Mahin.

The photo below shows an artwork on my living room wall, some artwork showing a flower.  Above the art flower, we see what looks like a mysterious speeding orb. Note how the path of the orb rather seems to have a plant-like shape, with a kind of "stem" rising above a base-like part.

strange plant