Friday, May 26, 2017

Confounding "Cane"

Photo date: May 26, 2017. Photographer: Mark Mahin.

The photo below shows a mysterious orb I photographed with a hook-like stripe, one looking rather like a cane.

hook stripe in orb
I have four previous times photographed mysterious orbs with hook-like stripes. The photos are below.

hook orbs
This 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).

repeating orbs

Twice Spooked

The photos below mysterious orbs near the same building in midtown Manhattan, on May 22, 2017 and May 17, 2017.  The moon was no bigger than a half-moon on these nights.

blue sky orb
There was no fog, mist, rain or precipitation on either of these nights.

Station Quirks

Below are some photos of mysterious orbs I took at Grand Central Terminal on May 15, 2017 and May 24, 2017.

orbs in Grand Central

Another Orb Double Alignment

Photo date: May 24, 2017. Photographer: Mark Mahin.

The photo below shows a mysterious orb I photographed at Grand Central Terminal, a place where I notice an unusually high number of cases of orbs exactly aligning with lines in the station. Here we have a double alignment:  the left top of the orb is aligned with one architectural line, and the right of the orb is aligned with another.  See here for other cases of orb double alignments.

aligning orb

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Orb Makes a Shape Like That New Crop Circle

Photo date: May 24, 2017. Photographer: Mark Mahin.

Today the Mysterious Universe web site has a post about a new crop circle that appeared this week. The crop circle has two overlapping circles, like a Venn diagram. The photo below shows a mysterious orb I photographed at Grand Central Terminal, an orb making a similar shape resembling a Venn diagram, in which we see overlapping circles.  I have often photographed mysterious orbs making such a shape, as you can see from these examples.
 
moving orb

A Multicolored Sky Orb

Photo date: May 24, 2017. Photographer: Mark Mahin.

Below we see a mysterious orb I photographed in the sky, one that has mainly red and green colors. See here for 28 other photos of multi-colored sky orbs.

multicolored sky orb

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

Orb Nuzzles the Giant Statue's Cheek

Photo date: May 24, 2017. Photographer: Mark Mahin.

I was very surprised to see a giant statue of a ballerina at Rockefeller Center, one that is much bigger than the famous statue of Prometheus at that location.  It's a new addition, one that is probably temporary.  Below we see the statue, along with a blue-gray orb that has exactly aligned with the statue's cheek.

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

Triplets?

Photo date: March 27, 2017. Photographer: Mark Mahin.

I took the photo below while photographing nothing but pure, clean drops of water falling against a dark background. We see three orbs with face-like details, an effect I have observed many times since October 2014, as shown in this series of 300+ photos.

orb faces in water drop

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Still More Bright Orbs

The grid below shows various mysterious bright orbs I have photographed.  See here for the original posts containing these photos.  See here for many other orb posters.

Turn of the Speeding Striped Orb

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

The photo below shows a mysterious orb that seems to be moving fast and making a turn.

turning orb

Another "Hockey Stick" Orb

Photo date: April 3, 2017. Photographer: Mark Mahin.

The photo below shows a mysterious orb I photographed indoors, one with a stripe resembling a hockey stick.

hockey stick orb
This is the 4th mysterious orb I have photographed with such a pattern. Below are three others.

hockey stick orbs

Below is my revised table of 20 repeating patterns in mysterious orbs I have photographed (most of the examples referred to below can be conveniently seen in this post).

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 4 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
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 4 A stripe with a shape resembling a hockey stick This post
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
J-like 3 A stripe resembling the letter J. http://orbpro.blogspot.com/2017/03/the-third-j-letter-ive-photographed-in.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 12 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

This post
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
 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Triangle in the Mysterious Orb

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

The photo at left shows a mysterious orb I photographed near a window at Grand Central Terminal in New York. We see a triangular shape inside the orb, consisting of three lines. The photo at right shows a mysterious orb I photographed on May 26, 2016 (as posted here).  That orb has a different type of triangle shape inside it.

orb triangle

Information Sign Is a Hangout for Transparent Orbs

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

The photo below shows a mysterious orb I photographed in front of an information sign at Grand Central Terminal in New York.

transparent orb
I have many times before photographed mysterious orbs near this sign. Below are some examples.  See here for other examples.

transparent orbs

Blue Orb Among the Commuters

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

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

Monday, May 22, 2017

More Bright Orbs

The grid below shows various mysterious bright orbs I have photographed.  See here for the original posts containing these photos.

bright orbs

Strange Orbs

Below we see two odd looking orbs I photographed indoors on May 20, 2017.

strange orbs

The one below appeared on May 15, 2017, a few seconds after I complained that I hadn't had a striped orb appear recently.

The one below from April 27, 2017 seemed to be moving fast.


Night of the Blue Sky Orbs

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

The photo below shows three mysterious blue orbs I photographed near buildings in New York City.

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

Sunday, May 21, 2017

The 4th Time I've Seen This Orb Pattern

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

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

striped orb
We see here a pattern I have three times previously photographed, a pattern I call the "T with slanted top" pattern, because it resembles the letter "T" with a slanted top, and a small break between the lines.  Below are the three other times I have photographed this pattern.

striped orbs
This 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).

recurring pattern

"Membrane" in the Mystery

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

The photo below shows a mysterious orb I photographed in Grand Central Terminal. Like more than 100 other mysterious orbs I have photographed, this one has an outer ring resembling a cell membrane.

orb membrane

Strange Guests at the Waldorf

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

The photo below shows two mysterious blue orbs I photographed next to the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York.

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

Saturday, May 20, 2017

24 Bright Orbs

The grid below shows various mysterious bright orbs I have photographed.  See here for the original posts containing these photos.

The Fast Light Above Them

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

The photo below shows a bright orb I photographed at Grand Central Terminal, one that seems to be moving fast.

fast light
 
I took the photo below on the same day. Note the difference in the opacity of the blue orbs.

transparent orb
 The orb below (from the same day) looked rather as if it was having some fun rolling along the ledge.

orb on ledge

Colorful Evening

Photo date: May 15, 2017. Photographer: Mark Mahin.

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

green sky orb

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

Friday, May 19, 2017

A Striped Sky Orb

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

The photo below shows a striped orb I photographed above a construction site.  It's one of hundreds of striped sky orbs I have photographed (see here for examples).

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

City Orbs

Photo date: May 15, 2017.  Photographer: Mark Mahin.

The photos below show some blue orbs and green orbs I photographed near skyscrapers in New York.

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

"Tail" of the Sky Orb

Photo date: May 18, 2017.  Photographer: Mark Mahin.

The photo below shows a sky orb I photographed near a building. We see the comet-like "tail" often seen in orbs.

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

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Curved Stripe of the Speeding Blue Orb

Photo date: May 17, 2017. Photographer: Mark Mahin.

The photo below shows a speeding blue orb I photographed at Grand Central Terminal in New York, one of many speeding blue orbs I have photographed at this location. On the left we see a curved stripe.

speeding blue orb
This is the sixth time I have photographed a mysterious orb with a curved stripe on its side. This 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 symbol

The Tower's Strange Sidekick

Photo date: May 15, 2017. Photographer: Mark Mahin.

The photo below shows a mysterious green orb I photographed near a high tower in New York City.

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

4 Aligning Orbs

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

At Grand Central Terminal in New York, I have hundreds of times photographed mysterious orbs aligning with architectural lines in the station (as you can see in this series). Below are 4 photographs from the same day showing such alignments.  The first three orbs have their bottom edges aligned with an architectural line, and the last orb has its top aligned with an architectural line.

aligning orbs

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Stars, Stripes, and Spooky Speeder

Photo date: May 15, 2017. Photographer: Mark Mahin.

The photo below shows a bright speeding orb I photographed near a flag in Grand Central Terminal in New York.  See here for hundreds of similar photos I have taken, many showing more dramatic signs of motion.

bright speeding orb

Strangeness of the Multicolored Sky Orb

Photo date: May 15, 2017. Photographer: Mark Mahin.

The photo below shows a multicolored sky orb I photographed at the edge of a park in New York City.

multicolored sky orb
The photo above was cropped from this photo:

multicolored sky orb
 See here for other photos I have taken of multicolored sky orbs, almost all of which were taken with another camera.

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

A Blue Sky Orb

Photo date: May 15, 2017. Photographer: Mark Mahin.

The photo below shows a mysterious blue orb I photographed above a tall tower in New York City.

blue sky orb

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

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Strange Arcs Inside the Weird Orb

Photo date: May 15, 2015. Photographer: Mark Mahin.

Below we see a mysterious orb I photographed at Grand Central Terminal.

weird orb
Below is a closeup. Besides a membrane-like outer ring, we can see two arc shapes inside the orb.

weird orb

A Green Sky Orb

Photo date: May 15, 2017. Photographer: Mark Mahin.

The photo below shows a mysterious green orb I photographed near a building in New York City.

green sky orb
There was no fog, mist, rain or precipitation on this night. The air quality listed on airnow.gov was "good."

Call It the "Creme Donut" Orb

Photo date: May 15, 2017. Photographer: Mark Mahin.

The photo below shows a strange orb I photographed at Grand Central Terminal in New York -- or is it too orbs? It reminds me of a donut with a creme-filled center.

donut orb

A Large Multicolored Sky Orb

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

The photo below (cropped from the top edge of a large photo) shows a multicolored sky orb I photographed. The orb was 10 percent of the total photo height.

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

Monday, May 15, 2017

Blue Orb Aligns Both Times

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

Below we see two photos I took at Grand Central Terminal in New York.  Both show a mysterious blue orb near a flag edge. The orb in the top photo is aligned with the edge of the flag. This is the 52nd time I have photographed a mysterious orb exactly aligning with a flag edge (see here for the other 51 photos).  The orb in the bottom photo is aligned to a wall. I see such orb alignments very, very frequently at this location, much more frequently than I would expect to see by chance.  See here for more than 200 examples.

orb on flag edge