Thursday, June 22, 2017

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
Umbilical cord ( AKA "cul-de-sac") 10 Resembles an umbilical cord with a curved loop. Is it a symbol of motherhood?
Curved stripe at top or bottom 10 May be on top or bottom of orb
Diagonal stripe 25 Goes from one side of orb to another, diagonally. Looks like a slash (not a backslash)
Short diagonal stripe 5 Goes from top right corner toward center
Hose and circle 9 Looks like a ball that has fallen out of a tube
Slanted C 12 Looks like a C shape, tilted over quite a bit to the right
Inverted V 7 Looks rather like the caret character (an inverted V)
Hook-like stripe 6 Has a kind of candy-cane shape
Curvy 9 which fell down 2 Looks like a curvy nine which “fell down”
4 stripes 2 Straight lines intersecting in a particular shape
Broken squiggly T 3 One wiggly horizontal stripe at the top well above a vertical stripe at the bottom
Hockey stick 5 A stripe with a shape resembling a hockey stick
Backslash 7 Goes from one side of orb to another, diagonally. Looks like a backslash (not a slash)
Belt-like 14 A stripe goes from the left side of the orb to the right side, horizontally.
J-like 4 A stripe resembling the letter J.
Two-thirds of a Y 3 Resembles the letter Y with the left-most part missing
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
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

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Side curve 6 The orb has a curved stripe on its left or right side

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