Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Ten Position States of the Speeding Orb

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

We see below a mysterious speeding orb I photographed last night in Grand Central Terminal. We see once again the "string of pearls" effect I have many times photographed, in which we seem to see multiple position states of an object speeding fast. In this case you can count at least 10 individual orb position states that the camera has captured.

speeding orb
There is simply nothing known to man that moves like this. It can't be a bird, an insect, or a dust speck, because such things don't move in so convoluted a path.  Nor can it be a hair, which would never have this kind of W-shape. Throw hair and dust in front of your camera all day long, and take pictures; and you will never get a photo that looks like this.  Based on the length and the number of position states, I estimate this orb was moving at hundreds of miles an hour.

Scarlet Sky Enigma

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

The photo below shows a red orb I photographed above a building in New York City.

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

Falling Orb?

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

The photo below shows an unusual orb I photographed in Grand Central Terminal in New York.

falling orb
 A closeup shows a kind of trailing blue "tail," kind of what we might expect to see if a gaseous ball was falling.


blue aura

The Third Blue Orb I've Photographed Recently at This Arch Top

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

The first photo below shows a mysterious blue orb I photographed last night in front of a window at Grand Central Terminal in New York. The two lower photos show two other orbs I photographed at the same position (or a very similar position) on February 21, 2017, as reported here.  Note that in all three cases the orb is just a little to the right of the top of the arch.

reappearing orb

Monday, February 27, 2017

Mysterious Purple-Green Orbs

Below we see various photos I have taken of mysterious purple-green orbs, all of which except one appeared in the night sky. See here for the original posts containing these photos.

Sky Orb in the Sky Orb in the Sky Orb?

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

The photo below shows an unusual purple sky orb I photographed near the Helmsley Building in New York. Inside the orb seems to be a ring-like feature with a bright center.


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

A Purple-Green Sky Orb

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

The photo below shows a purple-green sky orb I photographed above a building in New York City.

purple green orb
High above this orb in the original photo were the two orbs shown below.


There was no fog, mist, rain or precipitation on this night. The air quality listed on airnow.gov was "good," with a level of 35. The pollen count listed on pollen.com was "low," with a level of 0.9.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Orb Veil and Its Orange Clone

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

I took the photo below while photographing nothing but ordinary drops of pure, clean water falling against a dark background. We see two of the strange objects I call orb veils, and they both have the exact same distinctive shape. But only one has a bright color.

See here for similar photos by Andrea Corsick, who gets a spectacular variety of colors. 

"F" Is For "Freaky"

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

I took the photo below while photographing nothing but ordinary drops of pure, clean water falling against a dark background. At the top we see some orbs with strange little holes, and near the bottom we see an orb with the letter "F" letter inside it.

orb face

Enduring Enigma

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

I took the photo below while photographing nothing but ordinary drops of pure, clean water falling against a dark background. We see another example of the strange, strange water face effect that I have observed since October 2014.  At least four of the orbs seem to have face-like details.

orb face

Orange and Purple Sky Orbs

The photos below (which I took on February 14, 2017 and February 25, 2017) show two purple sky orbs and two orange sky orbs.


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

Saturday, February 25, 2017

A Column of Purple Sky Orbs

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

The photo below shows three purple sky orbs I photographed near a building in New York City.

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

Another "Inverted V" Orb

The first of the 4 photos below shows a mysterious orb I photographed in front of a ceiling in Grand Central Terminal in New York on February 24, 2017.  The other three photos show mysterious orbs I photographed with a similar "inverted V" pattern.

inverted V orbs

Below is my updated table listing recurring patterns in mysterious orbs I have photographed  (most of the examples referred to below can be conveniently seen in this post).
 
Description Occurrences 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 9 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/2017/02/the-9th-time-ive-seen-this-orb-pattern.html
Diagonal stripe 14 Goes from one side of orb to another, diagonally. Looks like a slash (not a backslash) http://orbpro.blogspot.com/2017/02/the-14th-mysterious-orb-with-diagonal.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 11 Looks like a C shape, tilted over quite a bit to the right http://orbpro.blogspot.com/2017/01/recurrence-of-slanted-c-pattern-in.html
Inverted V 4 Looks rather like the caret character (an inverted V) This post
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 above a vertical stripe at the bottom http://orbpro.blogspot.com/2016/07/reappearance-of-double-striped-orb.html
Hockey stick 2 A stripe with a shape resembling a hockey stick http://orbpro.blogspot.com/2017/02/another-hockey-stick-sky-orb.html
Backslash 4 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

The Blue Orb Was His Crown

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

The photo below shows a mysterious blue orb that rather seems to be balanced on a man's head. Was it reading his mind?

blue orb

It Wasn't Mars

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

The photo below shows a red orb I photographed above a building in New York City.

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

Friday, February 24, 2017

The Ghostly Ball Above Them

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

The photo below shows a mysterious orb I photographed in Grand Central Terminal in New York. It's one of hundreds of transparent blue orbs I've photographed at this location (see here for many others).

ghostly ball

Were the Purple Orbs Peeking Into the Windows?

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

The photo below shows two purple orbs I photographed near a tall tower in New York City.

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

Gag of the Blue Transparent Orb?

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

The photo below shows a mysterious blue orb I photographed at Grand Central Terminal in New York. I can't help wondering whether the blue orb is doing some kind of "look out below, I'm about to fall" comic shtick.

blue transparent orb

Like Sky Peaches

Below are two photos of peach-colored orbs I photographed on February 19, 2017 and February 21, 2017.

peach sky orbs

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

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Orbs Reappearing at the Same Spot

The poster below shows quite a few examples of mysterious orbs that seemed to reappear at the same spot. See here for the original photos.  The one in the top left corner is particularly striking, as we see the reappearance at the same spot of two purple orbs with the same "one piece missing from the pie" look.

reappearing orbs

The Weird Sidekick of the Column of Crescents

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

I took the photo below while photographing nothing but ordinary drops of pure clean water falling against a dark background. We see one of the strange objects I call orb veils. The object appeared with an apparent size of about 6 inches, taking up 60% of the original photo height. We see some of the typical characteristics of orb veils: a polygon shape with lots of spiky points, a kind of membrane-like edge, and lots of little internal circles. On the right is a column of what I call orb crescents. See here for a video showing 100+ photos of these strange orb veils.

orb veil

A Green Sky Orb

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

The photo below shows three orbs I photographed above 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," with a level of 38. The pollen count listed on pollen.com was "low," with a level of 0.6.

Purple Sky Orbs

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

The photo below shows two purple orbs I photographed near a building in New York City.

purple sky orbs

There was no fog, mist, rain or precipitation on this night. The air quality listed on airnow.gov was "good," with a level of 38. The pollen count listed on pollen.com was "low," with a level of 0.6.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Blue Orbs Appearing at the Exact Same Spot?

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

The photos below show two mysterious blue orbs I photographed in front of windows at Grand Central Terminal in New York. Interestingly, they seemed to have appeared at the exact same spot, at a position just a little to the right of the top of the window arch.  Was this coincidence, or one orb imitating another orb? You can see here lots of other cases of mysterious orbs reappearing at the same spot.

blue orbs

The Smaller Orb Was Surpassed

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

In the photo below we see a small orb near an entrance of Grand Central Terminal, an orb that is quite surpassed by the larger and brighter orb at the top of the photo.

blue orb in Grand Central

Orbs Near Famous Buildings

The first photo below (taken on February 4, 2017) shows a mysterious orb next to the UN building in New York. The other two photos (taken on February 19, 2017) show orbs near St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York.  The moon was a half-moon on both of these nights.

orbs

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

They Both Had Orange Glows

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

The photo shows a mysterious yellow orb on the right and the moon on the left. Oddly, both seemed to have an orange glow about them.

yellow sky orb

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

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

A Blue Moving Orb

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

The photo below shows a blue orb that seemed to be moving very fast in Grand Central Terminal in New York.

blue moving orb

A Purple-Green Orb in the Sky

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

The photo below shows a strange sky orb that was half purple and half green.

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

Bright Sky Orbs

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

The photo below shows two bright sky orbs above a building in New York City. Neither was the moon, which was only a half moon on this night.

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

Was the Little Orb Riding Piggy-Back on the Purple Orb?

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

The photo below shows a purple sky orb that rather seems to have a little bright orb riding atop it.

purple orb

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

Monday, February 20, 2017

Colorful Sky Balls

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

The photo below shows three mysterious orbs I photographed at a park. One is blue, another is green, and another is red.

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

The 14th Mysterious Orb With a Diagonal Slash

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

Below is a sky orb orb I photographed on a night with no rain, fog, mist or precipitation.

striped orb

I have so far taken 14 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.


Here are three more photos showing the same pattern:

striped orbs

Below is my updated table listing recurring patterns in mysterious orbs I have photographed  (most of the examples referred to below can be conveniently seen in this post).
 
Description Occurrences 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 9 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/2017/02/the-9th-time-ive-seen-this-orb-pattern.html
Diagonal stripe 14 Goes from one side of orb to another, diagonally. Looks like a slash (not a backslash) This post

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 11 Looks like a C shape, tilted over quite a bit to the right http://orbpro.blogspot.com/2017/01/recurrence-of-slanted-c-pattern-in.html
Inverted V 3 Looks rather like the caret character (an inverted V) http://orbpro.blogspot.com/2016/11/another-inverted-v-orb.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 above a vertical stripe at the bottom http://orbpro.blogspot.com/2016/07/reappearance-of-double-striped-orb.html
Hockey stick 2 A stripe with a shape resembling a hockey stick http://orbpro.blogspot.com/2017/02/another-hockey-stick-sky-orb.html
Backslash 4 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

Still More Ringed Orbs

A feature I frequently observe in mysterious orbs is an outer ring. A small fraction of mysterious orbs have such rings. The diameter of the ring is about 80% of the total diameter of the orb. Below we see 16 orbs showing such a feature. The original posts showing these photos can be seen here. See here and here for posters of 32 other ringed orbs.

ringed orbs

The Spooky Sign

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

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

transparent orb

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Green Orbs of the Orb Swarm

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

The photo below some mysterious orbs I photographed last night, including three green sky orbs.

green orbs

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

A Speeding Blue Orb

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

The photo below shows a fast blue orb I photographed in Grand Central Terminal in New York. We can see the "string of pearls" effect I very often photograph, in which we seem to see multiple position states of a fast-speeding orb.

speeding blue orb
On the same day at a different location I photographed the blue orb below. We see again the outer ring I often notice in mysterious orbs.

blue orb

More Ringed Orbs

A feature I frequently observe in mysterious orbs is an outer ring. A small fraction of mysterious orbs have such rings. The diameter of the ring is about 80% of the total diameter of the orb. Below we see 16 orbs showing such a feature. The original posts showing these photos can be seen here.

ringed orbs

Ringed Orbs

A feature I frequently observe in mysterious orbs is an outer ring. A small fraction of mysterious orbs have such rings. The diameter of the ring is about 80% of the total diameter of the orb. Below we see 16 orbs showing such a feature. The original posts showing these photos can be seen here.

ringed orbs

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Pink Sky Orb and Its Purple Sidekick

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

The photo below shows a pink orb I photographed above a building in New York City.  It's one of 140+ mysterious pink orbs I have photographed.

pink sky orb

There was no fog, mist, rain or precipitation on this night. The air quality listed on airnow.gov was "good." The pollen count listed on pollen.com was "low," with a level of 2.1.

It Sat on the Stars

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

 The photo below shows a mysterious orb I photographed at Grand Central Terminal in New York. There's a strange little hole in the orb.

orb on flag

The Three Weird Things About This Orb

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

The photo below shows a strange orb I photographed near a high window in Grand Central Terminal. We see an odd flat edge that I don't very often see in orbs. There's also a thick stripe. One side of the orb has a kind of blue glow, and the other side of the orb has a yellow-green glow.

weird orb

Colorful Sky Orbs

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

The photos below mysterious sky orbs of three different colors: purple, green, and red.

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

Friday, February 17, 2017

A Striped Speeding Orb

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

The photo below shows a speeding striped orb I photographed near a skyscraper in New York City.  I have 13 photos showing mysterious orbs with diagonal slashes, but I don't think I'll add this orb photo to that set,  because this one has a more "slash on the edge" look to it. This is the 218th striped orb I have photographed in dry air. See here for other examples.

striped speeding orb
There was no fog, mist, rain or precipitation on this night. The air quality listed on airnow.gov was "good."  The pollen count listed on pollen.com was "low," with a level of 2.1.

Purple-Green Sky Orbs

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

 In the photo below showing an apartment building in New York City, we can see at the top two sky orbs that have a mixture of green and purple colors.

purple green sky orbs

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