Friday, April 30, 2021

Did the "L" Stand for Something?

 Photo date: April 29, 2021. Photographer: Mark Mahin.   

I took the photos below while photographing only ordinary drops of pure, clean water falling in front of a black featureless background. We see a bunch of orbs with a strange top and an "L" shape in their centers. 

letter in orb

letter in orb

letter in orb

letter in orb

letter in orb

letter in orb

letter in orb

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Colorfully Weird

Photo date: April 26, 2021. Photographer: Mark Mahin.   

I took the photo below while photographing only ordinary drops of pure, clean water falling in front of a black featureless background.  We see orbs with a hard-to-describe pattern. 

colorful orbs

Bumpy Stripes at the Top

Photo date: April 27, 2021. Photographer: Mark Mahin.   

I took the photos below while photographing only ordinary drops of pure, clean water falling in front of a black featureless background.  We see orbs with odd stripes at the top.

striped orbs from water drops

striped orbs from water drops

striped orbs from water drops

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

30+ Ovals Inside Each Circle

 Photo date: April 26, 2021. Photographer: Mark Mahin.   

I took the photos below while photographing only ordinary drops of pure, clean water falling in front of a black featureless background.  We see circles that each have inside them 30+ oval shapes, with the ovals being only slightly different from circles. 

oval shapes in orbs

oval shapes in orbs

oval shapes in orbs

oval shapes in orbs

oval shapes in orbs

oval shapes in orbs

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

A "Weeping Eye" Pattern

Photo date: April 26, 2021. Photographer: Mark Mahin.   

I took the photos below while photographing only ordinary drops of pure, clean water falling in front of a black featureless background.  We see a pattern that looks like a pair of eyes, the right one crying. 

weeping eye pattern

weeping eye pattern

weeping eye pattern



weeping eye pattern

weeping eye pattern

weeping eye pattern

Monday, April 26, 2021

"Quartered" Orbs

Photo date: April 25, 2021. Photographer: Mark Mahin.   

I took the photos below while photographing only ordinary drops of pure, clean water falling in front of a black featureless background.    We see strange orbs with diamond shapes at the center of two intersecting cracks. 

cross in orb

cross in orb

Sunday, April 25, 2021

The Tops of the Stripes Were Wider

Photo date: April 24, 2021. Photographer: Mark Mahin.  

I took the photos below while photographing only ordinary drops of pure, clean water falling in front of a black featureless background.  We see orbs with strange diagonal stripes, stripes that are wider at the top. 

orbs with diagonal stripes

orbs with diagonal stripes

orbs with diagonal stripes

orbs with diagonal stripes

orbs with diagonal stripes

orbs with diagonal stripes

orbs with diagonal stripes

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Orbs with Double-Bent Stripes

Photo date: April 23, 2021. Photographer: Mark Mahin.   

I took the photos below while photographing only ordinary drops of pure, clean water falling in front of a black featureless background.  We see orbs with kind of meandering stripes. 

orbs with double-bent stripes

orbs with double-bent stripes

orbs with double-bent stripes

orbs with double-bent stripes

orbs with double-bent stripes

orbs with double-bent stripes

orbs with double-bent stripes

Friday, April 23, 2021

Cracked Circles

 Photo date: April 22, 2021. Photographer: Mark Mahin.   

I took the photos below while photographing only ordinary drops of pure, clean water falling in front of a black featureless background.  We see orbs with a crack-like feature at the bottom. 

cracked circles

cracked circles

cracked circles

cracked orbs

Much stranger was the pattern below:

cracked orbs

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Orbs with Ten Stripes

 Photo date: April 19, 2021. Photographer: Mark Mahin.   

I took the photos below while photographing only ordinary drops of pure, clean water falling in front of a black featureless background.  We see orbs with ten stripes. 


Tuesday, April 20, 2021

"Burning" Bands

Photo date: April 19, 2021. Photographer: Mark Mahin.   

I took the photos below while photographing only ordinary drops of pure, clean water falling in front of a black featureless background.  We see orbs with big stripes, stripes that have a flame-like feature on their left edge. 

striped orbs

Monday, April 19, 2021

Strange Events Shortly After Learning of a Sibling's Death

Many a person reports strange inexplicable events around the time of a loved one's death, such as a clock mysteriously stopping at the time someone died. Prior to this year, I had only one such experience around the time of a loved one's death.  The experience was that within an hour after learning of a sibling's death, I observed an inexplicable shower of leaves. While working a short distance from the edge of a park to a pond, within an hour of learning of a sister's death,  I saw during 60 seconds about 100 to 200 leaves fall from the trees, even though it was only September 24th (long before leaves tend to fall in my area), and even though there was no unusual wind.  Returning four days later to the same spot, and keeping track of how many leaves fell, I saw only one leave fall during three minutes. 

Yesterday evening (April 18) I heard of the unexpected death of a  sister. There followed two very hard-to-explain events. 

The first event involved my Samsung tablet device. It suddenly froze up.  I turned it off, hoping the problem would go away when I turned it back on. But it was then impossible to turn the tablet device back on. I must have pressed the "on" button 30 times, without it turning on. Then finally I was able to turn the device on.  I checked the battery, thinking that maybe I had been low on charge. But I found instead it was still 85% charged.  I can't explain this strange behavior of the device, which I have never seen before. 

The next morning (today, April 19, 2021) something else very strange happened. Shortly after waking I was very surprised to see a 10-inch-long scroll in a particular corner of my apartment, parallel to the left edge of a black bookcase. I opened the scroll (about two inches in width) and found two portraits of my daughters that some artist had made years ago. I was very delighted to discover the portraits, which I do not remember ever seeing before. But hanging unresolved was the question: how did they get in that spot? My wife was as baffled by their appearance in that spot as I was.  Neither of us (the only ones in the apartment that day) had done anything related to the bookcase that might have caused the portraits to appear where I found them. We had both barely touched the bookcase on the previous day. My wife said she last remembered the portraits being in some other place in the apartment, in a drawer on the opposite end of the large black bookcase. 

The position where I found the scrolled-up portraits was very plainly visible from the place on the sofa where I sit most of the day, about three meters away, so I should have noticed them in such a spot on the previous day, but did not. To make things all the more baffling, I took a few photos of my living room around midnight at the end of April 18, and upon examining such photos on April 19 I saw they showed the paper scrolls parallel to the left edge of the black bookcase (where I discovered them on the morning of April 19), in a position where they should have been very visible to me during the evening of April 18, when I sat for hours three meters away from them, but failed to notice them. It is as if near the end of April 18 the scrolls had been inexplicably teleported to the position parallel to the left edge of the black bookcase, where I noticed them very quickly after waking up on April 19. 

The photo below shows the paper scrolls just as I found them on the morning of April 19, and the photo is taken from the spot 3 meters away where I sat through most of the afternoon and evening of April 18. You can see how clearly noticeable such scrolls are from such a spot, from which I never noticed such scrolls on that day. 



See the pdf file here for a discussion of many accounts similar to the account given above, some of which seem to involve objects mysteriously appearing, and some of which seem to involve objects mysteriously showing up in unexpected places.  Such cases have been studied by Mary Rose Barrington of the Society for Psychical Research. 

Strange Triads

Photo date: April 17, 2021. Photographer: Mark Mahin.   

I took the photos below while photographing only ordinary drops of pure, clean water falling in front of a black featureless background.  We see a strange pattern. 

strange orb pattern

paranormal triad