Photo #1. Natural. This was taken on an icy night and the suspended ice crystals in the air picked up the light from streetlamps. This was taken in a very cold country, but here in AZ we sometimes get this when there’s a sandstorm. The crystals of sand and particles reflect the lights. Those of you who noted that the lights seemed to extend from existing lights were very perceptive. I usually like to arrive before dark to places to take reference shots. Later, when I’m at home reviewing photos, I can see what’s there in the daylight that might be reflective or objects that appear to be human shapes at night.
Photo #2. Supernatural. This not only couldn’t be explained, but was shot in consecutive shots for about 10 frames before disappearing completely. The shots were all taken with the camera resting in the same spot that I’ve taken shots for many years regularly. This was the first time this particular phenomenon showed up. I’ve gotten lots of strange things in this same area with lots of colors cresting in consecutive shots and then dissipating. We’ve even caught them on separate cameras. What it is—I have no explanation, but because this area has had the same issues for many many years with many cameras and many photographers, I’m left baffled. I would like to say its earth phenomenon. If you take pictures anywhere else around the graveyard you don’t get this effect. Admittedly there is a prominent family of 20 buried in this fenced in area and many tragic deaths. I originally thought it might be an issue with the fencing, but repeated shots under the same conditions haven’t proven it to be repeatable over time. If it were an issue with the bars, the camera remaining in the same spot taking consecutive pictures should just continue to capture it. It is on at an Indian butte where all the HoHoKam canals converged. Some have said it’s a portal. To be honest, because it occurs within a few feet of the same place every time…I think it just could be. I’ve found no temperature changes or EMF issues, but the dowsing rods go mad there and my body becomes covered in intense goosebumps and hair-standing-on-end feeling like when lightning strikes too closely. I've even smelled ozone. I’ve come to call the spot "the portal."
Photo #3: Natural. It was a cold night and I purposely exhaled while taking the shot to see what cold breath looks like in a picture. It’s a good practice to try your camera in the rain, wind, up close to a tree when you shake it, in a dusty room when you shake a curtain, with cold breath, with a camera strap and hair in the way, and moving it when taking shots at night to see how it blurs. These reference shots are priceless when debunking. Any time you’re shooting in cold weather, you need to definitely take a deep breath, wait, and take the shot while holding your breath. Keep others away from you so their breath isn’t in the shot either. Tie your hair up. Remove your camera strap. The more controlled your shots, the less you have to debunk. Camera straps usually fall on the right side of the shot and often times look braided or coiled. Cold breath is wispy and usually comes from the bottom of the shot drifting upwards.
Photo #4: Supernatural. I’m amazed, but every now and then I get a shot like this—an orb quite a distance away (I’ve zoomed in on the original shot, but it was about 15 feet away) appearing to be behind the fencing. So much for the dust/pollen in front of the flash near the lens theory on that particular one. I really can’t explain it, but it’s very pretty, isn’t it? Oh, and it’s in that same place where we got the pink patch “portal.”
Photo #5 Natural. A hair! They usually resemble your hair color and have inner circles. Women with long hair really need to keep it braided or tied up. I can’t tell you how many times in the early years I examined hair for hours thinking it was a vortex!