When we refer to the non-ghost orb as ‘dust’, it simply is just a terminology that groups all non-ghost orbs into one simple reference as ‘dust’ that is generated by the environment. Orb dust generally comes from the surrounding environment. When we photograph ghosts in the form of an orb, the most important thing that we need to know is – the sense of awareness towards the surrounding where we were at that moment. Furthermore, different environments will produce different kinds of dust orbs according to other factors. For example, during the dry season, we tend to photograph orb dusts that are transparent or have colour according to its source – the type of soil in a particular place. Meanwhile, during the wet season – we tend to photograph a solid orb that mostly comes from the rain drops, snow and other extreme weather conditions.
Hence, one might ask how come the dust orb I had looked at had eyes and a nose. When you capture an orb on film having a face, eyes and nose, it simply means that the dust orb was generated from the dry season or came from a closed place. The eyes, nose or a complete faces which is not a weird phenomenon actually explain the characteristic of the uneven surface of the dust orb that reveals where it originated from. Nevertheless, whether the dust orb has eyes, nose or face – they all possess a demarcated outer ring. Hence, orbs that are generated by the environment have a demarcated outer ring – which is the most prominent signature for environment dust orbs – when identifying an orb generated by ghost energy – or not.
One simple characteristic of a ghost orb making it valid as a ghost orb is, the prominent demarcated outer ring does not exist. When a ghost orb is not in motion, its shape would be spherical without the outer ring – but still with blurred edges. Nonetheless, it must be noted that not all orbs are an environmental phenomenon, nor all orbs a ghost energy – for in order to understand both – we need knowledge of the unification that identifies its own characteristic – under the Dualism Concept.
Founder at Malaysian Ghost ResearchAn Associate International Member of the UK Geographical Association, the Assistant Afternoon Supervisor of Gurun Secondary School (Kedah, Malaysia), a Geography teacher with 28 years of teaching experience and holds a masters degree in Geography, former outdoor education trainer, an education application developer, an environmental researcher, a photographer, a videographer, a book author, a solo paranormal and ghost researcher, as well as the sole founder of Malaysian Ghost Research.