Paranormal Phenomena/orbs in photos

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So recently i took a picture of myself with my new camera and the picture comes out right away because it one of those cool ones but anyways when it came out i looked at it and it was a bright blue strip and so i showed my mom and she said it could be you aunt angel like an orb so i looked online and the first thing that popped was stuff about pregnancy and my mom is 4 weeks pregnant so my question is could this blue line be my aunt trying to tell me sonething or is it like an orb?

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Hello,

  Thank you for writting to me at All Experts / Paranormal Phenomena about your experience with your new camera. I very recently answered a private question regarding coincidence versus paranormal phenomena for a young woman writing a college paper. I believe that what you are experiencing is the result of coincidence and that there is nothing paranormal about the circumstances.

  Looking on line for information about orbs is like asking drunks about the virtues of alcohol - you're going to get very biased and most likely wrong answers. What you most likely captured was a strand of hair close to the lense. If flash was used the light would have bounced off the hair and reflected back onto the camera lens. This happens more often than not and is the reason that any of my investigators operating any camera must have longer hair tied back. Even people with shorter hail may have picked up a strand from someone or some where else and it goes unknoticed. Lint and string / camera straps or reflection off of an object outside the viewfinders range can also cause such an effect.

  You then looked on line, found an answer that fit the situation and voilą, a coincidence becomes a paranormal event. You found an answer relating to pregnancy, in most likely written by a site that has some sort of "hippy" name relating to spirits, guardian guides, angels and what have you [and what you have is a biased opinion], relate it to your mother's condition and rational slides into the "I want to believe" Fox Mulder zone.

  If this should happen again, take the camera back for an exchange. Then and only then, should the same results occur, you may have something that approaches the paranormal.

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Greg Pocha,
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Greg Pocha is the Director of Parapsychology and Paranormal Studies for the Eidolon Project Canada. Mr. Pocha is also a leading authority on 'Spectral Profiling'. He has been actively researching and investigating the paranormal in relation to ghosts, hauntings, paranormal activity, parapsychology, psychical research and other closely related areas as a professional since 1999 although his interest and study of the paranormal goes back nearly a half century. He is one of the founders of 'Eidolon Project Canada', an organization that researchs and investigates hauntings at no cost to their clients. Besides studying the subjects that most people consider 'paranormal', Greg also studies subjects such as Near Death Experiences, and other scientific areas. Greg has instructed the Paranormal Studies course for Edmonton Public School's Adult Continuing Education department. He has also given seminars for Edmonton Public Libraries programs. Greg continues adding to his knowledge through study and his continued active involvement in research and investigations of hauntings throughout his home province of Alberta, Canada. Mr. Pocha has been called in to offer his expertise and assist in independent investigations. His input and opinions are sought after and respected.



Publications
Greg is currently writing his first book, "BEYOND: Recognition {Ghosts, Hauntings and Spectral Profiling}". Note: This is an actual book, not a vanity published e-book.

Education/Credentials

Outside of practical hands-on experience and field work for over a decade, Greg owns a private reference library approaching 1,000 books dealing with the paranormal, ghosts, hauntings, parapsychology, physics, medical and other related subject. Here is a subject sampling of this extensive library:GHOSTS - HAUNTINGS - POLTERGEIST - CLASSICAL & QUANTUM THEORY - ENCYCLOPEDIAS / DICTIONARIES / ANTHOLOGIES on PARANORMAL STUDIES - TEXTS on PARAPSYCHOLOGY - DEMONOLOGY - CASE STUDIES - INVESTIGATIVE TECHNIQUES - HISTORY / MYTHOLOGY of GHOSTS - THANATOLOGY - NEAR DEATH STUDIES - HOSPICE CARE - PSYCHICAL STUDIES - BEHAVIORAL PSYCHOLOGY - etc.. Authors include: Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, Albert Einstein, Stephan Hawking, Paul Davis, Carl Sagan, Allison DuBois, James van Praagh, Derek Achora, John Robert Columbo, Dr.Raymond Moody Jr., Dr.Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, Dr. Maurice Rawlings, Dr.Melvin Morse, Dr.Janis Amatuzio, Dr. Kenneth Ring, Dr. Jeffrey Long, Harry Price, Hans Holzer, Andrew Lang, Ed & Lorraine Warren, A.Arthur Findlay, Nandor Fudor, Colin Wilson, Plato, DeCarte, Nietzshce, et.al. This ever growing library is available should references need to be made to help in answering your questions. Greg's on-going education in the paranormal and parapsychology fields is unending.



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Due to confidentiality agreements made with our clients guaranteeing their anonymity, I can not list past/current clients. All of our investigations are refered to by case number only. Personal information regarding our clients is privileged.

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