S&S columnist and author of over 25 books, many of which feature the orb effect, Jenny Smedley reveals how to tell the difference between a fleck of dust and something truly special in your orb pictures:
When there are a lot of orbs in a single photo people instinctively believe they’ve captured something special. However, the more there are of them there are, the more likely they are to be dust or water droplets. Water and dust travel in packs, whereas angels and spirits usually, although not always, travel alone.
Orbs that move across the photo, seemingly leaving a trail, are usually something special or unusual. This is because nothing natural, unless a double exposure (which is pretty impossible with a digital camera) can create this effect. Some people have even captured travelling orbs on video
Brightly-coloured orbs are worth a real look, as those caused by dust and water are usually just off-white. When you get a bright red, blue or golden orb, it can be a sign that a spirit has a message for you. Anyone who gets a bright orb, should be looking for the message in it.
Natural particles of dust or water generally have symmetrical shapes. Oddly-shaped orbs, or ones with a part missing or chopped off are out of the norm and should be investigated
Those that have circles within them, arranged geometrically and looking something like miniature crop circles, are open to many interpretations. The exact meaning is often unique to the individual they formed for.
Very bright white orbs that are much more dazzling than normal dust particles, showing high energy, which is usually angelic