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To be orb not to be

Bad AstronomyBy Phil PlaitMay 16, 2010 12:44 PM


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Have you heard about orbs? In a long line of silly paranormal claims, orbs are in the pantheon, the top shelf, the upper ethereal reaches of silliness. The idea is that when you take a picture, you'll sometimes see little fuzzy circles in it. The obvious conclusion is that these are the souls of the dead. I mean, c'mon! What else would they be? Out of focus dust grains that are floating in your field of view? Don't be silly!

Image from soulsoep's Flickr photostream.

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