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It wasn't raining when took this photo, so I was a little curious about all the little spots. Then I remembered having read about ghostly Orbs that show up on film sometimes. What I think is odd is 1) that some of the orbs look farther away than others, 2) that even if id had been raining, my lens digital cameral lens is only like two cm across and 3) the spots are perfectly round, even when viewed in super close-up.

Here's some info on Orbs from Ghost Study:

Orbs are believed (by many) to be ghosts in the form of balls of light. They are life forms that travel in groups and are believed to be the human soul or life force of those that once inhabited a physical body here on earth. Psychics claim to talk to them on a regular basis, and ghost hunters encounter them quite frequently. It is said that they are those spirits that have willingly stayed behind because they feel bound to their previous life or previous location for whatever reason. Because of this obsession they tend to become similar to a psychotic human beings. It should be said that the majority of us when we die proceed gladly and willingly to the next level of existence after saying our quiet good-byes, which means we're off to the spirit world. Then again, as stated, a select few elect to stay behind because of a refusal to move on. Apparently the longer they stay behind, the harder it is to find their way to the next level, which again, is the spirit world.

Ghostly orbs are the most photographed anomalies caught on film by ghost hunters and are quite photogenic (when they want to be). They can be completely transparent or display themselves in a bright solid form. It is not hard to capture them on film in their circular form. It is theorized that ghosts prefer the form of an Orb (ball of light) because it takes less energy thus being the mode of choice among the ghosts. The consensus is that small orbs take up the least amount of energy and apparitions and other fuller shapes take up the most. In the colder parts of the year, it seems that ghosts tend to find it easier to take on shapes other than orbs. That's when there is the most static electricity in the atmosphere. Those months being October through February. It is also believed that they are able to draw on our own energy when needed.

I know there are spirits all over Reykjavík (I think most Icelanders accept that) and it seems this alley, called Válastigur, is an active travel path for our otheworldly ancestors and friends. On the other hand, maybe it's just light refraction...


digdug said...

how weird! my wife and i just took a bunch of photos at a halloween party and those orbs were EVERYWHERE! i told her she needs to clean the camera lens more often, but when she showed it to me, it was clean! eeeeeerrriiieeeee! i always knew iceland was a land full of spirits and majick! your blog and photos make me want to go back so bad! know any icelanders who need a professional baker?

Iceland Eyes said...

Halloween is of course when the door to the spirit world is wiiiiiide open...!

And as far as the baker issue is concerned, Icelanders love anything that's quality, the more exotic the better! Jói Fel is our celeb baker these days...too bad his site's only in Icelandic (maybe I'll offer to translate it for him!) Here you can see the company he's been keeping these days...
Thanks for reading.

By the way, where are you located?

digdug said...

oops! my bad! deep in the heart of austin, texas. (HELL!) my shame as a texan, and an american, is revealed.