Date unknown – St. Petersburg
In this investigation a single pink orb appeared. After snapping hundreds to thousands of images of white orbs, many of which could be explained away as natural phenomena, a colored anomaly manifested on film. The picture was taken during the wrap up session as the SPIRITS spoke with the homeowners about their findings. Most of the night had been quiet, though there were some EMF spikes. One investigator took pictures of the group as they spoke and the pink spot appeared on her camera.
The orb, itself, appears to be approximately three feet off of the ground. It is asymmetrical, with two tendrils emerging from the top. It is next to one of the homeowners (hence the image has been cropped to protect the homeowner identity). The camera used to take the picture has been in active use since May of 2007 and is of a brand and type that the investigator has used for about two years. The camera has been used in other investigations, has been tested for capturing IR sources, and it was not on any unusual settings.
One video camera was also used to record the interview, and it did capture the taking of the odd image. The photographer’s right hand did cover the corner of the flash, which produced a small shadow effect over the top right corner of the image (cropped from this image). One person wondered if rings worn by the picture taker could have produced the orb. The odd angle may allude to the appearance of depth and height of the pinkness. This created quite a debate for the team as to whether it was natural or supernatural in appearance.
Since the investigation, the camera has been tested to see if it would pick up the IR beam from a video camera (no luck so far), for shadows (which can be replicated by covering just the very top corner of the flash), for the reflective nature of rings (only two images of forty-five produced any form of orbs when the ring was aligned in front of the flash and the lens lined up with a light source, and none of the orbs were pink), and for the reflective nature of sneakers (photographer’s camera would not create orbs when taking direct picture of the sneakers; another digital camera did produce a light anomaly that was arc-shaped and rainbow-colored). The pink image remains unduplicated.