Okay, we were in the non-believing ghost light/orb phenomena, but there really are some instances when an orb is actually ghostly activity.
About Ghostly Lights
How do you tell the difference?
Well, there are a quite a few characteristics to determine if it’s a ghost light or an orb.
The biggest difference is the color variations and transparency
Orbs are usually semi-transparent and white. They seem to be scattered across your film. Most orbs are not seen by the naked eye, either.
That’s not the case with a ghost light. Ghost lights are usually an opaque yellow, red, orange or blue. This matches the information we have about the lights at Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery.
Here are the common characteristics of a ghost light:
- They appear in remote areas
- They’re usually seen from a distance – never close up
- They interact with noise and other lights
- They can cause sound like humming or buzzing
- They almost always appear in conjunction with an intelligent haunting
Ghost lights are fairly easy to debunk, too. In most cases, they’re car headlights or naturally occurring gas that burns above ground (especially in swampy areas).
Where can you find ghost lights?
In most cases, cemeteries, ancient stone circles – like Stonehenge – or burial monuments have them. Many scientists say they’re just gas escaping from faults. It’s true that they seem to cluster along fault lines, so there could be some merit to it. Others say the lights are connected to extraterrestrial activity. In Chicagoland, you can find them at Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery near Midlothian, Illinois.
Jacob Rice began investigating and writing about the paranormal in 2007. He has published 3 books on ghost hunting, ghost stories and paranormal protection. His podcast, Ghostly Activities, dives into these topics even more. You can also watch his ghost hunts on the Ghostly Activities YouTube channel. He lives in Olympia, Washington.