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The Different Colors of Ghost Orbs and Their Meanings


If you’re interested at all in the paranormal, you’ve probably heard the word ‘orb’ before. Orbs are thought to be ghosts or spirits coming to earth in the form of light, trying to communicate with the living human world once again. These small spheres of transparent light have gone under much scrutiny and debate when it comes to whether or not they are truly ghosts or spirits, and everyone will have their own opinion when it comes to their validity. Once more, everyone will also have their own thoughts and opinions on what the different colors actually mean.

Orbs are typically found in photographs and videos, but there are several other reasons why this tiny circle of light might appear. Film photography can create an orb due to the coloring of the camera lens as well as dust specs, rain, bugs, or other spots found on the camera lens. When it comes to the case of orbs found in videos, this can be caused by infrared lights reflecting off of certain objects to create an ‘orb’. For this reason, many do not believe in ‘orbs’. However, when it comes to orbs found with the naked eye- especially in places known to be ‘haunted’- orbs are more believable. But what do their colors mean?

Clear Orbs

A clear orb is commonly known as the orb that signifies communication. The spirit in this orb is trying to talk to you. They are trying to tell the human, living world that something has happened in the specific location in which the orb is found. They want to move on from the event, but they need to talk to the human world to try and get passed it. For a believer, it may be important to try and communicate back with this orb so they can move on to the spirit world.

White/Silver Orbs

There are two different reasons why an orb may be colored white or with a silver hue. For one, white and silver is known to be a connection to a higher power. That being said, white or silver orbs can be a sign that the spirit of this orb is still in this plane and needs help to move on to the next life. On the other hand, white or silver orbs can be a sign of protection to everyone in the area. This may offer some peace to those in the human world who witness this type of orb.

Black Orbs

The color black is usually associated with darkness or negative vibrations. A witnessing of a black orb is an important one to note, as the spirit may be warning you that the location is unsafe or has a high negative energy. You would be wise to stay away from a black orb, especially if you feel unsafe the closer you get to it. Black orbs, even brown orbs, can be a sign of evil- although that’s not always the case. Still, it is best to use caution when coming near the black orb at all costs.

Red Orbs

For most, the color red is filled with extreme passion, deep anger, and intensity; however, in the spirit world this is NOT the case. Paranormal investigators believe that red is actually a sign of safety. If you see a red orb, this spirit may be trying to protect you and keep you safe. They are not to be afraid of.

Blue Orb

Unlike red, blue is a very calming and welcoming color; and that is true into the spirit realm as well. Blue orbs are said to be a spirit that is very calm and happy. They are visiting this world with bright, positive energy. They are not to be feared. Some paranormal investigators also believe that blue orbs are brought to this world to help guide the living.

Breaking it down a bit, light blue orbs are a sign of tranquility, pilot light blue offers shielding, and dark blue is supposedly a shy spirit with a survivor spirit.

Green Orbs

A green orb is simple: it is the presence of a human spirit. Unlike other orbs, which may represent a spirit that never touched this world in the first place, a green orb was likely an actual human at one point. They are happy and visiting this world with the intent of love and happiness. Green orbs are also very close with nature.

Yellow Orbs

The majority of paranormal investigators associate a yellow orb with ‘caution’. If you see a yellow orb in a certain location, it may be warning you to proceed with caution- and that’s exactly what you need to do. If you feel disturbed or unsafe, leave the area immediately.

Lavender Orbs

Lavender orbs are incredibly peaceful and at peace with God. These orbs are typically just visiting and observing and are not there to offer anything to the human world, good or bad. They are simply enjoying the world.

It is important to remember that everyone has a different meaning when it comes to orb colors and what they truly mean. If you see an orb, use your own distinction to determine what this orb is trying to communicate with you, simply using the list above as a guide. If you feel a positive energy from an orb, don’t be afraid of it. However, if you feel any sense of negativity coming from the orb, it would be best to simply stay away from it and try not to make contact or get too close. As humans we are able to feel energies from spirits, so use that when you happen to come across an orb in your day to day life. Remember: this is JUST a list of what most paranormal investigators believe!

What are your thoughts when it comes to orbs? Have you ever seen an orb? What do you think the colors mean? We would love to hear your thoughts below- share your stories!


  1. Okay so hopefully SOMEONE knows about this. I can’t seem to shake some pictures I took at a train track. I was with my family, and looking back on these pictures, there are two white/clear orbs with a black diameter in every picture taken and exactly the same place. Anyone have any idea what the black diameter could mean? It doesn’t look like any of the pictures in this article, and there was nothing on my camera. Help..?

    • The manifestation of these orbs are reflections of your influences and concerns. The black within or around these orbs may be your knowledge that positive and negative energies balance each other out. Allow the negative aspects of these orbs to fade. Allow the positive aspects to shine. Treat everyone in your life with kindness and compassion. You will find that positive energy and events will enter into your life. Have a great day, Help!

      • I seen a orb with out a camera and it was clear with a black dot in the middle what is the meaning of this one?

        • The orb is a reflection of the influences that you have in your life. The black dot may be a sign of change within the orb. This may mean that you are going through a change in your life. Allow this to influence you to act with kindness and compassion. This will ensure that positive energy and events enter into your life. Have a great day, Mesha!

    • Yes! I know exactly what this means darling angles are fighting off evil demon spirits for “you” or who’s evers presantce they are in?…
      Also I have died & came back from it at age 10 and a half. I’ve seen Jesus Christ as well So I can say “he is real” … And I have seen black orbs which means pure evil from hell away from the light of god, Jesus Christ the true god… I’ve seen white orbs which mean they are of the light of christ/ heaven/ love/ peace/ care/ warmth/ truth. Also note: black has the exact opposite energy that white energy does!… ( so my advice for you is help your angles & help your self… because angles are sacrficeing them self’s to save you from whatever evil or crazy your doing or being around!…)
      – start praying for full protection & guidance 24/7.
      – play Jesus music as much as possible & sometimes a little loudly to make all evil hat being around you.
      – be a very good person & only keep those kind around, or do not pay attention to thouse people really much at all.
      – be of more love to everything & everyone in your life.
      “The evil is killing your angles” fyi. Hope it helps

      • Thank you for sharing your positive comments. Please feel free to share more of your insights and experiences in the future. Continue to share your kindness and compassion with the world. Have a great day, Sarah!

  2. HI everyone. It’s nice to be on the page. I just thought I’d write what I’ve witnessed. Orbs of different sizes and different colours. I usually see them when I’m facing someone and the orb just tends to be next to a certain person, bang, flash, gone (without the bang sound lol). I was sat in a friends and was talking to her and her Mum. My friends pets and I were all sat on an opposite couch. My friend said “all of your heads turned at the same time at the same place”. I’m not sure what the animals saw but I saw a big, bold (but deep) purple coloured orb, it was like electric but not… it had white on its outside (like an aura) but not.. I can’t find the words to describe it… it was gone within a split second and looked amazing. I see sparkly little bursts of orbs too, from time to time following eachother. I’ve seen pink orbs. Blue orbs and a few green ones. I can usually see people’s auras too. It’s an amazing ability to be able to see the energy thats contained within our Earth. People may not believe in ghosts. But they can never defy energy.

    • Thank you for sharing your insights and experiences. It is clear that you are in touch with the energies that are around us. You will be well served by allowing these experiences to influence you to treat everyone in your life with kindness and compassion. Please feel free to share more of your thoughts and feelings in the future. Have a great day, Kimberley!

  3. Hello.. I had a beautiful lavender orb experience today. Iam a deeply spiritual person baptised Catholic but I have denounced my religious upbringing due to my my anger and disbelief over the discriminatory attitudes towards any person not fitting the so called acceptable model for the Church, it not the true religion of God or Jesus in my view. Nor does it reflect my values. Therefore I don’t attend church officially. I also have strong Pagan/ Wiccan sensibilities and interests notably with nature animals birds and crystal worship etc. But I regularly visit this beautiful church I received my first communion in as a young girl for prayer in solitude to talk to God often. I feel a deep sense of connection to source and often feel a warm male hand pressed gently to my forehead. It instills deep peace and security I have never experienced anything like it anywhere. I also sit in the church rose garden for prayer and similar feelings are evoked but I do not ever feel the hand. I recently started wearing a mother of pearl cross and it’s the first time I’ve worn it in church.Today I took a selfie to record the moment of divine joy and peace I felt and in the suns light and I felt this warm feeling especially onto my chest. On review of the photo an egg shaped lavender orb that appears to have entered my skin half way and sort of looks for want of a better description like an onion but cut I n half but more oval. My heart felt warm and I felt odd in a peaceful way but I had gone on with my day and evening normally. The only other unusual experience was when out watering my parents garden tonight a big fluffy black cat I’ve not seen sat on a neighbours balcony and watched me for quite a while. I felt deeply happy by this too. I would love to hear any thoughts regarding this experience and any meanings or similarity for anyone else. Iam naturally blond and some people have spoken to me about a ‘light’ they feel from me also. Thanks

    • This positive experience is a symbol of your positive behaviors. Allow this orb to influence you to treat everyone in your life with kindness and compassion. Continue to share your positive energy with everyone in your life. You will find great benefit in continuing to share your light. Have a great day, Peonyose!

      • Thankyou 💜 For responding I look forward to more experiences like this, and pray I can share any kindness and healing I have to bring more peace goodness to our world.

        • You are well on your way. You will exert a positive influence for the people who are in your life. Have a great day, Peonyrose!

  4. Hi everyone. I was hoping someone can tell me what I saw meant. I was In my room and just woke up and glanced at the door. I saw a big black orb. It was about the size of a medium size football. It was at the top of the door crack, whole, moving slowly out the room through the wood. It waa almost as though it was saying something…Maybe. The time was around 4:00am to 5:30am. It happen like 2yrs ago.I never forgot it. I have tons of other things I have experience. But this particular thing, leaves me feel a little empty. If that makes any sense. Thank you in advance.

    • This experience was a reflection of various influences in your life. Black orbs should influence you in a positive direction. Act in a positive manner which will fill that void. Treat everyone in your life with kindness and compassion. You will find that the memory of this experience will fade. Have a great day, Nicole!

        • Your interpretation of your experiences is important to understand. Any spiritual influence in your life should cause you to share your positive energy. Treat everyone in your life with kindness and compassion, as this will bring you many benefits in the future. Have a great day, Rhonda!

  5. I’v seen a few ghosts now they just stare at me they have never spoke to me im unsure as to why they have come to me? But the other night i had a first i seen a large green orb in the shape of a sphere with me own eyes it was crazy as i have never seen an orb with my own eyes.. normally when i see a ghost i see the full person. Could you tell me what this large green orb may of been?

    • The presence of ghosts and orbs are reflections of your influences and thoughts. The colors are described in the article. Regardless of the experiences that you have, you should allow them to influence you in a positive direction. It will always benefit you and those being around you if you share your kindness and compassion with the world. Have a great day, Em!

  6. I see orbs everyday but the ones I see are bright lights like real bright sometimes small but sometimes look like faces I been seeing them for yrs and not sure why it doesn’t bother me I see them but makes me think I’m not alone like what are these orbs trying to tell me are they safe I don’t feel danger or scared I see them any time of the day

    • These are reflections of positive energy. You are not alone in these experiences. These orbs should influence you to fill your actions with kindness and compassion. Sharing your positive energy will ensure that positive energy returns to you. Have a great day, Patrica!

  7. I’ve seen a few white orbs over my right shoulder, they were just gliding behind my shoulder.. the time I saw them I was experiencing endless goosebumps and strange touching sensations on my legs. Always wondered who they were.

    • These orbs are reflections of your positive influences that you have in your life. These orbs have manifested to guide your actions. Ensure that you share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. You will find that these orbs will become more present in your life as you continue to share your positive energy with the world. Have a great day, Connie!

  8. Hi this article is so helpful because today my whole family was talking about my grandpa for some reason, which is odd because we never talk about about my grandpa that much. And when I was at my dads we watched a video of him at his birthday party a few years before he died and during the party when he was dancing, drinking having a good time, a purple orb was on him. I saw that video countless of times before and I never saw any orbs. My mom used to talk about him not being a very good father, but a great grandfather, so I think that he made his peace with god, and that all has been forgiven. I’m really happy about that. I miss him a lot more today.

    • Your understanding of your dream is likely the correct interpretation. The orb manifested to give you guidance. The specific attributes of the purple orb are discussed in the article. You will find benefit in allowing this orb to influence you to share your kindness and compassion with the world. This will ensure that you honor the memory of your grandfather. Have a great day, Arianna!

  9. Ok I video orbs they are quick to catch very fast one even talked in the video what it said was scary seen many colors all seemed to they are wicked

    • The experiences that you had with the orbs in your life are yours to ponder. Your feelings regarding these orbs are true to your experiences. These have manifested to guide you in a positive direction. Share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. This will ensure that positive orbs enter your life and negative orbs leave your life. Have a great day, Junior!

  10. I woke to a scratching noise at first i thought one of my kids was trying to grab onto my bed to jump up. 3 quick little noises.
    like grabbing onto the side of my mattress and then hiding, I rolled over quick and saw a black pointy orb about 5 feet up the wall like a pointy cactus ball that was moving and just shrunk and disappeared. I am trying to explain away these things in my mind and so I looked all around my bed still hoping a child was the culprit i saw kind of a mass like move around the other side near rhe floor but no kids were here. Only my one year old asleep next to me. this isnt the first paranormal thing in this house but definitely the darkest.

    • The manifestation of this orb may be a sign of a strong negative presence in your life. This may be attached to house, as there have been other paranormal phenomenon as well. Positive energy will influence this orb, so ensure that your interactions are filled with kindness and compassion. You may want to speak with an energy worker that you trust for their ideas as well. Have a great day, Ebs!

  11. I have never had anything paranormal happen to me until someone very close to died 3days after his death I seen something, then this morning about 3:45am I woke up but my lights were off though I felt like there was something or someone in my room which I sleep with my bubz in the bed with me so anyway I’d close my eyes then open them quick and I done that a few times because I thought I could almost see someone then I’ve turned to my baby and there at first looked like a heads shadow bobbing then it turned into a ball of pinkish light it floated behind my baby but then would float towards me but being a protective mum even though I felt I was in no harm I tried shoeing the orb away as my hand gestured toward it in a sweeping motion I felt silly doing it because it kept trying to come towards me then 3times I said in Jesus name go away then it just vanished but by then I’d wanted it to come back as I was intrigued

    • Your dream is a reflection of a wide variety of influences in your life. You may feel a strong emotional connection with the person in your life who passed. Out of love for your child, you protected it by removing something unusual from its presence. This orb may return in the future, and you may behave differently in the future. You will find great benefit in acting with kindness and compassion. Have a great day, Tia!

  12. Hello,just want to share about a couple of experiences I’ve had.

    It was around 2am(I have horrible insomnia)and I was in the living room ironing clothes. A white orb shot up from the corner where I was standing flew up in front of me in a spiral motion across the room and flew out the window on the opposite side of the room. I’ve captured many orbs on my camera and other phenomena I can’t explain, but this was the first time I actually saw one with my own eye’s! My house is spiritually active. I’m fifth generation living on this property. I can sense a presence, and then have ringing in my ears. I’ll take photos and find orbs.I don’t know if I have a gift as a sensitive but this has happened to me in other locations too! I’ve never felt threatened.

    One day while cleaning house I was dusting a picture of my grandmother and talked to her(with tears flowing as well). Later that evening I smelled the fragrance of the face powder she always wore. I know without a doubt it was her.I felt a calmness and just smiled.

    What messages do you think they were trying to get across to me?

    • Thank you for sharing your experiences, as there are many benefits in sharing these thoughts and feelings. The white orb may be a reflection of a family member or your relationship with a family member. The calm emotions that you felt when smelling the fragrance of face powder may be a sign of your comfort and security. Ensure that your actions are filled with kindness and compassion, as this will honor the memory of your grandmother. Have a great day, Lynne!

  13. I have a blue orb that seems to follow me. I have physically seen it constantly over my bed and sometimes it follows me down the hall and throughout my house.
    I also have seen a white orb occasionally, but it seems to have a more negative intention, but everything I read says white orbs are good and even possible angels. The last time I saw it, it floated down into the kitchen while I was cooking, paused until I made direct eye contact, and then quickly shot across the room to where my electric panel is in my house and suddenly some of the fuses exploded and shut my power off. Could a white orb be negative?

    • The specific aspects of each color orb can be found in this article. The blue orb following you is a reflection of that energy being persistent in your life. It is possible that it manifested to help guide your actions. The white orbs actions may have been related to what you were cooking or what your were thinking when its presence manifested. If it were protecting you, then its behaviors were positive. Have a great day, Mara!

  14. Hi,
    My grandpa just passed away recently and one night I woke up to my lamp knocked over. So when I picked it up I Turned around and saw an orb that was black on the inside and a pink and green glow. It was weird. Then right as I saw the orb my tv turned onto my grandpa’s favorite movie. See I’ve had experience with paranormal in my house before but this one was the scariest and weirdest so far. Thank You 🙂

    • This dream is a reflection of your strong emotional connection with your late grandfather. The presence of these orbs are meant to guide you. Each color is explained in this article. Ensure that your actions are filled with kindness and compassion, as this will honor the memory of your grandfather. Have a great day, Alice!

    • Outlines are often reflections of what is interactive, while the fill is often a manifestation of what is passive. The interactions between color may have a variety of meanings. You and your friend can supportive this community by sharing your insights and experiences. Have a great day, Jayla!

  15. So can someone help me, I few days ago i was at work and i felt a tug on the back of my shirt and i turned around and saw a flash of something dark run around the corner, I ran after it but it disappeared. Now today I’m sitting here at work and my phone was sitting on a pallet of fence rolles and it started moving strangely and I saw a white orb not that long ago, it was just a flash it wasn’t there for longer than a second.
    My co workers and I have had some unusual things happen for a little while now.

    • These experiences may be a reflections of your relationships with these orbs. Specific colors may be better understood by reading the article. You will certainly find benefit in allowing these orbs to influence you in a positive direction. Share you kindness and compassion at all times, and the purpose of these orbs may be revealed. Have a great day, Jason!

  16. First, i have recently been finding myself. I have started going to church recently after living a long rough life. I have been searching for a sihn to say the least. Last september i had a seizure and ended up with a concussion, never had them before.. Since then my mind has been forgetfull and ive had a headache since then. Now to the orbs. I was sitting in church friday night and after the service was over and everything was quiet, i started to see a bunch of tiny white orbs dancing not too far in front of me, all over, about 15-20 of them. They lasted about 30 seconds and dissappeared. Ive never seen them before then. When they popped up everything was quiet, people all around me sitting and standing since the service was done and we all were praying. When the orbs showed up and started the dancing, my mind went calm and my headache went away out of nowhere and hasn’t returned since. I don’t believe its a seperating retina or brain tumor since i dont have any other signs except for the headache. I believe ots a sign i was looking for. Any idea on what and why this has happened?

    • The color of these orbs may be explained in the article. The reasons for their manifestation is to support you at this time. Your spiritual journey is beginning, and you will find great benefit in taking this time to look inward. Allow this experience to guide you to share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. You may find benefit in continuing this spiritual practice, though ensure that the message it shares is positive. Have a great day, Chris!

    • The specific meaning of orb color can be found in this article. Since you see this orb around your partner, it is clear that you feel a strong spiritual connection with him. Ensure that these orbs guide you to share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. Nourish your relationship with your partner by spending additional time with him in person. Have a great day, Natilee!

  17. Just now I was trying to take a photo of a picture of my recently deceased parents and a pulsating red orb (or maybe two) appeared over my dad’s heart. It had a cone shaped protrusion made of rings emanating out from it. It appears to be beating like a heart. It was appearing over the whole photo compilation of family pictures that I have hanging in my bedroom, not just my parents. But does not appear anywhere else when I try to take pics. I have come back to it several times & same thing. I even got a video. What do you think it means?

    • The specific coloration of orbs may be found in this article. The orb is a reflection of your emotional relationship with your parents. The powerful behaviors of the orb are indications of the strength of this connections with those who influenced in your life. Share your kindness and compassion at all times, as this will honor the memories of those in your life. Have a great day, Michelle!

  18. Over the years I have seen many “spirits” in my house. I have had a black man come into my bedroom at night and this wakes me up ( but I am never scared)…he just stands on the side of the bed and looks at my hubby.. he hasn’t been around for a few years.. I have seen flashes in my house that are unexplained BUT last night was the weirdest and unsure what to do! I was sound asleep and I remember hearing this weird/strange noise that sort of sounded like a squealing fan.but the fan is brand new! I opened my eyes because of the noise and saw this HUGE black round ball like thing..I thought it may have been a shadow but dismissed this as it was in the middle of the night and pitch black.. once again as always I was not scared.. I closed my eyes and hoped I was dreaming but when I opened them back up it was still there and still the noise… that’s all I can remember … I closed my eyes and woke up in the day light… was the strangest thing I have ever encountered…

    • That is such an interesting experience–I am sure that our other readers will be interested to hear about it. Thanks for sharing, Cheryl Perry!

  19. I had a paranormal happening I believe I’ve been ready up on it. The other night I cleaned my camera lense and went outside to smoke. I got several photos of a round bright green orb moving all around the moon and by it. I did lose a brother a few years back and he always said he would find me..in a good way. I believe it to be a positive spirit who is trying to help me heal. It knows I’m having troubled times and I believe it has showed me a good path. I don’t know what your view is and I like different perspectivestyles and points of views. I followed this light and got many photos which this was dark at night and no wind. What would this signify to you?

  20. i learned a valued skill of filtering and zooming in
    i have filtered over 10 thousand picts for many truth channels i suggest u filter these picts of orbs and sort out the explainable ones and see inside the orb of true ones that will show u the reality of it

  21. I just saw a black orb fly in front of me while I’m laying on my bed. How do I get rid of it. It’s in my room I’m not leaving my room

    • The specific meaning of each orb may be found and this article, and you will benefit from applying the information that you have gained. Think positive thoughts and make the decision to share your kindness at all times. This will reduce similar orbs from appearing in your life in the future.

    • The specific meaning of orbs may be found within this article. Please take this opportunity to share your experiences and insights in the future.

  22. I’ve recently set up a night vision cam while I’m at work & the orbs seem to react to my pets ( bothering them). The dog seems to watch nothing, then balls of light seem to manifest from nothing, circle him and shoot into a different direction getting paler until they vanish. This was mildly disturbing until I caught myself coming home from work, and as soon as I walked in the door, closed it, set my keys down and in the footage there is a plethora of dozens of orbs raining in from another room around a corner (horizontally) and Swirling around me before disappearing. I thought it might be dust in a wind vacuum, but the footage also shows some moving back and forth at amazing speed….does anyone know what could’ve caused this new activity?
    I’ve always attracted “things” in places I go and have often brought them home by accident (not all have been friendly).. I’m wondering if the increase in orb activity could possibly be from several pieces of new band equipment (speakers/amp/mics etc.???

    • You are aware of the experiences that you are having. To understand the purpose of these orbs, you should take this opportunity to understand the emotions that they cause you to feel. Perhaps take some time to consider these orbs while they are around you, and attempt to watch your dogs behaviors when the orbs are around it. This will give you greater insight into the purpose of these orbs in your life.


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