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The Different Colors of Ghost Orbs and Their Meanings

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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!

28 COMMENTS

    • Black orbs may be a sign of negative energy. This means that you should move through your life with compassion and kindness. The only way to prevent and reduce negative influences in your life is to filled with positive energy. Allow this orb to influence you in a positive manner. Have a great day, Kaleb!

    • I’ve seen a black orb as well. It moved around the room like a ping pong ball bouncing. It moved so fast a tail of bright light moved with it.

      • These orbs are reflections of influences in your life. The black orb is a reflection of negative aspects, while the bright light is a reflection of the positive aspects. Allow this orb to influence you in a positive direction. Treat everyone in your life with kindness and compassion. Have a great day, Brooke!

    • It would be best for you to allow these orbs to influence you toward positive actions in the future. This means that you should treat everyone in your life with kindness and compassion. These orbs are simply reminders that there are negative influences in the world, and that your best way of combating these forces is to do good. Have a great day, Kaity!

  1. I seem to less have a light blue,light green and purple bluish or present. I will suddenly get gumption to randomly snap photos of my house this morning it started in bedroom down the hallway into living room and into garage and what do you know I captured to not two but three orbs of light blue one light green one and a distinct purple one cool huh I must be special and loved

    • Thank you for sharing your experiences. It sounds like you have a wide range of positive energy influencing your life. Allow these energy sources to influence you to treat everyone in your life with kindness and compassion. This will help you at this time and in the future. Have a great day, Ashley!

    • There is no reason to be afraid of orbs. They may help guide you in a positive direction. Any orb that you see should be viewed with appreciation. They will help you prepare for the future. They are excellent reminders to treat everyone in your life with kindness and compassion. Have a great day, Kira!

  2. I have a huge red orb with a small green one in it. I also have a huge green one. I have small greenish blue ones. What does it mean.

    • It is clear that you have a lot of influences in your life. The article that you commented on has the information that you are seeking. You may be benefited by reducing influences in your life. This will help you look inward and determine what you want at this moment. It will be beneficial if you treat everyone in your life with kindness and compassion. Have a great day, Cendy!

  3. Visited grave sites for my grandmother that just recently passed and other past family members and there are a few orbs in the photos. One is a white circle with green dots in it and in two photos there are big yellow circles with smaller yellow marks inside of them. Also a photo with a yellow heart-shaped orb- all lying in the grass in the photos of the grave sites.

    • Thank you for sharing your experiences. If you find that you have any insights that you want to share, then feel free to share them. This will help you and other people in our community. Have a great day, Kimberly!

  4. Hi. I see a black orb/s ‘bouncing’ around one of my boys. Ive also noticed other activity has also increased. At a loss as to how to help my son(3yrs). Any advice would be great. Thanks

    • These orbs are reflections of negative influences. It is a blessing that you have seen them. You should allow these orbs to influence you in a positive direction. Treat everyone in your life with kindness and compassion. Support your children by spending additional time with them. This will ensure that these orbs influence you in a positive direction. Have a great day, Charlotte!

  5. I have seen an orb thru my right eye. Its brown and black with dust like particles and black tiny bubbles, some dark and others traced in black. There is also a shape that looked like wings at first and then changed to a silhouette of a howling wolf. After that it’s just a shape that jumps from my shoulder to my right eye.

    • This orb and manifestation is a reflection of negative influences in your life. Because this orb is so elaborate, it may mean that there are powerful influences in your life. It would be best for you to allow this orb to influence you in a positive direction. The presence and aura of this orb will be diminished by positive actions. Treat everyone in your life with kindness and compassion. Every time that you see this orb, you should remember to manifest positive actions. Have a great day, Deborah!

  6. I took care. Of. My. Father for 3. Months before. His passing his bed was in my bedroom my sister and. Me was with him when he took his. Last breath on 4 14 2014.she left the room I stayed by my father’s side for awhile just rubbing his. Arm I seen a orb come up out of his body yellowish orange I’ll never for get it can u please tell me anything. Love dad. Always

    • Thank you for sharing your experiences. This orb may be a reflection of your emotional connection with your father. The article will give you specific information about the color of your orb. You should allow this orb to influence you in a positive direction. Treat everyone in your life with kindness and compassion. Have a great day, Patty!

  7. What about a glowing green person,just standing there of someone. That was in the other room.. and that person died not long after seeing him glowing in the corner of the room. Not moving like froze.. can’t find nothing on it. I forgot about it I was 11 then now 34, it won’t leave my mind. Help me figure this out.

    • This figure may be a reflection of your emotional feelings toward this. The attributes of green orbs may also be attributes of this green person. Determine what this person means for you. Allow it to influence you in a positive direction. Treat everyone in your life with kindness and compassion. This will ensure that beneficial events and people enter into your life. Have a great day, Stephanie!

  8. I lost my dad a week ago yesterday. Last night I was on the lake in a boat taking a picture of the sunset and a green orb was in every picture I took. Thoughts?

    • The green orb is a reflection of your attachments to a human spirit. It is obvious that your dreams are manifestations of your emotional bond with your late father. Allow these dreams to influence you in a positive direction. Treat everyone in your life with kindness and compassion, as this will honor the memory of your father. Have a great day, Shannon!

  9. I was have been having horrible anxiety for the past three weeks and finally I’m starting to feel better… I was able to fall asleep. I then started dreaming I was in my bed and saw a pretty big floating orb and it was symbolizing my anxiety… I was banishing it like as if it was a spirit and as if I was doing an exorcism… I was yelling LEAVE, GO AWAY! Over and over… I was lucid dreaming because I remember I could kinda feel my mouth mumbling the words… also my dog was freaking out and came to check on me because he was getting nervous and was whining…but I was still dreaming and still fighting this orb and it was slowing descending upon me. It finally melted away against my stomach and I felt like I did it! I got rid of it and I felt super sleepy. Then I woke up in real life and my arms were all tingly… I read somewhere someone had a Luicid dream like me but actually woke from her dream in real life to a purple orb above her and her arms were to tingly as well…. thoughts??

    • It sounds like you did exactly what you should have done. You have successfully diminished your anxiety through your dream state. Continue to develop this skill in your waking life. If you find that you have unneeded stress in your life, then remove yourself from it. Treat everyone in your life with kindness and compassion. Have a great day, Ashley!

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