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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!

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  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!

    • 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!

  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!

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