A Sonoma County Phenomenon
Throughout the apple tree, branch by branch, there were glowing balls that resembled a string of Christmas lights. I thought,
“It’s not Christmas, and besides, I never put lights in our apple tree. What the heck is going on?” Looking again at the
photo, I was confused and bewildered by this situation. The light globes were in all sizes: large, small, and medium,
with some brighter than others.
I shook my camera and cleaned the lens, positive that it had to be a malfunction of some kind
or a digital mistake. I thought, “Let’s try another photo. Maybe it will fix itself.” I took a second photo
of the apple tree. This time the same glowing bulbs were there, but they had moved.
I was at a loss, not knowing what to do, so I called it a night and went inside to ponder my next step.
I waited until the next day
and decided to have a professional look at my camera to see if it needed to be fixed. The results of his examination showed
nothing wrong. Everything was working fine. I felt hesitant to tell the camera guy about my strange photos, for fear he
might think I was some kind of nut, so I did not.
I took some pictures that afternoon, and the camera worked fine. There
was nothing unusual in the daytime photos.
I decided to take more pictures at night to see what would happen. That evening, I was off again on my second night of
picture taking. This time I tried shooting photos in different areas of my yard to see if I found the same light images in my
I felt a little silly doing this, but curiosity overwhelmed me. Again, my results were amazing, and
I recorded large bulbs that resembled the moon and small ones that looked like planets. Others seemed to have designs on them,
resembling Aztec coins or Egyptian artifacts.
I began doing some research on the Internet to see what I could find out about what might be the cause of this mystery.
One of my close friends came over to help. We found information on objects called, “Orbs” on a website called orb.study.com.
It describes Orbs as though to be some type life force that is not fully formed. It seemed like a possible explanation for what
I was finding in my photos. Thus, in trying to teach myself what might be happening in my backyard, I started down the unlikely road
of research and documentation in the field of supernatural occurrence.