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Ghostly Orbs in the Crescent!
Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

UPDATE#! The winner of the Romanticon Grab Bag #2 contest is Jenn Herrick!
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Before I get to the ghosts, I wanted to share a screen shot I swiped off of Amazon last night. This was the sales ranking for A Four-Gone Conclusion. Thanks so much for making this happen!

Onto the ghosts…

By now, if you’ve been following my blog, you know I’m a bit of a whack-job. I admit it. I own it! One of my sincerely held beliefs is that ghosts exist, and I have a fascination with finding proof.

One place that has cemented my belief is the Crescent in Eureka Springs. This past weekend, I made a second trip there. This time with friends, and although I didn’t have quite the scary experience I had back during the summer (you can read about it here: Haunting at the Crescent Inn Hotel), there was still plenty of creep factor to enjoy!

A ghost hunter’s first and foremost piece of equipment (beside an open mind), is a camera. And as always, it wasn’t until I got home and blew up the photos I had that I saw just how much “proof” I had. In particular, I had tons of ghostly orbs. Some skeptics say it’s dust, but I can promise you, I don’t get these little glowing circles anywhere but inside creepy, haunted places. Take a look!

You saw one round, glowy circle, right? And what’s up with the wide-angle view of the picture? I promise, I did not change a single setting on my camera, but that’s how all the pictures came out. See this next orb? Keep watching.

Same shot, same orb, only it’s getting closer.

And I wish you could see this in the original photo. It’s almost impossible to make out the outline with the graininess of the image when I uploaded it here, but that brighter spot on the carpet, right in front of me, is the orb. Someone was checking me out.

After that, things went nuts. In this pic, you will see maybe four orbs, but in the original, I can count six.

How many can you see here?

And here? It’s harder to make out because it’s lighter, but look again!

If you’ve followed the Ghosthunters on TV, you might remember an episode they shot at the Crescent. In the old morgue area in the basement, they caught the full shadow of a ghost on their infra-red standing beside this locker. In my previous Crescent posting, I explain more of the history of the place and why it’s completely appropriate to find ghosts here. Last time, I got nada so far as ghostly images or orbs. This time? We shut off the lights here to get more shadows to see the orbs.

Same view—with the lights on. Persistent little suckers, aren’t they? You can almost feel them buzzing, “See me! See me!”

Last one, there are a couple in this shot, but I liked that one of them was right on top of me.

There is more to the Crescent than ghosts. If you ever make it to northern Arkansas, the view is fabulous. This is right at sunrise. (Yeah, I really was up that early. :))

And a few moments later, same spot.

There’s so much color! Hope you enjoyed the pics!

19 comments to “Ghostly Orbs in the Crescent!”

  1. Kathleen Clark
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      · October 11th, 2011 at 8:08 am · Link

    So, how many ghosts did you see which you were there?! Were you scared? I would have been shaking! And, there us always that person that says, BOO! 8-O



  2. Delilah
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      · October 11th, 2011 at 8:15 am · Link

    I wasn’t scared. I was the person chanting, “Show me, show me,” under my breath, hoping something would happen.



  3. Jenn Herrick
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      · October 11th, 2011 at 8:15 am · Link

    hey Delilah,

    wow those are neat pictures. I’ve followed spirits (or they’ve followed me would be more acceptable) since I had my first encounter at 6. I’ve had many since then and still do in my home now. My husband works in construction and the pictures I’ve taken from the sites.. and the orbs OMG. yeah he believes its dust too. :roll: But i don’t think so.. I seriously believe that family follows you around too. I have a few friends that follow with me and we’ve taken pictures and felt things. My girlfriend that lives in VA has a ghost of a older lady that hates her house to be dirty. I had to laugh when I was there I was compelled (that wouldn’t be the word forced maybe) to clean her house and I don’t like to go to someone’s house and clean (not my responsiblity). But every time I was in the house I felt like someone was yelling at me to clean. 8-O lol
    I’d like to do the EVP’s and the infrared too. Oh and the meter for electromagntic interference.. lol sweet toys. :mrgreen:



  4. Delilah
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      · October 11th, 2011 at 8:19 am · Link

    Jenn, I have one of those EVP meters, but forgot to bring it with me! I do want to hit my local cemetary one night and see what happens. Can you imagine the look on the cop’s face when he busts this middle-aged woman for trespassing. And you were doing what, ma’am?



  5. tammy ramey
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      · October 11th, 2011 at 8:41 am · Link

    glad you had fun,the pictures are cool and the ones of the mountains are beautiful. :)



  6. Nena Clements
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      · October 11th, 2011 at 9:21 am · Link

    Great pictures. That was down right eerie. The trip was obviously a great success!



  7. Marika Weber
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      · October 11th, 2011 at 9:45 am · Link

    I totally believe you because I believe in ghosts, too. The pictures are just beautiful. Thanks for sharing and glad that you are home.



  8. Delilah
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      · October 11th, 2011 at 10:07 am · Link

    Thank, Tammy!

    Nena! I know. I love the creepiness. And yes, all the authors who went had a great time and we actually did come away with nuggets from the conderence too.

    Marika! YVW! :mrgreen:



  9. Diane Sallans
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      · October 11th, 2011 at 10:48 am · Link

    Did you sense anything? Like were there cold spots? Did the hair on your arms or on the back of your neck tingle or stand up?



  10. Shadow
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      · October 11th, 2011 at 11:01 am · Link

    awesome pictures! how cool! hope you had alot of fun! that looks fun and creepy! :)



  11. June M.
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      · October 11th, 2011 at 1:45 pm · Link

    I used to love going to cemeteries in the middle of the night. I never could talk my sister into going with me, she freaks out really easily.



  12. Emily Tardy
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      · October 11th, 2011 at 3:04 pm · Link

    Great pictures! I freak myself out wayyyy too much to ever try looking for ghosts =D

    emilytardy@yahoo.com



  13. Delilah
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      · October 11th, 2011 at 3:15 pm · Link

    Diane, there were cold spots and few times the hairs did rise, but I never put too much pass on that because I have such an active imagination. :)

    Shadow! It was fun. I love doing things like that. I need to post my Memphis graveyard pics I took last month.

    June! My sister would be game. The red-headed hellion and I want to do it sometime before Halloween.

    Emily! LOL! Well, you know yourself. Do you have problems with scary movies too?



  14. Mary A Pitzer
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      · October 11th, 2011 at 3:29 pm · Link

    Totally fascinating! I’ve not seen a ghost but I have been told by several people that a room in my house is haunted. If so, they are very friendly and we welcome them. Thanks for sharing!



  15. elaing8
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      · October 11th, 2011 at 5:13 pm · Link

    Wow..those are great pics. I was counting all the orbs. Lots there.
    Sounds like you had a great trip.



  16. Jen B.
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      · October 11th, 2011 at 8:45 pm · Link

    Oooooo…..my friend has some shots like that from Gettysburg. So cool! Thanks for sharing.



  17. Shadow
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      · October 11th, 2011 at 8:58 pm · Link

    Oh! I almost forgot. Congrats on your Amazon best seller rank! Whoo hoo!



  18. Diane Sadler
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      · October 11th, 2011 at 9:34 pm · Link

    No Ghosts are not for me! Thank you very much. :-P



  19. Becky Ward
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      · October 14th, 2011 at 2:54 am · Link

    Great pictures. I like the picture you taken at sunrise. I love going places that are suppose to be haunted and see for myself if they really are or not. I just have a hard time finding someone to go with me. I believe in ghosts, but my husband doesn’t so he won’t go look for ghosts with me.

    Congrats on your Amazon sales ranking for A Four-Gone Conclusion.