Blood Cemetery, Hollis, NH – Probably a Bug-Orb
This was my second visit to Blood Cemetery (aka Pine Hill Cemetery). I was there just before dusk on Sunday, 17 Oct 1999.
According to ghost hunting tradition, the more time you spend in a “haunted” location, the more likely it is that you’ll go home with ghost photos. These generally include “ghost orbs,” but sometimes other haunted images show up in ghost hunters’ photos.
This was my second visit to Blood Cemetery during one day. These photos were taken with a 35mm film camera. I was taking “ghost pictures” near Abel Blood’s famous headstone , and around the Farley family graves.
About 30 seconds after taking the photo shown above, I thought a possible ghost orb appeared in the next photo. It’s at the far left of the photo, near the top.
That white orb-shape is too small to be a fingerprint of someone at the photo lab, and the negative had no marks on it.
I was fairly certain there were no insects flying on that chilly night. There was nothing to reflect light at my lens. Among 24 photos taken that evening, this was the only photo with an orb.
However, after reviewing this photo several years (and several thousand photos) later, I think that an out-of-season, disoriented bug flew past me.
Most “ghost orbs” are perfectly round.
When one isn’t, there’s usually a good, normal explanation for it.
Though the moment had that “anomaly” feeling to it, I’m at least 99.9% sure the orb-like shape is a flying insect.
(And, for all I know, the real anomaly was going on in a nearby part of the cemetery. It’s another reason to investigate with a team, so the area is well covered, and nothing interesting is missed.)