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    Jack33
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    Many people, Wes included, have reported seeing little balls of light or “Orbs” in the woods at night. A commonality among the reports is that these orbs seem to move as if under intelligent control.

    In the early 1700’s, a Swiss colonialist by the name of Baron von Graffenreid witnesses something he couldn’t explain while amongst the
    Tuscororas indian tribe of North Carolina, and, to me, what he described seeing seemed very similar to the modern day reports of Orbs.

    Here is his account…

    “After the tomb was covered, I noticed something which passes imagination, and which I should not believe, had I not seen it with my own eyes. From the tomb arose a little flaming fire, like a big candle-light, which went up straight in the air, and noiselessly, went straight over the cabin of the deceased widow, and thence further across a big swamp above 1 mile broad, until it finally vanished from sight in the woods. At that sight, I have way to my surprise, and asked what it meant, but the Indians laughed at me, as if I ought to have known that this was no rarity among them. They refused, however, to tell me what it was. All that I could ascertain was that they thought a great deal of it, that this light is a favorable omen, which makes them think the deceased a happy soul, but they deem it a most unpropitious sign when a black smoke ascends from the tomb. This flying flame, yet, could not be artificial, on account of the great distance; it could be some physical phenomenon, like sulpurous vapors, but this great uniformity in its appearance surpasses nature.” (Saunders 1886-1890, I:982).” Colonial Records of North Carolina.

    Perhaps these orbs people like Wes have witnessed while out in the woods at night are the souls or spirits of these indigenous tribes of people. Just a thought.

    #159257

    Amy H
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    It is my opinion these orbs have been here as life began on earth. They’re not new. Still unexplained. There are many phenomena unexplainable but real.

    It’s cool to find this account Jack! It’s too bad the Indians didn’t have written traditions. Imagine what we’d learn if they did…

    #159259

    chris422
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    You’re right Amy; They’re made by God like everything else.

    #159269

    Amy H
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    I disagree Chris, but you already know that!

    #159270

    chris422
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    I couldn’t help it. It felt too good.lol

    #159307

    Amy H
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    You little trouble maker 😏!

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