Sunday, August 06, 2006

From Rutherford House

I know this is a Montessori homeschooling blog, but visiting Rutherford House is part of our 'going out' that is so strongly encouraged for Montessori elementary. :D That's my story anyhow and I'm sticking to it.

Here's a closeup of something we picked up on our first visit to Rutherford House and our first attempt at ghost hunting. It was what is called an orb. This is not like the dust/humidity orbs that many people online seem to think are something other than normal flash effects. I can't tell you how many photos I've seen of people getting all excited because 'there are orbs everywhere!' but they're just dust orbs...

Anyhow, what we learned in our studies is that dust orbs are round (meaning, almost perfect circles) and usually have a nice ring as the outside edge. They are also a single colour, white or off-white. The photo below does not have any of this:


As you can tell, it's not round, it has no ring, it's not even white or close to white and is in fact multicoloured. It even almost looks like there's a face but that could just be something with the wallpaper in behind playing in with the 'orb'. I have NEVER had any other picture, in the who-knows-how-many we've taken, on this camera do this. Looking at it now, I still get chills from it. Probably because of other things that have happened in that room and knowing that Hattie Rutherford passed on there. After discovering that when looking through the pictures at home, we absolutely had to go back!

7 comments:

Jane said...

Thats a wonderful orb......I think I am going to do some research on Rutherford House before we visit!

Thanks for sharing!!!

Daisy said...

Just a note:

The people there will not say anything about it being haunted even if they have felt things. The building is owned by the provincial government and the govt has a no-ghost policy that employees have to adhere to.

Jane said...

Daisy...can I mention your blog in my blog please???? I promise to be nice ;)xnwdwwo

Daisy said...

Of course you can!

I was actually going to ask you if I could put your link in my links section. May I? :D

Jane said...

of course but ONLY if you tell me in easy steps how to add links to mine :) and then I can add yours to mine too :)

Daisy said...

No problem!

Check out http://help.blogger.com/bin/answer.py?answer=41427&query=edit%20links&topic=0&type=f . If you keep everything in the format as indicated, it should all work.

Jane said...

thank you I will try that tomorrow when I am more awake!!!!