Sprites, orbs, other anomalies in night vision mode

#1

I’m just curious if anyone else is experiencing bright little streaks across their camera’s field of view when it goes into night vision mode, or is my home host to sprites or whatever you want to call them? Kind of creepy but interesting.

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#2

Those are entirely normal - mites, sprites, dust motes, cosmic rays, etc.
Tiny flying insects are attracted to the IR radiation beaming out from the camera when it’s in night mode. Occasionally, you might get a spider crawling onto the lens, or coming down from the ceiling!

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#3

Ya, I should have searched the forum first but apparently I’m not alone in seeing these crazy little sprites or whatever zig zag around the viewing area. No flying insects yet in my part of the country due to the cold. Although I have had fruit flys hitch a ride into my home in the middle of winter but not at the moment. Just set up my first cam last night and I have to admit, it did freak me out a little. Been here two years and haven’t seen any ghosts or goblins except around Halloween! Thanks!

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#4

Well, the paranormal TV shows call them Ghost or Spirit orbs. So, if it’s on tv, it’s gotta be true, right?

We figure the orbs are just long lost relatives checking in …

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#5

Did someone say paranormal?

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#6

Oh man, a whole flock of ghosts … or is it a gaggle of ghosts?

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#7

I believe that the usual answer is a fright of ghosts.

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#8

I actually asked the same question some time ago…I was getting the occasional sprite in night mode, in the garage. It was winter and there is no way a bug was alive. It would rapidly shoot across the screen. I’ll save the video next time.

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