Anyone know what would cause this phenomenon?

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    Me and some others were going through a bunch of photos from my birthday party the previous night and one pointed out to me that there was an 'orb' in one of them. Apparently these are believed to be the presence of a spirit, I just dismissed as a bit of light reflection when I first saw it but then I had a closer look and it indeed looked different. I've never seen something like this before, I'm wondering if someone with more knowledge of photography can explain what is actually being captured here:confused:

    These are just a couple of images from google but they show the same thing that was in my photo.
    I'm assuming it's still some type of reflection from light.
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    When I get it I will, it was taken on my friend's camera.
     
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    I thought it would be, I'd just never seen anything like it.
    I didn't take the photo, but yes, flash was most likely used.
     
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    Yup, this
     
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    Ahhh, As soon as I started putting the word dust into my searches it started bringing up completely different results. Seems like it was just a bit of dust. Thanks G.T.

    Interesting how it gives it an almost 'ball of energy' look to it instead of the usually quite uniform reflections I usually see.
     
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    Coverup. It was an alien ghost flying saucer from Area 51.
     
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    He knows too much
     
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    Dust or water vapor. Water vapor can do it too. I had people at work flipping out one time because shots I took during the rain had these all over the place.

    Its usually caused when the flash is close to the lens but can still happen even if it is an off shoe flash.
     
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    How right you are, I got a little too close one time.

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