Few, if any, serious paranormal researchers now think there is anything mysterious or anomalous about orbs. They are out of focus bits of dust, water droplets, insects and so on. However, I get sent photos of orbs all the time from the general public who clearly think they are weird. Now, obviously, though paranormal researchers are likey to be familiar with the compelling evidence for the true nature of orbs (see here), most people in the general population are apparently not. It is clear that, in popular culture at least, orbs remain mysterious, possibly paranormal.
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