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webprodesign
01-05-05, 06:48 PM
Street Lights going out when you go under them?

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one_raven
01-06-05, 02:48 AM
One of the many odd coincidences that take me back for a second (like when I am thinking to myself and a word I say in my head happens to coincide with a word on a radio going by or a passing-by conversation), but nothing more than that.
Why do you ask?

webprodesign
01-06-05, 03:48 AM
everything is timing - EVERYTHING IS TIMING! ITS ALL ABOUT TIME

one_raven
01-06-05, 03:50 AM
You're right, it is about time.
It's about time you took your meds.

webprodesign
01-06-05, 03:54 AM
SMOKING THEM RIGHT NOW! Mean Green

denverette
01-08-05, 11:11 PM
Street Lights going out when you go under them?

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My name is Denverette. I'm new to this forum as I just typed in "street lights going out" and googled it. Google came up with this post on this websight.

I've been experiencing this phenominon for most of my adult life here in Denver. My husband has been with me when it happens, and we always hum the Twighlight Zone theme. But he definitely notices it and jokingly thinks it's me that is causing it (he's never experienced this by himself) and it happens so frequently, I am wondering why? Is this all coincidence...or some weird energy that causes it.

These occurrences come in waves. In the last few weeks, I've had many more lights going out on me as I drive under them. Wierd. THEN, today in the Denver Public Library, I was standing in an aisle and a loud rattling noise came from above. I looked up, as did the staff person who was standing next to me, and the cover to the flourescent lights swung open. Fortunately, it was hinged and couldn't drop on top of us. The library employee started humming the Twilight Zone theme. I just chuckled to myself and asked him if this happens a lot. He said, "never."

Righteo, then. I went home and told my husband about it and he just said, "it's you, honey. You caused this." Ha, ha, ha,...Laughable, but very wierd.

Does anyone else have these experiences? IS this all just coincidence?

one_raven
01-08-05, 11:14 PM
You should read "Firestarter" (or is it Fire Starter?) by Stephen King.

PΛRΛDIGMŪ
01-12-05, 08:52 AM
do not listen to the "bird" -

Xylene
01-21-05, 05:32 PM
Well, for all those who give a damn, I can't wear a watch, because every time I put one on my wrist, it stops within 10-15 minutes. It used to piss me off, but I don't care any more. Also, yes, street-lights do go off whenever I walk under them. Personally, I think it's a CIA plot--or maybe aliens. I will now go and take my pills and lie down for a while.

Nuttyfish
01-22-05, 03:58 AM
YAY for pills!

Xylene
01-26-05, 01:11 AM
Personally, I think the CIA are either aliens themselves, or working for them--maybe I should have started this idea as a seperate thread?

invert_nexus
01-26-05, 01:50 AM
It's the red car syndrome. All your life you see red cars everywhere but they mean nothing to you. But, you buy a red car and suddenly you're seeing red cars everywhere. In your mind, your pattern-seeking machinery kicks into full gear and you come to believe that the reason that there are so many red cars out there is because you just bought one.

It's the same with these street lights. Every day you walk under streetlights and nothing happens and it means nothing to you. Doesn't even phase your consciousness a whit. But, suddenly one does. Your pattern-seeking machinery correlates the shutting off of the light with you waking underneath of it and voila! You're some kind of energy sucking monster roaming the streets at night feasting on the power flowing from the street lights.

I've noticed this happening to me before as well, by the way.
It's coincidence. Nothing more.

Xylene
01-26-05, 02:46 AM
It's the red car syndrome. All your life you see red cars everywhere but they mean nothing to you. But, you buy a red car and suddenly you're seeing red cars everywhere. In your mind, your pattern-seeking machinery kicks into full gear and you come to believe that the reason that there are so many red cars out there is because you just bought one.

It's the same with these street lights. Every day you walk under streetlights and nothing happens and it means nothing to you. Doesn't even phase your consciousness a whit. But, suddenly one does. Your pattern-seeking machinery correlates the shutting off of the light with you waking underneath of it and voila! You're some kind of energy sucking monster roaming the streets at night feasting on the power flowing from the street lights.

I've noticed this happening to me before as well, by the way.
It's coincidence. Nothing more.

Good point, invert; It's like those pictures that you see of faces in the smoke when the Twin Towers went down. We see smoke going up from the buildings, and we see patterns in the smoke, and our pattern recognition kicks in--hey, that looks just like a face! :rolleyes:

invert_nexus
01-26-05, 03:03 AM
Hmm. Missed your earlier post, Xylene. The one about not being able to wear watches.
Let me ask you something. Have you ever been clinically dead? Or close to it?

Xylene
01-26-05, 03:54 PM
Hmm. Missed your earlier post, Xylene. The one about not being able to wear watches.
Let me ask you something. Have you ever been clinically dead? Or close to it?

Actually, invert, I was over in Ottawa about 20 years ago, and had a rather-too-extreme drinking session with some friends. I passed out on the balconey and spend the night sleeping on the concrete. When I came too in the morning, I lay there with my eyes closed for a moment and I was surrounded by an intense, inky blackness. I thought it must still be night-time, but when I did open my eyes it was broad daylight. I spent the next three days rowfing my face off before I felt strong enough to even walk around. Perhaps that was a near-death experience--if it was, I sure didn't go up :rolleyes: Not sure where I went, to be honest.

Ophiolite
01-26-05, 04:28 PM
Interesting post..at first I thought your near death experience was simply being in Ottawa. :)

qwerasdfzxcv
01-26-05, 09:26 PM
weird stuff

Dr Lou Natic
01-26-05, 11:35 PM
That's obviously a crock, nobody would name their child denverette.

Roman
01-28-05, 09:11 PM
I've had the same thing with streetlights happen to me too, often enough to make me wonder about it and try to test the red car syndrome.

But actually if a streetlight goes out, and you notice it, it must be in your proximity. It didn't actually go out because you were near it, but you were near it and noticed it go out.

Xylene
02-06-05, 10:09 PM
Interesting post..at first I thought your near death experience was simply being in Ottawa. :)

Too true, Ophiolite; it's pretty freakin deadly being in Ottawa in Winter. ;)

Bubber
02-09-05, 08:10 PM
webprodesign shoud try reading "the long dark teatime of the soul" by Douglas Adams

covers streetligts going out when you walk under them.

Jolly Rodger
02-09-05, 11:17 PM
yeah full this happened to me the other day then i thought of this post and then i was like freaky man, wow it is strange dude

wondering
02-10-05, 01:43 AM
Okay, I'm really new to this and I didnt even find it myself, in fact I don't ever even post on forums and I only signed up to post this message, my friend decided to find out what the heck was going on with me after she had been around a few, too many, of my experiences...I'm kinda young, 19, and lights have been going out for as long as I can remember. They dont go out though for good, if I were to walk back by 15 minutes later it would be back on, but it doesnt go off until the moment I walk by or step foot under a light (ever!). A street light in a row of maybe 30, walkway light, room light, just lights period, but they are never blown out they just switch off and highway lights and security lights arent suppossed to do that...And, (this is the thing that freaked out my friend) there was a motion detector, in the basement of our building, that kept cutting off the lights every minute or so and for almost an hour we waited every minute for it to go off, the thing is I couldnt ever get it to cut the lights on, only she could. No matter how slow, fast, close, far, parallel, or perpendicular, I was to the detector it wouldnt ever cut the lights on when I tried, but at the shrug of my friends shoulders, the lights would pop back on. I broke a sweat trying...that really isn't normal...okay another thing. Is this just a forum or does someone have some answers?? I can't drive myself crazy about it since I can't stop it, I dont know what it is, and it doesn't look like there is any end to it but I'd be interested to to see if there was a valid reason for this. Oh yea, I am a very scary (as in scared of a lot of things) person so if you have any extraterrestrial or other wordly explanation no matter how true it could be...please dont tell me LoL I'd rather just not know in that case.

P.S. I'm living my life, this wierd life, and this is not any red car syndrome....it really isn't :/

bob-bobby
02-10-05, 05:17 AM
never happened before but would love to experience it one day ...

Jolly Rodger
02-11-05, 09:54 PM
it is great, oh my god

teslaman
02-17-05, 01:59 AM
I can tell you quite abit about this whole thing. I searched for it on google just to see if it happened to a decent amount of people. The whole thing has to do with your bodies EMF (Electromagnetic Field). It has nothing to do with "the red car patters" thats just what people say that don't understand. Any kind of light can be sensitive to EMF if it is not working the way it was designed or it was cheaply made. I notice everyday that the exact same lights go off everytime I pass them. I have even watched other people ahead of me pass them and nothing happen but as soon as I come near, off it goes. One of my best friends has a long list of abilities that the "red car" people would have a heartattack if they saw in action. Among the many things he has blown as well as shut off lights. He and I both have fried alot of indoor light bulbs. And if you have this ability, try and control the traffic lights. Lets just say neither one of us hardly ever hits a red light. ;) But back to the lights. If your bodies EMF is different that most people then you will most likely interfer with anything electrical or electronic, since both create their own EMF and involve many frequencies. And if your EMF is very different then you will most likely be able to control electronic devices with your mind and sometimes fry them, like my friend. Not to get onto other subjects but your bodies EMF balance can be off set by devices with powerful EMF such as cell phones. Cell phones do cause tumors but most likely not in everyone. Just as some people hardly ever get sick, some can be unaffected by cell phones. But if you really want to get in tune with your abilities don't use one. I don't but thats because I passionatly hate them. Nikola Tesla has wireless patent priority over Marconi but we still use Marconi's crap and Tesla's life was runied by the money hungry jerks. But back on topic, if you experence these abilities don't be afraid to try improving on them. For some reason you are using a part of your brain most people don't. Whether it is caused by coming back from death, or just natural from birth you have abilities that most don't. And the "red car" people can say you and I are full of it or whatever but its true. My most focused ability is my very hightened intuition into things. So keep shutting lights off and see what else you can do. Explore your mind, its fun.

shadowdog
03-22-05, 09:38 AM
Street Lights going out when you go under them?

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I too have had the same things happening. Street lights would go off as I drove under them, and other times, just by looking at them. I thought I was crazy. I also had the experience at work. I went to the front of the store (for no apparent reason), and looked at one of the flourescent lights. After staring at it (for no apparent reason), the light blew out! Now, how could timing be so incredible that at those moments for these things to happen. Also, I don't look at the clock in my truck for awhile, and when I do, it is 12:34. Not 12:35, or 12:33, always 12:34. My friend was with me once where I was telling him about the lights going out, and we stopped at a restaurant. As soon as I got out of the car, the lights in the parking lights went off. When I got into the restaurant, they went back on. My friend was spooked. It is good? to know that the thing with the street lights happen to others. Shadowdog signing out...

kornrulz
03-23-05, 01:25 PM
what the fuck is this post about?

DCDspeedy
10-07-05, 11:24 PM
This whole street light thing has been going on with me also for years. One incident that really gets me though is when my tv goes out suddenly. It used to just turn off here and there. The last time it happened it came back on and off and on and off several times. I was in my room with my girlfriend who thought i was messing around. i had just set my room up in my basement which i already believed was haunted. many stories about that. i got kicked out my house and staying with my pops now but the streetlights still go out.

DCDspeedy
10-07-05, 11:31 PM
This all started with loud music my crazy mom heard. Turned out it was coming from the basement where no one ever went. we used to keep a bunch of cats down there and everthing is pretty torn up. I took the flashlight down and there was only one thing lit. It was the numbers an old record player/stereo with music blaring through the speakers. i walked up to it and flipped it off. it was still on so i lowered the volume. i didnt have the nerve to find the outlet and pull the plug. i was ready to get out. theres been a lot of strange things going on down there. also, voices coming from my guitar amp. man im glad i got kicked out. too much crazy shit going on over there.

alain
10-07-05, 11:34 PM
light sensors.
if less then a certain amount of light falls on the collector, the lights go on, my guess is that you cast a shadow on the collector

alternatives
*complete co-incidence, you just tend to remember when it happens more then when it doesnt
*faulty underground wiring leading to the circuit being broken when weight is put on a certain part of the ground

why is this in the cesspool out of curiousity?
surely general science and technology, or pseudoscince, depending on how you view it

cosmictraveler
10-08-05, 12:12 AM
Never happened to me as yet in my lifetime.

snoopycafe
01-25-06, 08:22 PM
I can tell you quite abit about this whole thing. I searched for it on google just to see if it happened to a decent amount of people. The whole thing has to do with your bodies EMF (Electromagnetic Field). It has nothing to do with "the red car patters" thats just what people say that don't understand. Any kind of light can be sensitive to EMF if it is not working the way it was designed or it was cheaply made. I notice everyday that the exact same lights go off everytime I pass them. I have even watched other people ahead of me pass them and nothing happen but as soon as I come near, off it goes. One of my best friends has a long list of abilities that the "red car" people would have a heartattack if they saw in action. Among the many things he has blown as well as shut off lights. He and I both have fried alot of indoor light bulbs. And if you have this ability, try and control the traffic lights. Lets just say neither one of us hardly ever hits a red light. ;) But back to the lights. If your bodies EMF is different that most people then you will most likely interfer with anything electrical or electronic, since both create their own EMF and involve many frequencies. And if your EMF is very different then you will most likely be able to control electronic devices with your mind and sometimes fry them, like my friend. Not to get onto other subjects but your bodies EMF balance can be off set by devices with powerful EMF such as cell phones. Cell phones do cause tumors but most likely not in everyone. Just as some people hardly ever get sick, some can be unaffected by cell phones. But if you really want to get in tune with your abilities don't use one. I don't but thats because I passionatly hate them. Nikola Tesla has wireless patent priority over Marconi but we still use Marconi's crap and Tesla's life was runied by the money hungry jerks. But back on topic, if you experence these abilities don't be afraid to try improving on them. For some reason you are using a part of your brain most people don't. Whether it is caused by coming back from death, or just natural from birth you have abilities that most don't. And the "red car" people can say you and I are full of it or whatever but its true. My most focused ability is my very hightened intuition into things. So keep shutting lights off and see what else you can do. Explore your mind, its fun.

I agree wholeheartedly with you. I'm very inituitive also and thought that I may just have some hyper-alertness to lights flickering on/off. In the back of my mind I thought it may have something to do with EMF. The sole reason I'm here is that this street light on/off thing has been happening to me for years and I decided to search the web to see if others had experienced it. The red car theory may explain this occurrence for some small percentage of the people, but for others it is more than subliminal recognition.
Tonight, I was walking 100 yards short of a street light and consciously predicted that when I passed under it would shut off. It did. I drove by the same light 20 minutes later and it was on again. When my car pulled up to the corner where it stands, it turned off again. No shadows were involved, no underground transformers and no timers. The same light went out as I walked under it and as I sat in a car adjacent to it. I'm an engineer and I don't believe in the boogie man.

James R
01-25-06, 09:13 PM
snoopycafe:

I suggest you sit under that particular streetlight for a couple of hours and observe how many times it flickers on and off. I think you'll find it has nothing to do with anything you do.

VRock
11-01-06, 10:06 AM
I met my husband by having this conversation. I had told people before about this phenomena and they looked at me like I was nuts, but my husbands response was "Me Too!" The funny thing is now when we go under street lights together they come one. Our electric currents can wreck havoc in our house. We go through light bulbs like crazy. I found this sight with a Google search because I was out with my girlfriends on Friday. We were walking home from a bar and talking about ghost experiences. I said that I had never had one, but told them about my power to turn off street lights. We were coming up to a street light and I said watch. (I was a little drunk and showing off) I walked under the streetlight and it immediately went out. Much to the screams and giggles of my friends. It kind of freaked me out too.

tablariddim
11-01-06, 10:14 AM
Streetlights go out when I walk under them too, not every time and not all the lights but it happens, it also happens to a friend of mine, but with her it's more often.

James R
11-02-06, 12:36 AM
Lots of people report the thing with street lights.

The fact is: there are an awful lot of street lights, and that means that at any particularly time a lot of them are flickering or flashing on and off at random.

VRock and tablariddim:

Do what I suggested above. Go and sit or stand under a streetlight for a while (say 20 - 30 minutes). Pick one which you think "goes out" when you walk under it. Then just stand there for a while and watch. I'll bet the light comes back on again, then goes off, then comes back on again, more or less at random, or even at regular intervals.

invert_nexus
11-02-06, 12:47 AM
Why did this get moved to the cesspool? Just curious. I mean, the topic is dumb, I suppose. But fitting to the parapsychology or pseudoscience subforums...

James R
11-02-06, 01:13 AM
No idea how it got moved to the Cesspool. It's now back in Parapsychology. If this topic doesn't fit parapsychology, nothing does.

sal
11-04-06, 07:44 PM
This whole street light thing has always happened to me. Since I was a little kid, the lights would go out usually just before I pass by them, and then they take a few minutes to come back on. It happened to me tonight on my way home. One thing I have noticed is it always happens when I am about the 50-75 feet from the light.
Have you ever had any other strange things happen...maybe hearing loud banging or thuds just before you are about to fall asleep? Repeated single loud bangs like someone hitting an iron door with a fist?
This is my first time here, I googled street lights going off.

madanthonywayne
11-05-06, 01:20 AM
Geez. What's up with so many people googling street lights going out? I never noticed this myself. However, one time I saw a telephone pole just fall over for no reason. One second, it's standing like normal. The next, timber! Right into the road! No wind, no rain. Beautiful, sunny day.

James R
11-05-06, 06:25 PM
sal:

Welcome to sciforums.


One thing I have noticed is it always happens when I am about the 50-75 feet from the light.

Have you thought that this might be a good distance from which you can see the light easily without having to look up too much?

invert_nexus
11-05-06, 06:35 PM
Geez. What's up with so many people googling street lights going out? I never noticed this myself.

I've seen it happen before. Lots of times.
But, as I said earlier in this thread (I think I said it in this thread), it's just red car syndrome. For every time a street light went out when I walked under it, there were at least 20 or more that haven't gone out. But, you only notice when things happen, not when things don't happen.


Anyway.
Speaking of stories about telephone poles and such. I remember one summer I was in New Mexico almost on the border and was driving along this road and I watched a buzzard (vulture, whatever) come flapping down to land on a power line...
heh.
It must have brushed its wings on one of the lines while its claws grabbed another because it got a hell of a shock apparently.
It sort of swiveled on the line, hanging upside down for a minute before it let go and crashed down to the ground.

Now that was hilarious.
I wonder how often something like that happens?

RickyH
11-05-06, 09:15 PM
This only happened to me once, and when it did every other light went out..... Only time i was actually scared of the dark...

xandrique
11-06-06, 03:56 AM
When I was sixteen I was walking to the store with my best friend who was suffering some kind of mental breakdown at the time. It was about -30C out and things were very uncomfortable and he started to get very anxious about things and, when we walked under each of the streetlamps they flickered and then went back to normal.
I'm not saying that he somehow controlled the lamps but it really freaked me out at the time.

StottStar
11-16-06, 10:05 PM
I travel a lot on a major highway a couple of times a week...Every time I drive under the SAME street lights (regardless of the time for all you "timing is everything" people) they either flick on or off. I have also had radios (without remotes or alarms) turn on/off while I was in the room. I've also experienced this with hairdryers. My husband as witnessed it but says I'm weird. Does it have anything to do with your mood? I never pay attention to what mood I'm in when it happens...


crazy I'm not the only one who notices it...do do doo doo

Quantum Quack
11-17-06, 06:30 AM
I´ll bite and give my two cents worth.

Have been thinking about this pheno for some time due to many similar expereinces of my own. It seems that our thinking can apply a small electrical charge to the objects we are thinking about.[ observer affecting the observed] Under normal circumstances this poses no problem as te charge is a part of background charge. whitenoise. [ unless you are typing on a PC and it keeps stalling for no apparent reason....sheer frustration...yes?]

However if one has a heightened sense of concern and is generally very tense and anxious the tension of the thinking generates an electrical charge that can interfere with some appliances and magnetic fields especially those related to high tech micro voltage systems that have inherant flaws to their design that the mind can capitalise on. Thus well built systems are less affected than poorly built systems. Especially the magnets used for the refigerator, those plastic ferro magnets of poor quality and magnetic film of poor quality, such VHS tapes and music tapes. or a badly tuned TV set.

The charge itself is not the issue so much but the alternation pattern that resonates with the appliances pattern neutralising the elctrical flow is.

Once you have experienced this and either gone "wow" or experienced an adrenal rush of any type, the mind automatically learns how to spontaneously do it again and again as a reflex until the person learns how to control it, either intinctively or consciously. [ This leads onto unqualified theories about the casuality of illensses such as Schizophrenia etc etc]

I must admit I have yet to meet someone who has been able to control it consciously and deliberately in a way that is predictable and conclusive, however just because it isn´t predictable doesn´t immediatley disqualify it´s truth. Deliberate attempts, as in most psychic pheno, immediately supress or overwhelm the instinctive and usually subconscious reflexes at work.

For those seeking advice as to how to stop this occuring, the only real way is to relax and think of it as being what Invert was saying and that is it is just red car syndrome and that stats will show this is not a human interference pheno.... rely on the skeptics and just relax on the whole issue...the pheno with luck will just pass into memory and the mind will learn to let go of it as a conscious ability and let it occur as a subconscious one where it belongs and was originally.

Ths is not as easy as it may sound because the mind and usually the person is normally highly ambitious and indecisive about reliquishing the ability. However if it is not there is a significant chance that more serious problems may occur as the minds instinctive ambitious nature evolves.

Ask any electrical engineer about unexplained temporary and intermittant electrical failure and see what sort of response you get.....?


One way to test this for those who have freinds who agree is, to pass under the street lights with a blindfold on [ not aware of the street light] and get the friend to record whether the light goes out as consistantly as it has in the past.

It is also a method of returning the reflex to a subconscious or autonomic state.

Quantum Quack
11-17-06, 07:03 AM
In developing Theory on the nature of schizophrenia I found that many patients I interviewed expressed intense interest in streetlight pheno, as well as in what they thought was the ability to "Zap" someone [ small time electicution one guy said..with a smile on his face.] and delusions or illusions of person manipulations etc...

As the patient is so traumatised by his own state his ability to coherantly organise his thoughts on the issue is diminished [especially as he is constantly being told he is delusional and paranoid.]

However if one allows for the possibility that "electro projection" is real then one can make a lot of sense from what they are complaining about. Especially when one realises that a hyper sensitive patient is suffering from the awareness of being Zapped by other "normal " people all the time. Not realising that for Normal people this is a instinctive behaviour and nor deliberate.

I talked to one lady who was so traumaitised by this zapping pheno that she would isolate her self at home for weeks at a time for fear of being zapped and doing the zapping. But what was most enlightening was that she would only venture out to the public domain when she felt the "sexual "urge to do so, because she found the ability to "zap" people sexually arousing. So her resolve to relinquish the ability was locked into her sexual ambitions as well as her telepathic ones. As it was tied in with her libido she was very reluctant to talk about it due to issues of shame and guilt. The feeling of raping someone mentally and being raped in turn is heightened in her mind. SDVīs or self detrminaton violations making her feel not only the victim but the perpetrator as well.

Thus the prognosis is poor as she will constantly be compelled by her own drive into a state of abject misery until she learns some lessons about it all, and of course because the medical position is that it is all delusional she will hopefully get some meds and be told to do nothing about her problem. She will then become so sedated and her libido so compromised that the urge to zap people will be diminished and life will be ok for every one else but her.

Prince_James
11-17-06, 10:04 AM
Considering the body is a dynamo which producse a very weak electromagnetic field, it is possible that some degree of "zapping" is possible. There are also considerations of EM phenomena related to ghosts.

Quantum Quack
11-17-06, 10:10 AM
Considering the body is a dynamo which producse a very weak electromagnetic field, it is possible that some degree of "zapping" is possible. There are also considerations of EM phenomena related to ghosts.

And where it gets really interesting is the notion that it is the alternating frequency or resonance that actually does the neutralisation of current and not the strength of charge.

So theoretically the brain sets up a hamonic resonance and neutralises the elctrical flow. Given the clever nature of the brains structures this is also possible...

Prince_James
11-17-06, 10:13 AM
It's a fascinating subject. Some testing ought to be made.

Quantum Quack
11-17-06, 10:32 AM
Unfortunately due to it´s inherant unpredictablity for suggested reasons mentioned earlier, it is virtually impossible to test. Also the amount of charge or energy involved is so microscopic one would only be able to measure the resultant distortion [effect] and not the cause of that distortion.

Prince_James
11-17-06, 10:35 AM
With the proper equipment, I am not so sure, Quantum Quack. Moreove,r your suggestion of blind folding seems good.

Quantum Quack
11-17-06, 10:41 AM
Thanks I suggested only because I got the impression from a couple of posters that their own indecision about the reality of what they were experiencing was causing them distress. A simple test with blind fold on and the off may be rather enlightening...of course one might feel a little silly doing it but hey, I am not the one suffering from the indecision and curiosity..

been there done that sort of thing....:)

Ophiolite
11-17-06, 10:41 AM
I've noticed that the words of Quantum Quack only appear when I type www.sciforums.com in my address bar, hit return, then wander through a few threads. Pretty remarkable, yeah? And spooky!
Do you think I have the power?

Quantum Quack
11-17-06, 10:44 AM
I've noticed that the words of Quantum Quack only appear when I type www.sciforums.com in my address bar, hit return, then wander through a few threads. Pretty remarkable, yeah? And spooky!
Do you think I have the power?


ha.....nope donīt be silly only I have that power.....:D

sigh!!! no one listens to me....[ now I know why ]:(

Quantum Quack
11-17-06, 03:42 PM
It's a fascinating subject. Some testing ought to be made

Also possibly if freinds set u some video recording equipoment and try to catch it all happening on video. I bet though it wonīt work unless the person doing the thingo with the lights is consciously unaware of the camera. because i fteh person has that awareness of the camera it would be deliberate and as I said as soon as it becomes deliberate the ability is supressed and overwhelmed.

Quantum Quack
11-17-06, 03:58 PM
There are also considerations of EM phenomena related to ghosts.

In the usual sense ofthe words I tend to believe that Ghosts are actually a form of hallucination, [ a mind eye emmulation of a memory sensed] however the EM pheno isnīt.

If you see a ghost the usual adrenal reaction is intense and this sets up the thought tension as the persons attempts to reconcile the experience, the fields that are generated can if severe enough cause objects to move and light stuff like paper to fly about [ static electrical forms of EM]
So in a sense spontaneous and uncontrolled telekenetic events can be similarilly explained.

This is all based on the premise that thought is the generation of energy reflected and is experienced by the thinker by way of feeling this electrical energy. You know what you create..[think] by reflection.

Under certain conditions the brain experiences an adrenal rush that triggers uncontrolled generations of thought and if the resonance and harmonics are appropriate all sorts of shit can happen....[ in theory any way]

Seeing a mind eye emmulation of a memory sensed [ ghost- hallucination] could be such a circumstance.

You may recall PJ my discussion about experienceing someone elses memories....well I tend to feel that seeing or hearing Ghosts are just this sort of thing.

Stryder
11-17-06, 08:54 PM
There are two possiblities I would suggest.

The first is straight forwardly mundane, "It's just coincidence" which pretty much sums up any abnormal or "paranormal" termed events. Many people will pretty much fob off any event or occurance with this because it's the simplest, it makes some sense and it's not beyond a persons knowledge, no matter who they are.

The other possibility is a little out there for some, in the sense that certain people are used for a certain type of research. Notibly the research is directed to individuals that usually find themselves being classified with a mental illness. It involves certain Medical researchers (probably Military) using radiological surveillance techniques, which although appear clandestine to most people only have small "Tells" to prove their actual use/existance.

One of them being this "Slider" phenomona, where the radiological resonance (frequency) interferes with the Fillement of a lightbulb. You'll find these "Sliders" will only have it happen around fillemented bulbs as apposed to fluorescent tubing.

Roman
11-17-06, 11:15 PM
It's not even coincidence.

If a tree falls in a forest, and there's no one around, does it make a sound?

If a street lamp flickers, and there's no one around, did it flicker?

The only flickers that matter, of course, are the observed ones. Otherwise they didn't happen. By the observer's POV, the only time street lamps flicker is when they are under them.

Or is that too mundane for you folk.

Roman
11-17-06, 11:17 PM
And where it gets really interesting is the notion that it is the alternating frequency or resonance that actually does the neutralisation of current and not the strength of charge.

So theoretically the brain sets up a hamonic resonance and neutralises the elctrical flow. Given the clever nature of the brains structures this is also possible...

Tesla was doing experiments with resonance, wasn't he?

Quantum Quack
11-18-06, 04:57 AM
Tesla was doing experiments with resonance, wasn't he?


To be honest, I have no idea, however after doing a little Googling I see reason for certain correlations between Tesla´s extraordinary ideas and the ones I am proposing so far.

I would not be suprised if he was doing experiments with resonance and harmonics. He was after all fully out there using what appears to be mind over matter as his inspiration and motivating insight.

IMO he may have had a "psychotic episode" and used the experiience as a way of developing his various patents. Some being very sucessful for humanity and some not so.

Maybe he was another "zapper" and used his experience of Zapping to fuel his innovations?

The fact that he died impoverished after so much world acclaim and successful patenting leads one to speculate that he was a very sick man indeed.

Quantum Quack
11-18-06, 05:07 AM
Stryder,

One of them being this "Slider" phenomona, where the radiological resonance (frequency) interferes with the Fillement of a lightbulb. You'll find these "Sliders" will only have it happen around fillemented bulbs as apposed to fluorescent tubing.

Any links ?

naturefae8
11-19-06, 08:52 PM
Hi everyone,
I've never been here before but I have started to get a little freaked out by the street lights going out whenever I walk by them. It just started happening last year, and it happens quite often. I just had one go out on me and decided to look it up on the internet to see if it happened to anyone else. I was so surprised to see so many things come up!! I've never felt anything strange or have had anything bad happen to me after the lights go out, nor have I ever had any paranormal experiences. I've also never had more than one light go out on me at a time (I think I would get really freaked out if that happened).
They always go out when I am walking by them, usually about 10-30 feet away. There is no way this can be the red car thing, it's just too strange because it happens a lot (too much to be a coincidence). It also only happens with streetlights around my college campus, not any other lights. Last year there was only one street light that would go out every single time I walked by it, but it never went out any other time other people walked by it. Then this year, it has started happening all over campus on different street lights.... I don't know how to explain it because it seems like if it was something with my electricity levels, other things would be affected too... but its only street lamps about 10-30 feet away....


Anyway, I just wanted to put up a post because I was really relieved that this happens to other people. ... I'm so curious now as to what it means or if it even means anything

naturefae8

Absolutely787
11-30-06, 12:45 AM
I'm new hear so I don't want to start a fight however this isn't just a coincidence. There was a special on the Health Channel about this condition. The EMF that is emmited by certain people interfers with the EMF of the street lights. For me I can either turn and off bulb on or and on bulb off. I have shown this to my friends when we go to Blockbuster. When I get within 10' of a certain street light it turns off. When I back up it turns on. All of my friends have done the same and they have no effect. I also shock myself on almost everything metal. I've blown lightbulbs and broken a laptop.
Here is a video of someone doing it on tape

http://youtube.com/watch?v=oba6PSh7VEA

Quantum Quack
11-30-06, 12:51 AM
I'm new hear so I don't want to start a fight however this isn't just a coincidence. There was a special on the Health Channel about this condition. The EMF that is emmited by certain people interfers with the EMF of the street lights. For me I can either turn and off bulb on or and on bulb off. I have shown this to my friends when we go to Blockbuster. When I get within 10' of a certain street light it turns off. When I back up it turns on. All of my friends have done the same and they have no effect. I also shock myself on almost everything metal. I've blown lightbulbs and broken a laptop.
Here is a video of someone doing it on tape

http://youtube.com/watch?v=oba6PSh7VEA

I am looking forward to the usual responses from our resident skeptics....ha:)

[ of course he has a friend hiding off camera with a switch in his hand....]

Absolutely787
11-30-06, 12:54 AM
Here is an article too http://paranormal.about.com/library/weekly/aa012400a.htm :D

Here is an abstract

"Ongoing research at the Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research (PEAR) lab is suggesting that the subconscious can indeed affect electronic devices. Subjects are able to influence the random generations of a computer far more than would occur merely by chance. This research - and research being conducted at other laboratories around the world - are beginning to reveal, in scientific terms, the possibility of such psychic phenomena as ESP, telekinesis and soon, perhaps, SLI. [citation needed]

A more earth-bound explanation may be that transformers (that supply the relatively high voltage necessary for the gas discharge that produces the bright light) when break down will not produce enough voltage for the discharge to happen, but potential will start to raise. When the necessary voltage is reached, the discharge quickly draws it away, thus the lamp glows for a time, then darkens. When it gathers enough voltage again it will glow and darken again."

IMO it is a mix between the two. The EMF a person generates is just enough to trip the bulb on or off. So the effect may only work on lamps that are affected by these faulty transformers.

Quantum Quack
11-30-06, 01:03 AM
excuse me but I have taken the liberty of posting the full article as I think a lot of readers are hesitant to use links.....facinating and relevant to my earlier posts about how deliberate attempts such as in laboratory conditions fail to produce predictable results. "Deliberate and Predictable" being the key words....

SLIders & the Streetlight Phenomenon

Do streetlights suddenly go out when you pass beneath them? Do watches or credit cards stop working in your possession? Perhaps you are a SLIder.
A reader writes:

"Around five years ago, I have noticed that at times while I am driving down the road at night a street light will go out as I am passing below it. It happens frequently and seems to be happening more.
It has been giving me the creeps. If it happened only once or on very rare occasions, I don't think I would have given it a thought. However, it happens about once or twice a week. Could it be some electronic thing or could it be something less explainable?"

The phenomenon is known as street lamp interference, or SLI, and it possibly is a psychic event that is just beginning to be recognized and studied. Like most phenomena of this type, the evidence is almost exclusively anecdotal. I have received several stories like the one above from readers.

Typically, a person who has this effect on streetlights - also known as a SLIder - finds that the light switches on or off when he or she walks or drives beneath it. Obviously, this could happen occasionally by chance with a faulty streetlight (you've probably noticed that it's happened to you once in a while), but SLIders claim that it happens to them on a regular basis. It doesn't happen every time with every streetlight, but it occurs often enough to make these people suspect that something unusual is going on.

Very often, SLIders also report that they tend to have an odd effect on other electronic devices. In letters I've received, these people claim such effects as:

Appliances such as lamps and TVs go on and off without being touched.
Lightbulbs constantly blow when the SLIder tries to turn them off or on.
Volume levels change on TVs, radios, and CD players.
Watches stop working.
Children's electronic toys start by themselves when the SLIder is present.
Credit cards and other magnetically encoded cards are damaged or erased when in their possession.
What's the Cause?
Any attempt to pinpoint a cause for SLI at this point would be mere speculation without a thorough scientific investigation. The problem with such investigations, as with many forms of psychic phenomena, is that they are very difficult to reproduce in a laboratory. They seem to happen spontaneously without the deliberate intention of the SLIder. In fact, the SLIder, according to some informal tests, are usually unable to create the effect on demand.

A reasonable speculation for the effect, if it is a real one, might have something to do with the electronic impulses of the brain. All of our thoughts and movements are the result of electrical impulses that the brain generates. At present it is known that these measurable impulses only have an effect within an individual's body, but is it possible that they could have an effect outside the body - a kind of remote control?

Ongoing research at the Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research (PEAR) lab is suggesting that the subconscious can indeed affect electronic devices. Subjects are able to influence the random generations of a computer far more than would occur merely by chance. This research - and research being conducted at other laboratories around the world - are beginning to reveal, in scientific terms, the reality of such psychic phenomena as ESP, telekinesis and soon, perhaps, SLI.

Although the SLI effect is not a conscious one, some SLIders report that when it does occur, they often are in an extreme emotional state. A state of anger or stress is often cited as the "cause." SLIder Debbie Wolf, a British barmaid, told CNN, "When it happens is when I'm stressed about something. Not really manically stressed, just when I'm really mulching something over, really chewing something over in my head, and then it happens."

Could it all be just coincidence, however? David Barlow, a graduate student of physics and astrophysics, suspects that the phenomenon might be attributed to people seeing patterns in "random noise." "It is unlikely that a light will turn itself on when you walk past it," he says, "so it is a shock when it happens. If this should happen a few times consecutively, then it appears some mechanism is at work."

SLI Research
A research project into SLI has been started by Dr. Richard Wiseman at the University of Berkfordshire in England. Wiseman recently made the newspapers with a project to test ESP with a kiosk-type machine - called The Mind Machine - that he set up in various locations around England to collect a large amount of data about the possible psychic abilities of the general public.

Hillary Evans, an author and paranormal investigator with The Association for the Scientific Study of Anomalous Phenomena (ASSAP), is also studying the phenomenon. (You can download the original SLI Effect book in PDF format by Hilary Evans completely free from their website.) She has established the Street Lamp Interference Data Exchange as a place where SLIders can report their experiences and share those of other SLIders. "It's quite obvious from the letters I get," Evans told CNN, "that these people are perfectly healthy, normal people. It's just that they have some kind of ability... just a gift they've got. It may not be a gift they would like to have."

Absolutely787
11-30-06, 01:04 AM
No problem, its difficult to trust people anymore :D

Quantum Quack
11-30-06, 01:06 AM
BTW welcome to Sciforums, you are going to just love it here.....

Absolutely787
11-30-06, 01:09 AM
BTW welcome to Sciforums, you are going to just love it here.....


Thanks, I'm sure I will.

Quantum Quack
11-30-06, 01:14 AM
Actually it reminds me of a reported reliable Television switching itself off for a person at this forum participating in a telepathic trial, with my brother inlaw Ozzie some time back.[ results or should I say the lack of results are published and are in the forum archives somewhere ] I'll see if I can find the link.....

Quantum Quack
11-30-06, 01:16 AM
Ahh! here it is
http://www.sciforums.com/showthread.php?t=48723&highlight=telepathic+trial

Absolutely787
11-30-06, 01:22 AM
Very interesting!

Quantum Quack
11-30-06, 01:25 AM
posts ongoing from post number 49 on page 3
http://www.sciforums.com/showthread.php?t=48723&highlight=telepathic+trial

Quantum Quack
11-30-06, 01:34 AM
and post number 82 and comments 88 on page 5 of the same thread

James R
11-30-06, 06:51 PM
"Ongoing research at the Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research (PEAR) lab is suggesting that the subconscious can indeed affect electronic devices. Subjects are able to influence the random generations of a computer far more than would occur merely by chance. This research - and research being conducted at other laboratories around the world - are beginning to reveal, in scientific terms, the possibility of such psychic phenomena as ESP, telekinesis and soon, perhaps, SLI.

Just to let you know, the research protocols of the people at PEAR have been widely criticised by other scientists. Interestingly, the PEAR people seem to ignore scientific criticism and review of their work, which suggests that they are perhaps pushing a vested interest.

After all, if psychic phenomena don't exist, the people are PEAR will be out of a job.

Absolutely787
12-01-06, 12:41 AM
I am aware of this however according to the the article "other" institutes have done similar studies with similar outcomes. Who these other researchers are is another question :D

SimplyDaphne
05-15-07, 09:23 AM
Well it has been a few months since anyone posted on this one, but it the reason I am here. My curiosity got the best of me. I have noticed weird things for many years. Starting with dreams I started having at the age of 7 of things that would come the next day. Nothing to big but a little dumb five minute skit in my dream that would happen the next day, and this is when I started writing down things. I can not wear a watch literally a few hours on and the start to lose time, 10 minutes then 20 then they stop. Well I always thought my mom just bought me cheap watches. Until I got one for my 16th birthday that was a $175 watch, and it did the same thing. I kept it on because my father bought it for me and it was really nice with in a month it started running completely backwards. Street lamps go off when I am in the car, more so when I am mad or sad then normal. Walking in the park by my house when I would be really upset with my mother I could turn them all off just by getting close. My mother has noticed the weird things that happen around me, and tells people I caused the earthquake in Crawford County of 1998, I was mad at my boyfriend and walked in the door and slammed it and the whole house started to shake. One time I walked into the high school and all the lights went out. I had a miscarriage my first pregnancy and I was severally depressed and sad for two weeks nothing but rain. Just strange stuff.

strudles
08-24-07, 04:13 PM
Every time i go running at night at least 2 street lights go out. All my life digital watches pack up if I wear them.

tonight while out running it happened again. I walked 20m past the light and it came back on, i ran back to it.. turned round and walked past it and it went off again.

as i got 30ms away this time it came back on.

i declined to try a 3rd time.

I don't think this is normal... i don't run that much at night and it happens too much to be a coincidence.

tonight was the first time i actually went/looked back, to see if the light came back on and i googled this when i got back.

next time it happens i'll try it again and see if I can reproduce it.

edit: and one last thing, I have on one occasion have 2 consecutive lights go out, ala long dark tea time of the soul, but only once !! also I'm pretty sure theres one light that consistently goes out, I often eye it up about half a mile away and see many other runners/walkers go past before I get there and it goes out.. about 50% of the time.

I've also posted this on a running forum for responses, it might just be statistically more likely for runners... one thing, tonight was slightly damp/misty and i feel like I have a real electric charge through my body(i sometimes get that feeling on a back of a hard run).. not sure why, i was running quite hard tonight tho.

Klippymitch
08-24-07, 07:44 PM
I used to have the same street light go out on me every just about every couple of nights. I would drive into my neighborhood and take the first left turn and Bam! light goes out.

Told my friend about it and he said it happens a lot to him to. So we took his camera and I walked down there to see if it were to go off as I walked under it as he filmed the whole thing. Nothing happened.

Next I took my car and drove back and forth. Nothing happened.

I don't know.

But I did noticed it happens mostly when I'm stressed out and tired.:shrug:

Pete
08-25-07, 12:56 AM
Every time i go running at night at least 2 street lights go out. All my life digital watches pack up if I wear them.

tonight while out running it happened again. I walked 20m past the light and it came back on, i ran back to it.. turned round and walked past it and it went off again.

as i got 30ms away this time it came back on.

i declined to try a 3rd time.

I don't think this is normal... i don't run that much at night and it happens too much to be a coincidence.

tonight was the first time i actually went/looked back, to see if the light came back on and i googled this when i got back.

next time it happens i'll try it again and see if I can reproduce it.

edit: and one last thing, I have on one occasion have 2 consecutive lights go out, ala long dark tea time of the soul, but only once !! also I'm pretty sure theres one light that consistently goes out, I often eye it up about half a mile away and see many other runners/walkers go past before I get there and it goes out.. about 50% of the time.

I've also posted this on a running forum for responses, it might just be statistically more likely for runners... one thing, tonight was slightly damp/misty and i feel like I have a real electric charge through my body(i sometimes get that feeling on a back of a hard run).. not sure why, i was running quite hard tonight tho.

Perhaps that light is a bit dodgy, and flickers on and off at intervals (regular or random).
Try watching it for 15 minutes or so to see what it does.


Here's an interesting conversation from another forum (of sorts) back in 1998. James might recognise this one:


Terry:
I have one of those old questions that no-doubt has been asked many times. If so, I haven't heard the answer yet. It's about street lights. Or more specifically, those occasional street lights that seem to turned themselves on or off whenever I approach. I can come up with two possible explainations: 1) Some field around the body, electric or magnetic, disturbs the unstable arc 2) Vibrations do the same I find neither explaination particularly believable. What is the mechanism?

Non-believer: (says it's a hard story to believe)

Terry:
Believe it! I can direct you to a light on University Avenue in Canberra and in St. Lucia in Brisbane which exhibit this effect. The one on Uni. Av. at ANU is switched on and off by other people, not just me. It's an effect well known to college students who are regularly walking past there at night.

I don't know if anyone else has experienced the St. Lucia light. No-one I have talked to has, basically because I don't know anyone else who walks around there at night. (And when I say I walk past at night, I'm talking somewhere between 10 pm and 4 am. No chance of it being a timing effect.) The interesting difference between the St. Lucia light and the ANU light is that the ANU light switches when you get close to it---two to five metres. The light at the top of Mitre street switches as I walk towards the intersection from the other side---about 40 metres away.

I've been thinking a little about my proposed solutions. I think the vibration one is very far fetched as I am sure that a light breeze would produce more vibration than a human footfall.

As for the location of the effect, I have realised that it isn't necessarily happening at the light itself. Whatever is causing these lights to switch on and off may be somewhere further up the power line. Tonight I intend to cross the road before I get near the intersection so that I am avoiding any switches around the area that the effect usually kicks in. Maybe that will have an effect.

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Terry:
I carried out my little experiment last night. As I approached the intersection of Mitre and Carmody streets, I crossed the road. It was about 1 am. True to form, when I was a few metres away from the intersection, the street light on the top of the telegraph pole on the diagonally-opposite---which had been essentially off, glowing just enough to see if you looked right at it---turned itself fully on. This suggests that the light switching is not a localised effect. That is, it doesn't seem to be caused by walking over a particular component buried under the footpath on the down-hill side of the road. I am still no closer to finding an answer!

Dr. Ed
Hmmm... Terry, I have a mission for you, should you choose to accept it. Go back to the mysterious street light. Take a watch, a notebook and pencil, and a portable chair or milk crate (and packet of cigarettes if you so desire). Sit opposite the street light and wait. You can move around if you want to... but I want you to write down the time, for every time the light turns on or off, over the course of an hour. You could alse note next to the event whether you or anyone else had passed near the light. Use the data to calculate the mean time the light is on and off for, and the spread in the on and off times. Use it also to see if the light changes without any new influences (viz. people) on it. I suspect this may answer the mystery.

What very well might be happening is that the electrodes in the street light are old and corroded. This would cause the electron emission during operation of the lamp to be less than normal, and if low enough might cause the plasma discharge inside the lamp to extinguish spontaneously. This would then prompt the starter to kick in and try and start the light again. However, if the electrode emission is low, it may have trouble doing this, which would delay the generation of a self-sustaining plasma, and cause the light to stay off for some sustained period of time. This would also explain the faint glow, which is probably a capacitively coupled localised glow discharge around each of the two electrodes of the lamp, in between attempts by the starter to turn the bloody thing on.

I suspect it may simply be a faulty flourescent light turning on and off at random with a longish time constant. Perhaps over the duration it takes a person to walk past it, it just appears by coincidence to be affected by the actions of that person.

But, we need more data to be certain!


Terry:
Well, Eddie, you were right. There was no need to observe for an hour. Ten minutes was more than enough. During that time the street light in question flicked on and off with a period of around 50-55 seconds, spending approximately equal amounts of time on and off. The way I walk past and around the corner, the street light is visible for approximately 20-25 seconds. This means that there is about an 85% chance that the light will switch on or off every time I walk past. So much for my theory.

strudles
08-25-07, 03:36 AM
the only thing I would say is for my experiences it only ever happens when i'm directly under the light, I never see the light go out, i'm suddenly plunged into darkness while directly below it.

the light that went out when I walked under it last night (twice) is near where i live, i'll try an experiment tonight and end my run there and see if it happens again. I'll also try and observe it from a distance.

rian.wrenn
09-07-07, 06:01 AM
SMOKING THEM RIGHT NOW! Mean Green

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baz
09-12-07, 11:57 AM
This has been happening to me since I was very young and I always thought it was just bad quality lights or something. I'd never heard of this phenomenon until today. I was joking with a workmate about how often street lights blow out and he looked at me strangely, said he's heard of this and I should look into it.
It happened just this morning while riding my motorcycle to work.
The odd time the street light going out will coincide with a small flash of pain just inside my skull on the left side above my ear.
A few months ago I was out riding my motorbike very late and I was going up a main street and 4 lights went out almost in sequence. Sometimes I think I can detect a 'pop' when they go out.
I don't know if I'm going insane or what but the occurence has become more frequent over time so now I kind of expect it to happen. It does happen with other people around but not as frequently and not with the same impact. It's hard to describe but I can feel a bit of a jolt when they go out.
It's also happening with cell phones. I've gone through 4 of them in a year. They're all fine at first but then the battery begins to drain faster and faster until within 3 weeks to a month, the phone won't charge at all and the battery is shot. I've changed phones, batteries, carriers, etc and it always ends up that way.
Same with my laptop. I just go through batteries like crazy.
How can I be draining these batteries? Where is all this energy going? It's not like I feel hyper.
If anybody has any answers, I'd appreciate your response.
thx,
baz

lucifers angel
09-12-07, 01:30 PM
You should read "Firestarter" (or is it Fire Starter?) by Stephen King.

Fire Starter,

great book really bad film!!

amishmafia
09-12-07, 02:07 PM
its all coincidental

Stryder
09-16-07, 08:52 AM
This has been happening to me since I was very young and I always thought it was just bad quality lights or something. I'd never heard of this phenomenon until today. I was joking with a workmate about how often street lights blow out and he looked at me strangely, said he's heard of this and I should look into it.
It happened just this morning while riding my motorcycle to work.
The odd time the street light going out will coincide with a small flash of pain just inside my skull on the left side above my ear.
A few months ago I was out riding my motorbike very late and I was going up a main street and 4 lights went out almost in sequence. Sometimes I think I can detect a 'pop' when they go out.
I don't know if I'm going insane or what but the occurence has become more frequent over time so now I kind of expect it to happen. It does happen with other people around but not as frequently and not with the same impact. It's hard to describe but I can feel a bit of a jolt when they go out.
It's also happening with cell phones. I've gone through 4 of them in a year. They're all fine at first but then the battery begins to drain faster and faster until within 3 weeks to a month, the phone won't charge at all and the battery is shot. I've changed phones, batteries, carriers, etc and it always ends up that way.
Same with my laptop. I just go through batteries like crazy.
How can I be draining these batteries? Where is all this energy going? It's not like I feel hyper.
If anybody has any answers, I'd appreciate your response.
thx,
baz

If this is a real case and not made up, it's not so much that you absorb energy, you might just be a very good conductor of it. For instance I'm going to mention a lightening rod and how it conducts electricity from church steeples to the ground, it's possible you are doing something similar.

Now if this was the case the question here would be, are you better off being able to conduct electricity to earth (thereby not holding a charge which could be damaging) or attempting to unearth yourself and insulate so electricity would have to find another route to earth. (Earthing occurs by electricity trying to find the route of the least resistance, in this case you, insulating should generate greater resistance)

It's also known that if people wear certain manmade fibres they tend to generate a static charge, this charge could build up to lessen resistance so you might want to try to stay clear of manmade fibres like Polyester and Nylon.

I can't give you a guarantee that any of what I have mentioned will work, however you won't know unless you try.

Reiku
09-18-07, 01:37 AM
Normally i wouldn't think anything of it, but beleive me or not, but it happened to me three times in one night... I would imagine that the statistics are astronomical.

one_raven
09-18-07, 01:41 AM
I would imagine that the statistics are astronomical.

You'd have a hell of an imagination, then.
Why do you imagine the odds would be so extraordinarily high?

wayndom
11-04-07, 02:58 AM
snoopycafe:

I suggest you sit under that particular streetlight for a couple of hours and observe how many times it flickers on and off. I think you'll find it has nothing to do with anything you do.

I've been experiencing this phenomenon since 1983. I am a totally science-oriented person and absolute skeptic. I believe in nothing (though I'm reasonably sure that when we die, we simply stop living), no superstition, no religion (which I regard as superstition), etc. I've been a devotee of James ("the Amazing") Randi for decades, and have personally busted astrologers (I'm a former radio talk-show host), by demonstrating the, "you only notice the 'hits,' and ignore the misses," effect. The closest thing I have to a belief system is my assumption that everything that happens has some logical reason.

I've watched street lights go off as I approach them for years, and have made it a point to watch street lights as far as I can see, to see if distant lights blink off before I'm near them, and it's precisely because I NEVER see them go off on the next block (for example) that I've been forced to wonder what the f*** is going on.

I've read some attempts at scientific explanations (like some people having stronger EMF than others, or that it's caused by a person's body weight pressing on a faulty underground cable), and they fall very short of being convincing. For one thing, I first noticed the phenomenon while driving, and the lights usually went out just as I approached the area they lit (not when I was directly under them). I can't believe that any person's body could generate a strong enough EMF to not only affect a streetlight, but to do it from inside a car.

I look to science to explain anything I don't understand, but sometimes the existing science isn't adequate. Thomas Jefferson was unable to accept the existence of meteors, and once wrote, "I would rather believe that two yankee [Harvard] professors would lie to me, than to believe stones fall from the skies." It is not remembered as one of his more brilliant concepts.

The cause of this phenomenon will no doubt be understood someday; today it is not. In the meantime, science is not served by smug dismissals of witnesses, many of whom, like me, have experienced this for decades, and have subjected our observations to rigorous scrutiny.

Quantum Quack
11-04-07, 04:43 AM
I can't believe that any person's body could generate a strong enough EMF to not only affect a streetlight, but to do it from inside a car.
It may not have anything to do with intensity or strength of your EMF but more to do with how it resonates with the frequency of the lights power supply. Setting up an interferance pattern that blocks or neutralises the voltage or amps.
If i am not misten the bodies EMF is an alternating frequency and could very well interfere with things like street lights and computers...especially when using the internet under strees or urgency.

edit: I went in to our local welfare agency to check for employment prospects and found that the touch screen monitors I used could only be changed by using my right hand only...my left hand just couldn't cause any effect,.. maybe they should put up a sign saying touch screens fro right handers only.....ha

just a maybe and of course unprovable at present...

Stryder
11-05-07, 04:17 AM
Considering that it's stated that the human body burns off the same energy as a 120 Watt lightbulb, it would suggest to me that the human body would be incapable of generating the power necessary to interfere with Lighting like 'Sliders' suggest they have.

However there are a few other theories:
one is that perhaps the person is radiologically 'tapped' by a government or research institute, this is not uncommon since the public doesn't get a say on if they are used or not.

However with the advent of greater mobile phone arrays, the likelihood that it would continue to effect lights 'accidentally' is somewhat wrong (It was potentially understandable with satellites)

The other theory works similar to the basis of friction generated by Aluminium, where the person passing by the electrical current generates a field deviation that interferes with the power supply. (Obviously the power does flow up the post) As you can tell it's similar to Quantum Quacks however you'd have to be in close proximity of the Lamp post, what you'd really need to try is finding a lamp post on a slant or shaped different placing more distance between you and the post to see if that is the case.

Thoreau
11-09-07, 02:10 AM
I have same thing happen to me!!! I thought I was alone on this issue. Seriously, it got to the point one time for about a week where it REALLY started to freak me out. This took place about 2 years ago.

One night during that week, my boyfriend and I were visiting some friends at thier house. Well, we all took a walk through the neighborhood because it was a beautiful night. Then I noticed that when I was walking by someone's driveway, the light on thier garage turned off as I had passed. Then a few houses down, another light did the same as I passed. I was curious... these lights have been turning off as I would pass for about a week by then and I wanted to make sure I wasn't loosing my mind. I told my boyfriend and friends to hold up while I tried something. I spotted a few more houses with lights on them and I walked ahead of the group next to the houses, and almost as if they were on que, the lights shut off as I passed. This sparked some questions lol. Then I told them I would wait there and watched as they walked by some homes to see if the lights shut off with them. I stood there and watched as they walked by and the lights remained on. Then I started walking toward them past the SAME lights that they walked by and... yes... the lights shut off as I passed them.

We were startled. It still happens VERY frequently to me but I've gotten so use to it that I don't even notice anymore. Still creeps my boyfriend out from time to time but he's pretty use to it by now.

ALSO another thing kinda related has been happening to me ALOT lately.

In the passed 3 months or so, I've had atleast 25-30 lightbulbs go out in my house. Because we have high rise ceilings and no latter and I would feel weird calling someone to change my lightbulbs lol, its at the point where we have no light in my office, living room or both of our bedrooms. Also, I got tired of standing on chairs and boxes and changing them every couple days. I'd rather sit in darkness damnit. lol As a licenced electrician, I've check the circuits and breakers and I'm getting steady voltage and amps within the normal range. This also happened alot in our old house. And the bulbs don't just burn out when I turn them on and get that infamous blue flash. There's been more times than I can count where I can just walk in a room and the light will pop and die. For example, this last happened last week. I was in the office and the ceiling fan light was on in the living room. I was going to get something to drink from the kitchen and when I walked in the living room the light burned out.

Because of my experiences, I firmly believe that something else is going on here. Something to do with electrical waves and the human body. But I'm not a physicist or biologist so I have no real idea, just personal experience.

twigly
12-21-07, 01:00 AM
As with most things there is a vast spectrum of reason, logic and physics as to why things are and happen the way they do.

The first thing to keep in mind is that it is impossible to say 100% what anything is especially when you are addressing another persons experience.

The first most common thing that happens when someone experiences a streetlight going out(or on) is that it is associated with a certain thought pattern.

Anyone that has experienced this thought pattern knows exactly that the thoughts associated with the light going out/on are unique and specific to the light turning on and off.

One of the thoughts in this association is that the light turning on/off is somehow connected to themselves.

The next thought is that the light is communicating something to the individual.

Now anyone that has not experienced this and have had this direct association with a light turning on/off, and thinking feeling this, are at a disadvantage to comment on the phenomenon because without the experience you are looking for some reason to explain why or why not someone should even care about a light turning on or off.

All of you that have experienced this are actually trying to understand the feelings and emotions you are having regarding communication with a light.

You are thinking, "Light, are you going to turn off in about 3 more seconds when I am a few feet closer like you keep doing everytime I pass?"

The light responds, "Yes" by turning off.

You may also notice that the lights are playing with your sense of doubt. They will usually turn on/off at your last moment of doubt.

Many people mention feeling freaked out by this interaction with lights. This makes sense because you are feeling that something greater and more powerful is happening in your life. Really you are having a spiritual experience and higher powers are communicating to you which of course is kinda a freaky thing to have happen.

joepistole
12-21-07, 07:41 AM
I used to work ambulances as a paramedic. That job sometimes involves long periods with nothing to do. So in order to amuse ourselves we used to turn off street lights as folks walked under them. It was fun to watch them freak out.
Street lights have photo sensors on them, so if you hit the photo sensor with a spot light they will turn themselves off.

Orleander
12-21-07, 07:42 AM
and they never noticed the spotlight coming from the ambulance?

joepistole
12-21-07, 07:42 AM
No, the head of the street light is several feet above the head of the individual and we would do it from behind the individual. So no they never saw the spotlight.

Orleander
12-21-07, 07:43 AM
yes yes , we heard you the first time.
lol

ShadyNeal
12-22-07, 11:21 PM
This happens to me as well. I do have a bit of an explanation for my specific experience. The lights that turn off (more frequent) or on (not as frequent but still happens on occasion) seem to all be metal halide lamps with magnetic ballast; likely retrofits from older sodium-vapor lamps. I worked for a number of years in the commercial and residential lighting repair/fabrication industry, so my background knowledge here is based on something more than pure conjecture. These lamps all have pretty specific needs regarding voltage and current regulation and the resulting emf/rf bands that they work with and throw off are also fairly narrow. It is certainly possible that for whatever reason I happen to interfere with these frequencies. It may also just be coincidence, but it seems strange to me that the only lights I ever notice flicking on or off are metal halides. I know the type of lamp because of their light spectrum. Sodium lights are your standard ugly yellow; metal halides are a much cleaner blue or white. More often than not its a singly lonely MH lamp amidst a group of SOX lamps, which is why I notice them. It could be that those are the only lights with any sort of sensor on them, but its more likely that they are a retrofit replacement bulb for older streetlamps.

along a similar line is the fact that I have a tendency to be able to repair non-functioning electronics/computers with my mere proximity. again, its possible that I just have a knack for knowing how to make things work, but generally I'll follow the same troubleshooting process as anybody else that knows anything about anything but in the end things "miraculously" start working again when I'm done. anything from watches to phones, video games, cameras, and toys, etc.

I now work as a sound recordist for film/tv/etc. unfortunately for me, wireless microphone recievers only pick up static when I'm wearing them. They work fine if I put them down on a table or something, but as soon as I clip them to my belt or mixer they're just full of white noise. I'm certain I'm either putting out wide spectrum rf noise or just acting as an rf filter, like a ferrite bead. One of these days I'm going to build a theramin and see how it reacts to me. I also know a grip and part time camera operator who has trouble finding work because he blows lightbulbs like its his job.

Medicine*Woman
12-23-07, 11:03 PM
Street lights have photo sensors on them, so if you hit the photo sensor with a spot light they will turn themselves off.
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M*W: I've read everyone's reply, but your's makes sense to me. The street lights go off everytime I drive under them, at least the one in front of my house does. I always thought it was me or my car that was giving off some kind of interference. Why would the lights have a sensor so as to turn off the lights. Isn't that counter-productive?

Captain Kremmen
12-24-07, 03:57 PM
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M*W: I've read everyone's reply, but your's makes sense to me. The street lights go off everytime I drive under them, at least the one in front of my house does. I always thought it was me or my car that was giving off some kind of interference. Why would the lights have a sensor so as to turn off the lights. Isn't that counter-productive?

Not if it's a light sensor. (obviously shielded from the light itself)
That would mean that they turn off automatically in daylight.
Which is what you would want.
Maybe some cars/people relect enough light back from the lamp to trigger the sensor.
You could watch a light to see whether its turning off depended on the colour of the car.

Donnal
12-24-07, 05:58 PM
yeah that happens to me al the time
once i had this urge to drive sumwhere didnt know where till i got there
i ended up at a blood caravan i sat for a while wondering why im here
a car drove up took me picture then drove off that was even weirder than being there

lights go flicker flicker then bang off they go
and another time i needed to go again i wanted to go to the fuel station but i thought what do i want to do that for so i went to the shop next door to it
then a blood van drove out of the servo station or fuel staion
i dont go by these feelings any more cause i think they weird

i guess im just bloody weird hahahaha

Donnal
12-24-07, 06:03 PM
where i sused to live there were so many attacks in one area
me and mates used to chat about the weird goings on
till ....
i woke up one day with blood under me nails i showed me mates and we talked
i hafd a night mare that night with attacking a woman i dreamt i stook staring at her
then i attacked her scratching and clawing
i well it was weird i dreamt i flew there with black ribbon like floating things
driffting i followed the dream the path i flew and it was horrorble
i cant understand what went on
needles to say the attacks stopped in this particular area

Donnal
12-24-07, 06:04 PM
they mates i told and showed this too one of em lives here with me

joepistole
12-24-07, 10:19 PM
Not if it's a light sensor. (obviously shielded from the light itself)
That would mean that they turn off automatically in daylight.
Which is what you would want.
colour of the car.

Chris is exactly correct. Photosensors are the most efficient way of turning them on and off.

Popeye
02-21-08, 05:55 PM
I have noticed that there has been several times when i walk under a street light it burns out or shuts off. i have changed the times and streets over the last two years to see if I was imaiging this. Does anyone know what this means.
Thanks confused

Xevious
02-21-08, 09:31 PM
Maybe you are demon posessed?

Pete
02-21-08, 10:06 PM
I have noticed that there has been several times when i walk under a street light it burns out or shuts off. i have changed the times and streets over the last two years to see if I was imaiging this. Does anyone know what this means.
Thanks confused

It means that street lights go out surprising frequently. As they age, streetlights will often go into a slow on-off cycle.

Also, it is human nature to see patterns more often than is strictly necessary.

sowhatifit'sdark
02-23-08, 01:12 AM
It means that street lights go out surprising frequently. As they age, streetlights will often go into a slow on-off cycle.

Also, it is human nature to see patterns more often than is strictly necessary.


Well, those are hypotheses about a phenomenon. I think we can all agree that you are speculating.