03-11-2009, 12:44 AM #1
Why do lights turn off when I am around?
Specifically street lights seem to turn off fairly regularly when I am around. I also notice it while skate skiing, sometimes a light on the trail will turn off while I am directly under it.
I have have kept these observations to myself for a long time and really no longer notice the phenomenon (if it is one) however, other folks have recently noticed this effect that I have on objects of illumination of their own volition, even. Now it is starting to freak me out a bit.
Is this a side effect of being abducted by aliens? (no - I haven't been, well at least that I am aware of). Could this have repercussions for watch wearing? I rarely wear them, but the batteries seem to die off quickly. Oh, and I seem to get a static shock from damn near everything, which really isn't that much fun particularly if I am already in the dark from the lights turning off. Well thanks for answering my important questions.
03-11-2009, 12:47 AM #2
03-11-2009, 01:16 AM #3action potential
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03-11-2009, 10:18 AM #4
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03-11-2009, 11:10 AM #5
You have brain cancer. Sorry you had to find out this way.
03-11-2009, 11:54 AM #6
^^^^^ GOLD.If it wasn't for douchebags there'd be douche all over the place.
03-11-2009, 05:46 PM #7
Why do stars fall down from the sky
Every time you walk by?
03-13-2009, 07:07 PM #8Smokey McPole Guest
I've noticed this ever since I started taking long 2 am walks around campus when I went to UWEC in the late 80's. I ended up moving to the countryside. No streetlights = problem solved.
03-14-2009, 05:15 PM #9
03-14-2009, 11:30 PM #10
It's because you soul is dark and rotting. The stench of evil and corruption blots out the light.Originally Posted by blurred
03-15-2009, 03:50 AM #11
I have always enjoyed getting shocked. I used to put my tongue on the race car track and see how long I could hold the trigger on the controller. I have actually put my finger in a light socket (on purpose), while my friend turned it on and off. I work with electricity and have been grabbed before for about 20 seconds. I thought I was dead.
Anyway, my theory is that every human has a battery of sorts. Most everything that occurs in your brain is because of electrical pulses that your body generates. I think some of us have a defective or overcharged battery.
I would really be interested if anyone has studied this.
03-16-2009, 07:43 AM #12
why do birds suddenly appear whenever...ah fuck it
Originally Posted by Smokey McPole
03-16-2009, 08:28 AM #13
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03-18-2009, 12:01 PM #16Not in Wyoming any more
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My wife complains about street lights turning off when she's around too. She normally is very smart, but on this topic she is bat-shit crazy. Seems to me the lights turn on and off periodically (probably because the bulbs warm up too much). When they turn on, they do so progressively over a short period of time so it isn't as noticeable. When they turn off, they do so almost instantly so it is very noticeable. Next time a light turns off when you are around, you could wait to see if it comes back on...
03-18-2009, 01:29 PM #17Core Broletariat
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I used to thimk the same thimg was happening to me.
However, sodium and metal halide lights have an auto trip for when they get too hot and turn off to cool down so they don't fry.
03-18-2009, 01:52 PM #18
The RF interference from your remote control buttplug is messing with the lights. Rontele has the same problem.
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03-18-2009, 01:53 PM #19
03-18-2009, 04:21 PM #20Smokey McPole Guest
03-18-2009, 05:04 PM #21
That still doesn't explain why one I can see out my window at night is on all night, unless I walk under it.
03-18-2009, 09:35 PM #22
what about constant static electricity?
04-11-2009, 09:27 PM #23Registered User
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I guess I'm a little slow, but I just wanted to make sure you all knew that technically they're not lights, they're darksuckers.
It would be futile to try and light large portions of street, so the government decided to go with the other method of sucking the dark out of the nearby air.
05-05-2009, 03:28 PM #24
I am careful filling up my gas tank on hot days. I would recommend you do the same.
Resigned myself to it though it still pisses me off when I get a surprise one that hurts. Have no idea but someone should do a PhD in Paranormal Psychology on this. Paging Dr Venkman.Education must be the answer, we've tried ignorance and it doesn't work!
05-07-2009, 11:15 AM #25
Were a few street lights on my regular paths around the area that did this for a while some years ago... I pointed out the lights going dark when I passed to my kids, and claimed it was certainly some super natural occurance... After it happened a few more times while they were out and about with me, they were a bit freaked. Good times!