Have you ever noticed strange electronic phenomena happening in your presence? Better yet, are you turning on/off street lights when you walk by?

There are so many cases of unexplained phenomena, and just one story can leave you in awe. One such incident will seem almost unbelievable. A 53-year-old American housewife told this story to a researcher named Hilary Evans, who has long been engaged in the study of the phenomenon of people who can influence street lights:

“For a long time, I could not believe that the street lights go out at my approach. I first drew attention to this oddity when I started to attend lectures at the college in the evenings. Several times, as soon as I turned on my street, the lights at our house went out. I did not say anything to anyone because I thought there was something wrong with the lights.

Then I began to approach the house from the other side of the street, but soon, the lights there began to go out too. I thought it was a striking coincidence. Once, for example, I was walking home with a friend and suddenly, as we were passing by, four lights went out. Once we walked away, all lights lit up again.

It’s still going on, and few believe me until they see it with their own eyes.”

Evans works with the Association for the Scientific Study of Anomalous Phenomena (ASSAP) and receives these kinds of stories from around the world.

From the early 90s, as a matter of fact, she has collected such testimonies and has profiled them in an ongoing project referred to as (SLIDE) or Street Light Interference Data Exchange.

She says that unlike other paranormal phenomena, this phenomenon, called Street light interference, does not depend on belief or disbelief of the people themselves. It just happens and leaves its “victim” in confusion and sometimes even fear.

Although these testimonies vary in contents, many are still being recorded and continue to baffle researchers.

Possible explanations for the weird behavior of street lights

Electrical engineer Bill Beaty thinks that it could be possible that people who experience this phenomenon are actually similar to “walking generators“. That is, their bodies produce a significant amount of static electricity, which can affect the operation of street lights.

Many people produce static electricity by shuffling their feet on the carpet. It’s just one of many examples. Beaty said that some people are able to produce electricity, “getting” electrons from the air with each breath.

But if breathing can make us electrically charged, why don’t the electrical appliances turn off and on around us? Beaty said that maybe some people have some kind of ‘virus’, which is not discovered yet and changes the lungs of individuals so that they begin to work as a sort of internal power station.

In addition, Beatty admitted that he understands that this theory sounds like complete nonsense.

There are lots of very strange, incredible things. Some people manage to find the explanation for them and then get the Nobel Prize.”

And yet, some of these phenomena don’t get any feasible explanations, leaving us to wonder and speculate for a long time. Sometimes, we even just write them off as oddities. In this case, I think the jury is still out.

What do you think? Have you ever experienced this odd phenomenon or do you know someone who did? Have you noticed that street lights turn on or turn off as you approach them for no obvious reason? We would love to hear about your experiences. Please share them with us in the comment section below.


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  1. Peter

    What I don’t understand is why so many of the people commenting are desperate for confirmation of their experiences as being “not crazy” when they can simply prove themselves in a scientific setting. Any one of the fantastic and self-proclaimed repeatable claims here would get a ground swell of attention if demonstrated on any of the thousands of legitimate television programs. If you want to be proven as being right then why avoid the very places where you can be proven as being right? Let’s hear the double talk!

  2. Ruby

    This happens to me – it has since I was 14 or 15. I’m 30 now. It seems like it’s mostly when im in an emotionally charged state, like if im really angry.

  3. Star

    I’m hoping for answers! I’m 40 years old and just started going thru the similar things. I make lights flicker inside stores as soon as I walk in to the time I walk out.
    make air conditioners start up/ fan kicks on when I walk by.
    and at home I have to be very careful plugging things in.
    Also I’m getting very tiny magnetic particles under my skin Every inch of my body which I’m afraid it’s going to cause metal poisoning!
    please help!

  4. Grayeson

    Hello everyone I’m 23 and have had this occurring since I was about 18 when I flatlined the first time from toxic shock syndrome (no pun intended..). Not to go too paranormal here but I will say that after this moment the phenomena has become more predictable and noticeable. I have also become very much more aware of my breathing and have found methods to increase the electrical charge of my body and make small static shocks on metal objects, I can’t fully control lights though yet as about only 1/100 times can I turn it off at the moment I try. I will say it is uncomfortable at times though as it feels harder to breathe and I feel more fidgety the higher I increase my body’s potential energy through electron storage. I don’t think anyone should think of this as a disease, it’s actually a very cool trick to have as people believe anything you say about the spirit world after you show them you can turn off lights! The only annoying thing I have noticed is no matter what I do my body creates a huge amount of static on clothes and has caused me to hate wearing them. Anyone have a group telegram for us weirdos?? Just wanted to reach out to my excessively positive brethren and see if anyone would like to discuss possible scientific solutions to this phenomenon. If you’re really struggling with this I have noticed carrying magnets on both sides of the body does some what lower the accumulation. Also keep your phone out of your pocket whenever possible as I have noticed it causes my body to store more energy. Anyways I’m glad to hear there are a few of us out there all struggling to understand the unknown! I think we’re pretty special and would love to hear from others about anything else out of the norm that happens to people with this mutation. Stan Lee superhuman here we come!

  5. Darcie

    This phenomenon has been happening since I was a kid. Only certain lights will do this. Not every light I pass. I freaked out 2 friends. I tell them I can turn off street lamps. They chuckle, it happens, they are instantly freaked out. It mostly happens while I’m driving. Usually the same light on my way home. Every dark drive without fail. Last night I requested it. I asked my recently departed dog that “if you’re here with me buddy, turn off my light”. That time it went seemingly on command. Whether it’s coincidence or not, I receive those moments as signs that my loved ones are protecting me while I drive and letting me know that their energy is with me.

  6. Gina

    It just happens,and sometimes it’s very annoying! I don’t always feel it,but when i do i cannot touch anything without getting a shock and i will blow out lightbulbs if i change them or touch them. I know exactly when this energy is active. It feel as if the hair on my body wants to fly away. I can also feel magnetic energy at times as well. Most specifically knowing exactly where a dog would poop. Maybe sone of this energy is part of the anatomy in the ears and sinuses. I’ve always had issues with my ears. Our planet is full of energy. Even animals and plants rely on magnetic energy like whales and birds! Unfortunately when sound frequencies can change whales and they can wash ashore like they did in Maine from submarine activity during ww1, and hundreds and thousands of birds can drop dead in flight when sound frequencies disturb magnetic fields! Electric and magnetic energy is part of planet earth.

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