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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