I'm not really one to post on here, I more or less lurk and watch threads as they unfold and stuff..
Now, starting this thread wasn't just out of boredom, i'm coming here hoping that maybe someone has answers. I'm not really a superstitious guy, but I do believe in things existing that cannot yet be explained.
And that's why i'm here.
For the past few years (maybe 2-3) I've noticed something weird happening with my surroundings. Mainly just one thing really.
When i'm out walking on the street (either alone or with a friend) at least one random street light will go out or turn on when i get within 20-30 feet of it. It's actually become kind of a joke among my friends. "Oh anon, stop being a fuckin' xmen mutant" and all that shit.
but it actually happens so often that it's really got me in a mix of annoyance/curiosity.
Does anyone have any possible answers as to what could be causing this? It happens too often to be a coincidence.
I don't really wear reflectors while i'm out and it seems to happen to random streetlights.
For instance, I was riding my bike down a street just a bit ago (prompted me to make this thread) and I noticed one light was out. I got within the usual distance and it suddenly came on really bright.
It's not just them turning on, but turning off as well. back on Halloween night, me and a co-worker were walking to the mall (we live kinda close to eachother) and when we were crossing the street the street light on the other side went out.
If there are any other details you need, i can provide them.
Ive seen this thread posted before
Nearly word for word, did you post this before?
I remember someone found out it was because street lights actually go out all the time and people don't notice it so it seems strange
My cell phone has died at random low points (we're talking 20-15% battery left) but I'm pretty sure that's just because it's an iphone 4s and it's old.
The computers at work are always having problems, whether it be the internet dying or just the system doing dumb stuff, but again, this can be attributed to the fact that we run an old version of this program called "profitmaster" that runs on fuckin' DOS. like, blue screen, white text. that's it. So yeah, it's old.
I'm nothing special at computers, but when i tinker with things, they seem to work. I just have dumb computer luck I suppose so my manager gets me to help our official tech guy out with stuff.
I know i'm stretching this a bit, but I do notice I build up static like crazy. Again, probably just a coincidence.
I want to stress that i'm not really trying to come off like some superpowered fuck, i'm just kinda curious
I get alot of phantom vibrations on my phone like when you think you get a text message but dont. but my phantom vibrations are like literally full on vibrations that i can blatantly feel..... shits freaked me out walking home of a night from the pub drunk a couple times before
This. It's been posted before and yes street lights just go out all the time. I see it everywhere. So unless me and tons of other people got the same mutation as you I think it's just the lights.
So, usually it happens with older, orange streetlights, which would be expected. Usually they just turn off, but sometimes they actually explode or burst. Now that I think about it, he's never had any lights turn on for him (I have, but it's not unusual).
One interesting thing to note is that a lot of these threads contain people claiming that "aura" can cause lights to shut off and other stuff like what we're talking about. He and I don't believe in any of that stuff, but on four separate occasions complete strangers have come up to him and remarked on the uniqueness of his aura, and our friend (on the autism spectrum, idk if that means anything to this crowd) told him it as well before she heard about the trend.
Every time someone's said anything about it, they describe it exactly the same way: a silver bonfire.
Now, if I were to believe in this stuff, I'd be very surprised if his aura WASN'T special. Sam's an extremely charismatic and intelligent person and always tends to be the center of any conversation. His mother is the same way.
Well, I don't know if I really believe in that sorta thing. I do like the idea of some things that border on fringe science, but I'm very much a firm believer in what's already proven and scientifically sound. That doesn't mean I'm one to go and tell people that they're full of shit for believing in it, but I just haven't seen enough to believe it myself.
So for now, It's a coincidence unless someone has a sound explanation.
The "old bulb" theory makes no sense. Alot of these street lights are brand new.
Sorry that I don't have more stories or info, but its pretty normal when it happens. If you want to find out for sure, get your friends to record the hours they spend walking at night, the number of streetlights they pass, and the number of lights that did anything when they walked by them. You do the same for yourself, and after a month compare the PERCENTAGES you come up with. If your results are still freaky, then tell /x/ about it.
There is one other more scientific explanation I've kinda thought up. It might be that some people are naturally better at charging static electricity because of stance, body composition, prefered clothing, shoes, etc. Maybe the light sensors on streetlights can pick this up and react to it. Idk, the only sensible thing I've thought of and the only explanation besides silver bonfire aura that I've heard.
I had a weird run in ?2000-02? Cant remember it was a long time ago. Would come home from work each day and blow 2 or 3 of 6 halogen downlights. Always random. Each pair was on its own switch. 3 switches in all. I usually left them on as i was working nights. After i broke up with my cunt of a gf, it stopped. Thank fuck for that. She was a bitch. And halogens were fucking expensive.
Haven't had this particular experience with street lights. But when I go to the supermarket the fucking doors open when I go near them, they close after I walk through. Nobody is standing nearby operating any kind of controls either.
okay I've had this ability with my dad for years. I think its because we live next to power lines.
Like a month ago I was thinking about it again when I was waiting for him to pick me up, I transferred light between two light bulbs, I was on study drugs so that may have affected my control.
I've run out, and I haven't been able to turn anything off, but my streetblock is still dark, literally no lights around my area right now.
When Sodium lights get old they overheat and then they start cycling, on for a while, off for a while, over and over again. You don't notice anything odd about a light that is on. You don't notice ones that turn off when you're not there. But if one cycles off while you're near, surprise!, you notice that.
You are not a special snowflake, you do not have magic powers, it isn't a message. It's how the lights are built.
this shit happens to me and it pisses me off. i thought it was my car brights but it happens to me when im on foot too
This must sound weird now, but this used to happen to me aswell, when I was younger. I thought it was kinda spooky back then. It really fucked me up that while walking or driving around with my car, the streetlights would sometimes go out one at a time when I passed them for as long as a road would go. Especially when walking alone it would rustle dem js hard.
Months went by with the phenomena reoccuring when walking the same roads, untill I realized, that the streetlights would eventually go out by themselves without anyone passing them. It seems like they shut down for several seconds for whatever reason...but at least the spooks stopped for me.
Think its just a coincidence
>I have this along with seeing repeat numbers
kek this used to happen to me all the fucking time
one time i thought i was gay and i kept seeing 69 everywhere but you are right its just confirmation bias
>I'm not really one to post on here, I more or less lurk and watch threads as they unfold and stuff..
If only you'd had the sense to stick with this trend. Thanks for shitting /x/ up with another idiotic "I feel life is weirdz" thread, jackass.
PEOPLE: If ALL of you report witnessing this same thing, guess what then it's not unusual.
Streetlights cycle on and off, if you're not there you don't notice it. If you are there you do. It is not magical in the least.
Exact same thing used to happen to me when I was in college but not anymore. Friends would also joke about it. I used to think that it was my aura, does your aura change when you get older?
This happens to me a lot too. Every street at least one light will change as I get next to it. The lights would have to cycle pretty often to just be coincidence. Also light bulbs burn out in a week or less around me, lamps, flashlights, refrigerator. I have bad luck with printers too, but I'm pretty sure that's just because printers are assholes.