>walking towards streetlight
>soon as you get under it, it goes off
Why? I walked past the same street lamp like 50-60 times in my neighborhood over a year, and it would only kick off the very second I walked under. I waited and watched it one day, and it wouldn't do it periodically or spontaneously, but nonetheless would kick off as soon as I approached it.
I know it has to be faulty to begin with, because it only works with a handful of street lamps. But when it does, it is 100% consistent every time. I asked someone about it, and they said I'm an "energy sucker", and that this is a bad sign for me.
Is this just a weird coincidence? Is there anything to the energy sucker "theory"?
no such thing as an "energy sucker," but some people do naturally produce abnormally elevated EM disturbances.
all humans create an EM signature, which is how devices like touch screens or theremines work, some people just happen to produce stronger fields, and these fields can some times cause minor disruptions in some circuits.
think about it thermodynamically, if you were really siphoning the energy in the street light away, where would that energy be going? into you? that "energy" is electricity. did you know we have a word for when a body sucks up electricity? it is called "electrocution." let me ask you this, do you feel electrocuted?
even if we suppose that "energy" was getting converted into another form before it reached your body, we would still see some kind of net gain in your body. do you get hot when you are near it? does your body spontaneously gain calories? no" then you probably aren't absorbing energy.
inb4 some psudo animism bullshit where you are absorbing the fucking street lights "life essence" into your own "life essence" or some shit.
This was actually my explanation. But I'm pretty far away from the ballast or light itself.
That's cool, if it's the case. Definitely more likely, and yeah I am a man of science as well. I hate it when people talk about unquantifiable "energy" that isn't kinetic, heat, electric, etc
Electromagnetism, huh? I want to bring someone to the lamp and see if they do it to the light.
This is the post I wanted!
I knew I couldn't be the only one.
It's a REALLY uncanny coincidence though, guys. I seriously passed under it nearly 100 times (I worked there 8 months, walked that way once nightly), and noticed it every single time after the 4th or 5th time it happened.
Not really the same, but I've noticed that frequently when I walk by people, they drop stuff or walk into things or stumble. It happens way too often for me to believe it's simply coincidence.
Not really the same, but I've noticed that frequently when I eat at a restaurant with people, they either eat stuff or leave when finished. It happens way too often for me to believe it's simply coincidence.
Sure. I'll even walk the route I walk, just to prove I'm not standing near the lamp waiting for it to "cycle", and counting it.
I don't care for recognition or notoriety. I am still willing to admit it's just a sort of black swan effect or whatever, and I'm just getting really lucky seeing only one outcome.
Again, it's definitely a faulty mechanism. Maybe I'm stepping on cables underground, and the minute pressure fucks the current enough to make the already dying light finally quit.
Actually, that's not a bad explanation now that I think of it.
It's 4am here, and streetlights turn off in like an hour. It's a good 4-5 minutes from
Home, and it's cold. I'll post video confirmation tomorrow.
I hope this doesn't dox me somehow lol
I'll train it mostly on the sidewalk, avoid steet signs or local business signs.
I'm gonna look crazy walking in my neighborhood give commentary to a paranormal website. I already have a reputation in my neighborhood as being odd.
Hey man. Hate to break it to you, but think about how many street lights there are in a city. Where I live, there's one at least every 10 meters or so, one in every cal de sac, so on so forth.
That's a lot of street lights to pass under. It is totally normal for them to go out over you with the sheer amount you pass under.
A bunch of the ones where I live periodically go off and on throughout the night.