posted on Dec, 10 2015 @ 04:22 AM
so probably not the greatest title to get people interested but I thought this was worth putting up, in case it's more than it seems.
so a couple of nights ago, Tuesday 8th at about 10:40pm UK time, I'm sat at home with the TV on, looking at FB on the tablet, and the lights go
nothing unusual there. They came back on again after about 2 seconds - long enough for me to wonder what had just happened.
TV was still on, nothing else seemed to have been affected, but all the lights in the house went off.
yesterday I go online and find a post on the local forum, someone asking if there had been other people with power cuts last night, at about the same
time, ok so a local power cut, nothing odd there, but then everyone else said it was also 'just the lights went out'.
someone had put a link to the 'report a fault' on UKPN (U K Power Networks) website, I reported it just before leaving work, and 20 minutes later
got a phone call from UKPN. They said that if it was just the lights, then that's usually an internal issue inside the house, he asked if we'd had
any rewiring done, or building works recently, and said that it's usually a tripped switch. I asked why it would affect lots of houses and he evaded
the question. He said that if there had been something affecting lots of houses it would have shown up on their systems. which it hadn't. He said
if it was a UKPN issue, it would have turned everything off, and clocks would have reset, and alarms gone off etc. but nothing like that had happened.
It was just the lights, and it was many houses across a full postcode area of London (possibly wider).
so is this explainable? could it have been a 'brown out' of some sort? Why just the lights, and not other electrical stuff?
Did anyone else notice this?