Not really sure where to put this, nor what to make of it, but last night I experienced a really strange series of events...
About a year ago I mounted one of those spring loaded swing arm desk lamps (the tall articulated ones) on my workbench in the basement. I needed a
bright light for detail work on some of my firearms projects. The light has been working great. Fast forward to last night.
Back when I had purchased the light (above), I had actually purchased two of them thinking I might need two. The first light proved to be plenty
adequate so the other one just sat in the box...until last night. As I noted in another thread, I recently purchased a sewing machine and I'd set up
an old drafting table as my sewing table. Well, it seems you can't have enough light when sewing, so I thought "hey, why not use that other light to
provide some more light on sewing projects?" I got the 2nd light out of the box and mounted it on the table. That's when all kinds of crazy stuff
I have a lot of different lights in the basement. The area is a combination wood shop, man-cave, gunsmithing, reloading (etcetera) multi-purpose
shop. Now I've added in the sewing area. I got the 2nd light set up and plugged in and was just about to turn it on (I literally had my fingers on
the switch to do so) when all of a sudden the 1st swing arm desk lamp I'd set up over a year ago blew out. I mean, at that exact
1st light flashed out. Wow...that's a weird kwinky-dink, but it got even weirder.
I was pretty surprised by the 1st light going out, so I never actually switched on the 2nd light, but rather went over to see what was up with the 1st
one. After a quick inspection, the bulb was burned out. Okay, odd coincidence...get a new bulb, no problem. Not so fast!
I went and got a new bulb and changed it out. Turned it on; old light worked fine now...turned it back off. Then I walked over to the new light and
turned it on. It worked fine also. Then I walked back over to the first light and turned it on also. The exact second I turned on the old light,
the new light (across the basement...on a different electrical circuit) started flickering and went out. WTF? At first I thought maybe the new light
wasn't plugged in properly so I went and checked it. After unplugging and re-plugging the new light it came back on again. Thinking it was nothing,
I went back over to my main bench (where the old light is) and sat down on my stool to look at something No sooner did I do this than the new light
got really bright, flickered a couple times and flashed out. This time though, the new light, another light next to it and the power to my sewing
machine all went out. Okay, now really
I went back over to my sewing table and tried to figure out what the hell was going on. Something was definitely wonky with the outlet, like it was
shorting out or something. Uh-oh (bad ju-ju), so I unplugged everything from that outlet, went over and opened the breaker so I could take the outlet
apart and investigate. I walked over to get my electrical tool bag where my electrical meter and electrical tools are. As I walked over THE FIRST
LIGHT WENT OUT AGAIN! Dammit, WTH??? All the rest of the lights and equipment were on, and no problems with anything else, just these two
Okay, so this is too weird, but there's probably some explanation, so I went back over to my bench and just decided to sit and analyze the situation.
As I sat down I looked at my watch. It was 20 minutes until 10pm (on May 18, 2017). WHOA!!
(queue Twilight Zone music)...
At exactly 20 minutes until midnight (eastern time, or 10pm mountain) on May 18, 2014 (exactly 3 years ago, to the minute) my father passed away. It
was 20 minutes before his 90th birthday. I am dead serious too!!!
Now, I'm generally not a paranormal / superstitious kind of fella, but that whole experience was just WAY
to bizarre too not have some kind of
What do you think??
edit on 5/19/2017 by Flyingclaydisk because: (no reason given)