posted on Feb, 26 2006 @ 08:42 AM
Many streetlights are naturally broken. They have photoreceptors that are supposed to tell when the sun is up and when the sun is down (or are on a
programmed time). Sometimes the light conditions in a certain area are such that the receptors get confused, and they'll go on and off. It'll go on
because there's not enough light. This then causes enough light for it to go off. It can't go off immediately, and so it stays on awhile before
going off again.
Also, it could just be a problem with the fillament.
I studied this phenomenon when I was young. There was a few streetlights that I noticed would do this. Of course, being young, over-imaginative (and
believing in some of those imaginations), and such, I thought I was causing it. Then, after that got boring (and I realized that, no matter what I
did, I couldn't control it - and therefore, it could not be me), I realized that the lights which flickered like this were always, or often, the same
So I studied these lights. In particular, one by my nonna's (grandmother) house. It would go on and off all the time - especially during the evening.
Then I noticed that others that did this were always the same lights. Certain ones around my home. Certain ones here and there.
In essence, I found that it had to be something OTHER than paranormal, since it was a predictable phenomenon since it occured in only CERTAIN lights,
and never in others. If it was me causing them, then it should happen to all lights.
Do the same experiments yourself on these lights you see. Is it the same one that always does this? If so, it's likely just a normal phenomenon. Are
you able to control it? If you start thinking its someone else, take some time, and when you see it happen, wait around for it to come on again. Wait
around for it to go off again. On again. Off again. I'm not going to lie... this could take an hour of observation, so please have patience.
In the end, you should come to the conclusion that it's something else - a mechanical problem (whatever it may be).