posted on Jul, 3 2006 @ 02:06 AM
Lately, I've been going out for walks at night. Every single time I pass under a certain light, it will turn either on or off. It's not half the
time, not 3 out of 4 times, it's *every time*. Out of 20+ walks. I can see the light from a few hundred feet away, but I have yet to see it do
anything until I get to within about 30 feet of it. However I didn't really think much of this--it's in the parking lot of a private business, and
looks more like a giant halogen light rather than a normal streetlamp. I assumed it was a motion light. That didn't explain why the light would turn
*off* just as often, but it's far more likely than me controlling it by some kind of energy field.
When I went out tonight, I took my usual route out, and the light turned on for me as usual. Then, I decided to take a different route back. I turned
to walk down one block, and at about 1/4th of the way down, I approached a street light (a normal sodium light this time). It started flickering
rapidly, somewhat like a dancing candle flame. Then as I got about 30 feet past it, the light went back to normal. I walked all the way to the end of
the block, looking over my shoulder the whole time, and it was working perfectly. I stopped and watched it a for a minute or so. I concluded that it
was just a coincidence, which I could prove by turning around, walking under it again, and seeing that nothing would happen. So I did. I got closer
and closer, and it didn't act up. When I got to within 5 feet of being directly under it, I thought "Well that settles it. I knew nothing would
happen, and it didn't." At *that exact moment*, the light suddenly died. Two people came out of their house to walk their dogs, and I heard one of
them mention that the streetlight was out (which I doubt they'd say if it was a regular occurance). It didn't turn back on, even after I kept
walking and watched it from several hundred feet away.
Overall, I'm very skeptical. Although I don't dismiss paranormal phenomena, I have a hard time believing in things that I haven't seen for myself,
and cannot be explained or reliably reproduced. I've experienced weirder things than flaky streetlights and it still hasn't swayed me much, but
these kinds of events are enough to make me wonder sometimes.
I'm going to follow that same route again tomorrow to see if I can reproduce it. I'm just wondering if anyone has experienced this, and if there are
any theories about what could cause it to happen.