posted on Mar, 28 2008 @ 03:45 PM
We had a power cut last night. It started about 10.40pm. As usual, I checked out of the front and back windows to see who was affected. It was just
our road, about 18 houses (9 each side) & four street lights.
As I was looking out of the front window I saw a flashlight in an upstairs window of a house opposite and down from me. I watched it and realised that
it was not inside the house, but from someone out on the street shining a light into the window, but my view was blocked so I could not see the
person. At this point it all got rather eerie.
The light went off and another came on up the other end of the road where I live. Again searching the house opposite, but specifically the upstairs
windows, no where else. The light went off, then it was flashed against the house two or three times, like it was a signal of some kind. After that
the light went off and it was dark. This happened a few times (some got the signal and some did not) before a light was pointed into my window. I
moved away, but the light stayed. Then it went off and I got the flashing against my house.
The two people on the street could not be seen very easily. They wore dark clothing and were very careful not to shine the lights anywhere but the
windows. I could only make out an outline and it was only possible to spot where they were by looking for the source of the lights.
I thought they were the police and had cut the power, were checking and signalling and preparing for a raid or somethin. They had also been looked in
a couple of cars, but their main effort was concentrated on windows. But there were no police cars or other people or a police helicopter.
This went on for at least an hour (I checked) and to me seemed utterly pointless (but all the same pretty freaky). Every so often searching a window
then signalling, up and down. I stayed in the front room (but away from the window) but could see reflections from their lights. Then eventually a
fainter light moved across my window tinged red and when I looked out I could see nothing more. I guess they had driven away. I went back to bed at
About an hour later, I checked out to see if the power was still off and saw two people at the end of the road at a substation just out of view, but I
could see the tops of their heads from the bright lights they had. I watched them walk back down the road. They kept their lights on and they carried
visors and had white hard hats and wore dayglo jackets and had white boots on. Then the power went back on. They wandered around for a but then came
back and drove their van away.
All day I have wondered what this was all about. Does any have any ideas? If you work for the electric board is this usual behaviour during
[edit on 28-3-2008 by YarlanZey]