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Why do the lights go out?

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posted on Jun, 9 2004 @ 12:36 PM
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I've experience something for over 30 years now, maybe longerjust didnt notice it.

When I am driving or walking, lights go outstreet lights mainly and occasionally other lights on buildings. The lights always seem to go out when I am within 50 yards and usually when I am almost under them.
Some have gone out in parking lots, while driving past them. This happens 2-3 times a week, sometimes much more, even several times a night.

I told my wife of this a few years ago and I was sure she thought I was nuts but soon she noticed it enough to make her wonder what is up also. I has happened to her on occasion too, but never to the extent as it does when we are together.

I thought this was just some kind of weird coincidence but it just happens too often.

Any thoughts?




posted on Jun, 9 2004 @ 12:38 PM
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50 yards away


wierd one for sure.

i know for a fact spirit energy feeds on electricy.
but buildings and lights 50 yards away


i could guess .....but thats wrong.
i have no idea
sorry



posted on Jun, 9 2004 @ 12:42 PM
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Well I for one am starting to get a little suspicious about the number of electrical threads we keep having. Rcoregyn, you may find more info in either of these threads: www.abovetopsecret.com...
www.abovetopsecret.com...

There are at least 3 or 4 people on the board with this same experience and currently a few different theories being discussed about it.



posted on Jun, 9 2004 @ 12:46 PM
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Its usually 50 yards at the furthest but mostly when I alsmost under them and I never notice it when they are behind me (looking in my mirror while driving that is).

I don't know, it is very odd...but kind of cool too!



posted on Jun, 9 2004 @ 12:47 PM
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maybe its venus travelling in front of the sun ?





posted on Jun, 9 2004 @ 12:48 PM
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Originally posted by el_topo
Well I for one am starting to get a little suspicious about the number of electrical threads we keep having. Rcoregyn, you may find more info in either of these threads: www.abovetopsecret.com...
www.abovetopsecret.com...

There are at least 3 or 4 people on the board with this same experience and currently a few different theories being discussed about it.


I will check them out...Thanks




[edit on 9-6-2004 by rcoreyn]



posted on Jun, 9 2004 @ 12:55 PM
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Originally posted by shauny
maybe its venus travelling in front of the sun ?




I bet thats it!!


Also never more than one light goes at a time, and if a street light has gone out, where I have travelled and when I return the same direction the light is back on again. It never seems to be the same lights that go or I would chaulk it up to the light being bad.



posted on Jun, 9 2004 @ 01:35 PM
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I've noticed the same thing happens to me. I noticed a few years ago. Once or twice or more at night when I am out and about a street light will go out when I am almost under it. I've never noticed lights from buildings. Whats really weird is seeing the light turn back on after I pass...though I don't see that to often



posted on Jun, 9 2004 @ 01:40 PM
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Originally posted by zero_snaz
I've noticed the same thing happens to me. I noticed a few years ago. Once or twice or more at night when I am out and about a street light will go out when I am almost under it. I've never noticed lights from buildings. Whats really weird is seeing the light turn back on after I pass...though I don't see that to often


I'm glad to see that it's not just me, it is definately strange, would love to know why this happens.



posted on Jun, 9 2004 @ 02:52 PM
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I have actually read about this somewhere else before, they called it sliding , but I can't seem to find the topic on ATS , but i know it was mentioned hear... anyways i hoped that helped

actually found a website that might help :

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[edit on 9-6-2004 by freedom_88]



posted on Jun, 9 2004 @ 03:57 PM
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i get this too , i notice it when walking home late at night from friends (2am+) down quiet streets

tho those lights may be on and off all night - lets face it , you only notice the ones that go off near you



posted on Jun, 9 2004 @ 04:02 PM
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One notices things occurring more when there is a change. I mean you rarely notice a light that was on the whole time do you? It just doesn't draw you attension like a flicker does.



posted on Jun, 9 2004 @ 04:35 PM
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Most street lamps will cycle on and off when the bulb needs replacing. This combined with what Jonna said seems a reasonable enough explanation.

www.ecmweb.com...


High-pressure-sodium lamp (HPS). Normal end of life indication is on/off cycling, since the aging lamp requires a higher voltage for operation than the ballast can supply. This cycling sequence is normal, but not desirable, since the cycling can damage or destroy the starting circuit and/or ballast. Thus, you should check a cycling HPS fixture without delay. Other conditions that cause cycling include: a loose electrical connection, faulty internal electrical connection to the lamp or at an outdoor installation, and severe fixture vibration, causing lamp voltage to rise above operating limits.


www.wapa.gov...


the "end-of-life" cycling that typically occurs with street lamps. The ballast that starts the lamp and the lamp itself are separate items to purchase, and a ballast may outlast several lamps. Unfortunately, when the lamp fails, the ballast continues trying to start it, consuming its highest amperage energy in the process. This not only wastes energy, but also will cause premature failure of the ballast if not stopped soon. Because the lamps go off and on repeatedly, accurate reporting of failed lamps can be difficult. An observer may not realize that failing lamps cycle, and having seen the lamp out and then on the next day, may incorrectly assume it was repaired. Maintenance personnel may make a service call only to find all lamps in the area operating, then be recalled when one cycles back off.


www.designnews.com...


A common roadside feature, High Pressure Sodium (HPS) lamps exhibit a long life span-about 5 years. They eventually fail when the arc tube darkens and lamp voltages can no longer maintain a continuous arc within the bulb.

At that point, abnormal cycling takes place, and the lamp continually flashes or attempts to start. The condition can prove especially difficult to detect because of the infrequency of the cycling.



posted on Jun, 9 2004 @ 07:06 PM
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We have a problem with lights going on and off too.
It's only in the master bedroom, and it's only in the
middle of the night. I had an electrician in, and he
said the lights and the wireing were fine. BUT, we
do have spooks, and that's what we think are doing
it. Funny, the electrician checked it all out and said
that there wasn't anything wrong, except that we
probably had a spook. Same thing happens in his
house.

We have disconnected the main light in the room.
Now the spook has moved on to other things, but
anytime we re-connect the light ... boom ....
it's playing with it at 2:35 in the morning. Yup.
Usually exactly 2:35.



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