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Originally posted by Omega85
Interesting thread so i starred and flagged it .
I have a 2 questions.
What are the types of lights that you observe this happening in ? Try to be specific if you can .
What area does this happen in ? is it the same all the time or does the area vary ? Again try to be specific if you can .
edit on 11/9/2010 by Omega85 because: Added Question
Originally posted by Sanity Lost
The "lights out" experience has happened to other ATS members as well. Below is a link to just one thread on the issue.
I tend to put out street lights as well as parking area/garage lights when I am in an unpleasant mood.
Originally posted by crazydaisy
Not sure what causes this but I had a friend that use to come visit - he said everywhere he went the lights dimed. Every time he came to visit me the lights would dim and my stereo would go on the blink. It would take a lot of messing around to get it to work right again. Very interesting - does this happen to you more often when the weather is damp or dry. I think weather might have something to do with it as it affects our bodys in lots of ways.
Originally posted by davespanners
I don't want to come across as the big bad skeptic in this thread, but I guess I am going to.
I think that what you are noticing is a couple of side effects of being a human being Apophenia i.e. the brains predilection for finding patterns in random data and Confirmation Bias i.e. noticing things when they conform to a preconceived idea and not noticing them when they don't.
Please note that this isn't the same as me saying that you are "making it up" or lying, I'm certainly not saying that.
These things occur all the time to lots of people i.e. noticing certain numbers all of the time, noticing the clock only when it is at a certain time etc etc
The experiment suggested above is a great idea and I think you will notice if you make a note of every time lights are effected when you are near them AND every time they are not you will be surprised at the results.
I have had the street light thing happen to me too, and I noticed it a lot for a while. Also recently I made a web site that featured a Box Fish as the logo and for a week afterwards I noticed Box Fish everywhere an advert started on TV with a Box Fish in it, I saw a poster with one on etc etc .. The thing is if I hadn't of been thinking about Box Fish in the first place I never would have noticed them
edit on 11-9-2010 by davespanners because: (no reason given)