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posted on Feb, 22 2012 @ 11:00 AM
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Hey everyone.. i've been viewing this site for quite some time but decided to sign up and post. I have a weird experience I would like to share.

Now I have no idea if this is amazing coincidence or what, but here goes.

At college, there is this street light at the top of a hill that almost ALWAYS turns off as I approach it. At first I jokingly thought "ah thats weird. What if it happens again?!"

The next time i walked through, it turned off again. My first thought was that there was some kind of sensor setting this off, but there have been lots of people walking ahead of me who don't seem to set off this "sensor". It's always the same orange light that turns off when i approach it. The rest of the non orange lights remain unaffected.

The other day my cousins were visiting, and we were walking down the hill. I noticed the light was on and jokingly told them "Yea this light likes to turn off randomly when i walk near it.".. and few seconds later it turned off.

There were people walking in front of me, so shouldn't they have triggered the light as well??

Does this happen to anybody? If there some logical explanation cus i'm just a little freaked out about it.

Peace, and happy posting.

Dan

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posted on Feb, 22 2012 @ 11:04 AM
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Welcome to ATS!

I hate the streetlight thing. There was one on my block I used to go past and it would turn off every time. I always figured it was a sensor or something.



posted on Feb, 22 2012 @ 11:08 AM
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Originally posted by djh91
Hey everyone.. i've been viewing this site for quite some time but decided to sign up and post. I have a weird experience I would like to share.

Now I have no idea if this is amazing coincidence or what, but here goes.

At college, there is this street light at the top of a hill that almost ALWAYS turns off as I approach it. At first I jokingly thought "ah thats weird. What if it happens again?!"

The next time i walked through, it turned off again. My first thought was that there was some kind of sensor setting this off, but there have been lots of people walking ahead of me who don't seem to set off this "sensor". It's always the same orange light that turns off when i approach it. The rest of the non orange lights remain unaffected.

The other day my cousins were visiting, and we were walking down the hill. I noticed the light was on and jokingly told them "Yea this light likes to turn off randomly when i walk near it.".. and few seconds later it turned off.

There were people walking in front of me, so shouldn't they have triggered the light as well??

Does this happen to anybody? If there some logical explanation cus i'm just a little freaked out about it.

Peace, and happy posting.

Dan


Welcome to ATS and interesting stuff!



posted on Feb, 22 2012 @ 11:15 AM
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Well does it only happen at that street light? If so then I think its just a coincidence.



posted on Feb, 22 2012 @ 11:31 AM
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It's funny you should bring this up, because my daughter (she is 19) keeps telling me that streetlights turn off when she approaches them. I figured maybe it was just coincidental. Sometimes a particular kind of lightbulb, as it nears its end, will turn off and then turn back on, due to the action of a heat sensor.

However, because she keeps mentioning it, and it scares her, I thought I would do some research. Apparently, y'all are called SLIders (Street Lamp Interference). It is enough of a phenomenon that there are some web pages about it:

paranormal.about.com...

en.wikipedia.org...

www.straightdope.com...

There are plenty of other webpages, but I will leave it to you to do the research.



posted on Feb, 22 2012 @ 11:34 AM
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Same for me up in montreal, right in front of my block but I also noticed that it just turned off sometimes at random with nobody passing. I could observe it from my balcony as I went out to smoke, so my opinion is that they dim these lights simply for energy economy. Don't really think it's strange though.

Peace and rest your mind at ease, nothing unusual here.



posted on Feb, 22 2012 @ 11:47 AM
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street light at the top of a hill
Your guardian angel converted his halo over to LED lights.




The next time i walked through, it turned off again.

Seriously though, a light sensor is probably the only type of sensor on any street light. No other kind would be useful.

Do you always walk this route, or sometimes driving?


street light at the top of a hill
Being at the top of a hill, it is more exposed to other lights, in the area(or headlights). Maybe the sensor is set too sensitive. Street lights always take awhile to come back on, but they will shut off quickly, if the light is bright enough.

Does this always occur around the same time of the day?




P.S. Welcome.


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posted on Feb, 22 2012 @ 11:52 AM
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Thanks for the replies so far!

It does seem to be the same light, although last night I could have sworn another similar light turned off as well.

The light is always off during the day, so this normally happens when i walk home at night. The hill is closed to traffic, so i've never driven by it. In my experience the light is always on when i approach it then shuts off as i get closer.

I would immediately think sensor, but there are often people in front of me walking and they don't seem to set off the sensor.

At any rate, i'm going to pay much more attention to this. I'll be walking home fairly late tonight, so the light should be on, and i'll see what it does.



posted on Feb, 22 2012 @ 01:02 PM
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To me the sensor thing doesn't make sense, it wouldn't shut the light off as someone passes by, it would rather light up as someone passes to light the way. Why would it be lit when nobody's there so no necessity for light, but when someone passes and light is needed, it would shut off.

That doesn't make sense, I think they go off at random for electricity economy.
I don't think there's anything mysterious about it.

Peace!!



posted on Feb, 22 2012 @ 01:35 PM
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Welcome to ATS, as others have said, very interesting read. I hope someone can give you some kind of information be it spiritual or scientific. Good Luck.



posted on Feb, 22 2012 @ 01:54 PM
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This happens to my wife occasionally and our oldest daughter quite a bit. It will be lights in many different areas. Street lights and parking lot lights, even a couple times in stores. It is both entertaining and a bit spooky trying to guess which light will turn off when they walk by it.



posted on Feb, 22 2012 @ 02:52 PM
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Hi Dan, I've had similar experiences all my life. Lots of different street lights going out (in several diff. cities, so not just a single street light involved).
Just a couple of years ago when teaching my daughter to drive; we were in a large parking lot. When driving around it happened 6-times in about 40mins. on 4-different light poles. Whenever we approached/passed one, it would go out. They would go back on after a 5-10mins, when we were at the opposite end of the lot. It happened so much, that I was a little freaked by it. It made me recall all the times it happened when I was a kid and walked around a lot in the evenings. I even wrote an email to George Noory at C2C about it, but never heard anything back.

I didn't think to try and search the web for info. on this...I'll have to check-out Fission's links.

-ff



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posted on Feb, 23 2012 @ 05:11 AM
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Originally posted by NoLoveInFear46and2

To me the sensor thing doesn't make sense, it wouldn't shut the light off as someone passes by, it would rather light up as someone passes to light the way. Why would it be lit when nobody's there so no necessity for light, but when someone passes and light is needed, it would shut off.
That would be a motion sensor, similar to the type many people use in their back yard, and some small businesses, sometimes for security purposes.

As far as I have ever noticed, street lights will turn on slowly, but shut off quickly. Normally, when they begin turning on, it isn't actually dark yet. Have you ever seen a street light go off during lightning(thunderstorms)? It will shut off almost instantly, but it may take 10-15 minutes before it comes back on completely.

In this case, it is probably just coincidental timing, that has noting to do with a person walking on the sidewalk.



posted on Feb, 23 2012 @ 05:28 AM
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Exacly my point if you would've quoted the rest of my post.
But no harm
Peace!



posted on Feb, 23 2012 @ 11:35 AM
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Exacly my point if you would've quoted the rest of my post.
lol. Maybe you should read your post. I know what it says, which is not even remotely close to what I said.


Here ya go:

Originally posted by NoLoveInFear46and2

That doesn't make sense, I think they go off at random for electricity economy. I don't think there's anything mysterious about it.
I said it was probably a light sensor. You then replied directly to me, saying that you don't understand how it could be a sensor. I then explained it once again, just for you.


Do not worry though, because I will not bother trying to explain anything else to you.
I am done here.


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posted on Feb, 28 2012 @ 12:18 AM
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Welcome to ATS ! Hope we get information from you in the future! Look forward to seeing more of your post.



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