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STREETLIGHT INTERFERENCE

 since the age of 4, i must of shut down about 1,000 street lights right over my head. I am not exegerating... 1,000 time , i know 500 or even 100 times is to exectionnal to forget. 1,000 times minimum . every week of my life and never the same streetlight or place.I have a memory like gold : very gifted for that and great artisitic talents.when you are a searcher , you seek and find wath's inhibiting you.i'm 26 gotta god job and still wanna know whats this phenomena. Dan Montreal, Que Canada - Thursday, January 31, 2002 at 22:58:00 (PST)

 Here's a possible SLI experiment: Suppose the SLI effect works with tiny neon bulbs. If it does work, still we'd probably have to adjust the bulb so it's just barely working; so that any external signal could trip it into darkness. Ah, but there's a way to do this automatically. If we pulse an NE-2 pilot light with 150VDC (through a resistor of course,) but then turn the voltage down just below 55V, the bulb will go dark... so what if we ramp the voltage down from 60V to 50V very slowly. An external "signal" might make the bulb turn off earlier or later than normal in the rampdown. When the bulb goes off, give it another 150V spike and start the rampdown over again. MEASURE THE TIME BETWEEN SPIKES. Display the time on a number display. The number should not change. (OK, it might change if the temperature of the bulb should drift, or if the bulb is illuminated with powerful radio waves.) If the number should change when a particular person approaches, that means we've invented an "SLI effect detector." Simpler version: use a 150V battery, an NE-2 bulb, plus a resistor and capacitor to make a slow-flashing neon blinker. With luck, the nearness of a "SLI" person will make it flash visibly slower than normal. Hmmmm. Big Brother paranoia idea! Set up the device so it triggers a camera if the rampdown time should change, then place it on a busy city sidewalk, and it will take pictures of SLI-ders while ignoring everyone else! Bill Beaty Seattle, WA USA - Thursday, April 07, 2005 at 18:18:50 (PDT)

 HI I believe that I am an electrical person as well but I'm slightly different. When I was growing up i was always interested in electricity. When I was twelve I electricuted myself on the mains times while replacing a light bulb holder(220 Volts) and all I experienced was a mild tingle. After this I electricuted myself several times on the mains by accident and it never got any stronger than a mild tingle but my hands seemed to get stuck to the live wires and it took a while to pull them off. I also have the ability to hold on to an electric fence and it doesn't bother me whereas it would knock someone else down. I now work in the electronics industry and I am the opposite to most people in this site. I've never blown anything in my life and I frequently replace electronic components without grounding myself. I also never experience static shocks. Somehow I'm grounded and I can discharge large amounts of electricity. The others in this site are building up large amounts of static electricty and are discharging it into metal objects around them. People can build up to 10,000 Volts of static electricity on their skin alone. Every human being has an electric current in them after all what is the heart but the most sophisticated electric pump ever. I have one other thing in common with some of the other authors. I have some physic powers and some healing powers which I think are all linked to the elctric people phenomenen. There are known scientific links between electricity and magnetism. Now magnetism has been used in healing for hundreds of years even the ancient greeks used magnets. Their is also research to suggest that magnets affect the braina and may activate areas of the brain linked with physic abilities. Anyone with more information on this area contact me. R Coy Dublin, Ireland - Saturday, October 26, 2002 at 16:40:27 (PDT)

 ive just been reading about all the people who dim or make street lights go out and my freinds think im crazy cos i tell tried telling them that they go out sumtimes when i just drive past them. they just think im seeing things but i know that they go off and then they come back on when i pass them hamish nz - Thursday, October 17, 2002 at 22:10:37 (PDT)

 I just found this site! I have been blowing out street lights for all most 20 years. No one ever believed me. My husband believes now. In the last 3 months our new dryer, washer, and water heater "burned up." I touched the dimmer switch and blew out one of the can lights. We actually saw it melt inside. I have dimmed the lights with my voice when I get mad. This is kinda scary. Bee TX USA - Sunday, September 29, 2002 at 22:23:00 (PDT)

 I enjoy taking walks on a regular basis. It allows me to relax, and just think. However, something that almost always ruins my mood is when street lamps around me turn off. Just tonight, I turned off three in a row. They turn off as I approach, and turn back on as I leave. I walked back towards one which had turned back on, and it turned off again, only to turn back on as I left. I'm not sure what it is, but it seems like a few select street lamps turn off, as it is usually the same ones if I walk through an area again. Another odd thing, possibly related: I used to spend a lot of time at the computer... and both of those computers burned out for no apparent reason. Both of them were unfixable... one of them was under warranty, and the warranty people replaced every part in it several times, to no avail. The other one just needed a new processor, power supply, and motherboard. Rudy Kohn Ann Arbor, MI USA - Friday, September 27, 2002 at 21:02:01 (PDT)

 This is an update to lights turning off and on from my presence. It still happens to me all the time, and it is nothing like described as the lights timer going on and off, or anything like that. This happens continously as I walk down a street. The light start reacting as I get closer to the light as I walk down the street. The street light usually starts flickering off, and completely dims till I am under it. If I continue to stand under the light and concentrate, It begins to glow brighter and brighter, till the street light becomes over bright, and makes an electrical popping noise, and becomes dim again. As I walk away from the light it begins to flicker on , and glow at a normal illuminace. I know I have some wierd connection with lights, and I had a lot of scepical friends, but that changed when they witnessed the phenomena while hanging out with me. I can stand under any street light and concentate on it, it will blast bright and dim out. I think it has something to do with psychic abilities, that are locked within our subconscious. Give me an e-mail, if this also happens to you. Stephen Whilden San Diego, USA - Friday, August 16, 2002 at 17:28:46 (PDT)

 I have been experiencing the street light effect for more than 20 years, and like many of the other persons who say they have the same 'affliction'?, I also experience things like turning the tv off and then it comes back on when I walk away. One thing that I've noticed (that none of the others have mentioned on this site?) that I experience during a streetlight episode when I'm driving my car is that I know its going to happen a second or two before it happens, Almost always! Many times I've had a passenger with me and comment to them 'watch this". As soon as we pass under the light, it goes out. Some intuitional flash tells me its going to happen just seconds before it happens. Sometimes two or three lights will go out at once, some times three or four in a row, in sequence, 4 or 500 times in 30 years, and it continues. There must be something to it. There are presently several experiments being conducted at some major university psychology departments world wide. If you look around the web, there's lots of info about human beings and electrical phenomena, but not a whole lot about the street light effect. Obviously it is not a unique effect among many people. Someday technology and science will be able to expain all of this phenomena. Bill Haleiwa, HI USA - Saturday, July 27, 2002 at 01:29:36 (PDT)

 i have made street light go out but i can go a step further i can controle traffic lights so some degree and force them to change. i do not cause things to break or quit (for the most part), instead things tend to work better in my pressance i get things to work when no one else can. it is quite intristing what one can do to electronics if you know how they work. (i am currently studying electronic engenering) dain Toronto, on Canada - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 01:10:03 (PDT)

 I am a retired professor of electrical engineering at Kansas State University, and am interested in SLI. It seems to me that the two first places to look are the photosensor that turns power off to the bulb and the bulb itself for components that some people can affect. I bought a mercury vapor yard light with photosensor to test. The photosensor seems to have a microswitch for the actual on/off control rather than some solid state component like a triac. It takes from 30 to 60 seconds to turn off after light is applied and another 30 seconds to turn back on after light is removed. Is this time delay consistent with what people observe? If turn-off and turn-on are much faster than this, then this type of photosensor is probably not the key element in the puzzle. I have the light set up inside a large building near I-70. I can control the light intensity to the photosensor so it is just at the threshold of turning off. If a SLIder is driving through Kansas (or lives in eastern Kansas) I would be interested in seeing if that person could turn this light off by standing or walking underneath it. Gary Johnson Gary Johnson Manhattan, KS USA - Sunday, January 06, 2002 at 14:59:14 (PST)

 A lady that I knew years ago could not wear a mechanical watch because it would become magnetized over a period of several days. If degaussed with an ac coil, it would become again affected. She also had DEMONSTRATED other paranormal abilities which she had explained had to do with being born with a VAIL? Keith Millard Priest River, Id USA - Saturday, February 10, 2001 at 15:30:23 (PST)

 This is so funny. But I thought I was the only one. But when I work in my office, the copier messes up, the computer all of a sudden doesn't work, I blow more bulbs than I care to admit. I even broke my vacuum. That might just be a coincidence. But I am also very warm as a person. I often said, I might be one of those people that combust one day. And I am a little psychic. What that has to do with it I don't know. But it's real........ tina USA - Thursday, February 08, 2001 at 11:19:46 (PST)

 I've always had problems with electrical devises working (watches, pagers, cell phones, etc...)and year-round, I conduct static electricity. But there are two things beyond these that have made me wonder if I were an "electric person" (even before I knew that's what it was called. Several years ago I took a late night stroll along the beach in St. Augustine, Florida. I knelt down and began to draw in the sand where it was still a little damp from the waves)with my finger. I was amazed, almost to the point of disbelief when I saw what happened. As I would drag my finger across the sand, the trail that my finger made would sparkle and glow (not like a radiation type glow, but it would just kind of light up and then fade out after a couple of seconds.) Pretty wierd huh? I must have sat there for 30 minutes, trying to prove to myself that it was just a fluke, or my imagination, but it never stopped. The next night I tried it again and it wouldn't do it. I've never told anyone this happened to me. I think you can see why. Another electrical encounter I have experienced a few times has happened while I was asleep. Some emotional climax or confrontation would happen in my dreams and I would feel this incredible surge of energy explode in my body - like being struck by lightning from within. This would obviously wake me up, and I would just lie there, with an odd presence of energy surrounding me. Still wierding you out? Well this next story is not as weird, but I do think it's relevent. One time I was changing a 5,000 watt television light (called a 5K) and I had unplugged the wrong fixture. Because of the heat, I was sweating and when I put the new lamp in the fixture - ZAPPP!! But I was unharmed. My hand - more from the scare of electricity, than the shock of it - went numb for a second and I dropped the lamp. But other than that, I was fine. Does all this qualify me as a weirdo, or is there really something to this "electric people" phenomenon? LM Tranthem Atlanta, GA USA - Tuesday, December 19, 2000 at 12:51:45 (PST)

 When I was a toddler, I stuck a metal object into the electrical socket and was thrown across the room. Had my diaper been wet, the doctor said I would have not survived the incident. After reading the comments from the other writers, I realized that there seems to be a correlation between being shocked and noticing problems with electrical things. I just replaced 5 lightbulbs in my downstairs this very week. If I turn on a lamp quickly after walking into the room, you can bet it will blow with a mighty flash. I have noticed that if I wait a few minutes before I turn on the light, it seems to help. It doesn't happen all the time and I have not discovered the pattern. I have in the past been able to sorta predict things that I just felt were going to happen. Lots more of this but too personal to mention here. On a smaller and less important scale, if I am driving in my car and I get a feeling to slow down, 100% of the time, a police car will pass within seconds. I too, am sensitive to sounds very few people can hear. I have to reboot my computer several times while I am online. I suppose I just felt everyone had there occurances. Maybe not ... Gina Evans, Ga USA - Tuesday, February 06, 2001 at 20:32:50 (PST)

 I experience lights go out or drastically dim as I approach. I seem to 'taste' electricity whenever I touch something metal. Am prone to static sparks. Wireless devices do not function properly in my vicinity when I am angry. My most brilliant dreams occur when sleeping during a lightning storm. Dusty TX USA - Tuesday, February 06, 2001 at 09:56:16 (PST)

 I also have streetlamp episodes, usually when I'm angry and hyper...also heavy static and wierd computer things, usually mouse related, like leaping cursor. (Sure doesn't help to get pissed about it either). But here's a new one I don't find on this list - when I touch ferric materials, they become magnetized. Screwdrivers, chisels, tuning forks, tweezers, single-edged razors, etc. Moreover, these objects remain magnetized for months as indicated by compass reactions and Gauss meter and their field strength isn't weak either. My mother and sister can both do the same thing, and all of us have hyperactive thyroids, which may be a cause or an effect, beats me. I also know one electrical worker who says he magnetizes his tools when working in a high energy field. Any other magnetizers? For those distressed by this condition - you might try using the Strong Bio- electric Discharger - it's supposed to drain off some of the 'fire' in your system and bring your blood pressure down too. Several websites have it for sale. David Deland, FL USA - Monday, February 05, 2001 at 17:36:12 (PST)

 Hello fellow electrical currents.... I have found that in the last few years, there have more and more incidents with me. Such as lights (streetlights)going on or off as I come near them on my way down the road. I have found myself causing problems with my computer at times, so that I have to get away from it before it would completely shut down. One night while I was very angry with my ex-husband the light above my head blazed so brightly I had thought it would explode!! When I was younger I had problems with screwing up watches, but now I have a Seiko quartz and it seems to be fine. I myself don't remember ever being "zapped", but I have always been able to feel people's energy, walking through malls is quite a challenge at times, as well as the energy from machines. I do know that my Dad was "zapped" a few years ago, to the point where he literally could smell the burnt flesh of the roof of his mouth and his sinuses. He had problems for a few months with lights going on and off and making computers go crazy.Not to mention the problems he had with the machinery he was working with...yikes!! I had told him to close his eyes and relax. To picture himself standing next to a large battery,connected to the battery were to cables (like car jumper cables) he was to see himself picking up the cables and let the electricity go so that it filled the battery. When the battery was full it would set off a light. It took a few weeks, but it seemed to work by helping him ground himself. Hey, it may sound hokey, but it might work for you too.... Just thought I'd share that with you all.. DivasMagik NJ USA - Sunday, February 04, 2001 at 20:45:15 (PST)

 I really don't want other people to contact me about this. I am only writing this to add to the other info. on this site.I also have problems with electricity and electrical objects, this was noted by my family when I was very young. I do not remember a time in my life with out having to be very careful when handling anything that has to do with electricity whether it is on or off,plugged in or not etc.,etc....When I was a child I shocked people whenever I touched them and we lived in a house with wood and stone floors.When I was 23 I was 3 months pregnant with twins and living in Alaska a place where lightning is a rare occurance, while I was cooking dinner for my house guests lightning hit a telephone pole ran under the ground and came up through the stove and hit me, one of the twins died and was resorbed as a result of that event.I also have a tendency to blow out electrical appliances I have been known to go through 3 coffee makers(1 set itself on fire while making coffee),2 toasters(1 of which went up in flames) and 2 can openers in 1 month. I blew the fuse box in my mothers house just by turning on the kitchen light when in a fit of anger. I cannot wear battery operated watches unless I put a bandaid on the back of them 1st.I have a small circular burn scar on my right wrist from the batteries of watches before I learned this trick. A psychic once passed his hands over mine and my hands started burning they were almost totally red before I got them under running water and cooled them off. The psychic told me that I have an opposite polarity from other people. Theresa Carraher Vinita, OK USA - Saturday, February 03, 2001 at 19:06:13 (PST)

 When emotional street lights go out, several times whole sections. Also watches stop working at times. One digital exploded on my wrist. My aunts had a running joke that things jump off the shelves and commit suicide when Ricky comes through a room. I swore I ws no where near. Lightening hit my house at 19, came out through the fuse box and through one room and left a scorch mark right by my head in another. When I was a child I stuck a fork in a light socket and I had wet diapers on at the time. I do not remember this. I have been told the story many times. Ricky Tacoma, WA USA - Friday, February 02, 2001 at 13:16:31 (PST)

 For years now I have not been able to wear watches because they either don't keep acurate time or quit working all together. In the last few years I have noticed a slight electrical shock when I touch things, and light bulbs are constantly going out around me. I even have one of those touch lamps with 3 light settings that will dim, brighten go off and on just when I enter the room. It has gotten to the point that most everyone around me has noticed and usually joke around with me about it. I never thought much about it until seeing this site Jonn Wesly N. Little Rock, AR USA - Friday, February 02, 2001 at 01:05:32 (PST)

 I'm 18 and for most of the life I can remember electricity has been interesting around me. I've definately had dimming street lights around me. I've definately had electricity go through me from my car while only hearing the hissing sound and jerking my hand back after I realize that I'm burning my fingers from pure electricity. I just did it a few minutes ago in the K-Mart parking lot while tuning my engine. I've definately heard the high Hz of electricity that everyone else couldn't hear. I've stopped asking people if they notice or hear the things that I do, because there has never been an occasion that has shown me that I'm not alone with these strange occurences. When I'm angry I sit a think for a long time about one thing, kind of like meditating and I ALWAYS feel a warm tingly feeling across my back and then slowly across my arms and neck and it feels like pure electricity flowing through my body. I comepletely love this feeling and have actually worked with it and have held it in my body for up to fifteen minutes even while other people are talking with me. I did this once and touched a girl near me to see what would happen and she said she had the strangest feeling of electricity when I did. This isn't a girl that likes me btw, she doesn't think I'm "her type", for those of you who are thinking, "love by first touch..." lol =) I'm interested in how my mind is able to develop these things and how sometimes I'm able to call forth the energy of a person whom I care much for and then they can feel me touch them even more then ever before when we've touched. Hope this helps some people out in this large electric world we have now. I'm curious if anyone else has these traits, and can control that electrified feeling at all. I'm also curious if these electric type people are highly prone to ear infections or not. And if they sense things that are about to happen, seconds before they do...these are all things that happen to me frequently...thanks! Charlie Lewiston, ID USA - Tuesday, January 30, 2001 at 22:32:52 (PST)

 When I was a little pissed off at a girl in my class (i go to a catholic school and we use laptops in almost every class). I mumbled to myself, "I wish her computer blew up". about ten minutes later her power cord sparked for a period of about five seconds. do you think i performed a strange form of telekinisis? Julie Stoneharbor, NJ USA - Wednesday, January 24, 2001 at 10:38:26 (PST)

 i shock almost everything i touch i shock myself on car doors and machines and i can't wear a watch it stops running.i worked for a injection molding plant and the supervisor use to yell at me i could walk by the machines and they would stop.grinders would shut down.i don't know what all this means.if you have experienced this to please e-mail me. kat tn USA - Tuesday, January 23, 2001 at 19:22:29 (PST)

 Just to be aware: Outside pink "sodium" bulbs are usually set on a timer that switches on and off, in order to cut financial costs. I have sat and watched them turn on and off in my park, every ten minutes. This does obviously not explain everything.... andy dc, USA - Tuesday, January 23, 2001 at 12:21:26 (PST)

 Do you think there is any link between this electric syndrome and psychic ability and/or mental illness (ie depression/borderline/etc.)? Also, is there any link to heart problems or seizures? If you think so, please email me. kate Charlotte, NC USA - Saturday, January 20, 2001 at 18:48:10 (PST)

 Until recently I thought I was the only person that made street lights "go out". It usually happens when I'm in a heightened emotional state. I also go through about 2 or 3 personal electronic devices a year, I take extreme care not to physically damage these devices yet they always fail in some way or another. From cassette players to CD players now to MP3 players, they start functioning erratically and eventually stop working. sam odom new york, ny USA - Wednesday, January 17, 2001 at 13:00:24 (PST)

 i can'tbeleive that thereare others that have the same electrical problem that i've had for years.i also did not know that there was a name for that street light thing. one night i had 25 lights go out on me. i'm so bad that when we go to visit other people,my family will warn them not to let me use their appiances. usually i feel a large jolt just as i reach out to touch an appliance and then the applaicne will pop and never work again. sometimes it's when i go to touch a switch,or even people. i have actually hurt people by touching them. i can't wear watches, stand by t.v's or radios.well' thanks for all of you for being brave enough to share, i'm glad to know that i'm not alone.wait till i tell my family. helen browne ok USA - Monday, January 15, 2001 at 13:03:41 (PST)

 I too have noticed street lights going out while I approached them but never payed much attention to them. The first time I really payed attention to anything such as this happening was Halloween of 2000. I was sitting on the floor with my boyfriend when I noticed a tingling first in my hands. As I payed closer attention I noticed concentrating on it caused it to spread through my body. I was interested to see if I was imagining things so I used my boyfriend as a guiney pig so to speak. I layed my head on his legs and concentrated on the tingling sensation. After a few minutes he looked a little shocked. He asked what I was doing. When I told him he said it had moved through his body. I wanted to see if I could share this sensation with him and my little sister so I tried to pass it to them. I cupped my hands around theirs and they said they could feel the tingling along with heat. After a couple of minutes I had passed it to their hands also. Interesting! Another thing happened right before Christmas. I was watching a movie with my boyfriend when I saw a part that I wanted him to see. He couldn't find the remote and I got frustrated and decided to do it the old way. I reached for the VCR. My hand got about an inch from it when I felt a slight shock. The VCR started to rewind "without me hitting the button" and then stopped working all together. My boyfriend said he saw a blue streak of light come from my finger and enter the VCR. Needless to say he won't let me touch his new VCR. I can touch things "such as the electrical parts of a water heater" and what normally would hurt someone only tingles my finger. No, I didn't intentionally do it. I've touched surge protecters and current will run through my fingers and cause tingling. I'm just glad to know that I'm not crazy or alone. I also wonder if its possible to control these things because especially when I'm frustrated I cause things to stop working. Especially light bulbs. Angela Hartsville , TN USA - Thursday, January 11, 2001 at 20:38:56 (PST)

 First of all, I'd like to say that I am a skeptic of all weird phenomena. I truly believe there is a real explanation for everthing around us, we just may not know what it is yet. I don't believe in aliens, ghosts, psychic powers or any of that stuff. But after reading this board, I feel inclined to look further into this thing in particular. Mainly because it's been happening to me. I've noticed, as has my children, that streetlights go off when I drive under them. Sometimes they'll go off in succession, up to 7 or 8 at a time. Even when I drive into parking structures, those lights will go off, too. Sometimes while I'm walking to my car. And lately, I've noticed, when I look out of the windows at work, I work in a large hospital, the lights will go off while I'm looking at them. I feel there must be a reason for this, even though I've asked friends and coworkers if this happens to them and they haven't noticed anything this unusual. I think I'll consult with the highway and street departments in my town and ask them if the lights do go off at times. If that's true, we can write this off as coincidence. I'll be back with any news of this for you who seem to have noticed the same thing. Eve S. Milwaukee, WI USA - Thursday, January 11, 2001 at 11:22:05 (PST)

 I'm so glad I found this site. I plan to mention it to all the people who refuse to believe me when I tell them about my own electrical problems, many of which I seem to have outgrown. As I child, I had a terrible problem with static electricity, and was constantly shocking myself and any other person I touched. (I spent a lot of time insisting to my mother that I WAS picking up my feet when I walked.) I also stopped all watches (both digital and analog) within a week of wearing them or carrying them around. Both of these problems disappeared around the age of 16 or 17. Since then, my problems have mostly been limited to cars: I shock myself badly EVERY time I exit, and my own car clocks are completely unpredictable, running sometimes fast, and sometimes slow. There are no eletrocutions in my past, although I have always been afraid of electricity, and will go to great lengths to avoid plugging an appliance into an outlet. Tiffany Chicago, IL USA - Tuesday, January 09, 2001 at 21:21:18 (PST)

 I have noticed numerous times when I go under street lamps they go out. I used to think of it as a strange coincidence but it happens too much especially if I focus on the lamp. kiki USA - Monday, January 08, 2001 at 17:42:05 (PST)

 Hi! I so glad that I found this web site, I thought I was the only one... Since I was 5 years old that I make street lamps go off and on when I'm bellow them, I blow lights in my house frequently.. One time I was mad at my sister and I was going home and when I passed bellow the street lamps they blew! 5 street lamps blew over my head! It freaked me out and I started to run home... I have my experiences reported on www.opendiary com in name of Perdida if you are interested, just go and check. But I really would like to understand this... It's getting worst with the years.. sorry for my bad Inglish. Best regards, Maria Matos. Maria Matos Lagos, Portugal - Friday, January 05, 2001 at 08:23:02 (PST)

 most of it's not that interesting, ive given people bad shocks, stopped tapes in the VCR, Im standing on on the curb and the lamplight turns on and off for 20 minutes or so. when i'm angry, i can't listen to music or use the computer, they turn off. One unusal thing is that I can, I guess you could say "project" this electricity on command. I can force it out through my head and it almost sounds like it's hitting metal objects in the walls and ceiling (i.e air ducts, hinges). I think this has something to do with unusual psychic experiences ive had, especially over the telephone. I've literally read peoples minds and received mental images over the phone (though only over the phone). This might sound a tad bit ludicrous, but i had an actual ghost of one my deceasd friends ( he hung himself in his garage last April) travel through the telephone, while I was talking to his father about, funny enough, epilepsy. My younger sister (16) was there, she had to leave the house because of the presence. What Ive thought, (i m not sure if anyone else thinks this) is that these electrical charges in the brain have a direct connection with the Third Eye and psychic ability. Tom McGee Red Bank, nj USA - Thursday, January 04, 2001 at 14:39:21 (PST)

 I read of people who have streetlights go out as they approach, and which come on as they drive away. Did you all know that most street lights are equipped with light sensors? They detect the level of light around the streetlight, turning it on in darkness, and off in light. Reflections from the headlights of your car most likely acount for the phenomenon. This happened to me several times, till I had my headlights udjusted to point more downward than out. This is not to say that I do not believe in paranormal phenomenon, as strange things I canot explain have happened to me all my life. I merely offer a reasonable explanation for this particular phenomenon, and how I eliminated it. John San Jacinto, CA USA - Monday, January 01, 2001 at 08:00:26 (PST)

 I am sitting here with my chin on the floor, amazed that I have finally found others like me. I don't seem to have the problem with watches and computers like some of you but definately the Street Light Phenomenon has happend to me quite often. Ive told friends who just dismissed it as coincidence but now I know it is not. It usually happens in clusters and I can go months without it happening at all and then all of a sudden Im turning off lights all over the city, wether Im driving my car or in someone elses. It hasn't happened to me in quite awhile now, more so when I was single. I work at home now and do not drive much at night so maybe that is why it hasn't been happening but imagine my suprise to find all you wonderful people who can relate to this weirdness. Maybe this explains why I have to replace the lightbulb over my stove every other week. I thought that GE was just slacking in the quality of bulbs they were making. Ive even written to psychics and other students of the occult looking for an answer or an explanation to this "condition" to no avail. I am so relieved and pleased to find you all exist as well and to know that I am not "certifiable". My own explanation that I came up with to define this "thing" happening to me was that it was my guardian angels trying to tell me something and the only way they can communicate with me is by turning off the street lights. Maybe it was their way of making me stop and think for just a minute about what is going on in my life, good or bad. I found comfort in this and when it happend would reflect on my current situtation to see if I there was anything that stood out that I needed help with or I thought maybe they were trying to warn me of danger up ahead or just trying to let me know that they are there and looking out for me. Oh well since there is no obvious explanation for any of us yet, maybe we all have guardian angels trying to communicate with us via electricty. Jeanie Wolf Monroe, Mi USA - Monday, January 01, 2001 at 04:43:21 (PST)

 What a relief to find this website! There are so many entries its overwhelming! I've always thought my problem with electricity was real, but people look at me funny when I tell them about it. I experience the "street light phenomena" frequently. I do not wear a watch because they always die on me. Magnet therapy gives me a headache. I constantly get shocked. I love those soft fleece garments, but have learned that wearing them is painful (to me and those around me). Its always worse, for some reason, when I come inside from outdoors. My cats run away from me when I come home because I usually grab them up immediatley and SHOCK them! Slathering myself in lotion sometimes helps. The MIS people at work have come to fear me. "Don't let Cindy near the new such and such", or "It was working fine until Cindy walked over", or when something's not working - "Did Cindy touch it?" At least I provide them with new challenges. My computer (actually my fourth)has been rebuilt over and over again. All the office equipment is subject to my zap. I have literally walked by the digital copier and it went down. Something that would work just fine for someone would be inoperable for me when I would try to use it. If I get anxious, the zapping gets worse. I read one entry where the guy would get a headache just before an electrical storm. Yes, this took a while to figure out for me. And that he actually felt an electric energy from people. Me too! I am highly sensitive to people's energy. Some people have made my hair stand on end. This has come in handy in some tough social situations in New York City. I have also experienced premonitions and other types of psychic phenomena. In my mind, I have always linked the zapping with the psychic stuff. As an interesting aside, I have a physical condition called "Early Repolarization". I was being examined by a cardiologist after I was diagnosed with Mitral Valve Prolapse. He was giving me an EKG - I was relaxed, lying down and resting. As he looked at the results he laughed and said "According to this you're having a massive heart attack right now". He said that some people are more highly charged with electricity, or have a different composition of electricity in their bodies. He gave me a card to carry in my wallet, so that in an emergency, they wouldn't treat me improperly, as if I were having a heart attack. I wonder what would happen if I did have a heart attack? Has anyone ever heard of this before? It would explain some of this, but I am curious as to what is physiologically different in us to cause this. Cindy Park Ridge, NJ USA - Thursday, December 28, 2000 at 13:14:28 (PST)

 I never owned an electronic devise that I have not shorted out. Lights go on and off all of the time. If I do not like some thing or feel the energy, I can change the moment. I break friend computers, screw traffic lights up and witness the most unusual events. I am finally used to it as it is just a part of my life. I have really witnessed miricles and feel sorry for individuals who take advantage of me. Its not intentional! I rearly speak of this as I know I am different. Lisa St. Louis, Mo USA - Thursday, December 28, 2000 at 03:24:32 (PST)

 When I was about 10 I was struck by lightning and saw a very bright light I woke up five min later without a scratch. Ever since then I am forgetful and get a very sharp ring in my ear at times. I can wear watches and light dont blink but my fingers tingel very bad and cant stand still. Some 1 help me please I rather be able to make lights go out than to have this tyler biloxi, ms USA - Tuesday, December 26, 2000 at 22:05:52 (PST)

 It never seemed to me that I had an "odd" talent until I read the section on electric people. Those folks who can't keep lights, watches, or appliances working because they die simply because they are in the presence of thethe machinery.My "problem" is exactly the opposite. Delapidated, decrepid,worn out machinery works forever in my presence. I have often climbed onto "dead" machinery and found nothing wrong becauseit refused to die when I was on it. It does not matter if it is Diesel, electric, electronic, or gas powered the same thing happens. The only way I experience a truly dead machine is when the thing is utterly burn up, or crushed to smitherines. Someone who knows me will ask me to "look" at some odd appliance and it will just start working. Of course they want to know what I did and all I can tell them is "I don't know" it just started working. Just because it hasn't worked since grandad burnt down the outhouse doesn't mean it can't be plugged in, gassed up, and driven away. Stephen Orem, Ut USA - Tuesday, December 26, 2000 at 20:30:01 (PST)

 i have noticed lately,the past six months, that things malfunction at times when i am upset or nervous. i have been practicing meditation for years and with my increasing awareness of subtle energy fields that things are dysfunctioning around me at times. i am not suprised or in disbelief, however i hope to learn to put it to good use for healing or something. Having recently witnessed a grand master of tai chi and kung fu do some watch stopping and some psychic phenomenon and fix my arthritic neck without touching it only confirms my beliefs. i welcome emails on this subject beth christenson queens, ny USA - Tuesday, December 19, 2000 at 20:54:34 (PST)

 ever since I was electrocuted by sticking my hand into my aqaurium to get a broken water heater out of it (stupid, wasn't it), I have had strange reactions to electricity and to energy in general. As I was sticking my hand into the water, it felt as though something was repelling my hand. This feeling went away as soon as my hand was in the water, and it was replaced by something else. I could feel massive amounts of energy flowing up my arm into my body, but it didn't hurt. On the contrary, it actually felt good. I felt power like I have never felt in my entire life. It felt like my body was accepting this new energy source, and I felt stronger than I have ever felt. This feeling scared me, because I was only 16 at the time, so I took my hand out of the water. Ever since then I have been able to absorb heat and use it for energy in my body, and I can make the T.V. reception better. Jason Donegan Parkville, MO USA - Monday, December 18, 2000 at 05:31:07 (PST)

 I WORK WITH A MACHINE CALLED A MAGNA FLUX .IT MAGNETIZES METAL PARTS SO THAT THEY CAN BE INSPECTED FOR DEFECTS.IF YOU WARE A WATCH WHILE WORKING WITH THE MACHINE IT WILL SPEED THE WATCH UP WITH EACH CHARGE.TO MUCH EXSPOSURE BURNS UP THE WATCH.WHAT THE WATCH IS EXSPERIANCING IS A POWER SURGE.ANY EXSPERIMENT THAT INVOLVES ELECTRIC FIELDS WILL CAUSE THIS AFFECT. AQUAFIRE DURAND, MI USA - Sunday, December 17, 2000 at 01:50:57 (PST)

 My mother and I both experience street lights either going out or coming on. I have also experienced seeing a blue shock between me and another person after a choir concert. People around saw it was well. It was intense and it was hot. Most lately I've been trying to recover my hard drive that crashed for no reason. It will turn its self off and this happens to no one else in my family. I can not think of anything that could possibly do this. And does it help that my name so closely resembles exactly what I feel every day? Electa M Wy USA - Friday, December 15, 2000 at 20:40:54 (PST)

 I too can be added to the list,Street lights have been turning off just as i get to them. It happens at least 2 times a week but has happened much more than that for the last 10 years !I can feel an electrical short i was working on a gas pipe & was getting shocked very badly three others could feel nothing but when i put an electrical meter between the pipe & ground it showed 9 volts. the static shocks happen all year round regardless of the humidity . mark wolf manitowoc, Wisconsin USA - Thursday, December 14, 2000 at 19:15:19 (PST)

 I dont know what in the cock is going on but for the past year almost everything I touch jolts me. Today I have been shocked at least eight times. Door knobs, telephones (like it bit me in the lip), forks, my computer monitor, chairs every metal-ish thing I touch wants to shock me. I have changed shoes sometimes I dont even wear shoes. I dont know what the hell is going on but this is getting rediclyous. Some one tell me what to do cause this sucks. Everyday even right after I wake up and touch the knob to get out of my room Bam. My house mates are laughing at me here people. Please tell me how to bunk this thing. I am affraid to touch car doors, this is not healthy. CJ Clinton Jarvis Tacoma, WA USA - Tuesday, December 12, 2000 at 19:35:53 (PST)

 I work in a controlled invorment at work. Everything I touch expect for the things on my desk shocks me. When I want to go to the out to the break room or even go to the bathroom I have to watch for poeple to open the door. Sometimes I get the courage to go and open the door only because I have been holding it for 4 hours. So I get the door right and then I just stare at it praying and hoping it won't shock the crap out of me like it always does. Some poeple here think I am making this up and I show them and they still say I am trippin. The bad part about this is that it is getting worse. I am now touching the door and seeing yellow and blue little lighting bolt. And let me tell you it will pop your hand right off the door and the pain now last for 1 hour to all day. Just right know I touched the electric stapler and got shocked and yes the was a yellow lighting bolt. I am sick and tired of being afraid to open and touch anything. HELP!!!!!!!! KEMO MCDANIEL ELK GROVE, CA USA - Saturday, December 09, 2000 at 11:07:44 (PST)

 I am so glad i found this sight. I have thought i was just wierd for so long. i have never been able to wear a wristwatch as they quickly begin running fast and within 2 weeks completely die. I have noticed streetlamps, in one or two areas in particular,will turn off when i drive by. At my old place of employment the register went down several times while i would be operating it and would say "power failure". And the clocks at my current place of employment all run fast. We go through a lot of light bulbs at our house. I also am sensitive to magnets and don't like the sensation they give. Are their any real scientific studies devoted to this type of phenomena? gin louisville, ky USA - Monday, November 13, 2000 at 22:07:05 (PST)

 I used to write courses for a fortune 500 company. The meetings we had were frustrating and time-consuming. Talking heads would go on and on, and I would be worrying about meeting a deadline. I would get so anxious and angry in some of these meetings that my watch would stop. It happened about three or four times, then I started taking my watch off before I went into the meetings, and it never stopped again (unless it needed a new battery of course). Anyone out there ever make their watch stop????? Barb USA - Sunday, November 12, 2000 at 10:07:55 (PST)

 I am 19 and for about 3 years now I have been noticing that many times when I drive under street lamps they will go out, or when I am driving towards them they will go out 20 or 30 feet before I am underneath them. I told my best friend about this and she didn't really believe me and whenever I point it out to her while I am driving she doesn't seem to notice that one would go out. Once at a movie theatre we had to walk to or from the car about 3 times, and every single time we walked under this particular street lamp it went off. I had never heard about this happening to anyone else until I found this website. I would just like to find out why this happens and even more if I can control it. I noticed that it seems to happen when I am having a negative thought but if I try and reproduce it I can't make any lights go out. ??? Brandon Crooks Garland, TX USA - Wednesday, November 08, 2000 at 09:10:08 (PST)

 It is interesting to know other people are having the same problems I have. I have a collection of watches that refuse to work, several after wearing them just a couple of days. On one the hands have spun around spontanously or when I pick it up. As a child my parents my parents nicknamed me "Iron Hands" because anything electronic would stop working, especially if it had batteries. Remote controls refuse to work for me. I have dreams that come true.. I also can sense when people are thinking about me and often what they are thinking. Sara S Fl USA - Monday, November 06, 2000 at 02:34:23 (PST)

 Does anyone know where I can meet other people like me? I want to start a society of electrically influenced people. I believe that enough of us got together in one spot, that we could make explosions. I want to make explosions. We could explode horrible things, and really influence society. Society needs to be influenced in more explosive ways. Bob DePalma Middleton, PA USA - Thursday, November 02, 2000 at 16:34:51 (PST)

 I'm 48. Streetlights have been going out around me since I was a little girl. The one in front of the house I grew up in went out all the time. At night, I would watch the men come and fix that one. I never noticed the others going out. I have a girlfriend that would go for walks with me in the evening and she finally said we had to finish our walk before the streetlights came on because it scared her too much. She said it only happened when I walked with her. We're still friends but we don't walk anymore. I used to work in a grocery store and the lights in the aisle I'd be working in would routinely go out and come back on later after I left the area. My story doesn't sound as strange as some I've read. It's mostly streetlights for me. Sheila USA - Sunday, October 29, 2000 at 15:42:10 (PST)

 I've stopped watches and other small electronic devices my whole life. It's really just been a minor annoyance, until recently, when I discovered that I can't get a digital wireless phone to work! I've tried just about every phone and provider out there, with no luck. Is there a solution to this problem??? I need to have a cell phone for my job, and my boss does not appreciate the fact that it is impossible for me to have a five-minute conversation without the call being dropped. This is the first time I've ever really done research on this weird thing I do, and it is good to know I'm not the only "freak" out there. If anyone has had a similar problem and can give me advice, I'd appreciate it! Jamie CA USA - Sunday, October 29, 2000 at 14:47:44 (PST)

 Before I retired, at several different locations in Dallas, Richardson, and Plano, I also noticed that, at times, street lights would go out as I passed them. Not ALL of them, but certainly enough to notice. At first I thought it was just coincidence, since streetlights do blow out and some would probably blow out as I was passing them. But after this went on for years, I began to wonder if there was something about my car or me that had anything to do with it. It did happen with several cars, however - 2 Tempos and a T-Bird. I just kept quiet about it, since I would probably be branded a nut. That might be correct, but NOT because of the streetlights.... Bill Foley Carrollton, TX USA - Wednesday, October 25, 2000 at 15:25:08 (PDT)

 I thought I was the only one with this problem! I'm constantly getting shocked, without really moving around enough to justify it. Once fall rolls around, I'm like a lightning rod all winter. I get shocked at least a few dozen times a day, often repetitively - get shocked, take a step, get shocked again, take a step... I've gotten into the habit of touching the back of my hand to doorknobs and other items to discharge before using them because I'm afraid my fingertips will wind up with nerve damage if I don't! I finally started looking for anwswers after getting shocked, taking about two steps, and then getting painfully shocked by touching WOOD. I also replace bulbs way more often than I think I should, and I get the streetlight effect that other people have mentioned. However, I seem to have a GOOD effect on computers and other machines I work with! Liz Long Arlington, VVA USA - Tuesday, October 24, 2000 at 11:21:25 (PDT)

 Like many others, I just happened upon this site and am so relieved to find out that there are so many others out there. I have always had a problem with street lights -- as soon as I walk past or drive by one... you guessed it, they go out. I don't have to be in any particular mood for street lights to be affected but if I am in a highly tense mood, I usually affect something around me-- computers freeze and cannot be rebooted but have to be unplugged and restarted. (this just happened again today!) Lights blowing out or a build up of electricity that usually ends in me shocking someone. But I have also experienced a larger buildup of energy -- if I am very angry or very upset, I have actually shattered glass, plates or anything breakable just by reaching out to touch it. This is very frightening and usually "snaps" me out of whatever state I am in. I also tend to be very sensitive to the negative and positive energy of those around me. I have been told that I was "psychic" as I can "feel" someone's mood. There have been several instances where a negative person can actually make me physically ill if I happen to touch that person or pick up any bad vibes. Another interesting note-- I wonder if there are more of us out there that have "heart conditions". I suffer from a condition called S.V.T. (Supra Ventricular Tachicardia) with P.A.T Paroxysmal Atrial Tachicardia)--All these arrhythmia's result from problems in what is called the conducting system of the heart, which is the tissue in the heart muscle which conducts the electrical impulses which make the heart beat. If anyone has any suggestions on how to channel this energy or even subdue/control it.. I would love to hear it. Mari TX USA - Thursday, October 19, 2000 at 21:19:05 (PDT)

 Since I was a little kid I could fix electrical problems with touch such as putting my hand on a radio to fix the static and lately even if I walk by a radio I can change the station and I have walked past my friends car to get in and i can make his lights dim and change the channel by waving my hand by it. One time my cousins girlfriend (that lived two towns away) requested a song for him but the station didn't come in. So i grabbed the wire and stiffened my muscles and it came in clear as a bell. This also works on calculators and computer and TV monitors. I also forgot to mention when I needed to go to physical therepy the woman woild put the pulses on and turn up the machine thing until I was uncomfortable. She stated I had the most tolereance of electricity of anyone she's seen. Rob Plymouth, MA USA - Monday, October 16, 2000 at 18:57:31 (PDT)

 Just wondering if anyone can relate to this. The clocks in my house, car, as well as watches, all seem to be "speeding up". I change them back to the correct time and again, a few days later, I notice that they are running too fast. This phenomena appears to be increasing exponentially. If anyone knows anything...please e-mail me! thanks DAMION! Damion Rowland USA - Sunday, July 16, 2000 at 15:11:18 (PDT)

 Every time i get angery or stressed out,my watch starts going wrong(ie it's numbers dont form properly)Having said that,sometimes when i take it off,the screen goes blank. And also lights flicker ever so slightley,like the bulb is not in properly! Another thing i think i can do is sense electricity! Every time there is a lightning storm on the way,i get a terrible headache,but this only happens when it is an LIGHTNING storm!....And when i run my hand over something with an electical current,i get a tingeling in my palms,which feels like pins & needles! One other very important fact i think i should mention: When i was 14 (i'm now 16)i was in my room looking out of my window at a teriffic storm that was going on. I thought it was over as it had stopped raining, sighed and bent my knee so it touched my radiator.Suddenly a huge bolt of lightning struck a house nearby,and i was pushed back on to my bed. I think the may have discharge travled along the pipes,up my radiator,and in to me!!....But it did'nt hurt. Could this have something to do with it? Ben "Delirious" Richardson (town)Hastings, UK - Saturday, October 07, 2000 at 09:25:38 (PDT)

 I make streetlights go out when I pass.... this happens enough so I notice it regularly... I get a lot of static shocks in the fall and spring. I can often hear a high pitches "whine" way above the hz of a modem tone or fax machine. When I can hear this sound, others cannot. This only happens in proximity to electronics never in nature. I have never ever been able to use floppy disks succesfully. Even 10 copies of a file will be corrupt in the trip from home to school. I only e-mail homework noe because of the high potential for errors.... I have a strong ability to 'feel' what is wrong with electric equipment.... I have had a few 110v shocks and as a child, I was zapped with 220v current from the back of our electric stove. I have a strong knowledge of the supernatural-- but these items I experience don't seem to be 'ghostly' but of a more scientific nature. Wayne Broderick Portland, me USA - Friday, October 06, 2000 at 11:50:43 (PDT)

 I have always written this off as odd coincidence but after seeing this site, I'm remembering as a child I was badly shocked by standing barefoot in water and grasping an ungrounded handle of a travel trailer as we we loading it for a vacation. I'm forty now and cannot wear watches, I continually see an arc of blue static electricity hit me when I exit my car(Does'nt seem to effect others in my car) and I Can't tell you how many times I've had a streetlight go out just as I pass underneath. Is it all related? Mark Pitts Richardson, Tx USA - Tuesday, October 03, 2000 at 12:34:34 (PDT)

 I may be only 11 but im very mature for my age. Here is what happened to me: I walk down my grandfather's basement and open a door to the back basement closet thing. I try to turn on the light and get a huge shock which numbed my whole arm for at least 5 minutes. It did not hurt but I did not want to tell anyone anyway because they would probably think I was making this up. I have also expierienced my radio flickering on and off and sometimes my light in my bedroom will dim for a split second. It just did as I wrote this. Will someone please e-mail me to tell me about this. Thank you very much. Richard B. Philadelphia, PA USA - Saturday, September 30, 2000 at 16:58:55 (PDT)

 For many (at least 25) years I have noticed the coincidence of streetlights going out just as I pass under or near them. Because this usually occurred while I was driving, I first thought that it had something to do with my lights or a reflection off of my car to the sensor in the streetlights. I discovered this was not the cause. Streetlight sensors active a series of lights, not just one, and it made no difference which car I was driving. Additionally, I noticed that lights occassionally go out when I was walking under them as well. Incidentally, this disproves another theory, that the vibration of a passing car will provide the final "shake" to an about-to-fail element in a streetlight--a theory that used to comfort me. I have had little success in postulating a cause for this phenomenon, but I think it has something to do with strong negative thoughts and emotions--either mine, or more likely, others toward me. These "outings" seem to come in clusters for me, but I've never had a period of more that a few months without an occurance. The most dramatic event of this nature occurred in 1989 in San Francisco at the intersection of California and Gough. I was with my girl friend (later to become my wife)and had a thought come into my mind about my "ability" to turn off street lights. At that exact moment every street light for the entire visible length of California and Gough in all four directions went out. As it turned out, so did all of the electricity in that part of the city. Logically, I know that this had to be just a coincidence of a power outage occurring at the same time with my "thought", but at that moment I waso frightened that the hair on the back of my neck stood up and I had to pull the car over to the curb. Can anyone point me to some real scientifice research on this phenomenon? Paul Svec San Jose, CA USA - Saturday, September 30, 2000 at 08:59:23 (PDT)

 I havn't had a lot of trouble with electric devices but I could seemingly repair them with a touch. I have touched cars at gas stations that wouldnt start and the owners would thank me and say they had been there an hour trying to get it working. I could also fix computers that had frozen up and people were about to just unplug it. I feel that if you have a problem with electric devices you also could help them to work better for you. If you just think that you are helping the printers to work or the radio it will. Use your gift as a gift, not a curse or problem. p.s. ask any doctor what the human body runs on and they will tell you electricity. JAY ORLANDO, FL USA - Saturday, September 30, 2000 at 08:57:55 (PDT)

 WELL TO START OFF I JUST REALIZED ALL THESE THINGS HAPPENING DUE TO THE FACT THAT THEY HAVE BEEN HAPPENINIG NOT TO MUCH TIME APART FROM ONE ANOTHER.I got mad and my tv turned off and my light in the kitchen flickered.And today i was watching a movie and the light in my kitchen flickered to turn on .Mainly what I can do so far is mess up cd players in cars , casino machines ,street lights,light bulbs go out,i made the computers in two offices go out along with the lights and i blew out a tv..All i want to know is if you can control it to make it stronger or weaker and what you have to do . L.MONIQUE BOYNTON BCH, FL USA - Tuesday, September 26, 2000 at 19:55:32 (PDT)

 ELECTRIC PEOPLE My daughter was separated from me when she was 3 yrs old. I would pray daily that she would be surronded by Holy Angels to protect her all the days of her life. She has had street lights dim all her life,she is 23 now and the lights still dim. I have always thought that it was the effect of the presence of the Heavenly Host. Maybe someone has prayed for you ? I hope this may be comfort to some of you Electric People DADDY indianapolis, in USA - Friday, September 22, 2000 at 19:19:35 (PDT)

 If I do fit into the catagory of 'electrified person,' I am a fairly minor case. I now work a desk job where I am constantly on the computer. With out any doubt, I can assume that my computer will glitch up on me at least twice a day and I am always in need of rebooting. When I read in other emails that there are peolple with similar problems, what with computer problems and all, I thought it would be worth my while to submit my situaton. I have had problems that even the most skilled techies at my work place can not understand and it seems to me that I have had computer problems from even my most earliest experiences on them. But it seems to me that this is the limits of my electrification... and in a way thank goodness. M. M. Cipov Milwaukee, WI USA - Wednesday, September 13, 2000 at 10:46:57 (PDT)

 In the early seventies I moved from small town / rural Ontario to Toronto, and found that as I would drive under street lights, they would fail, either going off or dimming. Almost 30 years later I am walking around my neighbourhood for my evening walk and the strange light behaviour continues, only now it happens with the lights regularly as I walk under them. It seems the yellow ( sodium ) lights used here are especially sensitive. Tonight I asked my wife to walk ahead of me. When she walked by the one light we know goes off, it stayed on until she had gone past, then went out as I passed by. This is a community 250 miles from Toronto. Does anyone have any ideas why this would happen ? Harvey Robinson Windsor, ON CANADA - Tuesday, September 12, 2000 at 20:19:58 (PDT)

 It is such a relief to know I don't suffer alone! There are too many experiences I've had to list here. Lets just say Psychic Phenominon Intuition, dreams, empathy, etc. My head tingles on the left side. Brain and all! I'm capable of learning programming except for the fact the computers don't work well for me. I average three monitors, three mice, and one keyboard each year. My monitors have each lost the red color. I tried to have my own fax machine. He He He. This thing is annoying. I was very angry at my computer, put my hand on the screen and wished it dead. It died. Neat! I've had a typewriter type backwards, 2 sewing machines died in perpetual reverse. The copier at my old job read "NOT READY" when I came near. No one will let me touch anything when I'm angry. My cars and trucks break down often. The new television I just purchased will not speak to me. (Really, no sound at all when it's in my room) It is now perfectly happy in the livingroom. No watch has ever survived my wrist. I know I can aggravate this condition with anger. I think this affects luck as well. If guessing one hundred cards your bound to get at least 40% right? I'll get less than 2%. My luck is impossibly bad. I could go on......and on. We need to be studyied. Chris Willingboro, nj USA - Friday, September 08, 2000 at 22:06:22 (PDT)

 Reading the accounts on this site I am excited,scared and oh so relieved I could cry.So many accounts mirror my own experiences. I had got to a stage where I was just exhausted and frustrated by the different problems I experience. Like others I am constantly replacing light bulbs, my electricity bills are so much higher than any one elses. Once the Electricity Company came to my house of their own accord as they felt I must have a problem with my electricity supply as my usage was so high. I cannot wear a watch not even an analogue as they speed up. Even my car clock. Last year I went through 33 handy bank cards and I figured out if I touched them I wiped the magnetic strip. This is so frustrating. The bank tellers know me well now, some believe me and some laugh in my face and tell me I must be placing my card next to other cards etc. If I kiss my youngest daughter I get a very painful shock but she doesn't feel it. When I get out of my car I get shocks. This has been getting worse over time. My computers at work and at home constantly do weird things and you do feel stupid when you say 'I didn't do anything'. I do have some other strange things that happen which I try to push away as they frighten me. I have dreams that come true and ocasionally have what I call a brain storm. It's like when you are channell surfing on the radio and pick up bits and pieces of dialogue and static. This will happen if I am walking past houses in particular and then I have ocassions when it's like I am being bombarded with lots of information and I can't make head or tail of it, it goes by me so fast. Sometimes its stuff I have dreamed as I dream every night. It's not like voices in my head more like sequences of events. I don't know if all these things are connected. I've never told anyone else as I find it frightening and disconcerting. I don't think I am nuts as I have a pretty normal life and am generally a very happy person. I just don't know how to make a sense of it. I feel there has to be a way to unravell these occurences and make sense of them. Any help gladly accepted. Christiena Astwood Sydney, NSW AUSTRALIA - Tuesday, September 05, 2000 at 06:14:16 (PDT)

 I too have experienced street lights going out as I passed by. I first noticed this about 15 years ago, however I began taking anti-depressant medication about two years ago and have noticed a marked reduction it this type of activity. Has anyone else had a similar experience? peter Denver, co USA - Sunday, August 27, 2000 at 14:41:53 (PDT)

 WOW! I too seem to generate static electricity for some reason. Possible Cause: When I was about 12, I got shocked from a outlet while plugging in a tv. It was the only serious shock I've ever had. Ever since I have had CONSTANT trouble with static. I get shocked from EVERYTHING made of metal(cars, doorknobs, keys, handrails, ect, ect...). Also my ears are very sensitive to the high-pitch tones emitted from lights, tv's, vcr's, clocks, radios, PC's, ect, ect... I can tell if freinds are watching tv or on their computers even before I knock on the door just by hearing the tones. Sometimes, when I go into town, all the tones from lights and security systems and all gives me severe headaches! I'm now 23, and after about 11 years the "problem" has yet to cease. My wife thinks it is all coincidence, but when you get shocked around 100 times a day, its hard to believe that! Anybody out there know what the problem is??? jeromy a norway, me USA - Saturday, August 19, 2000 at 23:33:41 (PDT)

 This is no joke or anything abnormal! I have static electricity! I only have it when I touch my car or any metal. I don't have this problem in my home and I DON'T drag my feet. I've had this problem for about 2 years, and no one can give me any advice on how to make it stop. I'm worried that I'll spark at the gas station! This is really not a joke! If anyone can help me please let me know what I can do. Thank you Nancy Atascadero, CA USA - Wednesday, August 16, 2000 at 00:33:45 (PDT)

 one time i was shocked badly, and any kid would have died but strangly made it. since then all electrical de vice has some effect on my entrance into a room (i.e. tv screens getting brighter ) and one time i was really mad at my teacher, and i wanted to humiliate her and when she piked up some chalk, iexploded, almost at will! i dont know what it is but if you do email me niquelei beech grove, I USA - Tuesday, August 15, 2000 at 15:53:14 (PDT)

 When I was very young (age 2) I had the "unhealthy" obsession to pass AC currents through my body by sticking my fingers into the gaps of plugs between the wall outlet and the plug itself, frequently unscrewed the lights on a Christmas tree and placing my fingers in the sockets, placing a bare foot on a metal floor vent and touching appliance with wet hands, and holding on to electric fences that are used to corral farm animals...the ones with the pulse feature and constant. I found I enjoyed all of these forms of energy exchange to the horror of my mother and father, but the delight of my grandfather. However I will say "Never stick you hand into a fuse/breaker box as that was not enjoyable at all." I too have had the experience of the lights in the park going out as I walk by them and have been fortunate enough to have people witness this event and different occasions. Mind you this doesn't happen every single time I approach a light, however my acquaintances have deduced it has something to do with my mood, which is good most of the time. I also can not where non-wind up watches due to the stopping of them. To complicate the whole jewelry thing, I have a PH which dissolves most metals within months...and makes them very tarnished within days...thus why wear it, it looks like crap after a few uses...right? Even gold leaves a greyish sort of effect on my skin. Oh and this event was rather freaky. My other half bought me a hematite ring, knowing I can not wear metals. I was very pleased with this thinking it would last forever. Wrong...it shattered on the second day. I knew hematite was an oxidized iron compound...so I thought it would be fine to wear. It turns out hematite is also supposed to have a balancing property or something...which may explain why it shattered. What I'm beginning to think is maybe it's just natural for some people to have bodies that are "natural batteries". I look at the electric eel and don't give it a second thought, perhaps we just have the stuff it takes to emit a charge now and again. I like it. Kevin Oertel Saint Paul, MN USA - Tuesday, August 15, 2000 at 10:57:26 (PDT)

 This may sound weird, i've noticed over the past year or so that when i'd come home at about 11 at night when walking up the road i find the streetlight suddenly goes off when i approach it then comes on again when i've past it ( usually 50 yards before and 50 yards after). The light however doesn't go off completely usually there is a faint flicker still visible. Stranger still i've been experiencing this with other streetlights in different locations even miles away from home!. I was on holiday not long ago and there was more instances of this occuring randomly . One thing that particularly freaked me, during my holiday, was when i was in a multi story car park in and all the lights around went on and off intermittently. Can anyone possibly offer me a possible explanation for all this as this is particularly worrying me? Kieran Kyle Aberdeen, Scotland - Wednesday, August 09, 2000 at 16:18:55 (PDT)

 Whenever I experience headaches, I seem to blow lightbulbs at the switch (the flash comes from the switch, not the bulb) the bulb usually just gets a little brighter, then goes out. I cannot wear electric watches as well as they cease to function within days. Incidents started after head injury 8 yrs ago. Profuse sweating may contribute to conductivity (also a result of the injury) possibly even becoming some sort of "static capacitor" and releasing a static field when condensed (no ground, lots of moisture and tissue) Other than the explanations given, we have had no satisfactory diagnosis from the medical profession. WA Anchorage, AK USA - Tuesday, August 08, 2000 at 04:20:57 (PDT)

 Thank Goodness! I've noticed this for quite some years, but during the past few months my work life has been a living hell because of this. I've been working doing digital imaging for a museum. For some reason, only when I'm imaging, the cards are corrupting--the images are being effected and cannot be downloaded. I find that I run hot all of the time. If I am hot or angry, lights go out (street lights and interior lights), radios lose their stations when I walk past, computers freeze up and must be re-booted. I am not doing anything physical to any of this equipment, but people are beginning to look at me as if I am deliberately sabotaging these shoots. I've gotten to the point that I refuse to do any imaging. People have commented on feeling strange sensations when I touch them. Glad to know I'm not the only one. Whew! Teri Vallejo, CA USA - Monday, August 07, 2000 at 08:47:48 (PDT)

 My 26 year old daughter has had some strange activity,she describes like an electrical shock happen in the left side of her head. It has happened about 3 or 4 times. Last night as she lay in bed she received an electrical jolt in her head that was so strong it made her sit up in bed. She also saw a bright light. She said it was like someone had taken defibulator paddles and placed them on her chest. She looked to see if had awakened her husband, but it did not. To my knowledge she has never had any affect on streetlights or watches. Is this the same type of incident or could it be something else that we should be investigating? Ruth Shreveport, LA USA - Monday, July 31, 2000 at 20:07:13 (PDT)

 For the past several weeks, i have been expereincing spontaneous burts of electricity from my hands. It does not matter id i am touching anything or not. These "discharges", for lack of a better term, are painful and very frusterating. I have noticed no pattern to this. In some cases, people have seen and heard these discharges. It is getting very old very quickly. E-mail me with info please...Thank You Rick Piersson Butte, MT USA - Wednesday, July 19, 2000 at 13:55:32 (PDT)

 SHOCKS IN THE SHOWER: while taking a shower in Arizona, many sparks and discharges occurred in the shower spray all around me; they continued briefly even after the shower was turned off. The discharges were unfelt and apparently totally harmless. When this was mentioned to some of the locals, they responded with. "Oh, that doesn't usually happen to temporary visitors, just the permanent residents." Any insights or similar experiences? Mineral-rich water? Tom Farruggella Newburgh, NY USA - Wednesday, July 12, 2000 at 19:49:53 (PDT)

 ELECTRIC PEOPLE I have been experiencing this phenomena all of my life. It reminds me of the boy in the movie "Powder". I am constantly shocked by metal, especially car doors and phones. Sometimes when I use a key to unlock a door a bolt of electricity will shoot out from the key to the lock. People who touch me often receive violent shocks. Televisions and other appliances are constantly shutting themselves off, or exhibiting other abnormal behavior. I enjoy walking at at night, and I began to notice that streetlights dim as I pass underneath them. They will suddenly go from extremely bright to very dim, and as soon as I am clear of the streetlight it will return to its natural brightness. I confided in a friend about this anomaly, and she didn't know what to think of it. So we took a walk together down a street at our college campus. As I passed the streetlight it quickly dimmed. My friend gave me a look as if she had seen a ghost. We continued up the road, and eight lights in succession completely dimmed as I passed. She was a little frightened, and she told me to stop manipulating the lights, but I could only laugh because I had no control over my electric field at the time. I'm highly psychic, and I have learned through meditation to balance the energies of my auric field. Occasionally, lights will flicker if I'm really upset, and I then realize my electromagnetic field is out of whack and needs repair. There is a Reiki form of meditation called "grounding" that will abate any of these electrical anomalies. RAYMOND G ELGIN, IL USA - Monday, July 10, 2000 at 14:16:42 (PDT)

 It's very interesting happening on this site. I have had similiar experiences involving static electricity and lights going out and/or burning out constantly. When I was eight years old, I reached out to shut off a table lamp and was electrocuted. I distinctly remember that I couldn't do anything about the situation I was in and felt like eternity. My mother reached down and pulled the plug. I was unconsious for about thirty minutes. After that incident, I could hear and feel thunderstorms coming way before anyone heard the first sound or felt the first rain drop. I would hear a continuous pop-pop above my head and the hair on my arms stood up. I would walk/drive under street lights and they would go out. I continuously shock people whenever I come in close contact with them. I shock myself whenever I touch metal objects. I keep a large supply of lightbulbs on hand because they are always burning out. Most times electrical appliances and cash registers malfunction when I am near and my watche s always run slow or fast. I am very sensitive to others' emotional well being. Stress puts out a lot of energy. The energy others put out gives me the advantage in business because I can sense when things are going good or bad and act on this intuition before the final decision. I dream true now and then and can accurately predict the sex of pregnant women. People seek me out because I have the uncanny ability to "cure" muscle ackes and pains through message. When I do this, I imagine the heat in my h ands and the positive effect it has on tired muscles. These people walk away with a distant memory of pain. Having this "problem" has it's advantages and disadvantages and sets "us" apart from the average person. I am not afraid of the electricity or energy (and neither should you!), only very, very, cautious. Ronda Green Bay, WI USA - Sunday, July 09, 2000 at 20:54:17 (PDT)

 I, too, have had problems with electricity that I have brushed off as coincidence most of my life. I have finally realized that I kill watches (usually within a week or two) and have given up wearing them. Also, I seem to kill CD-ROMs (usually after 3 months). I've pretty much given up on ever having a functioning CD-ROM in my computer. I also have problems with light bulbs going out very frequently. Once, when I was extremely upset and flipped my light switch on, the light bulb glass exploded out of the metal "screw-in" part of the bulb and was left hanging by it's wires. Somedays, though, I'll be "on" and everything will work excellent for me (including CD-ROMs). I wish I could control it better! Maybe we all should just buy stock in light-bulb comp anies!! Rae MI USA - Tuesday, July 04, 2000 at 00:33:46 (PDT)

 I've never had the static electricity problem. For the most part I've just noticed streetlights go out just as I am passing them (rarely before or after) ... this has happened nearly 2 dozen times now, until the other night, a streetlight that was out turned on. I also seem to have problems with my computer's mouse. I've had 3 systems in the past 3 years, and 3 separate mice for each, and with every one of them I've had a problem with the cursor "dancing" onscreen, or even moving on its own. It's never happened to anyone else using my computer. Jessi USA - Wednesday, June 28, 2000 at 17:55:26 (PDT)

 I am so glad that I stumbled upon this web site. For the longest time, I thought I was the only one who would have lights go out when I walked under or drove near lights. I've been afraid to tell too many people because the few people that I have told tell me it's just coincidence or some give me a look like I'm nuts. Some have said that my head lights needed to be adjusted. I had my headlights checked when I went for my inspection sticker, and they were fine. But I also noticed that these events occurred in every car I drove. Over the last three years I also noticed that it's just not street lights but other lights like ie. flood lights, reg bulbs that you put in a reading lamp, christmas lights and flouresent lights and those big overhead lights that they use in Home Depot, Stop & Shop ect I also have lights blow out in the day time like when I'm in church or shopping. I have no control over these lights. I can't stand under or near the same light the next night and have it blow out. Nor can I control the frequency in which these event occurr. Some weeks they happen every night and other times they may happen only a few times aweek. But I'd say aleast three times aweek on average. The most lights that have gone out in one event was three. I once tired to document when and under what conditions these event took place to see if there was some conection such as stress, power lines ect. I found nothing that I could make some conection. I also threw all my notes away because I felt disguested knowing something unusual was going on in my life and no-one would take me seriously. I wish they could all see this web site now. Does anyone out there know why these events occur and is there any info on this subject and is there anyone doing any type of research on this subject. Thank You TONY e-mail at koni490 a hotmail com Tony Boston, MA USA - Sunday, June 18, 2000 at 21:32:09 (PDT)

 ever since I could remember, I could never wear a timex watch. It wasn't untill a few of years ago that not only did a timex watch stop running within 10 minutes of putting it on, but any watch would either lose time drasticaly or just stop running. Im 45 now and in the past 5 yrs. I would have dreams of events, family members, and uneasy feelings about myself, like something is going to go wrong. At least 4 times a week I get a weird premenition about something or someone, it always comes true. My friends and family hate it when I call to warn them.I kept this ability a secret fearing that people would not believe me or think I was crazy. HOPE SPEARS nashville , Tn USA - Monday, June 19, 2000 at 22:41:19 (PDT)

 MY LIGHTBULBS BURN OUT EVERY FEW WEEKS, I CANT BUY A LOTTO TICKET THE MACHINE REFUSES TO READ MY CARD. RIGHT NOW I HAVE TEN WATCHES ON MY DINING ROOM TABLE ALL WITH NEW BATTRIES THEY WONT WORK . STATIC ELECTRICITY JUMPS FORTH FROM MY FINGERS WHEN I TOUCH ANYTHING . I DID SUSTAIN A VERY LARGE ELECTRIC SHOCK WHEN I WAS EIGHT YEARS OLD. IT HAPPEND AT SCHOOL I FILLED A CAN OF WATER AT THE SLOP SINK TO WATER THE PLANTS AND THE LIGHT SWITCH WAS DEFECTIVE . I WAS SHAKING AND KNEW I WOULD DIE IF I DID NOT BREAK THE CONTACT. LUCKY FOR ME I DROPPED THE WATER CAN AND REPORTED THE INCIDENT TO MY TEACHER WHO WAS NOT INPRESSED. SO THINKING THIS WAS AN EVERY DAY NORMAL OCCURANCE I PROCEDED TO LIVE AN ELECTRICLY CHARGED LIFE. I MAKE THE BEST OF IT AND AWAIT THE DAY WHEN THE HUMAN RACE MIGHT NEED OUR SERVICES TO SAVE US FROM AN UNKOWN DANGER. MY SON THE ELECTRICIAN KEEPS TELLING ME HE IS GOING TO START CHARGEING ME FOR ALL THE TIMES I CALL HIM TO HELP ME WITH BROKEN MICROW WAVE OVENS REFRIGERATORS COMPUTERS ELLENNORA MADDEN BROOKLYN, NY USA - Saturday, June 17, 2000 at 10:19:08 (PDT)

 I've always had an affinity for electricity. When I was younger I was able to sense a "hum" from any sort of electrical device (lamps, etc.)if I held my hand very near them. (This no longer happens.) I was an electronics technician for a long time and am now a computer technician and I can find problems almost by intuition. Sort of sensing a disruption in the normal pattern of the various fields given off by a device that is not working correctly. None of this is very spectacular, and I can't make lights dim, but I've always been puzzled by the fact that EVERY clock in our house (battery-operated, digital, electric, my wristwatches especially) runs fast. Tony E IL USA - Friday, June 09, 2000 at 21:39:51 (PDT)

 This is amazing. Up until a year or so ago, I thought I was the only human "electric eel" on the planet. I don't usually get shocks, but my mere presence is enough to make lights flicker, turn street lights on and off, change traffic lights (bad habit apologies to the MTO), crash computers, and sometimes much worse. It seems to be some form of electrical psychokinesis, as I have occasionally "moved" small objects unconsciously. I can use this "Electrokinetic" ability consciously, but it happens spontaneously much more often. I guess I'm kind of lucky - I don't get shocks by touching grounded metal, except during thunderstorms. A few of my friends may have noticed my unusual "electric vibes", and I hope I didn't scare them. I have only recently learned how to keep it totally under control. I don't want to hurt anyone, and I'm sorry if I scared some people out there (hint: Cracked, Vancouver) If you have heard of me, don't believe the lies. It's hard being an eel, but at least I know I'm not alone. fEEL free to drop me a line for more info. Later, and PLUR Dave "the Eel" eel411 a hotmail com Dave "the Eel" Toronto, ON Canada - Wednesday, May 17, 2000 at 00:13:47 (PDT)

 I have always known about this type of phenomenon but didn't realize so many others are affected. I get a variety of the symptoms - watches don't last more than 3 weeks on me, fluorescent light turn off or on both in buildings and while driving, I often get an electronic while in my ears around electronics and magnets, and I often get shocked more often than other people I know. My older son is starting to exhibit these also (he is 11). IS there anything to be done? No one sells wind-up watches anymore, so I haven't worn a watch in over 12 years. The electronic whining and buzzing ranges from annoying to progressive migraine. Any advice? Gabrielle Omaha, NE USA - Friday, May 12, 2000 at 19:38:19 (PDT)

 Wrecking electrical and mechanical equipment without touching it has been a problem all my life and I reckon my tendency to stop watches, create sparks, wreck all sorts of electrical equipment and even knock pictures askew without touching them was inherited from my mother. She never could keep a wristwatch working and understood when I had similar phenomena occur. I am delighted to find that research is being done into this condition and welcome mails from others who suffer such experiences. That is, if I don't have to reformat my computer yet again after some sort of 'storm'. Mike Brearey Dewsbury, UK - Wednesday, May 10, 2000 at 13:53:24 (PDT)

 I'm not static, and Im a teen, so please don't contact me. Electronics bother me most of the time, I can hear them. From across the car, I can hear my mother's watch buzzing, and I'm the only one in the family! The lights flicker when I enter a room, announcing me in a way. Once, my vcr kept spitting a nonexistant tape out at me, even turning itself back on after I turned it off! These things scare me, and I'm glad that I'm not the only one out here! Xania USA - Tuesday, May 09, 2000 at 18:41:20 (PDT)

 I have many problems with electicity some static some not , I also have a type of tachicardia, an electrical problem with my heart. I can effect an electical item with out touching it , not often on purpose , when I am irritated it happens the most. I submitted a letter ealier but had left out my heart problem. any info would be appriciated. Blowing bulbs and tubes in Maine. Julie Jordan auburn, me USA - Tuesday, May 09, 2000 at 08:40:12 (PDT)

 First, WOW , I am not alone cool beans I say. I have had a problem with electricty ,for as long as I can remember. It was televisions and transfommers blowing when I was a child (things with tubes ), oh and lightbulbs , I dont even want to discuss how many bulbs I blow in a month. As I got older it became a family joke "Dont let Julieann touch anything electric." ....Stereos... cars ( I have set 5 cars on fire by pushing in a lighter or turning on the radio,each time I was quite irritated, each time it was an electical fire),remote controlls...now it's the PC on occasion when I get an iritating instant message , I will become aggitated and send the pc straight to dos with the simple gesture of hitting reply or cancel. Recently , with in the last year , I have had an incredible static problem, especially with cars. Getting in and out of a car has become a real Pain and it seems to be increasing. A week ago I was zapped by a friend who's elbow touched my knee , it traveled out my finger to the roof of the car, it looked like a little match burn . That was a first . I have been zapped many many many times , 110 and 250, on one occasion I should have been terribly burnt , felt the buzz and saw bright blue colors ,heard high pitched sounds, I had been cleaning a metal table with a wet rag, my feet were not touching the floor and I wiped the rag across a 250 wire that was frayed , wweeee haa . I knocked the bartender over on my way out of the kitchen. Those who witness it said the room turned blue. There are so many different examples I could give you from street lights to pepople who have made me mad .On almost all of the occasions where I have had an incident I have been excited or irritated. Oh yeah High pitches ...I hear high pitches constanly I hate them . Julieann auburn, me USA - Tuesday, May 09, 2000 at 08:16:33 (PDT)

 Yea, I've just lately started having the save thing happen. Static discharge from ground to me at odd times and with no apparent reason. I'm involved with low volatgae devices but I'm no enginner. I've just bought a new car and I'm geeting sparked after a get out and grab the door. There could be a static build up from the rubbing across the upolestered seat, grounding (by getting out) then a discahrge to ground by my bare hand grabbing the meatl door frame. Interesting. Dan USA - Monday, May 08, 2000 at 09:45:01 (PDT)

 I used to be able to cause glitches on the TV, by relaxing, & then somehow projecting the energy from my stomach. Paul Fraser Birmingham, UK - Saturday, May 06, 2000 at 07:27:43 (PDT)

 A strange event happens to me and now I have noticed it so many times, that know I know it has something to do with me. When I walk under lamp posts, the light either goes out, which is most of the time, or does the opposite and goes blazing bright. As I was walking to a friends car, which is usually parked near a streetlight would go off when I got nearit it every night, but that night I said I think I am making the light go stronger tonight, a that moment the light blazed super bright. I am just wonder what this strange event is, and if other people are experiencing it. Stephen Whilden San Francisco, CA USA - Friday, April 07, 2000 at 12:57:43 (PDT)

 It started one night as a teenager when I was walking home from my girlfriend's house on Christmas Eve. It was snowing hard. As I crossed one street, heading toward my home a few blocks away, a car drove toward me without any intent to stop. There was no alternative but to place my hands on the hood of the car and pray that my body would be propelled toward the windshield and not slip beneath the automobile. As it happened, The car stalled out. I looked at the driver through the windshield as he tried to the engine over again and again. His car was dead. No lights, no nothing. I continued my walk home. In the quiet night as I proceeded to the next block I heard that distinctive sound an automobile makes when the alternator has completely gone kaput. I didn't think much of it at the time. But as I grew older other things happened. Lightbulbs going out around me. Strange power surges in offices I worked in. Lately, the computers and printers at work have started acting weird when I'm around them for too long. Programs quit, the whole nine yards. What I've reported here is true. There have been other strange things occur in my life, but now that I'm older I've come to accept them. Unfortunately, those occurences don't fit the parameters of this outlet. Richard NJ USA - Monday, March 06, 2000 at 17:09:55 (PST)

 i seem to have problems with hand watches and visual devices mainly. Every hand watch i've ever worn has either gained or lost time at unprecedented rates(such as 30 minutes over an hour) and i even had one run backwards after wearing it for a week or so. Also, after i use computers for a while, the monitor always starts to flicker and then goes out. This has happened on three or four seperate occaisons with two or three different monitors. jr st. louis, MO USA - Friday, March 10, 2000 at 19:32:40 (PST)

 I am so relieved to hear I am not the only person experiencing this annoying problem of getting shocked everytime I touch something metal. It started a few years ago when I would open the car door. I would get zapped unexpectedly. The frequency of being shocked by metal objects is increasing. I am afraid to open department store doors with metal handles because of the expected pain. I get shocked by other people wearing metal objects. This is such a bummer. Please....if anyone has an explanation or solution to this, I'd really like to know about it. Angela Ponce Hilo, HI USA - Sunday, February 27, 2000 at 01:08:44 (PST)

 I have some type of condition where I generate electrical shock. People think I am crazy when I tell my story. Sometimes it is very difficult to grocery shop. whenever i reach for an item on a shelf the sparks start. There is an extremely loud pop or crackle and I get shocked. My husband finally heard the crackle and on an occassions he has felt my elctrical output. Sometimes its funny but when I get a very strong volt it is quite scarry. I wear alot of tennis shoes with rubber bottoms but this still does not stop the shocking effect. Does this condition have a name? What can I do to minimize my electrical output? Does it get worse over years? Should I be concerned when there is a lightening storm? any info will help in me knowing what my conditions is called and can it be healed. Also what precautions I should take. I have a seizure disorder would the electrical firing in my brain cause an outward discharge. I don't know if it is relevent but we go thru alot of lightbulbs in my house and alot of vacuum cleaners. lilli jordan zephyrhills, fl USA - Sunday, February 20, 2000 at 10:09:50 (PST)

 I am so glad this web sight is here. I thought I was losing my mind. I tried to shrug it off, for a long time but I can't any-longer. Every once and a while I see elecrtic sparks coming from my fingers tips, I tried to shrug it off like its a dream. The other night it was so strong, the sparks were so bright and it wouldn't stop for a while. My finger tips hurt so bad, I sat right up and I couldn't go to sleep at all. The next morning my finger tip continued to hurt, it felt like a minor burn, but still continues to have that feeling. Like others, I also have problems wearing watches, they slow down and eventually stop. What causes this? What is going on? I am afraid to tell anyone about this. Ruth Pa USA - Sunday, February 13, 2000 at 07:24:49 (PST)

 For the past three weeks, I have had this strong sensation of static electricity. Everytime I get out of the car, I get horribly shocked. I don't wear wool and I don't move or scoot around a lot in the car. Also, my hair has been Very staticy within the past few weeks. I brush it, comb it, nothing helps. This doesn't usually happen to me; nothing abnormal at least. And I don't know where it's coming from. Honestly, I thought it might have something to do with what I've been eating or drinking. Or maybe even how my body is handling sexually. Who knows? If you have any thoughts, please let me know! Leah Alpharetta, GA USA - Monday, February 07, 2000 at 11:20:57 (PST)

 I am extremely sensitive to the buzz of TVs and computer monitors (CRTs). I can't sleep if there is one on in the building, which used to be really bad because I lived in a dorm. Whenever I'm near a CRT I get headaches, find it hard to concentrate, and sometimes I get nauseous. LCD screens have no effect (That's what I'm using right now). When I am near a CRT I experience a very annoying buzzing noise which changes volume without warning. I found that if I hold a magnet up to my ear for long enough, sometimes I can hear a 'static' sound. One time when I did this, I thought I heard a very faint voice like a conversation. I thought 'maybe it was just me picking up a cell phone call or something' but who knows, its just a wild guess. I also found that compasses usually point away from me no matter what direction I'm facing. And floresent lights will sometimes flicker when I get too near to them but this doesn't happen very often. Durk Bonvillian III St. Charles, MO USA - Thursday, February 03, 2000 at 16:40:51 (PST)

 Wow, glad to know there are others out there who has effects on their environment. I'm not static, but I've had the streetlights wink out or act strangely when I walk by or just after I've passed by. Though electrical equipment doesn't get negatively affected by me, I'm thinking that this might be because I'm still relatively "weak". :) I have had one odd incident where I was describing a plane with a hand gesture and when I made the gesture, the flourescent tube across the room got sliced, the light in the tube getting disrupted in the center, causing the light to go out for a few moments. Really weird, but couldn't repeat it. :| So was prolly a coincidence. Still, interesting that so many others have the same kinds of experiences. Kinda makes you wonder if there isn't some purpose we can't see for which this was all intended for. ^_^;; Thanks for listening, Wing. Wing Wong San Jose, CA USA - Friday, April 14, 2000 at 15:01:40 (PDT)

 Wow! I cannot tell you how amazed yet relieved I am to see that other people have these same things happen to them!...I happened to come accross this site tonight while looking up symptoms of electric shock ( I am a 911 dispatcher and was shocked throu gh my headset tonight...but thats another story) Ever since I was a little girl I would avoid touching my locker at school because I would always get shocked...I have to get out of my car by first grabbing the handle then getting out and closing the door with the other hand to not get shocked...I also seem to put out streetlights quite frequently and without control--sometimes 2 or 3 at a time...I cannot wear fuzzy clothes and have more than my share of computer problems!--- Ginger Wi USA - Tuesday, April 11, 2000 at 19:11:41 (PDT)

 This seems so, like, wierd. I had a collection of old computers, everything from an old HP to a pentium, each had a different disc drive type. Anyway, I can only get about half a dozen uses out of a diskette; I always (until now) thought they wore out naturally. I have also had the ability to change stoplights - it's almost exactly on a 15 second delay (less than half a dozen instances in the 22 years I've noticed this)and can count one-onethousand, two... etc. At 15 the light changes. Similarly electronic devices seem to wear out on me to the ratio of 10:1 to others. Are there really others like me? How did this happen? Sometimes it's pretty cool, but it can be a drag, too. Sue CA USA - Tuesday, March 21, 2000 at 13:10:08 (PST)

 I have had ststic problems for yrs. After reading all the letters have sebt,I didn't realize so many people had such strong ststic. If I jiss someone,we both get shocked. If I turn on the tap for water and put my hand under I get a shock. If I pet an animal we both get a shock. I used to walk my TV set and it would change chs,but I wouldn't know it til I came back to resume watching TV.Several times I walked by the stool in the bathroom and it would flush.I just figured I had a phantom toilet. I called the plumber and he raised the water level and it quit. I can never open my car door that I don;t receive a shock.I sure wish all this electricity would work when I'm in the Casino,on the slot. Wish we could use all this static for some good in the world. I shock people when I touch them.If I undress in a dark room,the fireworks is amazing.Styroform cups sticks to my hands.If I pick up a piece of plastic wrap to throw into the trash,I have to attempt it several times because I can;t get rid of it.It would be funny if it didn"t smart so much when it happens.Thanks. Dolores Shehi Manhattan, Ks USA - Tuesday, March 14, 2000 at 09:27:58 (PST)

 Strange, but street lights seem to shut down when I'm around them too. I haven't noticed it recently, having just moved away to a smaller town. But I found it odd when I was walking or driving, they would just turn off. I told my friend about this, and he said it was probably a motion sensor or something in the lights? Is this true? Why would they put a sensor to turn off the street light as you drove by?! Johnathan Steel Dumfries, VA USA - Sunday, March 12, 2000 at 17:02:03 (PST)

 I was reading those reports when I finally noticed that I wasn't the only having those "problems".It first began about 10 years ago. While walking in the street, street lights used to switch on and off alternately without any reason. Well, I just thought that it was just a coincidence and nothing more. It used to happen at least once a day, but lately things got "worse" (in a way) It first began with some unexplainable chest pains. I (of course) went to the doctor to know what was the cause of all this, as I was afraid to have a heart attack, and finally doctors couldn't any valuable explanation. Then pains radiating in the arms, and fingertips appeared and, then slightly began to move into "electric" sensation in the hands. This didn't stop there. Then, I could feel this electric sensation moving slowly from my back to the chest, the arms, the hands, fingertips, neck and jaws. But something unexplained, not like pain or tinglings, something uncommon. Nothing doctors could te ll. Some thought of a compressed nerve or something, but no "drugs" or painkillers could stop it. In the same time, my computer stopped working properly (floppy disk failures without any reasons, video card flickering when I approch my hands from the PC, etc.). I couldn't have a mouse for more than 1 month without having to buy another one (the DELs l ooked like 'burned'). Watches stopped working as well at ONCE I touched them. If I stopped touching them, it was like if nothing happened. That's when one of my friends told me that I must be an "electric" person. All my pains stopped a few months ago, and know it even seems that the contrary is happening: i had a very old computer screen whose display was "red/blue-ish" and now it is getting better and better... Apparently I can dissolve unwanted magnetic fields now.. I can't explain all this like many of us, but I'm glad that things are going really better now... And please forgive my english as I'm french ;) Thanks for reading... Alex Andrew Seawood Middlesbrough, TS England - Monday, March 06, 2000 at 06:03:33 (PST)

 Somehow I seem to affect the ballasts of street lights, occasionally causing the lights to shut down as I approach. Typically, once a night, while I drive, a light will shut down about 100 ft before I get to it. Sometimes this will occur two and three time an evening, sometimes dramatically. While I walk, street lamps will occassionally shut down, usually as I get within 50 ft. This does not occur as frequently as when I drive but I have had two consecutive lights shut down as I approached each of them. I have noticed this over the past ten years, and other people have confirmed that this happens with me, and doesn't happpen to them. Two of the more unusual occurences have been: A group of lights, maybe a dozen, at a freeway on/off ramp shutting down as I reached the area. When driving with my son, who reports similar occurences, having a quarter-mile of freeway lights turn off as we approached. As a scientific-type person, I am intrigued and curious about the mechanism which causes this to happen. I realize that lights shut down and recharge all the time, but the consistent frequency of occurence seems to be different than what other people observe (or do others just not notice?) Chuck Glendale, CA USA - Friday, January 28, 2000 at 11:59:25 (PST)

 How exciting that there are others! I've always had the electro-experience. Lights, computers, cars all respond to me but I have found a way to level it. Long baths. Water, drink it, swim, bathe, believe me it works to dis-charge the batterys a bit. But on the positive side, everyone around me notices it and loves it. My ability to "tune" into people and animals is at its best when I am highly charged. But always watch out for anger, rage and excitability...I've closed down whole buildings! The transformer on my block blew, coincidence, maybe...but real odd. Anyway, I know someday it will come in handy. I'm still searching for the answer..I think Pythagoras Theoran and teachings have some answers to our electro abilities. Ray Anne Middletown, NJ USA - Thursday, January 27, 2000 at 22:22:34 (PST)

 I have an extreme static electric problem. I have even get shocked when holding a coffe cup and then turn the water on to fill it. Watch batteries die after about a week of use. Some computer monitors get a puple color distortion when I put my hand up to the front of them. What o earth could cause this? Ed Suttles Temperance, MI USA - Thursday, January 27, 2000 at 08:56:42 (PST)

 please help me find out about this strange disorder or what can i do to help it not happen i need a cure! OLIVIA SANTA ANA, CA USA - Saturday, January 15, 2000 at 12:23:11 (PST)

 A strange event happens to me and now I have noticed it so many times, that know I know it has something to do with me. When I walk under lamp posts, the light either goes out, which is most of the time, or does the opposite and goes blazing bright. As I was walking to a friends car, which is usually parked near a streetlight would go off when I got nearit it every night, but that night I said I think I am making the light go stronger tonight, a that moment the light blazed super bright. I am just wonder what this strange event is, and if other people are experiencing it. Stephen Whilden San Francisco, CA USA - Friday, April 07, 2000 at 12:57:43 (PDT)

 I THINK IT STARTED WITH ME IN MY TEENS,BUT NOW AS IM IN MY 30'S ITS WORSE! I CANT USE COMPUTERS FOR A LONG TIME OR ANY DIGITAL CLOCKS THEY MALFUNCTION, ANY TYPE OF ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT OR COMPUTERIZED MACHINERY WILL TOTALLY TURN OFF OR THE PRINTERS WONT PRINT, MY MOTHER HAS A VIDEO CAMERA AND I WENT OUT OF TOWN AND I BORROWED IT WELL I RECORDED MY TRIP BUT WHEN I GAVE IT BACK TO HER IT WOULDNT WORK, SHE DOESNT LET ME USE IT ANYMORE BECAUSE IT HAPPENED TWICE, MYFATHER ALSO HAD THIS PROBLEM WHEN HE WAS YOUNG AND HE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH AN OVERACTIVE THYROID HE WAS GIVEN SOME MEDICATION AND IS OK NOW BUT I HAD MY THYROID CHECKED AND ITS NORMAL! I CANT WEAR A WATCH BECAUSE THEY STOP WORKING.THETV OR STEREOS VOLUME WILL GO UP ON ITS OWN. I WORKED AT A PHOTO LAB AND THE MACHINERY WOULD ALWAYS MALFUNCTION ONLY WHEN I WORKED ON THEM I WOULD GET NERVOUS BECAUSE IF THEY FOUND OUT IT WAS ME I PROBABLY COULD HAVE GOTTEN FIRED, NOWI WORK AT A DOCTORS OFFICE WITH BRAND NEW COMPUTERS, WELL I DONT CARE HOW NEW THEY ARE THEY DONT WORK RIGHT WHEN IM NEAR THEM. BASICLY ANYTHING YOU PLUG INTHE WALL OR IS ELECTRICAL WONT WORK WHEN IM NEAR IT. ITS VERY FRUSTRATING BECAUSE EVERTHING IS RUN BY COMPUTERS BUT PEOPLE DONT BELIEVE ME WHEN I TRY TO EXPLAIN THIS TO THEM.IM NOT ALLOWED TO USE THE REMOTE CONTROLS FOR THE TVS OR THE STEREOS IM ALSO NOT ALLOWED TO PLAY WITH MY HUSBANDS SONY PLAYSTATION OR MY SONS NINTENDO 64. EVEN WHEN I STARTED LOOKING THIS UP FOR THIS DISORDER THE COMPUTER WOULDNT DO WHAT IT WAS SUPPOSE TO ITS MY SISTERS COMPUTER BECAUSE IT WOULDNT DO ANY GOOD FOR ME TO HAVE ONE PROBABLY AFTER IM DONE TYPING THIS HER COMPUTER WONT WORK FOR A WHILE. THATS WHAT HAPPENS CORDLESS PHONES IVE HAD ABOUT3 OR 4 OF THEM FOR LESS THAN A YEAR ALL NO GOOD NOW BUT JUST KEEP THEM AWA Y FROM ME THEY WILL EVENTUALLY WORK AGAIN. ANYWAY ITS NICE TO KNOW IM NOT THE ONLY ONE WITH THIS PROBLEM I WAS BEGINNING TO THINK I WAS AN ALIEN! CHALLENGING LADY SANTA ANA , CALIFORNIA USA - Saturday, January 15, 2000 at 11:34:06 (PST)

 I have the nerve-wracking problem of shocking everything I touch. It began a little while ago, and has bugged me since. I am now scared to touch any metals in fear of the oncoming scare. I live my life in fear now of just spontaneously busting of so much built-up energy. Keith J. Seattle, WA USA - Tuesday, January 11, 2000 at 17:54:34 (PST)

 I started using a multi-vitamin supplement about a month ago and now whenever I brush my hair or turn on a light sparks appear and I shock myself and/or others. Doctors tell it's a normal reaction, but I don't think this is normal,or healthy in that respect. Charles Tuscon, AZ USA - Thursday, January 06, 2000 at 09:41:24 (PST)

 I am looking for some information on something that I experienced December 24 while putting gas in my vehichle. I drive a 99 Ford Windstar. Friday, December 24, I stopped on my way to work to put gas in my van. I set up the pump to operate automatically while I sat in my car for a few minutes. A little after \$10 i got out proceeded to pull the nozzle out of my ve hicle. Upon doing it a burst of flames came out of my tank with the nozzle on fire. I jammed the nozzle back into the tank and ran from the vehichle afraid I was on fire or the fire would cause an explosion. I ran into the convenience store yelling to call the fire department as my van was on fire. At this time the flame was blazing from the fuel tank as high as the top of the van on the drivers side. I knew my van was going burn! The store employee shut the pumps off causing the flame to reduce in size. A male customer approached my van and jerked the nozzle from my van while another gentleman shot it with a fire extinguisher and than shot the van fuel tank with the extinguisher. About this time the fire department arrived. There cause of fire on the report was static electricity. I would like to know if you have ever heard of such a thing involving a vehichle fuel tank. If you have what can a person do to prevent this from happening? At this point, I am very apprehensive about fueling my vehichle. I can't help but think there has to be something not right either with the fuel pumps at the convenience store or my van for this situation to trigger a fire. If itwas merely static electricity it looks like this would happen more often as there is so much static electricity this time of year. I look forward to hearing from you. D. Ratliff Debbie Ratliff Claremore, OK USA - Sunday, December 26, 1999 at 20:03:43 (PST)

 It seems my little trick with effecting electric lights is not as unique asI first thought it was. I seem to have no control over this ability, though it might be interesting to see if one could harness it. The most obvious effectis, like many others have mentioned, walking around at night and having streetlamps turning off/on and then toggling back to their previous state once you pass. Often I cause them to just stutter erratically, once one seemed to be stuttering to the beat of a song that was in my head, but that could have just been a coincidence. Perhaps the largest effect I caused was at college about 3 years ago. I was walking back to the dorms at night, nobody else was out as itwas a very cold night. For some reason the football feild lights were left on, and as soon as I noticed this fact they all went off at once. Very odd, odder yet, when I approached the door of my dormitory I noticed that a new shadow leaped up on the wall in front of me, turning around, sure enough they had turned back on. I kind of got a little reputation among my friends this way, and now whenever a light blinks or turns off for no reason they all look at me and accuse me of tampering :) I had pretty much just chalked it up to a weird barrage of coincidences, but now that I've run across this page I've begun to wonder again. Ioa Petra Berrien Springs, MI USA - Monday, December 20, 1999 at 13:07:15 (PST)

 First of all, please forgive my grammar, English is my second language. 9 years ago I got very angry at a customer, as I couldn't respond to his insults, "the customer is always right" I had to listen to him for about 15 to 20 minutes screeming at me. My arms starting shaking and became very heavy. The next day I had to go to the doctor, I had burn stripes on my hands, and I still don't know what caused it. The problem today is that everytime I get a littel angry, or suddenly scared, either by a friend trying to scare me, or driving and getting near to having an accident, I feel a burning sensation all over my body. Is as if my entire body is on fire, very painfull. I will like to stop this but don't know how. Can anybody help me? I also stop watches, and shock people and myself all the time. I leard a way when stepping out of the car, before completely leaving the seat, hold on to the door, and step out, then close the door, the problem is that when I have to open another door I get Zapped. Mavi Figueres Montgomery, Al USA - Saturday, December 18, 1999 at 13:33:26 (PST)

 OMG!!! Wow I can't believe there are others like me. LOL. Ever since I was a little girl I would turn off street lights my dad and I would always just laugh because it always happened when we were together so we just figured it wasa coincidence but now that i'm older i'm aware that it's not a coincidence and that I must have some sort of powers or something. I always joke with my friends when we pass street lights and tell them I turned it off or that I can make it turn off and they're always like yeah whatever but they have noticed that when they are with me street lights do actually turn off. Is there a name for people who can turn street lighs off? LOL i can't believe there are other people who that happens to lol that's so funny. My friends are gonna think i'm even more crazy now! LOL woo hoo at least I have powers and they don't! :-P Ellie San Francisco, ca USA - Thursday, December 16, 1999 at 00:58:43 (PST)

 I also have the problem with street lights going out as I pass. Have had dreams that came true most of my life. And I have a scanner type radar ability. (sight with skin?) I once (25 years ago) worked as a patrolman on security guard route. And found most incidents and accidents for the evening were places within a block of where I recently passed at random on my routes. (I got tired of directing traffic) I am now a skilled mechanic /electrician, who picks up and carries the needed part to the machine befor it is called for, and frequently meet others coming back to get the parts. I "zoom into trouble spots from a distance. For these reasons I am good at my work. Helped by a near photographic memory for shapes. After an accident two years ago left me slightly handicapped, I have had ghosts (physical hallunications of people). And have been treated with drugs of various kinds to cure them. After 45 years of this life, I have found my niche as a mechanic with the ability to "scan". And mostly want to be left alone to do my job, so I do not talkabout it. After my accident, due to drugs, I briefly went for a week period, where I was able to see thru walls accurately, my skill levels peaked but this faded andthen turned into "ghosts". I think part of my "external scan" turned into a "internal scan" and has been partially stuck this way for two years. Now allergic to prednisone and any other steroid. (Still deliver parts befor asked for.) You have all the information I wanted to deliver. I still want to be left alone. (I am still seeing doctors for ghosts) Thomas nc USA - Wednesday, December 08, 1999 at 20:29:07 (PST)

 Just wanted to let you know I stop watches, Lights flicker when I come into a room wonder why? P.S. my Grandmother had the same prob thanks 4 listning C. Caroline everett, wa USA - Tuesday, December 07, 1999 at 01:05:36 (PST)

 To those "Electric People" out there: I guess there are quite a few of us. I seem to have the "electric" touch at times. And I agree that it does seema little too weird to believe, but I too am unable to wear watches. After a couple of weeks they stop working. I also have trouble working with electrical machinery. For example, I used to work at AT&T. One day my boss gave me a job testing small resistors. It was called a "continuity test". Every resistor I tested proved "good". I knew this was impossible, so I told my boss. Hesaid the machine must be broken so he gave me another one. I had the same problem--every resistor I tested proved "good". The boss came over and tested acouple. He found one that tested "bad". I then put my hand on the very same resistor and the machine said the resistor was "good". The boss said he'd never seen anything like it before. He gave me a pair of rubber gloves to try.As long as I was wearing the rubber gloves the machine tested accurately. Another "electrical or magnetic" problem I have is with computer disks. I learned the hard way. If I handle a disk without latex or rubber gloves, the information on the disks gets either erased or jumbled. When I put the disk into the computer it reads "File Not Found". So now I always wear latex gloves when I handle computer disks. Lynn Lipari Ma USA - Sunday, December 05, 1999 at 21:01:28 (PST)

 I have always stopped every watch I have worn. The self-wind ones last longer, but eventually they all stop and never work again. Debbie Sershon USA - Thursday, December 02, 1999 at 15:38:17 (PST)

 I'm almost 40 and have not been able to wear a watch since childhood. I have not had any "phenomenal" events happen to me to cause this problem but I dohave a strong affinity to electrical storms and love to feel the energy of them. I no longer own a coffee maker as they never last more than 3 or 4 monthswithout quitting (purchased new or used). I don't use the remotes in my house or I have to replace them every 6 months or so. I get shocks from cars, small appliances and misc. machines;lawnmowers, vcrs, clocks, toasters (not the fridge,stove, washer or dryer though). Street lights dim and brighten or go out altogether.Every car I have ever owned has developed some kind of electricalproblem, 2 of which the whole electrical system blew. I avoid material that is conductive. Batteries never seem to last as long as they should. And there is the anaomaly: I have to be grounded at work or strange things happen to whatever computer I am working on, but I have no problem with my home computer...knock wood... If static levels are high I get zapped by everything, yesterdaya coworker was holding on to a piece of paper that I also reached for nd the electric charge arced through the paper. When static levels are low, I still get zapped whether I am in bare feet or whatever. It doesn't matter why, but how do I stop it? donna kay regina, sask., canada - Friday, November 19, 1999 at 06:55:18 (PST)

 Hello! I have a big problem. I have been labeled an "electric person"by many different doctors. Is there anyway that I can stop myself from doing this? Please help! -Mary Ottolini Mary Ottolini Gettysburg, VA USA - Thursday, November 18, 1999 at 11:46:21 (PST)

 I am one of the electric people! My husband always joked about how I could turn street lamps off just by passing under them. My grand-daughter complainsabout my "sparky" kisses. I can get a shock when getting a drink of water from a water fountain. These shocks hurt and like some of the others, they can cause my heart to flutter. I've tried the lotions, different fabrics, etc... tono avail. If someone comes up with a cure or sure-fire fix, let me know. I work with computers all day and I'm afraid I'll fry something Peggy Stagge Covington, KY USA - Friday, November 05, 1999 at 11:27:35 (PST)

 This seems pretty tame in comparison with some of the other stories posted,but I do have a question that someone might be able to help me with. Is it possible that an individual can emit just enough electricity/magnetism/electromagnetism/whatever that it will eventually cause problems with her computer? I sit at one all day, as do 599 other people at my company. I have becomean unwilling source of amazement to the people in our IT department because of the number of times they've had to replace the CPU in my system. When I havea new one, everything is fine for several weeks or months, but sooner or later I start having inexplicaple error messages again. Short-term fixes are very short-term. I think I go through a couple of CPUs a year. Has anyone heard of anything like this? I can wear watches with no trouble. I do have problems with car doors in the winter, especially when I wear leather gloves. Thanks in advance for the info. Marjie Arlington Heights, IL USA - Wednesday, November 03, 1999 at 11:11:34 (PST)

 i am 18 years old and i have the same experiences every night with electricity. I happens after work when i am very tired. as i drive by the lights in front of me turn off and then back on again when i pass by. It also happens when i am mad or startled. its like my body absorbs the energy from the lights. i think that i blew some lights out last night because they never came back on. This keeps happening more and more often. it used to be once a week but now i can do it every night and sometimes at will. im not really concerned with blowing lights because it is kind of neat in a way. If anybody has any ideas or theories as to why this happens please share them with me. I am also mildly psychic.i can start singing a song and it will come on the raido within 10 seconds. very strange. sometimes i can move objects without touching them but not often. -Kenny Ken Columbia, MS USA - Sunday, September 05, 1999 at 15:35:38 (PDT)

 My mother has a problem in that every wristwatch she has ever owned dies on her within weeks. All sorts of watches, new or used digital or not. Watches worn on a chain from the neck are O.K., however. Although I am not sure if that is caused by electricity, it sure is a peculiar ailment. Andy Cleary <\$ Oneida, NY USA - Thursday, September 02, 1999 at 20:02:37 (PDT)

 I am constantly burning out light bulbs,About 2 a week.I Also experince at least 2 electric shocks a day and have been known to make street lights go out.During times of emotianal stress I can make a styrofoam cup fall of a table without touching It.This occurences are anouing if you have info on how to stop them please contact me. Sincerly G.T Grant Trent

 I've seen reports about this sort of thing on TV and there is actually a name for 'electric people' who generate fields around them. I am certain that I also have this 'ability'. Not only do I shock others and myself on a semi-regular basis, but am acutely aware of my affects on lights. On almost a daily basis I cause light bulbs to dim/go out and once I pass them, they come back on. They range from large streets/highway lamps to small bulbs as well. I mentioned it to my girlfriend (who thought I was nuts at first) who later confirmed the phenomenon after being together with me after about 2 years... So I know its not just my head. I now patrol buildings on a regular basis (its part of my current job) and every day, I dim the lights as I walk around the building. As far as I know - there's no cure. ( and sticking your hand near a picture tube as another person here suggests is a quick way to die - DONT DO IT! ) Roger Thomas Belleville, IL USA - Wednesday, July 28, 1999 at 03:35:36 (PDT)

 I am also an "electric person". Not always, but very often. Usually when I am in a state of anxiety or in a snit about something. What happens is I get very strong shocks whenever I get near anything metal. I don't have to touch the metal. In a grocery store, all I have to do is reach for an item on the shelf, and sparks will arc 4 to 5 inches. Other people have seen this happen to me. I wear rubber soles, which I am told do not conduct electricity, but apparently it is not connected to the ground. I also attract lightening and have been "brushed" by it 4 times. Battery operated watches will go dead in about a week on me. Anything electrical is liable to malfunction around me when I am "in a mood". I usually just try to avoid electric items. I am curious about this phenomena (I have learned to live with it), and wonder how common it is and what variations of it there are. I'm glad I found this page. Omenn Grant's Pass, Or USA - Wednesday, July 07, 1999 at 21:03:56 (PDT)

 A man reports that he has become electromagnetically sensitive after being struck by lightning. Article here, http://wso.net/goodworks/kezerle.htm Bill Beaty Seattle, WA USA - Friday, March 12, 1999 at 15:47:31 (PST)

 Well, I would like to know if anyone can explain away something that happens around me. I have noted that occasionally when I am in a high state of emotion such as anger or excitement I cause lights to go out. I have become aware of street light dimming as I walk past them and re- lighting when I get past. In stores the lights above me often sputter or flicker even occassionally going out as I pass under them. I blow light bulbs at home at a tremendous rate. Usually if I am in a "high state" I can blow several lights in the house at the same time. When it occurs I might as well wait until I am less agitated because I will blow the replaced bulb as well. Fortunately I don't get angry very often. I have a very long fuse. I also note that when I am blue lights tend to dim. Please explain this away. karen karen Memphis, TN USA - Thursday, January 28, 1999 at 10:26:16 (PST)

 I noticed you have some reports of streetlights dimming as a person passes. I too have noticed this, and I thought maybe the lights were just cycling off, and I had happened along at the right moment. However, I will mention one particularly odd incident. I once saw three streetlights in a row turn off, one after the other, as I walked toward them. Then each light turned back on, one after the other, after I had passed. Laura Herman - Saturday, January 23, 1999 at 13:28:07 (PST)

 I think I know what can cure most electrified people. First of all the cause of the problem is our technological society which sends different kinds of electromagnetic waves through our bodies. To get rid of electrification simply get an old/broken television, take out the viewing tube, and cut open most of the wires. One of the wires is a static "sucker". Then plug in the tv and (I recommend) stand back just in case. If nothing bad goes wrong (if nothing goes BOOM!) come closer to the tv, and stay there. What should be happening is this: the static "sucker" should somehow affect your body so you won't get electrified anymore. Leo Zeygerman Staten Island, NY USA - Tuesday, January 12, 1999 at 16:17:13 (PST)

 Although not as spectacular as some of what I have read so far, I find myself almost continuously charged insomuch that, even in humid weather, I have at times generated rather painful 'static' shocks. I have tried all suggestion given me (wear leather shoes, they conduct better, etc) to no avail. I have found that 'electrical storms', any form of fabric covering on seats, and 'loose' fitting clothing make matters worse. I feel more like 'an empty vessel' rather than one constantly charged though. A ride in any car at any time "charges me up" to the point that I now rap my fingers against the car after exiting, the pain of the 'smack' being more tollerable than the shock. M.Keller Lancaster, PA USA - Tuesday, December 15, 1998 at 18:36:56 (PST)

 I was so glad to see a website on electrified people because I have recently become one, unfortunately. I was on a business trip in D.C. Something told me not to bring my teddy bear (yes, in my mid 30's, I still sleep with a teddy bear) but my girlfriend said to bring it. The second night there I got up in the middle of the night to turn down the heater and upon getting back into bed, my bear and the bedding started to become electrified, like veins of lightning. The bear looked like a skeleton and the bed just crackled with long static pops of light. The more I touched things the worse they got. This literally lasted for around 3 minutes. I sat frozen, waiting to spontaneously combust. Finally I took the bear and put him in the bathtub. The bed was still sparking, especially when I moved. This has happened on three or four other occasions in the last month. A fire even started in a tree next to me. This is eerie. Sarah Brown San Francisco, CA USA - Monday, December 14, 1998 at 14:33:51 (PST)

 Well, I suppose I am a mildly Electrified Person. For as long as I can remember, I've been getting zapped by static electricity. It happens year round, regardless of humidity or temperature, though it is far more severe in the winter. I've tried super moisturizing EVERYTHING with lotion on skin, conditioner in hair, water guzzled by the gallon, and double fabric softener on clothes. I even use Static Guard, despite the fact that the fumes make me ill. As a marketing professional and web designer, I'm on the computer all day. My boss makes me wear one of the anti-static wrist bands tethered to a ground source, which alleviates the zaps though it doesn't stop them. Being tethered to a ground is not a feasible option for life, however. The zapping even plays a major mood-killer in my personal life: My fiance still laughs about the time I tried to be romantic and walked over to him [barefoot & disrobed, so don't blame my clothes for a static buildup!] and was about to give him a hug when a HUGE shock passed between us. OUCH! It hurt a lot AND killed the mood! I haven't stopped any watches that I'm aware of, but my heart does a flutter when a big zapper hits me, and once it nearly triggered my asthma...I couldn't breathe. Basically, I just get shocked and shock others A LOT. It is especially bad in the winter or if I wear wool, silk, etc., but I've tried every trick in the book and the best I can do is minimize the jolts. Frankly, it sucks. =) Dawn Eldersburg, MD USA - Friday, December 04, 1998 at 12:03:52 (PST)

 I read Jess Browning's description, posted in September, of streetlights turning off as he (she?) passed. I, too, started noticing this effect shortly after I got my first car, back in the early '80s. One night, after noticing a light that dimmed and then turned on again after I was well past it, I stopped the car and kept watching it. Sure enough, the light dimmed again after a minute or so and then turned on again. I watched it happen a few times, and there were no other cars opn the road. There was also a streetlight near my home that often dimmed as I passed, so I observed it from my window once and found that it also dimmed on and off at irregular intervals. I came to the conclusion that what I was seeing was just random encounters with streetlights that were presumably about to fail, or were not installed properly, and were sputtering off and on occasionally. They were always off long enough so that, when I was close enough to spot one turning off while it was ahead of me, I nearly always had time to get passed it before it turned on again. Jesse Eichenlaub Rochester, NY USA - Monday, November 30, 1998 at 03:16:07 (PST)

 I don't know if my story qualifies as a phenomena report, but I believe it to be very annoying and unusual. It started three weeks ago, when I began to work out at the local gym. I went to workout and walked on the treadmill; nothing happened that day at all. The next day I went again, except I found every time I touched the machine while I was walking on it, it would shock me. I mean SHOCK me. I have never been shocked like this. It goes right up my arm and into my shoulder, close to my heart. It would happen every time I touched it. I thought it might be what I was wearing that was different. The next day, I went back again, and it still shocked me, continuously. I found that I could not hold onto the grip bar because the pain was so awful. Since then I am afraid to go near it, and I have occasionally tried it with different shoe types, clothes, clothes washed in different detergents, etc., but it won't stop hurting me. I don't consider myself a wimp and I want to know what is wrong with me. My whole family rides them wearing basically the same thing and they don't get shocked at all; in fact no one there does out of about 15 treadmills ( I asked the trainers for help, and after a demistration they were baffled). Also, I have been getting shocked by many other metal objects and people. I can't go a day without being shocked. Its gotten to the point where I am afraid to touch almost everything. I was just wondering if this happens a lot, where someone never gets shocked and then one day they do and it never stops, but seems to get worse. Maybe there is something I am missing. I would like to know if there is. Please help my static situation. Staci Buckingham Geneva, IL USA - Wednesday, October 21, 1998 at 16:08:41 (PDT)

 All my life I have been a "shocking" personality. I don't wear a watch because I usually stop them when I shock something or get shocked. My heartbeat is constantly disrupted by BIG shocks (like when I open the door at AM/PM) and my dog really does love me but he cowers when I go to pet him because a touch to his nose or ear zaps him pretty bad sometimes (never intentionally). My kids usually touch me with a finger before they kiss me so they don't get mom's "electrifying kisses" I refuse to touch TV's, computers, most metal doors (instead I push open on the glass). Don't know if there is a connection but I am VERY sensitive to other people's "energy" certain people really raise the hair on my neck and arms, certain people give a very strong negative energy adn some people have this absorbing energy.... Oh well, I am normal except for the disruptions in thought and heartbeat 50 times a day. If it doesn't exist then I must be nuts-- I can literally see my clothes glow and spark (and my blankets) in the middle of the night when they touch me...... I worry someday I will give myself a heart attack if I touch another tv or person wearing one of those stupd furry sweaters. Sherry Tate Anaheim, CA USA - Monday, January 19, 1998 at 00:14:18 (PST)

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