Do street lights or other electrical devices appear to turn on or off or malfunction when you are near them? You may be experiencing something called Street Light Interference (SLI) also known as “The Streetlight Phenomenon.”
The term SLI was first coined by paranormal author Hilary Evans in the 1990s, and since then, the phenomenon has gained significant attention from both researchers and the general public. Evans referred to people who experience this phenomenon as “Sliders”.
Those who experience SLI often report that they not only have an unusual effect on street lights, other electrical devices, such as watches, TVs, or computers, are also affected by their presence.
People who report to have experienced SLI have noticed instances where:
- Light bulbs frequently burn out or flicker when trying to turn them off or on
- Lamps turn on and off without being touched
- Children’s electronic toys start by themselves
- Volume levels change on TVs, phones, radios, etc
- Watches stop working or lose time
- Credit cards and other magnetically encoded cards become damaged or erased when they are in their possession
- Streetlights turning off or on as they pass by
- Cars or motorbikes having difficulty starting or stalling when they are near them
- Computers and phones malfunctioning or crashing frequently
- TV channels changing randomly or the TV turning off or on by itself
- Printers malfunctioning or printing out random symbols or characters
- Fridges or other household appliances malfunction
- Electronic locks or security systems malfunctioning or failing to work in their presence
- Cell phone calls dropping or having poor signal strength, especially when they are near the device
In addition to SLI, there is a rare medical condition known as High Voltage Syndrome (HVS), which is characterized by an abnormal level of static electricity in an individual’s body. As a consequence, they may produce sparks or give electric shocks or sparks when they come into contact with objects or people. HVS usually arises from a build up of static electricity on a person’s body.
Although the exact causes of High Voltage Syndrome (HVS) are not fully understood, several factors are believed to contribute to the condition. One of the primary factors is the buildup of static electricity on the body, which can be caused by a variety of environmental factors.
For example, wearing synthetic clothing materials or exposure to dry, cold weather conditions can increase the buildup of static electricity on the body, potentially leading to HVS. Additionally, some research suggests that individuals with certain medical conditions, such as eczema or autoimmune disorders, may be more susceptible to HVS due to underlying factors that increase their body’s sensitivity to static electricity.
Another possible cause of HVS is exposure to electromagnetic radiation, such as that produced by electrical power lines or electronic devices. While the link between HVS and electromagnetic radiation is not well established, some researchers believe that exposure to high levels of electromagnetic radiation could disrupt the body’s natural electrical balance, leading to an increased buildup of static electricity.
Individuals with High Voltage Syndrome (HVS) may have a range of non-specific symptoms, including headaches, fatigue, dizziness, nausea, skin irritation, and muscle aches. These symptoms are not unique to HVS and can also be caused by other medical conditions. However, some people have reported that these symptoms tend to occur or worsen in situations where they are exposed to high levels of static electricity, such as during dry weather conditions or when handling certain materials that generate static charge.
The underlying mechanisms that contribute to these non-specific symptoms in individuals with HVS are not well understood. It has been suggested that the accumulation of static electricity on the body may disrupt the normal electrical activity in the nervous system, which could lead to symptoms such as headaches, dizziness, and fatigue. However, more research is needed to fully understand the relationship between static electricity and these non-specific symptoms.
One recorded case of High Voltage Syndrome (HVS) dates back to 1837 when an American woman reportedly experienced an unusual level of electrical charge in her body for a period of five months. According to reports, anyone who touched her would feel a painful static shock, and her hair would stand on end.
At the time, it was not fully understood what was causing this phenomenon, and medical knowledge of electricity and its effects on the human body was limited. However, it is now speculated that the woman may have been experiencing a buildup of static electricity due to a combination of factors, such as dry air and certain fabrics in her clothing that may have caused friction and generated static charge.
This case represents one of the earliest documented instances of HVS, although it is likely that the condition has existed for centuries or even longer. The rarity of the condition, coupled with limited medical knowledge in the past, may have contributed to its obscurity until relatively recently.
In recent years, there have been several reports of individuals who claim to have the ability to generate electricity or manipulate electronic devices with their bodies. This phenomenon has been described by various names, including “human electricity,” “bioelectricity,” or “electroreception.”
One well-known example is a man named Slavisa Pajkic, also known as “Battery Man.” Pajkic claims to be able to generate a strong electric current through his body, which he can use to power electronic devices such as light bulbs and radios. His ability has been the subject of much debate and scrutiny, with some scientists suggesting that he may be using tricks or hidden batteries to produce his effects.
Other individuals have claimed to be able to manipulate electronic devices with their minds or “brain waves.” This concept is sometimes referred to as “psychokinesis” or “telekinesis,” although there is little scientific evidence to support the idea that humans can control electronic devices in this way.
While some of these claims may be exaggerated, there is some scientific basis for the idea that humans can generate small amounts of electrical charge. The human body generates electrical signals through the nervous system and through the movement of charged ions in the body’s cells. However, these signals are typically weak and not believed to be capable of powering electronic devices or causing physical harm to others.
In 1976, a 12-year-old boy from Bristol named Vyvyan Jones made headlines when it was reported that he could light up light bulbs simply by touching them. According to reports, after breaking his arm, Jones began to notice that light bulbs would glow brightly when he touched them, even though they were not connected to any electrical source.
In addition to this phenomenon, Jones also reported that televisions and lights would flicker when he was nearby, and that he could feel a strange tingling sensation in his arm. His story captured the attention of the media and the public, and he was even invited to demonstrate his abilities on television programs.
While Jones’ claims were met with skepticism by some scientists and medical professionals, others were intrigued by his case and began to study it more closely. One researcher, Dr. John Zimmerman, conducted experiments with Jones in which he was able to reproduce the effect of the light bulb illumination using a specialized circuit that measured the current flowing through Jones’ body.
Despite these experiments, the exact mechanism behind Jones’ ability remains unclear, and it is not clear whether he possessed any special ability or if his experiences were the result of some unusual combination of environmental factors and individual physiology.
Theories about the cause of SLI vary widely. Some suggest that the phenomenon is related to a person’s electromagnetic field, which may be stronger or weaker than others, and thus may interfere with the normal functioning of electrical devices. Others propose that the phenomenon is the result of a subconscious or paranormal ability to control electrical energy.
Another possibility is that the human brain generates electrical impulses that could affect electrical devices outside the body, which can be measured using electroencephalography (EEG) and other methods. Although, these impulses are typically very weak and limited in their range, there are some theoretical ways in which the brain’s electrical impulses could potentially interfere with electronic devices.
Research has shown that the human brain does indeed produce magnetic fields, which could induce currents in nearby electrical devices. These can be measured using specialized instruments such as magnetoencephalography (MEG). This phenomenon is known as “brain-generated electromagnetic fields” or “BEMFs,” and it is thought to be related to the activity of neurons in the brain.
However, the strength of these fields is very weak, on the order of a few picotesla (10^-12 T), and it is not clear whether they are strong enough to induce significant currents in nearby electrical devices.
While the causes of these unusual electrical phenomena are not fully understood, some researchers have speculated that certain individuals may have a higher than normal sensitivity to electromagnetic fields or may have a unique ability to generate electricity within their bodies.
Overall, while the idea that the human brain could potentially affect electronic devices at a distance is an intriguing one, it remains a highly speculative and unproven hypothesis. Further research would be needed to explore the validity of this idea and determine whether there is any scientific basis for the SLI phenomenon.
Despite its widespread popularity and interest, SLI remains a largely unproven and unexplained phenomenon.
Disclaimer: If you believe you are experiencing SLI, it may be helpful to keep a journal or record of when and where the incidents occur.
It is important to note that HVS is a rare condition and not everyone who experiences symptoms in association with static electricity necessarily has HVS. If you experience persistent or concerning symptoms, it is important to seek medical attention to determine the underlying cause and appropriate treatment.