Effecting Electrical Objects

Eric eric at NEURON.AFTD.COM
Fri Oct 8 13:40:38 EST 1999


Ide Monahan wrote:
> 
> I wonder if anyone can help me ...
> 
> I have a friend (really) and frequently, when he walks under street lamps,
> they go off, only to come back on again when he has passed them by.  He
> blew the headlamps in his car and without exception, every single
> electrical appliance has broken with a day of him buying it.  This has
> happened far too often to be just co-incidence.  There must be some
> explanation ... Is there anywhere I can research this 'phenomenon' ??

Ide Monahan wrote:
> 
> I wonder if anyone can help me ...
> 
> I have a friend (really) and frequently, when he walks under street lamps,
> they go off, only to come back on again when he has passed them by.  He
> blew the headlamps in his car and without exception, every single
> electrical appliance has broken with a day of him buying it.  This has
> happened far too often to be just co-incidence.  There must be some
> explanation ... Is there anywhere I can research this 'phenomenon' ??

Hmmm.  I recieve a note from Ide Monahan regarding my reply, but the
mail server there responded with:

:   Hi. This is the qmail-send program at relay01.indigo.ie.
:   I'm afraid I wasn't able to deliver your message to the following addresses.
:   This is a permanent error; I've given up. Sorry it didn't work out.
:
:   <idmon at indigo.ie>:
:   Sorry, no mailbox here by that name. (#5.1.1)

Thus, I'll post my response to Ide Monahan here instead:

In the absence of any reasonable explanation of how such an affect
is possible and in the absence of any objective experiments by
people knowledgeable about how to devise objective experiments
and capable of doing so, there is no reason to believe that such
an effect exists.

Eric Johnson



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