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Friday, November 03, 2006

I am a SLIder..

Some things happen in our life. They seem odd. They seem a bit out of place. They are a bit eerie. We dont know why they happen. There is no logical explanation. And anything which does not have a logical explanation is scary. At one time, the collective human mind (if there is one?) explained every such event by borrowing a joker card called God. Every time they discovered the reason for an event, they replaced the joker card with the actual card. As time progressed, many of the actual cards were in place. But some joker cards are still holding their places strongly.

Some things happen. We tend to forget that they did. But then they happen again. And again. It freaks us out. We try telling them to somebody and they laugh on our face. Then we decide not to tell it to anybody again. And then we come across a whole group of people who have experienced the same thing.

SLI (Street Light Interference) has happened to me very frequently in India. Everytime I passed below a street light in our street, it will switch off. Then it will switch back on immediately after I have crossed it. It was so weird. I would stand watching the street lights for hours. I would count the number of people who walked below them. And the street lights would not switch off even once. Then, when the street is deserted, I will walk under them. They will switch off instantly when I am below them and switch on once I cross them. It was true for almost 4 street lights on that street. Empirical proof that the event happened existed. But the empirical proof that the event occurs because of the cause assumed did not exist.

Then, I had to leave the street and the city and it never happened again.

I am sure that there will be a scientific proof soon. We SLIders may not be superior or inferior to other normal humans. But we are different.

My best wishes for all the research which is going on in this direction.

PS : mapmyindia is a very good site to get directions in India. Congrats for mapping my India! It was supposed to be impossible(because of the chaos) according to some of the brightest minds in silicon valley.
:: posted by Venkat C, 11/03/2006 11:14:00 AM

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Blogger A penny for my thoughts?, at 11:07 PM, November 05, 2006  
Wow, that's so cool :)
Maybe, this explains why you were having that peculiar problem with your wrist watch...
Blogger A penny for my thoughts?, at 11:17 PM, November 05, 2006  
A guy complained an icecream shop owner that whenever he buys Strawberry icecream from his shop,his car doesnt start and whenever he buys Vanilla icecream,there was no problem

This was not considered as a joke and after serious investigation,they found that whenever the guy buys strawberry ,he had to wait for some more time which overheats the engine and gave the problem..Vanilla ,being a general icecream,its available in the shop entrance and it was so quick and there was no problem .

so every incident has a reason..Think about the possible reasons for those weird things
Blogger KP, at 3:04 AM, November 06, 2006  
@Nas
Yeah, may be...:D

@KP
SLI is different from that famous car example because it happens only to some people whereas the car would not start for everybody.
Blogger FJ, at 10:34 PM, November 06, 2006  
That problem wud not hav come with every car.Its the problem with the car..Here the problem is with the people..And it occurs with everyone who is having that problem
Blogger KP, at 10:45 PM, November 06, 2006  
ha ha..."problem" sounds scary... Its not the same...they found that probelm occurs with all cars of that batch if tested in that specific climate.
Blogger FJ, at 11:00 PM, November 06, 2006  
It happens to me too...

Either you're Dumbledore or I am Bally Sagoo's Noori... ;)
Anonymous Phoenix, at 4:18 AM, November 14, 2006  
he he..may be I am just another muggle.. and those damn street lights were truly faulty
Blogger FJ, at 3:31 PM, November 14, 2006  
cool blog...
Blogger astrocrazy2005, at 9:01 PM, November 24, 2006  
Thanks astrocrazy2005!
Blogger FJ, at 9:12 AM, November 27, 2006  

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