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Our House Electrics Go Crazy

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by georgekkkkk, Jun 18, 2017.

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  1. georgekkkkk

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    Hello,

    As I have mentioned in my intro, I am a ghost researcher .
    I would like to discuss our electrics?

    At the moment we have three homes and will shortly be buying our fourth.
    Paranormal activity has always been rife since I was four years old.
    With the advent of electronic circuitry, our electrics 'go funny' in at least two of our homes.
    One home is in the country and the other in the suburbs. The reason why I have not mentioned our other houses is that they are being rented out.

    1) Door bell in the country rings by itself for at least 4 times when there is no one there as confirmed with CCTV. We have about one acre of land and space in the middle of nowhere. It rings with simple 'ding-dongs' when there is trouble. When that trouble passes after a day or two, it will finally ring playing The Bells of St Clements or a D day theme. Since today, it had stopped for about 6 months.

    2) Our burglar alarm activates when switched off

    3) Our TV changes channels by itself

    4) My mum's Home Security system telephones automatically to the call centre just before she falls by itself. The activity had always been traced to the unit itself not the pendant. The system was checked by the team because they could not understand why it kept dialing? Always when I was feet away.

    5) My camcorder picks up strange voices and people

    6) Night Lights switch on by themselves when there is no one there.

    7) My car doors deactivate when I am standing feet away with the key locked in the drawer in the house

    Today

    Our burglar alarm that not activated for 6 months together with our doorbell started ringing together

    What Do I request?

    I am not trying to start an argument here...but I know that no one believes this. I have videos showing some of this actually happening if folks want to see?
    Now all you electronic guys who are scientifically trained......give me the scientific reason for all this, so I can stop talking daft?
     
  2. KeepItSimpleStupid

    KeepItSimpleStupid Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    Well...http://www.njtrueparanormal.com/ They MIGHT be too far away.

    I have experienced telepathy with a GF and I had a feeling like the life was knocked out of me about the time of day my grandfather passed. There's too much distraction to make sense out of my surroundings now, but I know when to believe my 6th and 7th senses.
     
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    I am lucky to born in newly growing country where electronics is a kind of unknown magic. So even ghosts do know know how to hack electrical system.
     
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  5. Ian Rogers

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    When I used to work for VW years before I started in electronics... We received a Passat that was "possessed". The wipers, lights, horn, radio and others, would just work on their own ( even without the ignition ) and then stop on their own.. The guy who owed it has even had the thing exorcised!! I kid you not!!

    As a non believer in all that, I shrugged my shoulders and got on with the job of fixing it... Took a while but after lots of messing we replaced the complete fuse box.. This fixed the issue, but I needed to know!! I broke the old fusebox open to find a slither of metal sliding up and down inside.. The only explanation in my view.. When the car turned or when ove a humped back bridge it would move this tiny piece of metal around the fuse box... The only "mystical" thing was it never shorted and made a fire!!
     
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    I don't think we can offer an explanation here i'm afraid. We're electronics experts not ghosts hunters. And what you've described can't be diagnosed or easily attributed to one fault without an onsite inspection and experience of these occurrences.

    As a non-believer, like Ian Rogers, i'd first jump to the conclusion that you have an old and damp house and humidity changes are effecting your wiring. ... but who knows maybe i'd change my mind if i saw it in person ( a video of what you described could be too easily faked to be of any interest)
     
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    turn the main switch off and see if events still occur without power? o_O then you might be on to something
     
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    Some interference is coming down the supply, get a grounding copper earth rod installed.
     
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    Crazy behaviors obey mostly to intermittent ground/neutral faults.
    Confirm connections at the meter panel, breaker panel, power pole splices are firm and clean. The utility company should be involved for the latter confirming/redoing healthy connections/crimping.
    And never ignore the possibility of having TWO+ simultaneous problems.
     
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    We get it all!

    My auntie had her fair share as well. Strange thing is that she is rather neutral to all this, but it runs in our familys.
    She had a what appeared to be a coal miner in 1800s dress walking up her stairs until it vanished half way, after casually asking who he was? He just looked normal.

    The strangest incident was a fire alarm that she kept on the ceiling in the landing upstairs. It was a reputable make (a very famous one). She was rushing to get to work and left her laundry basket underneath the fire alarm.

    When she got back, her house was on fire and she lost all her upstairs.

    Apparently, the fire alarm which had a PP3 battery had melted and the molten plastic fell into the laundry basket, set fire to the laundry and half burnt her house down.

    The irony being was that the device was recommended under Health and Safety as a precaution against fires. What should have prevented a fire caused one...lol

    The company were quick on the scene to dispose of the evidence before the newspapers got hold of the story. God knows how she got on with the insurance company when they asked:- "Did you have a fire alarm?"
     
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    Very strange how they do it?

    Our bulbs blow like crazy, so we fit LEDs instead which last longer. Recently we had fitted a 'D' fluorescent ceiling light. The lamps cost £5 a time and are guaranteed to last for twenty years.
    We have changed SIX in a year as the shop is getting a bit irritated now.
    We had an engineer inspect the electrics who cannot find any fault.

    Being told that because we live in the country, our voltage is a little bit higher (although it has always been 220Volts AC) because the grid expects more houses to be built?

    So they say...lol

    It is quite bliss at the moment in our house in Newark in the heat wave. The temperature is 32 degrees C. In the UK that is hot! It stays 30 deg C. in the living room but drops to 19 degrees in the passage hall way. BLISS!!!

    In Wollaton Nottingham where I also live, we had a UFO flap around 1965. Got so used to these fireballs rolling down the road, we just ignored them.

    Our electrics suffered a lot every time a UFO flew over. We used to wave and they flashed back. Trouble being was that they were sucking our electricity through inductance.

    Our TV 625 lines CRT...many times the picture would collapse to a single horizontal line in the centre of the screen followed by a bang. Then the street lights would go out.

    On one occasion they blew the master fuses but by-passed the line fuses. (you guys work this one out) My limited knowledge tells me that the line fuses acted in parallel and were greater together than the main fuses.

    I recollect an electrician had to unscrew the box in the floor and remove two cartridge fuses that looked like shotgun cartridges rated at 75 amps each. 220X 75 = 165 kw (strewth......space travel must be expensive on fuel?

    They nearly blew off the garage roof back then, as some anti-matter must have dislodged? The bang could be heard half a mile away as a projectile shot through the roof, travelled down the mains lead then split in half like a Christmas cracker with a bang in the air. The garage smelt of ozone and Sulphur for a while.

    The used to help me with my transmitter. I had a tape recorder and plugged the output phono lead into the input phone socket creating negative feedback. Oscillations built up to fever pitch and I sent the output through a coax dipole. The result allowed me to pick up modulation on the 2000 metre bad LW for about a quarter of a mile. (kids!)

    THese guys would come along and alter the wiring so I could improve my transmission. One thing I could never do was to cut wire with a knife. The table knife I had was used as a screw driver. They used it to cut the wire to expose the leads. That amazed me! I could hear banging and crashing in my bedroom and when I ran upstairs there was just silence and the knife on my bed with bits of plastic on it.
     
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    I'm not a particular believer in the paranormal, never having personally experienced any such activity in all my 70 plus years, but there are enough seemingly legitimate reports of such events for me to think there may be something to them.
    It would certainly seem that, if they occur, some people are more prone to experiencing such events than others.
     
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    You do realise that I am highly honoured by what you have said?

    Not to know the answer?

    It happens everywhere nearly. The house was built in 1985 with one acre of land in the middle of nowhere

    This is at the back of our garden

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    Many thanks for you input

    :)
     
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    I will..thank you.
     
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    At TWO houses???

    The thing what is happening is that these things are intelligently coordinated

    Again this si your view as I have look at this
     
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    The best thing for me to do, is show you by live video. Later
     
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    I've never heard of 20 year warranties on D fluorescents (and I work in a shop that sells them), in my professional experience they are generally fairly unreliable devices (just a normal florescent tube bent in a silly shape).

    I'm also completely bemused why you would have such antiques fitted 'recently', when LED lights are vastly superior in every way.

    If your mains is only 220V then it's extremely low - UK mains is 240V - and they don't 'make it higher than it should be' in the expectation of more houses, they simply adjust as required as more houses are built (in fact it's quite likely the process is even automated these days?).

    However, repeated failure of incandescent bulbs points to mains problems, with increases well above 240V causing the problems. Your electricity company should fit a recorder to monitor long term changes in the incoming voltage.

    We went to a guy many years ago who was having repeated TV problems, checking his mains showed it to be 280V :eek:
     
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    I concur with that Nige, I couldnt wait to get all the 2D's out from work, they were unreliable at best, the new Led's are much better.
    You are right substations switch tappings to maintain 230v, rural subs may still have mechanical switches, towns have a complicated glitchless system.
     
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    It's not 230V, it's 240V in the UK (and 220V in the rest of Europe).

    The 'standard' 230V is for equipment specification only - not for the supply voltage. And it includes suitable tolerances to cover the UK 240V and Europes 220V.
     
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    again ... we're not ghost hunters ... if you ask the question on this forum you can only expect to get people respond with possible technical explanations. All of which will be a stab in the dark with the limited information and the possible number of (multiple) faults.

    If you insist these events are intelligently coordinated I suggest you find a forum that specialises in the occult. They could probably give you a suitable supernatural explanation.


    Have you considered that a friend / wife may be playing a prank on you? (rigging your doorbell, setting off your alarm, using a hidden TV remote, over voicing your videos, using a spare car key) ... as you mention there is some intelligent coordination involved.
     
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    I don't see anything odd about any of this. I have seen and troubleshoot all of those things in my life more then once and it all came down to well defined and explainable sources.

    A poorly on non grounded primary power system in any home will at times cause odd electrical glitching phenomenon. Same with old and damp or damaged wiring/loose connections/bad or non existent surge protection and so on.

    Add in cheap and poorly made electrical components used in the construction of a house plus some now loosely associated coincidental observations to when wand where these odd things happened and to the uneducated/superstitious the house is haunted.

    Years ago the parents of a buddy of mine had a 'ghost' in their house. It liked to turn the house heat way up at night every now and then. I installed a outdoor boiler system for them some years ago and found their "ghost" when I updated the thermostats and heating system control wiring.
    It was an errant carpet stable that went right though the thermostat wire just behind the paneling in the hallway. That was their ghost that turned the heat up every now and then.

    I've seen the same with doorbells and other things to. Same with mystery phone ringing and other such stuff. Bad earthing for the house electrical systems would cause electrical noise and spikes from the utility power side of things to feed back up the phone lines due to a bad earth ground for the systems.

    Beyond that, add someone who has a very active imagination and an inborn tendency to have very vivid and lucid hallucinations and its all from 'real ghosts and mischievous spirits' that only they can see and interact with. Hence why you can talk to a wall and it talks back despite the fact that no one else can hear anything but you talking to a wall. It's all in your head.

    If you hear and see things no one else does it probably from this coupled with a overly active corollary imagination filling in a lot of knowledge gaps with folklore based ignorance.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=aud...ourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#q=hallucination+types

    They may be 100% real and every odd action and or event irrefutably linked in your mind to paranormal activity but that doesn't mean they do exist anywhere beyond your mind and imagination. Hence the reason why no one with any scientific background or gear can ever detect them.

    The only way they could ever detect such things is if they had you setup for a full brain scan while you were experiencing them and what they would find was that it's all in your head.
     
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