I seem to have a strange power. Over the past few years I’ve noticed that occasionally as I’m driving at night, streetlights suddenly turn themselves off as I drive past. One might chalk this up to coincidence, except for a couple of mighty curious incidents…

Perhaps the strangest was a few months ago when I was driving north on I-25 out of Denver. There was quite a bit of traffic, but we were all moving at a good 60mph clip. There is a long string of lights towering over the divider between the northbound and southbound lanes. They’re spaced a few hundred feet apart, so as you’re driving at that speed you probably pass a light every few seconds.

As I was driving, one of them went out. Then, as I passed the next one, it too went out. This continued for probably a full minute, which means about a mile of lights. Every one of them blinked out just as I drove past. Very strange.

Then, last night I was turning off I-25 (much farther north) onto Highway 119 that leads into Longmont. There’s a stoplight at that corner, so I was waiting– alone– for it to turn green so I could make the left turn and head home. As I sat there, the light post above the stoplight winked out.

That might not have been so eerie if it didn’t happen again tonight. Again, I was turning onto 119 and waiting for the green light. And again, just like last night, the same light shut off.

Now, if only I could figure out how to harness this mysterious power…