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Old 06-13-2015, 09:14 AM
 
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I have seen some real weird stuff in my day but there are a few things that bother me.

First, I have been finding dimes for nearly 20 years. Yes, there are times that I find pennies but 99% of the times, it is a dime. Now, that in itself isn't weird except that I find them in the weirdest places. It used to be when I used to take very late night walks. Many times, the street light would go out right as I approached it. This happened many many times. Street lights don't just randomly tuen off at 11pm or so. Either way, I would still find a dime shining from the ground. I was playing onstage at the Hard Rodk Cafe in NYC one night and sure enough, right in the middle of a song, there was a dime on the stage. Another night, I was on a dark street in Pennsylvania alrund 10pm where there were no street lights. And there is a shiny dime looking at me. While pumping gas, it was all slush and snow and ice but when I looked down into the bright reflections of the sun. There was a dime. This happens many time a month. I even have a big jar of the dimes that I find. It just makes me smile and think someone is trying to get my attention but I don't know who.

One day last year, I was in my kitchen when I heard a loud cracking sound. I turned around and a Corelle (supposedly i breakable) that was sitting on the counter simply cracked in half. No one was near it. It was 70 degrees in the house so the temperature had nothing to do with it. I took a picture of it.

My mother's passing is its own thing. We got a call from the hospital telling us it would be very soon that she will die so they suggested that we leave the hospital because some patients hold on longer when their loved ones are there. We left and waited. My sister, my fiancé and I went to a 7:30 mass. Right as it began, I got the most coldest chill I have ever felt in my ice. I was shivering so much in the church that my teeth were chattering and I was shaking nearly uncontrollably. that was weird because I love freezing cold weather and both my wife and sister hate it, they they weren't cold. After we left, there was a voicemail on my cell from the hospital telling me mom passed at that very time. After that, I was in a grocery store and as I was checking out, someone called out "Gladys" to one of the cashiers, which was weird because that was my mother's name and it's not a very common one. I went back a few weeks later and after I bagged my groceries, I saw the name Gladys written in pen on one of the bags. Not weird in itself except I never saw a bag with anyone's name written on it, no less this uncommon name. I was in my car driving with my son two weeks ago and he asked about my mom, who he never met. A minute later I looked up and saw the license plate in front of us that read GLADYS-1). Kinda weird. If I didn't look at the plate that moment, which I never do read license plates, I would have never had seen it.

I can go on and on but could these all be coincidences or they signs from someone?
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Old 06-13-2015, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Under the Redwoods
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The traffic lights sometimes have light sensors, headlights hitting at the right spot could cause the lights to go out. But not always. I have had lights go out or flicker when walking under them.
Coins have been a common find from past loved ones. But don't jump to the idea that all coins are sent.

Sometimes it can be difficult to see what may be a sign and what is just random coincidence.
I generally attribute an event to being a sign when too many things are connected.
For example, I found a coin, in a odd place, the inside of a hat, that there was no coin there before. No way it could have fell into that spot at all. The date on the coin correlated with the death of the person who owned the hat.
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Old 06-13-2015, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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When my sister was dying, my brother and his family left the hospital room because he had to get back to work, in spite of our sister's asking us to stay there to the end. As he reached the end of the corridor in the terminal ward, a vending machine in an alcove shorted out and set off an alarm, and my brother was not allowed to leave. A short while later, our sister died.

You could no doubt calculate the probability that a certain vending machine would short out, and further calculate the probability that this would happen in a terminal ward shortly before someone died there. But the fact that it might have happened by chance doesn't wipe out the meaning that the event had for all of us; that meaning was in the combination of the two events, the short in the machine and the death.

Years before, our father had died and after the funeral my mother and siblings went to our favorite Chinese restaurant for dinner. At the end of the dinner, my mother opened her fortune cookie, turned pale, and said, "oh, my God!". I picked up the fortune; it read: "Do not despair; he is well". Coincidence? Maybe. But it was a very odd fortune to find at that exact moment in time.
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Old 06-13-2015, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Vancouver
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The street light thing happens to everyone. It's not unusual.
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Old 06-13-2015, 10:52 AM
 
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Just to clarify Bout the street lights, here on Long Idland, on small side streets like I am talking about, they do not turn off u til daylight. They do. Ot turn off randomly. They are needed or else the entire street goes black. The power rarely ever goes out here so that isn't a cause, especially when all of the other lights in seeing distance remain on.

As for dimes, I found one in the door panel of a new car I purchased last year, On top of a medical machine in a hospital I work at, and lately, my son finds them in weird places where they shouldn't be. It isn't so much that we find coins, it's that it is always a dime and it is only if we look in that exact direction at that moment. Hundreds of times seems more than coincidental to me. Who knows?
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Old 06-13-2015, 10:56 AM
 
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The street lights aren't much of a big deal but when I tell anyone I know about it, they tell me it never happens to them. Why would a street light turn off as someone approaches? If anything, it would turn on when it detects someone. Is there any logic behind it randomly going out as I walk by? This happens all over Long Island as I walk by and not in one area.

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Old 06-13-2015, 12:02 PM
 
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Street lights are usually sodium lights. As they are failing, they can't take the immense heat they generate and so they cycle off... cool and then come back on ...off and on all the time. The longer cycles are at the beginning of the failure, as the light failure continues (when they start doing this they should be changed, but it has to be reported and the place has to get to it) and as the failure continues the light is on for a short time and off for a long time.

If you live where there are a lot of streetlights, it's more than likely a coincidence the bulb is failing, and has nothing to do with you. Now -- if you could tell me that every time you walked under the 4th light on East Street it turned off... that would be interesting.
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Old 06-13-2015, 12:29 PM
 
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Ok. It just seemed weird that it happened so often.
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Old 06-13-2015, 12:56 PM
 
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2009 saw the lowest dime production since 1955 with just 146,000,000 dimes being made.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dime_%...States_coin%29

dimes arent that rare.
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Old 06-13-2015, 01:14 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Tallysmom View Post
Street lights are usually sodium lights. As they are failing, they can't take the immense heat they generate and so they cycle off... cool and then come back on ...off and on all the time. The longer cycles are at the beginning of the failure, as the light failure continues (when they start doing this they should be changed, but it has to be reported and the place has to get to it) and as the failure continues the light is on for a short time and off for a long time.

If you live where there are a lot of streetlights, it's more than likely a coincidence the bulb is failing, and has nothing to do with you. Now -- if you could tell me that every time you walked under the 4th light on East Street it turned off... that would be interesting.
True. Streetlights do have to be replaced from time to time.
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