Monday, March 25, 2013

Shocking Monday Mystery...!

The human body is a testament to the many mysteries that surround us. Despite all of our knowledge and science, there are many things about our own bodies that we just don't understand!

I guess that it's true that some things just aren't meant to be understood by us at this time. Maybe someday, but just not now!

Jacqueline Priestman
The Electrifying Lady

The Stockport, Manchester (England) mother’s ordeal began in 1980. Following an argument with her first husband, Ron, Jacqueline shouted, “I hope you break your neck!” Unfortunately, that’s exactly what happened. After Ron sped away from the house on his scooter, he was involved in an accident resulting in spine and neck fractures. After a month in the hospital, he died, leaving Jacqueline devastated by guilt.

Not long afterward, a lightbulb in Jacqueline’s bathroom exploded. Her arm was cut by flying glass. She put the cause down to a faulty bulb. When her vacuum cleaner kept burning out—a repairman could find no cause—and another lightbulb exploded, she became convinced her home was haunted by the ghost of her dead husband.

Moving house didn’t help. Electrical appliances continued to go haywire in her presence. The stove and vacuum cleaners she bought kept burning out. The television changed channels on its own or the picture distorted. The radio switched channels without being touched too. She also received and delivered severe electrical shocks. Some grocery stores and appliance shops attempted to ban her. After she married her second husband, an electrician, the strange and frightening phenomena continued to occur.

The depressed woman, who suffered headaches and fainting spells, contemplated suicide. Psychic mediums and investigators failed to find a cause. Once, a visiting reporter accused Jacqueline of fraud, making her so angry, the vacuum cleaner burst into flames.

At last, a visiting professor provided the key to Jacqueline’s dilemma: both he and her second husband, Paul, believed she suffered from an extreme build-up of static electricity—more than 10 times the normal amount—in her body. By sticking to a special diet and daily program which included walking around the house holding onions to discharge the surplus electricity, Jacqueline’s problem gradually diminished. However, in 1985, her fourth child (a daughter) was born and immediately began exhibiting signs of taking after her mother by giving the midwife a static shock.
What was the cause of Jacqueline’s condition, sometimes called High Voltage Syndrome? Why did her symptoms begin after the death of her first husband? The answers to these questions will probably never be known for sure.

I would hate to be in this lady's position, let me tell ya! Just imagine having to carry around an onion all the time...or even being afraid to get angry as you might fry your electronics! That would sure be "SHOCKING" !  Sorry, I just couldn't resist!

How about coffee out on the patio this morning? It's a little cool, but the coffee is nice and hot!


Phyllis (N/W Jersey) said...

Just had to look this one up! Seems it happens to women more than men. You find the most interesting items for us Mr. Hermit - thanks! I'll bring some ginger snaps and apple butter for all.

Sixbears said...

When my wife gets angry the street lights go out. Very weird.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Wow, what a jolt to a dreary Monday a.m. And really an amazing story. You can't make up things that match true stories like this. Hot coffee sounds great cause it's raining here.

linda m said...

That is indeed a strange one. Carrying an onion around is not my idea of fun. Neither is always having to be afraid of getting angry because I might "fry" something or someone. Then again there are times I would like to "fry" someone - hahaha. Still cold here but supposed to warm up a little. The Easter Bunny came in a sleigh this year. :)

Momlady said...

I'd hate to be her. I'd love some hot coffee. It's cold here and, believe it or not, it's snowing!

Stephen said...

I wonder, are the onions cooked when she's finished with her walk.

JO said...

Yikes! I couldn't afford to keep buying new electronics that's for sure.

Coffee on the patio is good I'll just wear a flannel.

HermitJim said...

Hey Phyllis...
Wonder why it happens more to women? That in it's self is a mystery!

I love ginger snaps...and apple butter! Sure sounds good!

Thanks for dropping by today!

Hey Sixbears...
That would make for an interesting marriage, for sure! Be sure and keep momma happy!

Thanks for the visit today!

Hey Beatrice...
I guess it's like they say..."Truth is stranger than fiction!"

I didn't even know there was such a condition as this!

Glad you could come by today!

Hey Linda...
It's a shame we can't just call this up when we need it!

Might get expensive as far as replacing things, though.

The snow makes it hard to hide the eggs, doesn't it?

Thanks for the visit today!

Hey Momlady...
Hate to hear that it's snowing again! Looks like the wading in the pond will have to wait!

Stay warm, my friend!

Thanks for dropping by!

Hey Stephen...
I wonder if she smells like a bar-b-que?

Could smell like worse things, I reckon!

Thanks, buddy, for coming by this morning!

Hey Jo...
Could get to be expensive!

I get a little taste of the static electricity in the Winter, but nothing like this!

Thanks, sweetie, for coming over this morning!

Syrbal/Labrys said...

I can sympathize with this woman. I am nowhere near so high-voltage, but I did constantly burn out small appliances thru my forties. While in the Army, the teletypes and computers I used had more than three times the maintenance calls and when I get this day, light bulbs in lamps around me burn out even if new. I once, mid-argument, pointed a finger at a costly computer monitor that was only 6 months old and the screen went white with a popping noise and it never lit up again!

I kill watches, too.

Dizzy-Dick said...

I can think of a lot times I wish I could have given someone a good shock!!