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Posted on Wednesday, February 06 - 2008

The ability to control electricity with your mind may seem the stuff of science fiction. But one woman claims such a power is part of her everyday reality. Debbie Wolf says she is one of Britain"s growing number of "sliders" - people who believe their presence interferes with household appliances, radios and light bulbs. She claims she can turn street lamps off, send digital clocks haywire and even defrost her freezer. But 38-year-old Miss Wolf admits that she has no control over her power. "It happens when I"m stressed or if I"m chewing something over in my mind, but not if I"m annoyed," she said. "It has never been full on whammy allday, but it happens frequently, such as when I"m excited." Miss Wolf says she once blew a series of street lamps while riding by on a motorbike.

And she uses a wind-up alarm clock because her reaction on waking up in the morning "scrambles" digital ones. Her supposed ability, dubbed Street Light Interference syndrome - or SLI - by experts, has earned her international fame. In Japan, she has been likened to heroines from cult Manga comic strips. She has also been compared to characters from the BBC2 show Heroes - in which ordinary people develop superhero abilities. Miss Wolf, from Telscombe Cliffs, near Brighton, said: "The light has been faulty outside all the homes I have lived in and I"m always draining the batteries in remote controls. "Ioften come back home to find a pool of water on the floor because the fridge-freezer has defrosted." For a woman who believes she interferes with electrical equipment, however, Miss Wolf has chosen a risky job. But her work as a pathology support officer at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton has never been affected, she said. Hilary Evans, who writes about the paranormal and who coined the term "sliders", said Miss Wolf brings about unusually strong effects.

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