Curious Case of Jacqueline Priestman

Curious Case of Jacqueline Priestman

Jacqueline Priestman is a British woman from Manchester who became notable for the way electronics behaved around her. Her ordeal started in 1980 after her husband died following an argument they had. She cursed him saying “I hope you break your neck!” That's exactly how he died. Sometime later light bulbs in her house started exploding when she was around. Her vacuum cleaner kept burning out. Other electrical appliances went haywire around her and some appliance stores even banned her. When a visiting professor examined her, he found her to suffer from an extreme build-up of static electricity (10 times the normal). He recommended a special diet and walking around the house holding onions to discharge electricity. Her symptoms slowly diminished, however when her daughter was born in 1985, she too started exhibiting symptoms of High Voltage Syndrome. The exact reason behind her strange symptoms still remains unsolved.

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