NDEs and Electrical Phenomena and Sensitivity

My father says that he was unable to wear mechanical watches, he claimed they went a bit screwy on him, and they wouldn't keep time. I don't believe he ever had an NDE though.
Y'know, we tend to focus on the big stuff like "is there life after death?", but I have a feeling we'd get some more people on the bandwagon if we started by figuring out smaller questions like "why the hell can't I wear a watch without it shorting out?". It's entirely possible that finding the answers to these smaller questions may lead to the answers to the larger questions.

Ian Gordon

Some of this seems pretty wild.

Personally I hadn't heard of this before.

Any views folks?

Yeah, PMH has been writing about this for a long time in her books.

IANDS also mentions it:
  • Electrical sensitivity refers to a condition whereby the forcefield or energy around an individual affects nearby electrical equipment and technological devices. Usually sporadic in effect and impact, some experiencers have noticed: watches can stop, microphones "squeal," tape recorders quit, television channels change with no one at controls, light bulbs pop, telephone "drops off," computers suddenly lose memory, and so forth. Experiencers more at ease with their new traits report fewer of these incidents than those still in the process of making adjustments.

I see someone did their dissertation on this:

The author published this paper on it:

Ian Gordon

Last year, in the old forum, on the Suzanne Gordon Skeptiko Show (214) thread, I'd said I would wish there was more research being done in the future on NDErs developing PK. She responded:

We do need rigorous studies of NDE aftereffects to better understand the meaning and significance of these experiences. ACISTE was formed to benefit experiencers, their significant others, and their mental-health-care/spiritual-guidance professionals--and society-at-large--through research and education that addresses these sorts of questions. The commonly-reported aftereffects patterns associated with NDEs has remained remarkably under-researched in the field of near-death studies. In fact, until a recent survey initiated by ACISTE, there had never been a study designed to assess what the needs of experiencers even are!

When experiencers themselves are discussing the subject of NDEs/STEs--on the ACISTE experiencers-only forum, and in ACISTE peer-support groups, for instance--there is much less focus on the content of the experiences themselves than on how they have changed experiencers' lives--changed their abilities, beliefs/values and understanding of reality, interests and priorities, sense of life-purpose, etc. NDEs are considered to be profound, anomalous, subjective experiences or events, from the psychiatric pov. But what separates them from other profound subjective experiences, e.g., vivid dreams and nightmares, if not their aftereffects? Particularly because there are commonly reported sets of NDE aftereffects, these need to be a major focus of research.