"Enough people have come forth and stated that they can cause street lights to turn on and off externally"
Enough people have come forth and stated that they can cause street lights to turn on and off externally that there's actually a separate name for the phenomenon. It's known as "street light interference phenomenon" and it's been documented since 1993, when British paranormal researcher Hilary Evans published his book The SLI Effect. According to the text, many people had reported that streetlights spontaneously switched off all on their own in their presence. These people could walk down the street and see each street light go out one by one as they passed by. If we're to believe these witnesses, this sort of activity does seem too regular to be coincidental.
For one thing, street lights don't generally just pop off all at once. They like to flicker in death throes for a while--at least the sodium bulbs do. So whatever these SLIders (as Evans calls them) are doing, they're not causing typical bulb death. It's more as though they're shutting off the electricity to the bulbs. Some SLIders report that the effect only works with specific lamps--ones that they pass regularly that are always on except for when they pass beneath them.
Those who reported witnessing their own unintentional SLIder powers often also claimed to be living on older houses with supernatural phenomena abound. I guess you could follow the logic there and surmise that whatever presence must be haunting their houses just follows them around on their nighttime outings, if you're going to take the paranormal viewpoint. Or you could look at it skeptically and figure that the types of people who typically claim to see evidence of ghosts in their homes would also be the types to report being able to switch off street lights just by being nearby.
There always seemed to be something a little magical about sputtering fluorescent lights to me, but I've never been one to cause their spontaneous outages. And somehow I'm erring on the skeptical side when it comes to this phenomenon.