The first floor of our house is about 40 years old. The 2nd floor is about 18 years old. Almost all of the electrical outlets on the first floor give a maddening, stress-inducing effect when anything is plugged into them. Someone said this is caused by a strong electromagnetic field. I can't explain the sensation, but immediate stress/anxiety sets in when something is plugged in. Also, our UPS battery backup has a built-in "Building Wiring Fault" light, and all the outlets that cause this stress also fail the wiring test. Now, upstairs, everything is great and none of the outlets have this problem.
Can somebody offer any clue as to what might be the problem, and where to begin looking/working? If we did get an electrician, would they think we were crazy if we told them what some of the downstairs outlets were doing to us? BTW, only a couple of people in my family can "feel" the effect of the bad outlets. Thanks for any help anyone can provide.