electrical wiring issues-neutral has voltage?
So, i had two outlets that stopped working the other day, while running a vacuum on one of them. it stopped about 2-3 minutes after turning it on.. After sitting overnight, they worked again for a minute, but then stopped working when I used a plug in tester to see if they had power. After talking with my father and father in law, they suggested i check connections nearby to see if there was a loose wire connection. I pulled the light switch to see if it was set up with a neutral or if it had power in it. What i found was the switch when on has two neutral wires, when the switch is off, one is reading ground and the other is 119 ish volts. It is only reading with voltage when the light switch is off. This made no sense to me, i was just wondering if it did to anyone else. Does this indicate a problem? or is it normal to get a reading with a voltmeter on a neutral? I am not sure the light is on the same circuit as the outlets, but i think they are. If i get power back to the outlets, i will check for the breaker that controls them, but i dont know of any way to find out without them having power