This is a true account, I didn’t see little green men, or anything like that, I don’t believe I have any special abilities , overly endowed with genial capability or on any spectrum. A couple of weeks ago I was working a late shift and went to get into my car, it is a later model CX5 Mazda, when I attempted get into the car the inside light was flashing , when I got into the car and tried to start it the dials ridiculously were whirling indicating I was doing 200 km/ hrs and the overhead lights were flashing like a strobe light the headlights flashing but the motor wasn’t turning. I attempted to stop the car, but there was no stopping it. It was approaching midnight, the street light in the parking area got in on the flashing light show and I was freaking out. I rang a collegue still on duty who came out and shook her head saying she was stumped and I should call the road side assist . She offers me a torch and stayed in phone contact- I said ’ keep the torch I have plenty of light ’ I called the roadside assist , continued to attempt to stop the dials whirling on both odometer’s by pressing the start button with the break . I could hear the impact of the dial hitting the extreme end of the circle. I looked around thinking maybe I was going to see someone break through the atmosphere in white suits and helmets, I was feeling quite uneasy. When the assistance came I don’t think he had believed my account on the phone and when he saw it laughed but added it reminded him of a scene out of ‘Close encounters of a third kind’ when the guy is in front of the railway line and nothing is coming but the lights are going crazy and his car motor stops.
Anyway he attaches my battery up to the ute he is in and says it is near to run flat, it takes 20 minutes get enough in it to start with the light show continuing and the occasional street light on and off thrown in. He said you will get home as long as you don’t stop but get a battery tomorrow ( he didn’t have one that was comparable for me) .
The next day I got it into a check up, it had only recently been through a routine service, passes with flying colours. The diagnosis was - nothing is wrong with this battery. I explained the light and vigorous whirling dials and he laughed and said he’d never heard of that one maybe it’s something to do with the electronics but couldn’t tell me what it was.
The car has been fine and dandy since no hiccough, just a weird night I guess, but if anyone has any interesting explanations please feel welcome to comment. If ever I came close to thinking I was about to be picked up and taken away it was that night.