Something really bizarre happened yesterday that I have to tell you all about. As we were driving on Hwy 101 heading from Shelton to Olympia, all of a sudden our truck went absolutely crazy! Suddenly all four automatic door locks starting going up and down and all dash and inside lights started going off and on. Thankfully my hubby was driving as I would have freaked out. We were both frightened by what was happening. He was able to pull off to the side of the road, but while doing so, the truck began downshifting quickly and harshly, all on it’s own, which included coming to a screeching halt while the whole truck was jerking and bouncing to a stop. Hubby said he was afraid it was going into reverse and he had no control over anything.
And then….everything stopped.
No lights, no noise, no motion. We just looked at each other trying to figure out what the heck just happened! It was as if someone blasted us with an EMF (electromagnetic) pulse. After about five minutes, it started right up and ran fine the rest of the day. About 100 yards down the road from us was another car pulled over and we wondered if they had just had the same experience as us.
I called a mechanic in Shelton this afternoon and explained what happened, letting him know that we need to get this checked out, especially since we will be pulling a travel trailer with this truck on a month long trip to Arizona in March. He asked, “Did you call this morning?”. I informed him that I did not. He then said, “That is really weird. Someone else called me this morning and said the exact same thing just happened to them, starting with the door locks going up and down”. He told me that he’s never heard of this before and to have two calls on the same day was a little unnerving.
Bizarre? Oh yeah! But…such is my life.