|Occurred : 7/4/2008 22:45 (Entered as : 07/04/08 22:45)
Reported: 7/5/2008 11:00:55 PM 23:00
Location: Mercer Island, WA
|Power surge that effected the whole block and the car electronics
After fireworks, around 10:45PM, there was a power surge that occured atleast in my block that I know of. Seems like it effected the whole block as the street lights went out too and it took a while before they flickered back on. The whole block was dark for a few seconds. I didn't think too much of it till the next morning when I went out and got in my car. All of my car settings had been reset to factory defaults. I own two later model BMWs. I got curious and went to the other one to see if something effected that one too, found out to be the same exact issue in the other one also!! Everything in it was also reset to default factory settings, like stereo, gps and other settings. Even the seat memories had been lost, in both cars.
I almost want to think that it had to do with the power surge that had occured the night of July 4th 2008. It was too much of a coincidence to ignore. Not sure what caused the surge and what did it have to do with the cars as they are not part of the grid. So something other than the grid may have caused all of this.
((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))