Key fobs that instantly will not unlock autos. Cars that will not begin. Alarms that go off for no motive and cannot be quieted. Something mysterious is thwarting drivers outdoors a grocery retailer in the small Alberta town of Carstairs — and it is sparking all types of theories.
The issues have been occurring for weeks in the parking zone outdoors the Westview Co-op grocery retailer in Carstairs, a town of about 4,000 about 60 kilometres north of Calgary.
A longtime worker on the greenback retailer proper throughout the road from the Co-op says it is all she hears some of us speak about after they come into her retailer to purchase a battery for his or her fobs — after which uncover that does not resolve the issue.
“I’ve been at the dollar store almost four years,” Laura Strate stated, with a giggle.
“It’s just bizarre. People are actually scared to go to the Co-op now because they don’t know if their cars are going to start.”
“People start getting on social media and saying, I’ve been to the Co-op. Is anyone else having this problem?’ And all of a sudden we have 160 people commenting, ‘Yes, that happened to me last week,’ or ‘That happened to me today,'” Strate stated.
Electricians from J. Williams Electric in Carstairs rode the rescue — however the thriller endured.
“We have shut down the facility supply in our retailer this previous Monday night time to decide that the supply of the interference is not emanating from our location,” Kennedy stated.
“The location is unknown so we’re just waiting for followup from the ministry.”
He stated they’re working with a group to try to determine what is going on on, together with a federal authorities company.