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Mystery of the 'possessed' cars in Summercourt village, Cornwall

By Western Daily Press  |  Posted: June 11, 2014

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Residents of a small village say they are in a 'Bermuda Triangle' where cars keep locking and unlocking themselves – trapping people in and out of their vehicles.

Locals in Summercourt in Cornwall – population 300 – claim a small area of the community is effected by the bizarre incidents.

They say around 30 cars in the same few streets lock and unlock themselves – with reports of at least one child being locked in.

Motorists in the village say the locking systems on dozens of cars have been "possessed" – and have dubbed it the "Summercourt Triangle".

Resident Lin Howard said drivers have changed key fob batteries but the problem, which started six months ago, won't go away. Ms Howard, who is the school secretary, said a car had automatically locked itself with a young child inside which was "very distressing" for the mother.

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