This experience happened to me, my uncle, and 2 cousins several years ago. None of us have a logical explanation for it. I'm not saying it was anything paranormal, or not; I'm just wondering what all of your thoughts are: Myself, my two cousins, and my uncle were camping in western South Dakota at a campground called Red Bank Springs. It's essentially out in the middle of nowhere (i.e. 10 grassy overgrown spots in the campground, a single outhouse, only running water comes from a spring, so you have to drive 10 miles for drinking water). We'd left that night to get water at a church camp about 10 miles away from our campsite, and my uncle got to talking with someone at the camp, so by the time we left it was around 11:30-12:00 at night. We were driving in my uncles pickup down a typical gravel road, about 3 miles away from our camp. The night was clear and dry, stars were out, probably 80 degrees. All of a sudden, we hit a pothole, a deer ran across the road in front of us, and there was a -blinding- flash of light that light up the entire field around us, and the outline of the hills beyond that, for a split second. There was no noise. At the same time, the pickup shut off, the cd ejected from the cd player, and the truck rolled to a stop, completely dead. The first thought we all had, after discussing it, was the thought of heat (as in, we were afraid to touch the windows because we thought they would be super-hot). The light was that intense. I thought, in the next three seconds after the flash, that we were about to start on fire or explode. It wasn't a panicked thought, that's just how intense the light was. The second thought we all had, that we all sheepishly admitted later, was aliens or something supernatural. We sort of sat there in stunned silence for a minute, my uncle realized we very likely had 3 miles to walk in the dark, when he decided he'd give the truck a start and hope it somehow worked. As he was reaching for the key, the car started back up and the CD slid back into the player. He hadn't touched the key yet. The next day we drove in to see a mechanic, and the mechanic found the battery wires were frayed/corroded super bad, but he had no explanation for what could have happened either. So thoughts? Take care!