My girlfriend and I watched three white lights rotating in the sky one night early January 1979. We were ‘ahem’ necking at the time round the back of her parents house near the garages. We watched them for about 10 minutes. I had a ford escort 1300 GT at the time at it had been switched off for a good hour when all of a sudden all the rad water emptied via the rad cap and all the gauges started going mental. My girlfriend ran indoors and wouldn’t come out. The cooling system was totally empty but after filling the car was fine.
The funny thing is that my girl friend never mentioned it again and I never really thought about the incident again until about 15 years later. I’m a mechanic and can not think of a plausible explanation for the incident with the coolant and the electrics.