I've tried detaching the ignition switch completely and it still tries to start. I've tried it with the key in the start position, off, accessory, etc. and no difference.
From what I can tell (talking to the pervious owner), this has never happened before - and I trust him.
One culprit I can think of is that, a week ago, we did manually start the engine using the crank handle. I'm worried we didn't have the ignition key in the "on" position. We only ran the engine for about 30 seconds and shut it down using the kill switch. I'n not sure if this could cause such as issue or is it just an unlucky coincidence, but the issue starter the VERY next time we started the engine. But what's weird is that engine ran normally a few days ago, between the time I manually started the engine and yesterday.
Help please, any thoughts or suggestions?!?