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Sicilian town battles 'demonic' mystery blazes

 

2/11/2004

 

ROME, Feb 11 (Reuters) - A Sicilian town is struggling to work out why dozens of household items from fridge-freezers to furniture keep mysteriously bursting into flame, terrifying locals and sparking theories of demonic intervention.

 

 

 

Since mid-January dozens of electrical goods and pieces of furniture have spontaneously gone up in flames, causing huge damage in Canneto di Caronia, a small town perched on the Mediterranean island's rocky coast.

 

"I've seen unplugged electrical cables burst into flames with my own eyes, but I just can't explain it," a local policeman who did not want to be named said on Wednesday. "I've never seen anything like it."

 

Some fires have spread to engulf homes and police temporarily evacuated some 40 residents.

 

"There has been a sense of panic and people have been evacuated from their homes," said Salvatore Mezzopane, who works at the town hall. "We're trying to find the cause of the fires but there are no answers yet."

 

Italian utility Enel tried cutting power to the town after the first reports but the fires continued. With experts no closer to explaining the phenomenon, theories ranged from arson to a freak power surge or even the supernatural.

 

"I've seen things like this before," Catholic exorcist Gabriele Amorth told Italian daily Il Messagero. "Demons occupy a house and appear in electrical goods...Let's not forget that Satan and his followers have immense powers."

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here's another article

 

Italian villagers call for exorcist to end 'demon' fires

 

JEREMY CHARLES IN ROME

 

AN ITALIAN village was evacuated yesterday as investigators attempted to explain an outbreak of spontaneous household appliance combustions, which have left locals fearing for their safety.

 

Fridges, cookers, televisions, washing machines, mobile telephones and furniture have burst into flame for no apparent reason at a dozen houses in the Sicilian village of Canneto di Caronia near Messina.

 

Authorities initially suspected the fires were caused by overhead cables on a nearby railway line, but the outbreaks continued even after the village’s electricity supply was cut off, leading some locals to blame supernatural forces.

 

Pedro Spinnato, the village mayor, has ordered the evacuation so further investigations can be carried out.

 

"This has been going on for three weeks now and there is no explanation for it. We cannot risk a tragedy through these fires, so I have no other option but to evacuate the village," said Mr Spinnato.

 

"We have had electrical engineers in to examine cables and wires but they can find no explanation. It is not just electrical items, furniture is also catching fire for no reason.

 

"Already people are blaming the events on evil spirits and I am being asked to get the local priest to perform an exorcism."

 

The civil protection chief, Tullio Martella, said: "For the time being there is no scientific explanation for it and I have never heard of anything like this happening before in Italy. The fires continued even when we cut power to the village to see if that was a possible cause."

 

Last night more than 100 engineers were in the village and geologists were also due to carry out underground surveys.

 

Nino Pezzino, 42, one of 39 villagers evacuated yesterday, said: "Twelve of our houses are uninhabitable. Fortunately, for the time being, the only damage has been to houses and no-one has been hurt, but you can sense the growing fear.

 

"How can anyone live in a house where any minute something can catch fire for no apparent reason?"

 

Father Gabriel Amorth, the Vatican’s chief expert on exorcisms, said: "With cases of demon behaviour it is normal for domestic appliances to be involved and for demons make their presence known via electricity."

 

 

http://news.scotsman.com/international.cfm...fm?id=165132004

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..learn more about human combustion..

 

Ablaze! : The Mysterious Fires of Spontaneous Human Combustion by Larry E. Arnold, 1996

 

Faith, Madness, and Spontaneous Human Combustion : What Immunology Can Teach Us About Self-Perception by Gerald N., Ph.D. Callahan, 2002

 

Spontaneous Human Combustion by Jenny Randles, Peter Hough, 1994

 

When the Impossible Happens : Bizarre Events That Defy Science from Levitation to Spontaneous Human Combustion (The Unexplained) by Peter Brookesmith, 1996

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Originally posted by ubejinxed

sometimes i burst into flames when i've been eating canned beans for a week straight and i go near an open flame.

 

:lol:

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