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Nicholas Carey
04-08-2004, 08:19 PM
From Reuters…one for the tin-hat types:
<span style="font-weight:bold;color:red;">Blazing mystery is straight from the 'X-Files'

Sicilian village spooked by seemingly spontaneous combustion

CANNETO DI CARONIA, Sicily &mdash; The gate at the entrance to this tiny Sicilian village has come off its hinges and swings in the wind as cats wander into homes abandoned after a series of mystery fires.

Spontaneous fires started in mid-January in the town of Canneto di Caronia, in about 20 houses. After a brief respite last month, the almost daily fires have flared up again &mdash; even though electricity to the village was cut off.

An endless flow of scientists, engineers, police and even a few self-styled "ghostbusters" have descended on the town, searching for clues to the recent spontaneous combustion of everything from fuse boxes to microwave ovens to a car.

The blazes, originally blamed on the devil, have not hurt anyone.

"We're working in the dark. We don't have a single lead so far," said Pedro Spinnato, mayor of the trio of Caronia towns.

"Every time some new scientist comes to town, they arrive thinking the whole thing has been invented or that they're going to solve the mystery in two minutes. They've all been wrong." [More] (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4669114/)

[ 04-08-2004, 09:20 PM: Message edited by: Nicholas Carey ]

Shang
04-08-2004, 08:34 PM
Sounds like them inner-terrestrial reptilian-humanoid beings again.

ken mcclure
04-09-2004, 06:12 AM
Sounds like maybe someone there has been eating my wife's cooking.

Garrett Lowell
04-09-2004, 06:38 AM
Sounds like a string of hypergolic reactions.

imported_Conrad
04-09-2004, 12:18 PM
It's da DEVIL's work- da DEVIL, I tell ya! :eek: :D

Actually, this is what happens when people teach their pets to smoke. ;)

[ 04-09-2004, 01:19 PM: Message edited by: Conrad ]