In this article we will be taking a look at the mystery behind the Canneto di Caronia fires that took place early in 2004 and again, during the summer of 2014…
The Initial Fires
The strange mystery of the Canneto fires started for the first time in during January, 2004. They are reported to have gone on for just over five weeks and popped up all over the Italian village.
Numerous local residents came forward to report fires breaking out in their homes for no apparent reason.
Flames started to burst out of various household appliances – televisions exploded, a cooker was reported to have gone up in flames along with vacuum cleaners.
At first the local authorities put it down to shoddy workmanship on the electrical items in question – surely the manufacturers were behind these unusual spontaneous combustion incidents?
But the local power company decided to play it safe and cut the electricity to the area…and the strange fires continued.
Without warning – the mysterious fires suddenly ceased…but the locals were still left feeling slightly bewildered about the continued fires AFTER the electricity was cut.
In April, 2004, the fires suddenly returned.
This new batch of spontaneous combustion incidents carried on until August, 2004.
This is when the conspiracy theorists came into play – paranormal messages, alien tampering, demonic possession of items or just plain arson…
What was happening in Canneto?
The National Research Institute decided to get involved in the matter around the 2007 mark. Some of their theories regarding unexplained high power electromagnetic emissions prompted the evacuation of the community.
The Mystery of The Canneto di Caronia Fires
To this day, experts are still scratching their heads over the strange fire-phenomena that appears at times in Canneto – the last recorded report was in the summer of 2014.
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