For ten years, the residents of the Sicilian village of Canneto di Caronia have been utterly spooked by hundreds of mysterious, unexplained fires that seem to erupt out of nowhere. The bizarre phenomenon, which has seen a sudden surge this year, includes spontaneous combustion of mattresses, beds, cars, fridges and mobile phones even when switched off. Without any apparent cause appliances in several houses began to catch fire. The local electric company tried cutting of the power supply, but that made no difference. A through investigation was conducted, but the experts failed to locate the problem. So the villagers have pretty much learned to live with them. Other bizarre events also have taken place. There were unexplained leaks from water pipes of three different houses, a vanity mirror in a bathroom caught fire three times in 35 hours, and an entire plantation to eggplants developed rainbow like colors. Air conditioners have spontaneously melted, car glasses have imploded, hard drives have been erased, automatic gates started opening and closing randomly, and animals have died mysteriously. In April 2005, the Italian government created a special Task Force of high ranking army officers, engineers, architects, geologists and physicists to investigate the situation in the sleepy little village. The group conducted thorough analysis. But The results were inconclusive.