Posts tagged
‘spontaneous combustion’

The Case of the Jitterbug Coal

In March of 1944 a remote schoolhouse in North Dakota suddenly went mad–books and papers mysteriously combusted, a phantom attacker left threatening notes, and coal began popping like popcorn out of the scuttle. The children claimed a “pixie” was behind it all….

“Maisons de la foudre:” Lightning-induced Spontaneous Combustion

“Maisons de la foudre:” Lightning-induced Spontaneous Combustion Can a lightning strike trigger recurring, mysterious fires, as happened in 1906 France?