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Collection of burnt objects
Collection of burnt objects

Check out the translated article (thanks to Google) about a mysterious incident in a Czech home. The owners claim that poltergeist activity has been tormenting their lives. City officials have gone out to the residence to  find a possible explanation to these mysterious fires and events and remain dumbfounded.

“We do not want to fall for occultism. We will try to explain it in a scientific way. However it is hard as these phenomena are really unexplainable,” Hahner told the paper.

The article does state that they will try and setup cameras to monitor the activity so that they can find a possible explanation to this. I’d be interested to know what they capture on film.


Prague, Nov 2 (CTK) – The inhabitants of a family house in Strasice, west Bohemia, have been for weeks disturbed by paranormal events, such as frequent small fires and cracked window panes, that experts have not been able to explain so far, the daily Lidove noviny (LN) reports Monday.

Experts in psychotronics call such unexplainable occurrences “poltergeist,” a ghost that manifests itself by moving and influencing objects in a particular location.

house1The Mracek family, living in the house, say they have to extinguish several small fires, up to 60 a day, of plastic bags, pictures as well as sockets though they have been disconnected from electricity supply. Moreover, window panes, electric bulbs and thermometers are cracking in the house and once water in the aquarium started boiling all of a sudden, LN writes.

The family cannot sleep calmly in the night over the mysterious phenomena.

“We are only waiting where it will start burning again. Our son has moved to his grandma, but we must stay here to be able to extinguish fires. It is our house, we built it ourselves and everything was all right for ten years. We cannot let it burn down,” Hana Mrackova told the daily.

A geophysicist took measurements in the house and its surroundings on Sunday with the aim to detect some types of radiation that might provoke the paranormal events. However, he did not reveal their cause, LN writes.

The CEZ power supplier has also tried to solve the problem but its inspectors have not found anything abnormal in the house.

Now the Czech Telecommunication Office is to measure “high-frequency waves” in the building, the paper adds.

Strasice Mayor Jiri Hahner is concerned about the paranormal phenomena in the house, LN says.

house2“We do not want to fall for occultism. We will try to explain it in a scientific way. However it is hard as these phenomena are really unexplainable,” Hahner told the paper.

He said the family suffers psychologically. If the situation does not improve within three week, the municipality will offer them another housing since it is dangerous to live in the house, he added.

“Its demolition is naturally a radical solution, but it is still their house, they do not want to give it up,” Hahner told LN.

  • This doesn’t look paranormal at all to me. There has to be an explanation for heat spikes or electic sockets burning. Placing cameras won’t show anything, there’s somthing in the structure of the house, or in waves crossing the house, that causes this.

    After all it is all one phenomenon: things get very hot. Some of them burn, some boil, some don’t. You have to ask what’s the common thing to all those things that are affected by the phenomenon, and then try think of something that interacts with them all. Then speculate a theory and test the area around the house to see if your theory is correct.

  • oogai,

    Makes sense, as far as the wall sockets. What about the windows cracking and other objects catching on fire?

    Maybe it’s a poorly made house and after settling and shifting, pressure breaks the windows. Maybe sparks shoot from the sockets and land on the towels and other objects to burn them.

    I think a camera would definitely solve this mystery.

    Thanks for the comment.


  • jbondo

    According to the article the sockets have been disconnected from the electric supply.

    I too think this this may be a case of self built shoddy workmanship. It lasted 10 years and then started to malfunction. However, there definitely could be some sort of electrical interference that’s traveling by air in the house. I just think there’s an explanation here.

  • Jenfaer

    definitely an explanation…bad wiring + power surge = outlet fires. if there is anything close to the outlet when it sparks, boom, fire. as for the windows, if there are sudden temperature changes (like from a wall outlet fire) they will crack, especially if it’s cold outside. i’m just sayin’. 😀