Saturday, December 25, 2010

More Firestarter's


In 1882, in Paw Paw, Michigan, (All most  sounds like a certain song haha ......anyway) A 24 year-old man, named A.W. Underwood  came  to the attention of a  Dr L. C. Woodman. 

 Underwood had  an interesting power and he had to be careful  whenever he breathed, in order to avoid causing random fires. At first the doctor thought the stories were nothing more then lies or exaggerations, Until   Underwood himself, came in looking for help.

After some persuading Dr. Woodman finally agreed  to do a few tests, and to the amazement of himself and his and his  colleagues, Underwood was able to  do just as he had claimed, and to the best of there knowledge  the doctors  could not explain what was taking place . Doctor Woodman told the Michigan Medical News on ( September 11, 1882)

He will take anybody's handkerchief and hold it to his mouth rub it vigorously with his hands while breathing on it and immediately it bursts into flames and burns until consumed. He will strip and rinse out his mouth thoroughly, wash his hands and submit to the most rigid examination to preclude the possibility of any humbug, and then by his breath blown upon any paper or cloth envelop it in flame. He will, while out gunning and without matches desirous of a fire lie down after collecting dry leaves and by breathing on them start the fire..

Dr. Woodman himself stated publicly on many different occasions  that he was positive  Underwood's power's were real. 

After noticed that Underwood would  always  hold the cloth or other material against his mouth so that he could force his breath through it, and by doing so was then able to somehow focus and concentrate  whatever  power it was that lead to the flames, The doctors washed Underwood's mouth out with various mixtures, and told him to wear surgeon's rubber gloves  as a way to prevent him from cheating, but it never made any difference   the strange ability  continued to work the same  as it always had. 

Underwood had allowed himself to be tested for several  months, and,even though the finished  report was published in the "Michigan Medical News" and other similar journals, no one has ever came forward with an plausible  explanation for Underwood's paranormal fire-breathing power's.

Another interesting case was reported In 1927, by  then Vice President of the U.S, Charles Dawes. He   personally investigated the case of a car mechanic from Memphis, Tennessee, who's ability's were very similar to Underwood's, The man had the ability to set inflammable material on fire just by breathing on it. The man took General Dawes' handkerchief, breathed on it, and it caught fire. The man is now simply known as  the anonymous car mechanic.

Dawes and his colleagues decided that it was in fact something paranormal, and  not just some  kind of  trick, and to this day no reasonable explanation could be found, it was left unexplained. 

What's really interesting is that Underwood and the mechanic we're  both able to control there ability at will, most of the time, this kind of power usually  happens on it's own and at random times  or around poltergeist activity.

Poltergeist examples

In May 1878 at a farmhouse in Bridgewater, Scotland, strange fires started with no apparent cause, loud raps and banging  were heard and household and many items such as dishes and loaves of bread moved around . After a police investigation a servant girl named, Ann Kidner,  only 12 at the time, was arrested, and accused of tossing lighted matches, but was released by the magistrate because of insufficient evidence to hold her. 

Then in  October 1886, a 12 year-old boy named Willie Brough, of Turlock, Madison County, California, was accused of setting things on fire just by looking at the object,  and was expelled from School after five unexplained fires had started around him. His parents thought he was possessed by the devil and sent him away.......

The exact cause of these strang power's are still unknown............................


  1. Your blog is really interesting! :-D
    And I've seen some of the things you write about for real!

  2. Hey Mulder, Awesome the FBI is reading my blog, how's Scully doing these days? lol

    Thanks for commenting, glad you like it, I have seen a lot of paranormal things over the years too, That's why i decided to make this blog, when i finish with the Psychic posts I'm going to start one about UFO's, Monster sightings, and a few others eventually.... and if those get enough views and comments, there will be one so people can share there personal experiences. Keep checking back form time to time :) and thanks again for the comment. Merry Christmas!

  3. the FBI is EVERYWHERE ;-)
    Agent Scully went on christmas vacation with her family :-( Without her everything is so boring...
    I actually can't wait for the posts about UFO's and Aliens!