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.
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............................