Tuesday, 24 June 2008

Benedetto Supino remembered

This is the remarkable story of Italy’s Benedetto Supino.

In 1982, still an adolescent boy, young Benedetto discovered something really quite remarkable about himself: he could make things catch fire!!

The first time this happened was in a dentist's waiting-room reading a comic book.

And a little while later, he was awakened by a fire in his own bed – his pajamas were in flames and the boy suffered severe burns.

And on another occasion, a small plastic object held in his uncle’s hands began to burn as Benedetto stared at it.

Indeed “just about everywhere he went, furniture, paper, books and other items would start to smolder or burn. Some witnesses even claimed to see his hands glow at these moments."

The burden taxed the boy who famously said: "I don't want things to catch fire, but what can I do?"

Well you could put away the matches for a start. And perhaps seek attention in other ways than creating a pyrotechnic show!

And it seems that he did put away the matches because eventually his parapsychologist Dr. Demetrio Croce, was finally able to teach him to “control and hone his abilities."

As for what Benedetto Supino is up to nowadays I haven’t a clue. But he would be the first person I would invite on a camping trip! Hahaha!