Mysterious Man Bursts Into Flames At Swedish Train Station

Gothenburg Central

Photo: Matthew McPherson (CC)

Via the Herald Sun:

A man suffered severe burns after he seemingly burst into flames outside a Swedish railway station, the Goteborgs-Posten newspaper reported.

A streetcar driver returning from his break yesterday evening saw the man suddenly covered in fire while he was standing outside a vinyl record store at the station. After a while the man, believed to be in his early 40s, started to yell, but shocked passersby just stood and stared, the report said.

The streetcar driver then ran up, ripped his coat off and managed to put the fire out with the help of another man. An ambulance arrived within minutes and took the man to the hospital.

“All we know is that it is a man. We have no knowledge of his identity, his age, any motive or even the circumstances of the incident,” police officer Asa Andersson said. “He is sedated and will probably remain under for another couple of weeks,” he added, saying there was no indication of any foul play.

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  • Nunzio X

    Coming from Sweden, FOX “News” no doubt described him as a “flaming liberal.”

  • Nunzio X

    Coming from Sweden, FOX “News” no doubt described him as a “flaming liberal.”

  • Nunzio X

    Coming from Sweden, FOX “News” no doubt described him as a “flaming liberal.”

  • prometheusmovement

    damn vampires. vote yes for vampire human segregation.

    • Mr Willow

      Where have you been? Vampires sparkle in the sun now, not turn to ash. (goddammit I hate Stephanie Meyer) 

      Also, your username seems rather apt, considering the subject of the article literally brought fire to man (well, to himself, anyway).

  • prometheusmovement

    damn vampires. vote yes for vampire human segregation.

  • Mr Willow

    Where have you been? Vampires sparkle in the sun now, not turn to ash. (goddammit I hate Stephanie Meyer) 

    Also, your username seems rather apt, considering the subject of the article literally brought fire to man (well, to himself, anyway).

  • http://twitter.com/nixkuroi Mike Simon

    Conspiracy…theories…kicking…in…

  • http://twitter.com/nixkuroi Mike Simon

    Conspiracy…theories…kicking…in…

  • http://www.facebook.com/anthony.slater Anthony Slater

    Well it can’t be spontaneous human combustion, since that burns from the inside out and attempting to put out the flames with a coat would not save the man.

    • half full

      Well it can’t be spontaneous human combustion, since spontaneous combustion is bull shit.

      • MarcVader

        Bull shit is flammable? I guess it is if you dry it properly. What with the methane and such you might actually be right!

        • half full

          I should have been more specific, spontaneous combustion doesn’t happen to people. It does happen to grain elevators, certain chemicals, and once even a town (bend, Oregon).

          • Redacted

            That was the most exciting thing to ever happen in Bend.

            The only exciting thing actually.

  • http://www.facebook.com/anthony.slater Anthony Slater

    Well it can’t be spontaneous human combustion, since that burns from the inside out and attempting to put out the flames with a coat would not save the man.

  • Heath
    • justagirl

      <3

  • Heath
  • half full

    Well it can’t be spontaneous human combustion, since spontaneous combustion is bull shit.

  • Anonymous

    Bull shit is flammable? I guess it is if you dry it properly. What with the methane and such you might actually be right!

  • half full

    I should have been more specific, spontaneous combustion doesn’t happen to people. It does happen to grain elevators, certain chemicals, and once even a town (bend, Oregon).

  • half full

    I should have been more specific, spontaneous combustion doesn’t happen to people. It does happen to grain elevators, certain chemicals, and once even a town (bend, Oregon).

  • half full

    I should have been more specific, spontaneous combustion doesn’t happen to people. It does happen to grain elevators, certain chemicals, and once even a town (bend, Oregon).

  • Redacted

    I can’t quite put my finger on it, but I blame Obama for some reason.

  • Anonymous

    That was the most exciting thing to ever happen in Bend.

    The only exciting thing actually.

  • Anonymous

    I can’t quite put my finger on it, but I blame Obama for some reason.

  • justagirl
  • justagirl
  • justagirl

    <3

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