Mysterious Man Bursts Into Flames At Swedish Train Station

Gothenburg Central

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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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29 Comments on "Mysterious Man Bursts Into Flames At Swedish Train Station"

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

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

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

  4. prometheusmovement | Nov 27, 2011 at 6:22 am |

    damn vampires. vote yes for vampire human segregation.

  5. prometheusmovement | Nov 27, 2011 at 2:22 am |

    damn vampires. vote yes for vampire human segregation.

    • Mr Willow | Nov 27, 2011 at 3:20 am |

      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).

  6. Mr Willow | Nov 27, 2011 at 7:20 am |

    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).

  7. Conspiracy…theories…kicking…in…

  8. Conspiracy…theories…kicking…in…

  9. 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.

  10. 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 | Nov 27, 2011 at 1:50 pm |

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

      • MarcVader | Nov 27, 2011 at 4:59 pm |

        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 | Nov 27, 2011 at 7:15 pm |

          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).

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

            The only exciting thing actually.

  11. half full | Nov 27, 2011 at 5:50 pm |

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

  12. Anonymous | Nov 27, 2011 at 8:59 pm |

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

  13. half full | Nov 27, 2011 at 11:15 pm |

    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).

  14. half full | Nov 27, 2011 at 11:15 pm |

    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).

  15. half full | Nov 27, 2011 at 11:15 pm |

    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).

  16. Anonymous | Nov 27, 2011 at 11:51 pm |

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

    The only exciting thing actually.

  17. Anonymous | Nov 27, 2011 at 11:51 pm |

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

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

  19. justagirl | Nov 28, 2011 at 1:15 am |

    <3

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