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02 December 2023

Man accuses ghost of trying to burn his house

By Staff

A Saudi man accused jinn (ghosts) of starting 21 fires at his house over a period of three years and that he often hears incomprehensible voices during the blazes.

Ibrahim Al Asiri said 10 of the incidents involved major fires which were extinguished by the civil defence and that he managed to put out the rest.

“The problem is that when I poured water on the fire, it gets bigger….while I extinguished some of those fires, I was hearing incomprehensible voices behind doors at my home,” he told the Saudi-owned MBC television channel.

He said that he had counted 21 fire incidents at his house in the southern Saudi province of Asir over the past three years.

“I am very much worried now…every time I go to bed, I start thinking there will be a fire…it could rage in any part of my house and there is no logical explanation for this.”

Sada newspaper quoted a civil defence spokesman as saying they would shortly issue a report on the fire accidents at Asiri’s house.

“We have issued a primary report quoting the house owner that he believes the fires were caused by jinn…but we don’t think so….we will soon issue a final report revealing the real causes of these fires,” Colonel Mohamed Al Asimi said.