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Clocks in Sicily Mysteriously Jump Ahead 15 Min

  • Goldy
  • uploaded: Jun 25, 2011
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Upon research saw that it was posted in several forums and alternative news blogs, this is the only video I was able to find of it from an actual news source 0.0

"Sicilians are not normally renowned for their punctuality but something strange is afoot that's making them turn up early for work.

Hundreds of digital clocks on the island are running more than 15 minutes fast and no-one is quite sure why. The phenomenon has left people scratching their heads for weeks and several theories have been put forward involving aliens, poltergeists, volcanic activity on Mount Etna and solar explosions. Armageddonists are pointing to further proof of the imminent end of the world.

The town of Catania lies at the heart of the mystery and two young locals have set up a facebook page calling for those affected to come forward. One of them, Francesco Nicosia, told French online magazine Rue89 "I realised something was wrong when I started getting to work earlier. After some investigation I noticed that I wasn't the only one who was on time, which is quite rare here in Sicily."

This isn't the first time the island has experienced strange goings on linked to electronic devices: several years ago electronic equipment started spontaneously catching fire across the rural countryside, reports Rue89.

Among the most credible explanations is electrical disturbance caused by underwater cables that have been undergoing maintenance, but that hasn't stopped many who think that the whole thing is a conspiracy to punish Sicilians for their tardiness."

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  • Tizer#

    Tizer June 27, 2011 1:05:14 PM CEST

    The bloke said Clocks and " watches "...

  • Puebloplug#

    Puebloplug June 25, 2011 7:03:49 PM CEST

    dis info to u

  • Dhjudas#

    Dhjudas June 25, 2011 5:47:31 PM CEST

    Nothing to see here, all it takes is a mistake/glitch at the power distribution nodes to cause this. Majority if not all of the clocks around the world work on the frequency of the power being provided to them to count the seconds. Since generally western countries are 60hz and eastern are 50hz for their power, if even a single 1hz increase occurs, the time will be counted considerably quicker, the higher the increases the more of an increase takes place. Now if there is any evidence that lets say Battery powered clocks and watches were directly effected at the exact same time in the same manner and by the same amount, i would start to wonder.

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