It was reported in the News of the World 21st July 1996, that an unusual blast of heat was experienced by Laraine Davis from Poole, as she opened her back door on a cold night to retrieve washing from her line.
“It was like opening an oven door when your face is too close to it. It was eerie and silent as well. The hair rose on the back of my neck.”
Days later Laraine heard from her neighbour that the contents of there greenhouse had been incinerated - yet the structure itself was untouched. She said.
“the heat was so fierce it destroyed tools. Only two lumps of molten plastic - once a garden table and a wheelbarrow - proved there had been anything in there at all. The glass was not cracked and shrubs alongside were untouched. Even a small fire would have lit up the area and been visible to us all. But no one saw anything.”
Extract taken from 'Dark Dorset Tales of Mystery, Wonder and Terror' by Robert J. Newland and Mark J. North.