Over the past week digital clocks in Sicily have been confusing their owners by moving forward 15 minutes in time.
Francesco Nicosia, said "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."
Explanations involving aliens, poltergeists, volcanic activity on Mount Etna and solar explosions have been put forward. Among the most credible explanations is electrical disturbance caused by underwater cables.