2004 was the year of Shaun of the Dead, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and electrical appliances catching fire in an Italian town.
Experts came in from all over to investigate exploding DVD players, fridges and TV's and arson was ruled out as was faulty equipment, dodgy electricians and power surges so they jumped to the only logical conclusion that there must be something supernatural going on.
Naturally, being a God Fearing nation the Italians were satisfied with the explanation that Beelzebub was behind their video going up in flames and the Vatican even endorsed the theory with the Chief Exorcist explaining that it is actually quite common for the Prince of Darkness to come and tinker with our toasters, him being evil and all that.
The Italian Government, and remember that this was headed by Silvio Berlusconi at the time, commissioned a full investigation of the phenomenon and two years and a million Euros later they concluded that it wasn't the handiwork of the Devil after all, because that's just mad, the fires 'were caused by a high power electromagnetic emissions which were not man-made' and put the blame squarely on aliens.
All which means that either the Alien invasion has begun and their first act of war is to start setting minor fires to electrical appliances in Italy or the Devil is taking the time to stick metal items into your microwave but if your DVD Player goes up in smoke then you might want to grab a Bible along with the fire extinguisher just to be on the safe side.