Architect Accidentally Designs Heat Ray, Melts Car

A London skyscraper has been accused of inadvertently melting cars. At least two vehicles have suffered heat damage due to the building’s reflection, a van and a Jaguar XJ, which had been parked on a nearby street. The owner of the Jaguar had only been gone for about two hours when he returned to, well, a melted Jaguar.

It’s a problem, and one the City of London is keen on fixing. They’ve already blocked off areas where the “sun spots” are most intense, and they’ll likely modify the skyscraper to dim its death ray effects. If you’re in the area, though, you can probably go check it out.

Oh, but take an umbrella or something.

Rob Schwarz

Rob Schwarz is a writer, blogger, and part-time peddler of mysterious tales. Editor-in-chief of Stranger Dimensions.


  1. They ought to set up focusing lenses and collectors and figure out how to build more buildings like that one.

    1. Figure it out?
      Parabolic mirrors are VERY old-
      Research Archimedes and his “Death Ray”
      from over 2,000 years ago…
      Believe it or Not .

      Very amazing man,
      sad ending.

      Actual history,
      NOT fantasy.