Tag Archive for Spontaneous human combustion

Media linking woman’s death in Germany to “spontaneous” combustion. Not so fast.

News out of Flensburg, Germany today reports that a woman sitting on a park bench experienced “spontaneous combustion” and has died. As usual, the connection to SHC (spontaneous human combustion) is flawed and there is undoubtedly more to the story than the media reports. However, the headlines are what get attention and lead people to…

Indian baby catches on fire – Spontaneous combustion or abuse? (UPDATE: Tests normal)

Astounding treatment of a probable child abuse case in India. Diagnosis: Spontaneous combustion. Tamil Nadu’s baby Rahul sets on fire by himself : South, News – India Today. Three-month-old Rahul, who is admitted in the Kilpauk Medical College Hospital (KMCH) in Chennia with 10 degree burn injuries because of a condition called spontaneous human combustion…

Exploiting tragic death: Claims girl died from SHC is hurtful to family

This one really got me angry. Author and others pushing story that girl may have died from spontaneous combustion. Mother annoyed. As she should be. Please read this entire story: Mother tells paranormal investigators to cease speculation over ‘spontaneous combustion’ role in daughter’s death – Runcorn and Widnes Weekly News. A Widnes mother whose daughter…

Oklahoma Sheriff surprised by fire victim, considers spontaneous human combustion (UPDATE: not spontaneous)

Another case proposed for SHC but is there a basis for it? Oklahoma Man Dies In Fire, Spontaneous Combustion Not Ruled Out  – Tulsa, OK – KOTV.com. The Sheriff in an eastern Oklahoma county said his office is investigating what could be a case of spontaneous combustion. Sequoyah County Sheriff Ron Lockhart told News On…

Ketosis may play a part in cases that appear to be “spontaneous human combustion”

Professor debunks spontaneous combustion idea of alcohol in the blood, but finds another substance that did burn. Cambridge News | Professor’s breakthrough on human combustion theory. A Cambridge professor has tackled the issue of spontaneous combustion – using belly pork. “Alcohol is not normally present in our tissues, but there is one flammable constituent in…

Man burst into flames in Sweden – Spontaneous Human Combustion is hot topic (updated)

Swedish man bursts into flames while waiting for train An unidentified man burst into flames while waiting outside a train station in Sweden. Witnesses said the man was standing outside a music shop at the Gothenberg central train station around 10.30pm, when he suddenly caught on fire. Police have been at the hospital since the…