Spontaneous combustion occurs when a person bursts into flame from a chemical reaction within, apparently without being ignited by an external heat source. What do you think this is?
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We had a case locally that we heard about in the medical college in the 1990s.
I do believe it is real too; having heard about it for years. Most of their bodies burn but nothing around them like say their house etc.
New stuntman suits burn a chemical and outside of suits and nothing else. And, chemical that on fingers, burns out quick for magic act - white phosphorous/other, absorbed thru skin, toxic - could catch fire. Factory exposure @ work? Absorb and burn.
I did a little research after I gave my answer and read that high levels of acetone in the body may be a cause of HSC (wikipedia). Interesting. Scary!
Wow; now that is so interesting! Three times! Was he headed in the same direction I wonder? Could it have been something like a magnifying glass affect thru something where he was? That is just another idea. Magnified glass can burn right thru anythi
Arm on edge of open window in spring & summer; headed three different directions. Researchers here feel causes firmly not acetone, magnification, car/fuel/oil/paint/wax; or food/beverages, toiletries. Abnormality in tissues - maybe bone. Radiatio
No I don't know why either or what anyone may think causes it. I just don't know what to think! I do believe it has happened though and I don't think anyone is denying it does.
I read there have been about 200 cases since 1834....but I don't know is why I ask. I have seen pictures; kind of gross.
can you point me to some sources? 200 cases? rare, but not rare enough.
Here is what wikipedia has to say and in the 1800s they thought it was only happening to alcoholics which proved wrong! I am not here to prove it; the info is out there. Just seeking opinion. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spontaneous_human_com...
It is strange!
To be honest, Jackie, I am very skeptical of these theories.
Theories of how it happens or are you doubtful that this does happen?
Jackie, I don't think it happens at all. At least, it doesn't happen in the way they describe it.
There seem to be credible people who say it does happen so I have a hard time doubting it; but do wonder what is behind it.
I will believe it when I see it, pretty much like anything else! :)
I can understand that but you can google and get some pretty believable information. I really hoped I would read it was just stuff people made up or got started but not so.
It is real; who know who it could happen to?
Will try to find time to look this up.
There are some online pictures that look authentic but sort of gross!
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