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7 Most Incredible Cases of Death By Spontaneous Human Combustion

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In 1663, Danish physician Thomas Bartholin described a woman who "went up in ashes and smoke," while the straw mattress on which she was lying asleep remained untouched by the blaze. This strange incident, which took place in Paris, is thought to be the

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Stephanie M (218)
Friday November 18, 2011, 7:20 pm
I have heard about this on Coast to Coast-a late night radio show that talks about such things as this and aliens. I listen every night.
What do you think causes this?\Too much gas in the intestine.

Ralph R Sutton (56)
Friday November 18, 2011, 9:29 pm
I've read accounts of other cases where there were witnesses and in one case an entire room full of witnesses. I've also read about a man that survived because his wife already had a pan of water in her hand and acted immediately to put out the fire (blue flames) that started on his rear shoulder.

With no more than is known about SHC, Stephanie, your guess is as good as anyone's. My guess would be a chemical imbalance and a cosmic radiation ignition source, but that's just a guess.

Vallee R (280)
Saturday November 19, 2011, 9:21 am
Have heard of this before - and Stephanie - Coast to Coast is great - on too late for me now and can't afford the cost - I knew why once or at least a theory - but forget.

Catherine O Neill (73)
Saturday November 19, 2011, 10:25 pm
WOW!! I've never believed in this. I wonder why the medical field hasn't done more to research this phenomena

Victoria L (13)
Saturday November 19, 2011, 11:30 pm

Dominic Delarmente (33)
Saturday November 19, 2011, 11:44 pm
Mind bungling article..Thank you Agnes for the post..

Marc B (16)
Sunday November 20, 2011, 2:38 am
I think you should have warned before the horrible pictures. And - I've heard from that "mysteries" before on Television, and they said their that you could explain every single case that has been reported.

William K (308)
Sunday November 20, 2011, 10:59 am
Thanks for sharing.

Bob hardly here P (394)
Sunday November 20, 2011, 11:22 am
thanks for sharing Agnes

Shirley H (49)
Sunday November 20, 2011, 12:34 pm
Shirley H.

Jonjon Hoy (146)
Sunday November 20, 2011, 1:44 pm
I've heard of this but didn't know if it was real. Thanks Agnes. The post needs to be of warning of graphic material to viewers.

Rockney V (3)
Sunday November 20, 2011, 1:45 pm
I have seen two documentary's on this - even after investigation - none seemed to explainable.

marie C (163)
Sunday November 20, 2011, 5:21 pm
Thank you Agnes

Kara C (15)
Sunday November 20, 2011, 5:54 pm
Sitting in 30 degree room (probably more) alone and reading about sponanious combustion, guh thanks for sharing I'm now going to have a shower.

Linda B (71)
Sunday November 20, 2011, 6:04 pm
Definately a curious event. Thanks for sharing.

Hector R. (3)
Sunday November 20, 2011, 6:55 pm
I would like to see some corrupt politicians doing this. (Notice I didn't mention any particular party).

Ingrid A (524)
Monday November 21, 2011, 9:24 am
Scary. Its noted.

Carol H (229)
Monday November 21, 2011, 3:24 pm
interesting, noted. thanks Agnes

M B (62)
Monday November 21, 2011, 3:42 pm
I agree with Hector R.

Bernell Trapp (236)
Tuesday November 22, 2011, 3:05 pm
Interesting...thanks for sharing. Bernell

Janet D (10)
Sunday November 27, 2011, 2:33 pm
This is one good reason to never hold in bowel gas - let it expel, better to cause a momentary odor than to combust!
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