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One of the first things I ever looked into on strange and mysterious events, was SHC. It always creeped me out to know that you can just suddenly burst into flames, yesh.
originally posted by: Kandinsky
a reply to: slider1982
I don't want to come across as ghoulish BUT it'd be useful if a SHC case occurred on CCTV. They're so rare I don't think any popular explanation really works. Catching one in action might finally give doctors and scientists a workable clue.
originally posted by: oldcarpy
a reply to: Zcustosmorum
Spontaneous human combustion is a "thing" it seems as there have been numerous reported cases.
originally posted by: PolyCottonBlend
I often wonder how hsc would be affected by extraordinarily high body temperatures. heatstrokes occur at 105.8. at that temperature, the heat of the body will literally burn up body tissues. I postulate that if you throw in some booze (or enough Listerine...lol), it could ignite. if your read gasoline warnings, it says (obviously) no sparks while filling up. and to beware the danger of static electricity around flammables.
of course, i still hold out hope for something rather extraordinary. like just a POOF! you're on fiyah! 🔥
"If he is united he will be filled with light, but if he is divided he will be filled with darkness."
-- The Gospel of Thomas #61
The Gospel of Thomas 61 "united"
Jesus said to her, "Therefore I say, if he is undivided, he will be filled with light, but if he is divided, he will be filled with darkness." --
The Gospel of Thomas 61 "undivided"
"Therefore I say, if he is destroyed, he will be filled with light, but if he is divided, he will be filled with darkness."
The Gospel of Thomas 61 "destroyed"
originally posted by: CulturalResilience
originally posted by: butcherguy
Cases of SHC have a common factor in a lot of cases.
The victims tend to be alcoholics.
This guy was Irish....
And a construction worker, or what we call a labourer. Now we are both guilty of bad stereotyping?
According to the national charity Alcohol Action Ireland, Ireland is one of 26 nations in the European Union with the highest alcohol consumption rates per capita. In fact, the Irish drink about 20% more than the average European.
In addition to total consumption of alcohol, Irish drinkers also cross the line from casual drinkers to problem drinkers. It is estimated that over half of all Irish drinkers are problem drinkers. If 80% of the total adult population of 3.2 million people drink, that means that around 1.3 million Irish people have a drinking problem. Researchers further break down the demographics like this: 40% of female drinkers and 70% of male drinkers have a harmful patterns of drinking.