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Man spontaneously combusts on London street

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posted on Dec, 19 2017 @ 04:53 AM
I really wasn't sure where to put this, so this forum will have to do.

In London, an elderly man appears to have spontaneously combusted.

Detectives are baffled by the mysterious case of how a pensioner suddenly burst into flames on a quiet London street.

They have been unable to find anything at the scene that could have caused the sudden blaze that killed 70-year-old John Nolan.

In what appears like a case of spontaneous human combustion, the retired Irish builder caught fire in front of horrified passers-by close to Tottenham Hotspur’s White Hart Lane football ground.

After 3 months, detectives are no closer to finding an answer.

Despite spending the last three months hunting for clues, police have been unable to establish what caused the fire just after 1pm on Sunday, September 17.

An investigation by the London Fire Brigade found there was no accelerant on the pensioner.

PC Damien Ait-Amer, the investigating officer on the case, said: "We have spoken with a number of witnesses who saw Mr Nolan ablaze, but we have yet to establish how the fire started."

Spontaneous combustion is not an unknown event.

There have been around 200 cases of spontaneous human combustion documented throughout history, with victims often elderly, sick, or under the influence of alcohol, which could explain why they are unable to escape the fire.

I am a skeptic, but this case does not appear to have a rational explanation, at least not so far.

edit on 19-12-2017 by bgerbger because: (no reason given)

posted on Dec, 19 2017 @ 04:58 AM
a reply to: bgerbger

Interesting story, but has been on ATS a couple of times in the last week.

posted on Dec, 19 2017 @ 05:53 AM
a reply to: bgerbger

Already Posted HERE.

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posted on Dec, 19 2017 @ 06:06 AM
Before it closes,

Mr Nolan was taken to a specialist hospital by air ambulance but died of severe burns, with an inquest due to open in March.

Waiting till March to review it? That not suspicious...

The London Fire Brigade investigated the cause of the fire but found no evidence of an “accelerant” that would have spread the flames.

Because by the time they got there it had burnt away. According to reports they had to put the still burning man out. Nobody spontaneously combusts for no reason. Somebod(ies) is covering up.

How would the fire dept know anyway, they got a mass spectrometer with them when they arrive on scene?
edit on 19-12-2017 by intrptr because: bb code

posted on Dec, 19 2017 @ 06:34 AM
Global warming creates weird incidents!

posted on Dec, 19 2017 @ 09:33 PM

originally posted by: SirKonstantin
a reply to: bgerbger

Already Posted HERE.


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