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posted on Feb, 15 2003 @ 11:19 AM
"An 85-year-old man who appears to have died from spontaneous self-combustion (better known as spontaneous human combustion or SHC) has been buried in his back garden."

"Police are refusing to issue a death certificate because his (the victim's) head was burned to the size of an orange, but his body and clothes were unharmed."

"Alexei Rusnac, 85, from Dej," a city on the Somesul River in Transylvania, a region of northwestern Romania, "was found by his daughter, sitting next to his fireplace."

"Investigators say no one can explain why more than 80 percent of the victim's head melted and why his shirt and clothes did not have any trace of burning whatsoever."

"Several doctors said it was possible that the man suffered carbon monoxide poisoning, fell in the fireplace, and his head set on fire."

"But the theory is not endorsed by police forensics experts who say a human body can burn only at 250 degrees Centigrade," a temperature "which is impossible to reach in a fireplace."

"They say this might be the first case of unexplained spontaneous self-combustion investigated in Romania, but they are refusing to issue a death certificate without a known cause of death."

Dej is in Romania's Cluj province about 400 kilometers (250 miles) northwest of Bucuresti (Bucharest), the national capital. (See Ananova for February 5, 2003, "Romanian may have died of SHC." Merci beaucoup a Robert Fischer pour ces nouvelles.)

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This does sound like the many other reports... please share your thoughts.

[Edited on 2-15-2003 by Cammo Dude]

posted on Feb, 15 2003 @ 02:53 PM

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