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Perhaps one of the most bizarre things that can occur to a human is spontaneous human combustion. Victims can be doing anything, when they suddenly burst into flame. What adds to the mystery is that more often than not, the objects surrounding the victim remain unscathed, but the remains of the victims indicate that a very high temperature was involved in burning the victim.
Experts have tried to explain this phenomenon but failed, and they have also not been able to find any connection among the victims.
Incidents of spontaneous human combustion usually seem to occur behind closed doors and without any observers.
Jack Angel of Atlanta, Georgia is believed to be the only victim of the phenomenon who lived to tell the tale. Once a perfectly healthy salesman who earned $70,000 a year, Angel is today disabled and confined to his home – all because of a bizarre incident that happened when he was in Savannah on a business trip.
While taking a nap in his mobile trailer, Angel was jolted awake by a searing pain as his body erupted in flames.
When physician David Fern arrived at the scene to help the badly burned man, he found that Angel had a hole in his chest, fused vertebrae, and an arm so badly charred it could not be saved.
According to Fern, since no objects in the trailer were even singed, the only explanation for Angel’s injuries is spontaneous combustion – an unexplained molecular reaction that literally causes people to burn up.
Source (has a lot of info and other cases time line): www.crystalinks.com...
On December 5, 1966, the ashes of Dr. J. Irving Bentley, 92, of Coudersport, Pennsylvania, were discovered by a meter reader. Dr. Bentley's body apparently ignited while he was in the bathroom and burned a 2-1/2-by-3-foot hole through the flooring, with only a portion of one leg remaining intact. Nearby paint was unscorched.
There are many famous cases of people who seem to have spontaneously caught fire (Spontaneous Human Combustion) but there is a lesser known case of a woman who suffered this fate in front of witnesses. At approximately 4 p.m. on Wednesday, September 15, 1982, Jeannie Saffin aged 61, burst into flames while sitting on a wooden Windsor chair in the kitchen of her home in Edmonton, London, England. Her father, eighty-two-year-old Jack Saffin, was seated at a nearby table and said he saw a flash of light out of the corner of his eye and turned to Jeannie to ask if she had seen it. He was astonished to find that she was enveloped in flames, mainly around her face and hands. Mr. Saffin said Jeannie did not cry out or move, but merely sat there with her hands in her lap. Her father pulled her over to the sink, badly burning his own hands, and started trying to douse the flames with water. Jeannie went in to a coma and died 8 days later. The policeman who conducted the investigation into possible murder reported to the coroner’s court that no cause for Jeannie’s combustion could be found. There was no charring or signs of burning anywhere in the room except on Jeannie’s body.
Originally posted by DCDAVECLARKE
Theres everything you need to know on the subject here.
Originally posted by paxnatus
reply to post by rogerstigers
My feeling is the same , metabolism must play a role To be a little more specific, since the hypothalamus regulates our body temperature, could a malfunction in this area be the cause? In other words, could our internal body temperature be raised so quickly by something that triggers our thermostat, i.e.. the hypothalamus; and as a result cause Human Combustion?
Due to the aftermath of the victims, performing an autopsy rarely happens. What other ways would a scientists go about researching a cause?
Originally posted by DCDAVECLARKE
This was put up by me on a few weeks ago ,
I was only trying to help any lurker who's interested in all the comments of the broader subject off said treads! a Beatle fan!
Originally posted by stereologist
I ran some quick checks on the Jack Angel story and it seems that there is only 1 place with that story. I did searches look for any newspaper account of that story. Nothing could be found. Anyone know of any other information about the case. I did find a surgeon in the Atlanta area with the same name.
Originally posted by drew hempel
reply to post by paxnatus
So kundalini comes from stored up emotional energy -- and if it's repressed and unbalanced then it can cause internal damage -- literally fire.