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San Francisco Man Catches Fire In Porn Shop (pg. 3 Video)

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posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 06:02 PM
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I would assume that too! (smoking laws though?) candles maybe but it's a porn shop so I'm probably way off, maybe someone got angry and doused him with alchohol - I'm trying to google for more info....

'Ring Of Fire'

edit on 14-4-2011 by ainsley because: (no reason given)




posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 06:04 PM
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i am not so quick to dismiss smoking

nude women are also frowned upon and given the nature of the establishment whose to say if the smoke alarms were in working order.

granted my theory is a leap of logic but to say that smoking wasn't a factor is also a leap without knowing or visiting the place ourselves.



posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 06:09 PM
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Very good points neo96. I wish there was an ATS member who lives nearby this place and could get more information for us.

It is actually possible that there was an electrical problem of some sort whereby a spark from an outlet or something caught the guy's pant leg on fire and went unnoticed because he was focused on the film. He probably didn't realize he was on fire until he was engulfed in flames!



posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 06:09 PM
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posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 06:11 PM
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posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 06:12 PM
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Entirely possible as well. The only problem with this theory is that the extremities of the human body contain fluids and are quite hard to ignite. The portions of the body that were exposed to the intense friction would have had to entirely dry out and then smolder for some time until an ember landed on a suitable kindling.



posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 06:12 PM
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and one more point to make they smoke other things in california.


electrical fire is always possible given the confined space.



posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 06:18 PM
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Perhaps he had an excess of hair among his pubic regain and he was wearing moisture wicking undergarments. Maybe that in conjuncture with a hefty dose of Gold Bond Powder allowed the moisture to be lacking enough to start said hand pleasure garment combustion.



posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 06:19 PM
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Just had another thought, (believe it or not) is this not the time of year for the Bohemian Grovers? maybe one of their rockets went off course.



posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 06:34 PM
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Porn shops also sell video head cleaner, aka, "Rush".

That stuff, I'm sure, can go up in a flash.

There are so many possibilities that I'm thinking attempted murder might actually be on the ticket.

"Engulfed in flames" strikes a particular image in my mind, but the items in the video look only moderately singed.

So far...not enough info.



posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 07:26 PM
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Those private booths probably need frequent "cleaning", perhaps some form of alcohol cleaner is used often- gasses build up, patron goes to light whatever it is he may have been smoking, POOF!



posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 07:51 PM
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Thank you to the Mods of the forum for making sure this discussion about a guy on fire watching porn stays as serious as possible! Good work men!



posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 07:53 PM
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Those private booths probably need frequent "cleaning", perhaps some form of alcohol cleaner is used often- gasses build up, patron goes to light whatever it is he may have been smoking, POOF!


Not a bad idea at all. The only thing I can think of that cannot hold up with this theory is that the shop itself wasn't in need of extinguishing. I believe the booth he was in would have caught fire as well and would have started the whole building burning. We are definitely missing something here.

I think we should talk to Blue Oyster Cult as they seem to have experienced a similar phenomenon and put the experience they had to music.




posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 08:26 PM
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Originally posted by neo96
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actually that is the most likely cause

smoking in the room and whatever accelerant(lotion) ignited.



You know, they removed my post....lol.....Most of us were just joking around......Glad your post stood.....



posted on Apr, 15 2011 @ 05:35 AM
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Friction when he used alcohol rather than KY Jelly to arouse himself?



posted on Apr, 15 2011 @ 05:12 PM
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It seems as though we may have a little more information on this intriguing mystery which may involve spontaneous human combustion, paranormal activity, or just plain stupidity.


Witness Steve Rintoul, who manages the adult shop, said Thursday that the customer, who is reportedly not a regular patron of the shop, had been watching a movie at the back of the store when he ran out of the viewing booth screaming and on fire. The store experienced "zero damage" from the fire, said Rintoul, who suspected the man may have lit himself on fire while doing drugs. "I would describe it as a Richard Pryor sort of incident," he said. The victim was described as an ordinary, "working class, blue-collar type of guy" -- far different from the rickety Sixth and Mission crowd. Witnesses who saw the victim ablaze reportedly "sat there and did nothing."


sfist.com...

As we see by the testimony of the store manager, there was zero damage done to the building. This manager suspects that the patron may have lit himself on fire while doing drugs. I wonder what would cause the manager to speculate in that general direction unless he had first hand knowledge of the patron using drugs in his store.

We clearly see as well that witnesses to the phenomenon sat and did nothing as if they were entranced I would imagine. Not unlike many abduction reports where the victims or witnesses are immobilized and can do nothing to help. This story is just more and more baffling. Is it possible that we could have an extraterrestrial aspect to consider as well? With potential rescuers being immobilized by an unseen force as this man is violently incinerated right in front of them?

I'll keep looking but man I would like to know what he was watching.



posted on Apr, 15 2011 @ 05:58 PM
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Thanks for the update. I have a couple of friends who live in the Mission and they couldn't tell me anything, one didn't hear about it. I know that area quite well, many strange things go on there, would never live in what they call "The Mission".

Very funny Jackflap, now why would you want to know what he was watching, never mind don't answer that.



posted on Apr, 15 2011 @ 06:29 PM
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Thanks for the update. I have a couple of friends who live in the Mission and they couldn't tell me anything, one didn't hear about it. I know that area quite well, many strange things go on there, would never live in what they call "The Mission". Very funny Jackflap, now why would you want to know what he was watching, never mind don't answer that.


Well honestly I'm just trying to cover every possible angle and knowing what was being viewed may help. What with the advances in MK technologies and phonic matter excitement, it is quite possible that this individual was an unknowing guinea pig in a government sponsored experiment. An experiment utilizing both hypnotic suggestion and acoustic molecular acceleration to manifest the rapid blaze that engulfed the subject. Knowing what he was viewing may help us establish if this was in fact the case.

Thank you so much for asking your friends Aquarius1! I appreciate your input here and thank you for your interest!



posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 05:48 PM
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Well now we have just a little more information. Pastor Huang has apparently been engaged in a rigorous campaign to shut this particular porn shop down for some time. People affiliated with Pastor Huang no doubt believe that this was some kind of divine judgment.

A little more investigation into the good Pastor Huang may yield some tangible clues as to how this man burst into flames. What kind of religion is it that they follow with Pastor Huang? Does it include the belief in pyrokinesis? You know, able to start fires at will through thought.

Could the whole of the congregation been focused on that one individual in the video booth and with their collective efforts succeeded in igniting the avid movie goer? There may be some links to the man himself and Pastor Huang that are yet to be uncovered!


Some think this is a divine message from the heavens. Pastor Huang has been trying to shut down this "den of iniquity" for seven years, but that has not stopped some people, but this message from above may have a stronger effect than Huang's sermons. While everyone hopes the person recovers from the strange incident, police are investigating although they admit they have no clues. This may give one pause before going into the Golden Gate Adult Superstore, or any porn shop.


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posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 06:20 PM
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Interesting, I would never have guessed it was a Reverend who has been trying to close down this store for seven years, you would think he would have given up after all that time. Is it worth maybe losing your life over.

Wonder what he would think if he lived in Germany where these type of places are everywhere, they also have shops where you can buy anything you can imagine which are blatantly displayed in their windows, the first time I saw one of those shops I stood there with my mouth open. My friend and co-traveler who was born in Germany laughed at me.

Most European countries are very open about these things, unlike the U.S. where it's taught everything is bad and those very same people do unbelievable things behind closed doors.

Thanks for the update.




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