posted on Feb, 20 2013 @ 12:08 PM
I read about this first in my early twenties, and it freaked me out like you wouldn't believe, so I've done quite some research over the years. The
"Wick Effect" was actually debunked; the result would not look like a typical SHC case where sometimes not even the sheets on the bed the person had
been lying on were burned.
I also doubt the "alcohol-soaked" explanation. Quite a few of the victims were elderly ladies or other, very conservative people (not that elderly
ladies wouldn't enjoy a drink, I guess, but still). Also, the "Wick Effect" doesn't explain those cases where people spontaneously burst into
flames in front of eyewitnesses... one woman, I recall, caught fire on a dance floor in the 1920s or so, and even though the bystanders tried to help,
no one was able to put out the flames. One woman, I believe, caught fire in a boat during a leisurely afternoon outing with her husband.
So basically no one knows what's causing it... which is why this fascinates me so much. When I was younger, I thought maybe it was demons lighting a
person on fire for whatever reasons, maybe their own amusement. Today, I think that theory of a spontaneous Kundalini burst could be a plausible
explanation, although I don't believe, looking at the victims, that they were intentionally doing some sort of spiritual, New Age practice like one
poster suggested. Most of them were as ordinary as they come.