Two cases of spontaneous combustion in the news right now. There have only been 200 cited cases over the last 300 years and yet we have two cases in
the news in the same day.
Oklahoma man found burned, spontaneous
combustion not ruled out
Sheriff Lockhart spent about 20 years as an arson investigator for the Fort Smith, Arkansas Police Department, before retiring to run for Sheriff
in Sequoyah County. Lockhart said he'd never seen anything like it. He said it didn't seem that any accelerant was used and only the floor below
Vanzandt's body was damaged.
Girl catches fire at Oregon
The girl, Ireland Lane, had been painting in her room at Doernbecher Children's Hospital, ABC affiliate KATU reported. Moments later, she ran
into the hallway screaming, with her T-shirt aflame. "I've been in medicine going back 30 years now and never heard anything like this. And
hopefully I never will again," Dr. Stacy Nicholson, physician-in-chief at Doernbecher Children's Hospital, told KATU.
I suggest these are cases of hydrogen sulfide getting into their clothes. Here is the website with information about a theory that hydrogen sulfide
plumes are releasing all over the place and wreaking havoc such as this.
Jumping Jack Flash Hypothesis
Here is a quote from the Jumping Jack Flash website about the case of the Oklahoma man.
They say it was possibly spontaneous combustion. Obviously it was. But it was the man's clothes that spontaneously combusted, and possibly his hair.
Those are absorbent flammable materials and all such materials are absorbing hydrogen sulfide and/or methane and spontaneously combusting. There have
been numerous incidents like this now, of people - or rather their clothes and maybe their hair - simply bursting into flame, and there are going to
be increasing numbers of people burning to death this way as the number, size and concentration of gas plumes in the atmosphere continue to
How rare is spontaneous human combustion?
Spontaneous human combustion (SHC) describes reported cases of the burning of a living (or very recently deceased) human body without an apparent
external source of ignition. There have been about 200 cited cases worldwide over a period of around 300 years. There are many hypotheses that
attempt to explain human spontaneous combustion: Natural explanations based on unknown or otherwise unobserved phenomena (e.g. that the production of
abnormally concentrated gas or raised levels of blood alcohol might cause spontaneous ignition) Natural explanations relating to health and lifestyle
factors (e.g. smoking, not consuming adequate levels of water etc.) Natural explanations that involve an external source of ignition (e.g. the victim
was drunk and dropped a cigarette)
And more from Wikipedia
The spontaneous combustion of people (i.e. death from a fire originating within the victim’s body without a direct external cause) is a
theoretical explanation for a number of unexplained cases, some of which are well-documented but many of which are not. The more intriguing cases
share the following characteristics: The body is completely or almost completely incinerated, while nearby furniture exposed to high temperatures
remains intact. Damage is limited to the victim’s body and clothing, to the area of the floor or furniture on which he or she died and to the
ceiling above the corpse. The torso is the focus of the fire and if remains are found these are of the extremities, such as the feet. There are no
traces of fire accelerant and the fire does not have an evident external cause. Often the combustion seems to happen simultaneously at many parts of
the body, usually without any obvious points of origin. The victim is typically alone at the time of death and is thought to have been alive when the
fire started, despite showing little sign of having struggled.
Any thoughts on this ATS. Am I wrong about this or is this just simple cases of a rare phenomenon?