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Witnesses say man catching on fire was “supernatural”

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This headline is slightly deceiving. For hits, I suspect. Man wakes up on fire in Edmonton home; witnesses call it spontaneous combustion. The truth is there seems to be nothing to connect this to spontaneous HUMAN combustion. That is, people just bursting into flames for no obvious reason does not really happen. A man suffered second…

Spontaneous Human Com-busted: Heart attack

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Recall back in February, there was widespread media coverage over a man’s death in Oklahoma after the local sheriff flippantly declared it looked like a case of spontaneous human combustion. Never mind the fact that the man was an alcoholic and a smoker. Yes, he burned in a characteristic way but that was not HOW…

Medical officials petition for protection of Indian “fire baby”

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FINALLY! Glad to see this now taken as seriously as it should be. KMC lodges complaint over ‘blazing baby’ – The New Indian Express. In a twist to the story of three-month-old Rahul, who reportedly suffered four incidences of spontaneous combustion, authorities of Kilpauk Medical College and Hospital, where the infant is being treated, lodged…

Exploiting tragic death: Claims girl died from SHC is hurtful to family

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This one really got me angry. Author and others pushing story that girl may have died from spontaneous combustion. Mother annoyed. As she should be. Please read this entire story: Mother tells paranormal investigators to cease speculation over ‘spontaneous combustion’ role in daughter’s death – Runcorn and Widnes Weekly News. A Widnes mother whose daughter…

Investigation underway for heavily publicized human combustion case

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I’m sure you recall the Oklahoma spontaneous combustion headlines of about a month ago. It made the rounds. You can see the post here where SHC researcher Larry Arnold pops into the comments to talk about it. Considering the bits and pieces we were presented with, it seemed irresponsible to claim an extraordinary, unproven cause…