Man Who Died In Fire May Have Spontaneously Combusted

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  1. TrackerSam

    TrackerSam New Member

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    SALLISAW, Okla. (CBS Houston/AP) — Sequoyah County authorities say a man who died in a fire at his home may have spontaneously combusted.

    Danny Vanzandt, 66, died in the blaze on Monday.

    Sequoyah County Sheriff Ron Lockhart says several neighbors entered the home when they saw smoke and assumed trash had caught fire. Then they realized a person was burning.

    http://houston.cbslocal.com/2013/02...ied-in-fire-may-have-spontaneously-combusted/
     
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    wfgodot Former Member

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    Fortean topic alert!

    Spontaneous human combustion (Wiki)

    From OP link:
    As is many times the case.
     
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    wfgodot Former Member

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    TrackerSam New Member

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    What I find even more amazing is the temperature they must reach to burn to ashes so quickly.
     
  6. Herding Cats

    Herding Cats New Member

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    I have always been fascinated by SHC...and some of the things I note which are common to all (most?) cases are age (generally not young), heavy weight, alcohol, chair sitting, and cigarette smoking. Maybe something between the body fat and "thin skin" as we age, combined with flammable alcohol, and the strange aerodynamics of chairs with an ignition source of a cigarette combined makes this happen? Although there has to be something else - lots of folks don't die from sitting in a chair after tying one on smokin' a ciggie.

    Still, when I'm not sober, I stay away from recliners and suchlike...just to be safe.

    Best-
    Herding Cats
     
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    michmi New Member

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    Me too HC! It's just a fascinating topic!
     
  8. Donjeta

    Donjeta Adji Desir, missing from Florida

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    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...pontaneously-bursting-flames-fourth-time.html

    Three-month-old baby boy suffers horrifying burns 'after spontaneously bursting into flames for the fourth time'

    Three-month-old admitted to Indian hospital with ten degree burns
    Doctors claim he suffers from spontaneous human combustion
    Baby boy has allegedly self combusted four times in his short life

    By Sara Malm

    PUBLISHED: 14:47 GMT, 12 August 2013 | UPDATED: 16:26 GMT, 12 August 2013

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ursting-flames-fourth-time.html#ixzz2bmIyRGB1
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    i don't know whether to hope he's an abuse victim or not to hope so. if his family lit the fires he could have a chance once away from them... if he spontaneously combusts every so often that's bound to be more difficult to control but at least he'd have his family...

    he's not a smoker and not an alcoholic at his age so the usual easy explanations don't quite fit...

    if i had to bet i'd say an abuse victim.
     
  9. HMSHood

    HMSHood Admiral-Class Battlecruiser

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    When I hear humans who spontaneously combust, this comes to mind.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViN2bRGrBx8"]Giorgio Moroder - Chase (Original Extended Version) 1978 - YouTube[/ame]

    It is the opening them song to Coast To Coast AM.
     
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    I remember having a book about amazing facts or something, when I was younger, and SHC was the thing that fascinated me the most! What a horrible way to die though....
     
  11. ArianeEmory

    ArianeEmory I know the pieces fit

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    Was it "Strange Stories Amazing Facts"? My grandparents had this when I was a kid, I think it was probably a Time Life or Reader's Digest thing. I used to scare the BEEJEBUS out of myself with that book.
     
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    I will ask mum and see if she remembers. I remember being freaked out too :scared:
     
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