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Randall
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posted August 16, 2002 09:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message
Anyone have information on this phenomenon? I haven't heard much about it in years. What was supposed to cause it?

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QueenofSheeba
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posted August 16, 2002 04:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for QueenofSheeba     Edit/Delete Message
Pardon me,but did you say SPONTANEOUS HUMAN COMBUSTION?It sounds like something out of a horror movie or a bad role-playing game.There's a Calvin and Hobbes comic strip about it,I think....Calvin fools his dad into thinking he exploded with paper bag.

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posted August 16, 2002 06:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for StarLover33     Edit/Delete Message
They say it's a mixture of excessive drinking/smoking and depression.

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mambo
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posted August 16, 2002 08:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mambo     Edit/Delete Message
I saw a English Doco on it a few years back and the conclusions that they came to after speaking with Fire Investigators etc was that:
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[*] The rooms where the victims were found were all closed and had no ventilation.

[*] There was a source of heat in the room, either a fire or electric/gas heater.

[*] There was tremendous heat that was produced from the combustion that melted metal/thermoplastics but was unusual in the sense that it didn't start a fire.

[*] A person could be sitting next to something highly flammable that didn't combust.

[*] The body didn't completely smoulder away, parts that had the least amount of body fat remained unconsumed. They compared it to the burning of a candle in that the fire? consumed only the parts with the highest concentration of body fat and that it smouldered and didn't burn. This is why lower legs and arms would still be there.

But in saying all that they are still uncertain as to how it actually starts.

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posted August 17, 2002 02:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Donna     Edit/Delete Message
There is a fellow named Larry Arnold who was part of a metaphysical group I belonged to and SHC was his passion. He wrote a book about it and a documentary was shown on TV not too long ago. I saw him about a year ago, and he is still studying it.

He believes they are associated with Ley Lines and he coined the term "fire leynes" after he did a lot of research and mapping the Ley Lines to show most cases of SHC occured along those lines.
http://anomalyinfo.com/articles/ga00003a.shtml

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posted August 17, 2002 01:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for QueenofSheeba     Edit/Delete Message
Oh wait,I was thinking of explosion,not combustion....anyway,it sounds GROSS :barfing:

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posted August 17, 2002 01:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Cat     Edit/Delete Message
Hi QueenofSheeba
Here in England when people say they are about to "Spontaneously Combust" they usually mean they're about to explode (with anger) I prefer that version than even the thought of the real thing
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posted August 17, 2002 01:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message
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QueenofSheeba
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posted August 17, 2002 02:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for QueenofSheeba     Edit/Delete Message
My most gusted anger phrase is "He totally blew his stack" or "I'm about to blow my stack!"
And I'm still writhing in horror over the idea of someone spontaneously combusting!
*eeeww* *gross* *that is totally dis-gusting*
Where's that barfing smilie,Randall??!?

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raj_105_2001
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posted August 27, 2002 11:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for raj_105_2001     Edit/Delete Message
I have read about this stuff in some book which I dont re-member. It is like this: perfectly healthy human beings suddenly catch fire and burn to ashes. It is as if a powerful lens concentrated heat rays on them, that before they could realize what happened the heat turend intense and burnt them away - ofcourse, spontaneous combustion was confused with a lot of cases of non-spontaneous combustion - where there WAS an external source of heat - but was dis-regarded. Yet there have been singular instances when men just catch fire - from nowhere - it has been researched, documented and 'proved'. There have been a variety of explanations given by scholars - none of them satisfactory so far.

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posted August 28, 2002 03:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for aquamoon     Edit/Delete Message
Interesting, Raj. The only time I've ever heard of spontaneous combustion before is when I watched an episode of Picket Fences a good 6 or 7 years ago.

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Raines
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posted October 03, 2002 05:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Raines     Edit/Delete Message
My mother told me, (maybe she read it somewhere) that it was believed(by whom, I don't know....yeah, who are THEY?) Anyway, she said that it was when your kundalini 'woke' by mistake, you were not ready and like an ant under a magnifying glass, you fried.

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posted October 05, 2002 02:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rainbow~     Edit/Delete Message
If there's one thing that burns me up......it's DECEPTION!!!

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posted August 14, 2003 06:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for StarLover33     Edit/Delete Message

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posted August 14, 2003 08:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for silverbells     Edit/Delete Message
I think spontaneous combustion is when a vampire like Lestat sets someone on fire for whatever reason. It is that or something like that.

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posted August 15, 2003 12:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for StarLover33     Edit/Delete Message
Who is Lestat?

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Randall
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posted August 15, 2003 03:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message
Isn't that the character in Interview With A Vampire? Gimme blood, gimme blood.

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silverbells
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posted August 15, 2003 04:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for silverbells     Edit/Delete Message
Yeah that's him but you can't judge him from "Interview With the Vampire" you have to read the Anne Rice Books OR see "Queen of the Damned": that guy was really Lestat personified. You don't want to get the wrong idea about him (which you will from Interview).
Lestat has the ability to start fires through telekinesis because his powers are so strong. But he is not a wicked Vampire persay.

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posted December 12, 2003 11:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Alice Rabbit     Edit/Delete Message
Raines the philosiphy is the same in Tibet. Lobsang also talks about it in his books.

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Randall
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posted December 13, 2003 04:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message

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posted May 18, 2004 09:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Irish Eyes     Edit/Delete Message
Spontaneous Human Combustion:

What happens when you eat my Dad's HOT chili and there is no toilet around.

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posted June 05, 2004 07:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gia     Edit/Delete Message
It's an electrical magnetic anomaly. so I guess in part the ley line thingy is correct. There is a curious relationship between high readings on the geomagnetic scale [ measured in gausses ] and SHC.

This is not a new thing. It's baffled people throughout the centuries. Charles Dickens was fascinated by SHC, His account of Krook's death in the novel Bleak House is based on a real event that took place in his life time.

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posted June 05, 2004 07:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gia     Edit/Delete Message

Irish Eyes,

That's just awful, really disgusting. Please keep well away from that stew. What the hell does he put in it?

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posted June 05, 2004 07:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gia     Edit/Delete Message

Irish Eyes,

That's just awful, really disgusting. Please keep well away from that stew. What the hell does he put in it?

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Philbird
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posted June 07, 2004 01:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philbird     Edit/Delete Message
When I was a kid we had a compost pile that would spontaniously combust. Heat generated by an internal chemical reaction. Chemicals, we all have them. Farmers are very careful about proper ventilation of their silo's. Grains can easily combust.

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