Reading Time: < 1 minute In 1745, Paul Rolli, as part of his argument in favor of the idea of spontaneous human combustion, reprinted an account that he claimed was first published in 1613. The incident as described, if true,…Read More 1613, June 26: John Hitchell’s Fiery Demise
Reading Time: < 1 minute In 1654 Thomas Bartholin [1616-1680], Danish physician, mathematician, and theologian, wrote that during the reign of Queen Bona Sforza (from 1468 to 1503), a Polish knight who had drunk two glasses of brandy died after…Read More 1468~1503: Knight’s Death by Fire Breathing
Reading Time: < 1 minute Spontaneous human combustion – the act of a human being bursting into flames for no reason – has been a trope of the paranormal for hundreds of years. Explanations have been chalked up to demonic…Read More Spontaneous Human Combustion – Could You Burst Into Flames?
Reading Time: 3 minutes The mere notion that a human being has the potential to burst into flames without the help of an external ignition source seems too ridiculous for study. Surely there is nothing inside the body that…Read More Spontaneous Human Combustion