Spontaneous Human Combustion is the title given to strange events in which human beings appear to have burst into flame with no possible source of ignition; in short, they appear to have burned from the inside-out. This site is a sub-list of the ANOMALIES database, and contains claimed accounts of, and theories about, Spontaneous Human Combustion (refered to more shortly as "SHC").
The SHC articles are separated into two catagories: the General Topics deal with the history and study of the subject as a whole, while the Specific Events deal with the actual alledged cases of SHC, individually when enough time and detail are available, and briefly when time or detail is missing, simply to note the accounts' existances and the sources for them.
The Bibliography is the list of sources I've used in compiling these and the other ANOMALIES articles; each book has a short review, good or bad, and links to all articles that gleaned information from them. The Illustrations List can quickly link you to all the articles with pictures, as well as listing the initial sources for all of the illustrations. And for those of you new to these subjects, there's a Glossary to help you with unfamiliar words and phrases commonly used in these articles.
Articles are added and updated often, so check back!
The Study of Spontaneous Combustion Begins
Not So Spontaneous Combustion
SHC in Popular Fiction
The Scientific Approach
Strange Associations and Interpretations
Science Marches On
Pig in a Blanket
Some Explanations... and Continuing Controversies
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|PLEASE NOTE: All articles in the Anomalies database and it's sub-databases (Mysteries, Curiosities, and SHC) are written by Garth Haslam, and should not be copied in any format without his express permission. If you use Anomalies or any of it's sub-databases for research, please be sure to list Anomalies and it's URL -- http://www.anomalyinfo.com -- in your references. This article is written by and copyright (c)2005-2012 Garth Haslam, all rights reserved. Web page design, logo/link art by Garth Haslam, September 1996-2012; he can be emailed by Clicking Here.|