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Mon Feb 18, 2013, 10:49 PM

Sheriff Says Spontaneous Human Combustion Kills Man

Source: KFSM (CBS Affiliate)

Sheriff Ron Lockhart said his office is investigating whether a Sequoyah County, Okla., man died after spontaneously bursting into flames.

“This is a case that I’ve never seen before,” said Lockhart.

The sheriff said 65-year-old Danny Vanzandt’s death might be a rare case of spontaneous human combustion.


Read more: http://5newsonline.com/2013/02/18/spontaneous-human-combustion-kills-sequoyah-county-man-sheriff-says/



Certainly a weird one....

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Reply Sheriff Says Spontaneous Human Combustion Kills Man (Original post)
Still Sensible Feb 2013 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Feb 2013 #1
Lydia Leftcoast Feb 2013 #2
kestrel91316 Feb 2013 #4
AsahinaKimi Feb 2013 #5
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struggle4progress Feb 2013 #10
kickysnana Feb 2013 #15
AlbertCat Feb 2013 #21
oldhippydude Feb 2013 #3
Spitfire of ATJ Feb 2013 #6
foo_bar Feb 2013 #7
triplepoint Feb 2013 #8
Rosa Luxemburg Feb 2013 #9
DeSwiss Feb 2013 #11
AlbertCat Feb 2013 #22
Tx4obama Feb 2013 #12
harmonicon Feb 2013 #13
UnrepentantLiberal Feb 2013 #14
Ian David Feb 2013 #16
Earth_First Feb 2013 #17
Maine-ah Feb 2013 #18
CBGLuthier Feb 2013 #19
sinkingfeeling Feb 2013 #20

Response to Still Sensible (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 10:53 PM

1. Was he a drummer for Spinal Tap?

Very strange - you hear about these things every once in awhile and I don't know if anybody has an explanation.

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Response to Still Sensible (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 10:54 PM

2. Saw a documentary about this many years ago (gross alert)

Apparently what really happens is that an extremely overweight person dies of a heart attack or massive stroke while smoking or handling a flame, the cigarette or candle or whatever falls beneath their clothes, so that they smoulder, fueled by their body fat. They don't spontaneously burst into flame for no reason while still alive.

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Response to Lydia Leftcoast (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 11:17 PM

4. Exactly. And I wonder, too, if heavy drinking might also be a factor

in this weird phenomenon. Alcohol is flammable. These people could be really soused at the time they catch on fire.

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Response to Lydia Leftcoast (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 11:20 PM

5. I also saw that documentary

They more or less proved it scientifically it was not physically possible for a body to do that..

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Response to Lydia Leftcoast (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 11:40 PM

10. +

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Response to Lydia Leftcoast (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 03:47 AM

15. That seems to be a logical explaination for this.

However there was a case where a professional man's leg caught on fire, twice with his wife in the bed next to him and nobody was smoking.

Discover magazine just had an article where a semi-retired scientist was doing some freelancing on things he always wondered about and he found that a certain radioactive isotope decays intermittently and nobody could quite figure out why. He looked and when the experiments were done the decay was seasonal and when he looked further they corresponded with sun eruptions. Then he saw that slowing started a very short time before we could detect the explosion on the sun so he set up an experiment where he was going to try the next big explosion and as it happened he he was opposite the sun, it was night and he was able to give the number of hours 96. hat there was/is, which would be wonderful because every 200 years a mega explosion happens that would take out most technology. The last time was about 1865 and it totally destroyed the telegraph system that was running at the time. This would give us time to unhook, shield and otherwise protect the electrical grid. The estimated time to repair a an event similar to the 1865 one was 10 years. It would affect almost everything. (Note to Bloomberg not so fast on getting rid of the libraries). Whatever it was came though the earth. We are also due for the 100 year, half strength eruption, one that took out a lot of grid in the last century.

Anyway we had a friend who grew up in the depression who was one of us read anything and everything. He passed away about 1988. His idea of the non-smoking incidents was that whatever was taking out the electrical grid was also starting these fires in people.

Then there are the operating room fires. Some of it is oxygen leaks but I would guess if you had a pool of methane in your abdomen etc and you it with a cauterizer that would make a pretty good explosion.

It is late so don't take the dates etc as facts. The article wasn't up the day the magazine came out but it may be now. I am not going to worry to much about this. A scientist in England is usually right says that we should be headed into an ice age in about 2030 and the catastrophic change could come in as little as 10 years. That and the weight of the ice shifting may change the earths orbit/wobble, tectonic pressures, Yellowstone super volcano is overdue and we are way overdue for a polarization shift. That is if we don't burn off our atmosphere before 2030.

But we all have to die sometime and most of this there is little we can do about anyway. Makes me wonder about the man-made silicone part they found imbedded in millennial old rock in the desert in the US. How many times have we got this far only to have things break apart? (On this planet)

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Response to Lydia Leftcoast (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 10:00 AM

21. Bingo....

Tho' Dickens uses it in "Bleak House" and it makes a great literary device.... Spontaneous Combustion is not real.

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Response to Still Sensible (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 10:55 PM

3. heartburn? n/t

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Response to Still Sensible (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 11:27 PM

6. Was he a FOX "News" fan?

Musta sold his soul to the devil and he came to collect.

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Response to Still Sensible (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 11:28 PM

7. "It happens sometimes. People just explode. Natural causes."

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Response to Still Sensible (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 11:34 PM

8. An Episode of X-Files?

 

Life imitating art......
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Response to Still Sensible (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 11:34 PM

9. Not possible

there was probably a cause

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Response to Still Sensible (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 12:25 AM

11. For all of the so-called ''scientific'' reasons as to why......

...this phenomenon must be explainable in conventional physics terms that we supposedly understand, those explanations have failed to discover how temperatures can be reached which are sufficient to completely obliterate and convert flesh, organs, cartilage and bone to nothing but ash, and yet still barely singe the furniture the person is sitting on or their surroundings.

- Mother Nature cares nothing for our explanations. She just is......

K&R

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Response to DeSwiss (Reply #11)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 10:03 AM

22. those explanations have failed to discover how temperatures can be reached

Nope.

They have shown the temps to reach high enough degrees. Easily I might add.

SC is not real.

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Response to Still Sensible (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 12:26 AM

12. Most cases are explained. Discovery channel documentary on link below


Part One:

The additional four parts are on YouTube.

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Response to Still Sensible (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 01:07 AM

13. How can he rule out evil spirits, the devil, etc.?

That stupid motherfucker should be fired yesterday.

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Response to Still Sensible (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 01:12 AM

14. That sheriff is a damn fool.

 

I wonder how many ufo abductions there have been in that town?

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Response to Still Sensible (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 07:31 AM

16. The sheriff killed him. Otherwise, he wouldn't give such a bullshit cause of death. n/t

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Response to Still Sensible (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 07:52 AM

17. So now we have earthquakes, unexplained ufo's, meteors, mega dolphin pods...

now spontaneous human combustions?

What does it all MEAN, maaaan?!

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Response to Still Sensible (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 08:06 AM

18. I wonder what his profession was.

getting oil on your clothes can cause them to catch on fire. Happens with the fishermen up here once and a while. Washing clothes with oil on them, then putting them in the dryer - then you fold them, or even leave the load of laundry piled in a basket. The combination of the two can cause the clothes to start smoldering and catch on fire. I've seen it happen with a basket of towels from a restaurant I worked at. The towels were greasy from the kitchen - they were not washed at a high enough temp to get the grease out, so when they went into the dryer it heated up the grease, and then folded after they came out of the dryer. Found the laundry basket with smoke coming out of it.

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Response to Still Sensible (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 09:27 AM

19. Remember now, Oklahoma is the state where a snake was in a tree and a couple of deputies

thought shooting it was a good idea.


Killed a young boy fishing with his grandfather.

I have low regard for the IQ and skill sets of our sheriffs and deputies.

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Response to Still Sensible (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 09:41 AM

20. It's all over our local news. The sheriff doesn't know that the man 'spontaneously burst'

into flames. His body was found and the house didn't burn.

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