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Mystery surrounds man who woke up on fire

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Police officers are investigating an alleged case of spontaneous human combustion in Edmonton.

The unnamed man, who is believed to be around 20 years old, apparently woke up on Saturday morning to find that he was engulfed in flames.

Read More: http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/news/269549/mystery-surrounds-man-who-woke-up-on-fire

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Only ***second*** degree burns??? I'm not a specialist in burns, but it's not unheard of to get second degree burns from bad sunburn. Or in this case possibly from a flammable liquid of some kind, like some strongly alcoholic beverage.

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Yes very strange.

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Is the man a smoker? He might have set himself on fire by falling asleep with a cigarette in his hand hence the uncooperative nature.

Either that or he was smoking weed and doesn't want to be in jail.

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Sounds like shinanghans to me. The cops probably think so as well.

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Is the man a smoker? He might have set himself on fire by falling asleep with a cigarette in his hand hence the uncooperative nature.

Either that or he was smoking weed and doesn't want to be in jail.

He probably smoked weed or something else

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Sounds like shinanghans to me. The cops probably think so as well.

Yeah it does sound more like his friends lit him on fire as a joke and he doesn't want them to get in trouble...

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I woke up with a 3rd degree hangover and last night is still a mystery to me?

Can I get a story writ about me?

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Only ***second*** degree burns??? I'm not a specialist in burns, but it's not unheard of to get second degree burns from bad sunburn. Or in this case possibly from a flammable liquid of some kind, like some strongly alcoholic beverage.

not much chance of a sunburn..it rained most of the weekend. He was probably doused with some flamable liquid as a joke. If he was smoking anything in bed the fire would have started in the bed not on his back. He is not cooperating with police as he is probably covering for someone. Something fishy here and sounds like a prank that went wrong.

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Musical interlude:

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Since he's not being cooperative he's likely hiding some illegal activity... I wouldn't believe his story at face value (once he starts telling one).

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QUOTE-

Mystery surrounds man who woke

up on fire.

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"Mystery (crack den) surrounds man who woke up on fire.

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Posted (edited)

Alcoholism is a common theme in early SHC literary references, in part because some Victorian era physicians and writers believed spontaneous human combustion was the result of alcoholism.[5]

Edited by qxcontinuum

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I recall reading some old myths how SHC was the end result of the Devil collecting on his contracts.

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Alcoholism is a common theme in early SHC literary references, in part because some Victorian era physicians and writers believed spontaneous human combustion was the result of alcoholism.[5]

As a professional alcoholic I can caste a lifetime of drunken doubt on this subject.

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He probably fell asleep smoking some weed.

Or, he didn't fart enough.

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How does anyone come to the conclusion of spontaneous human combustion here.

He probably fell asleep with a cig is his hand. Or a more sinister motive like someone tried to set him on fire while he slept. I'm not sure how this is even an article.

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I'm not sure how this is even an article.

Slow news day?

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He's a smoker!NEXT patient!

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Only ***second*** degree burns??? I'm not a specialist in burns, but it's not unheard of to get second degree burns from bad sunburn. Or in this case possibly from a flammable liquid of some kind, like some strongly alcoholic beverage.

Not so strange.

From around the world there are many documented cases of human spontaneous combustion, usually resulting in death.

No-one knows the cause.

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Not so strange.

From around the world there are many documented cases of human spontaneous combustion, usually resulting in death.

No-one knows the cause.

Well, actually in most cases they do, but Toyomotor, hows about you post the best documented example. As a little kid I read about this stuff and it scared me, but then I grew up and read the actual evidence...

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Since he's not being cooperative he's likely hiding some illegal activity... I wouldn't believe his story at face value (once he starts telling one).

Pretty much what I was going to say. I am sure alcohol or drugs were involved. Or a dare gone wrong.

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Hes refusing to co-operated with police, so makes me think there is something more to it than spontaneous human combustion!

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Well, actually in most cases they do, but Toyomotor, hows about you post the best documented example. As a little kid I read about this stuff and it scared me, but then I grew up and read the actual evidence...

From Wiki:

Henry Thomas, a 73-year-old man, was found burned to death in the living room of his council house on the Rassau council estate in Ebbw Vale, south Wales, in 1980. His entire body was incinerated, leaving only his skull and a portion of each leg below the knee. The feet and legs were still clothed in socks and trousers. Half of the chair in which he had been sitting was also destroyed. Police forensic officers decided that the incineration of Thomas was due to the wick effect. His death was ruled 'death by burning', as he had plainly inhaled the contents of his own combustion.[23]

In December 2010, the death of Michael Faherty in County Galway, Ireland, was recorded as "spontaneous combustion" by the coroner. The doctor, Ciaran McLoughlin, made this statement at the inquiry into the death: "This fire was thoroughly investigated and I'm left with the conclusion that this fits into the category of spontaneous human combustion, for which there is no adequate explanation."[24]

In August 2013, Rahul, a two and one half months-old infant from Tamil Nadu, India, was admitted to the Kilpauk Medical College and Hospital in Chennai,[25] having four reported burn injuries since birth.[26] Initial tests ruled out any abnormalities, and further results led the hospital to conclude that it was not spontaneous human combustion.[27][28] The baby's mother used to live in another village which had come in the news in 2004, when residents had complained that their homes spontaneously burst into flames. Investigations had shown that phosphorus hidden in cow dung had been present in the huts; phosphorus has a low ignition point and can cause fires.[29

Read full aricle at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spontaneous_human_combustion

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From *your* link, that WICK EFFECT is explained this way:

The "wick effect" hypothesis suggests that a small external flame source, such as a burning cigarette, chars the clothing of the victim at a location, splitting the skin and releasing subcutaneous fat, which is in turn absorbed into the burned clothing, acting as a wick.

Not paranormal, not 'spontaneous'. He set fire to himself, probably accidentally.

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