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Man spontaneously combusts on London street

Posted on Friday, 15 December, 2017 | Comment icon 34 comments

Authorities have been unable to explain how the man caught fire. Image Credit:
Police are appealing for information after a pensioner inexplicably burst in to flames in broad daylight.
The bizarre incident, which occurred in the London Borough of Haringey on September 17th, involved 70-year-old John Nolan, a retired construction worker, who somehow caught fire just after 1pm.

Members of the public were quick to offer assistance in putting out the fire but unfortunately the burns he had sustained from the blaze were too severe and he died from his injuries.

An investigation later failed to find anything on his person that could explain how he had caught fire.

"We have spoken with a number of witnesses who saw Mr Nolan ablaze, but we have yet to establish how the fire started," said PC Damien Ait-Amer.

"Mr Nolan was a well-liked member of the community and none of our enquiries so far have indicated that he had been involved in a dispute of any sort. Nor does any account given by witnesses suggest that he had been in contact with another person at the time of the fire."

Investigations in to the incident, which has been classed as 'unexplained', are still ongoing.

Source: Belfast Telegraph | Comments (34)

Tags: Spontaneous Human Combustion

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #25 Posted by Black Monk on 17 December, 2017, 14:44
A lot of SHC victims were alcoholics.
Comment icon #26 Posted by Herr Falukorv on 18 December, 2017, 0:31
Yes that sounds plausable.. I have forgotten so can you please explain how we as human beings draw in universal energy? Wich organ in the body is the reciever of this energy and what is universal energy? Do animals use this universal energy too?   Which god? seems like a mean one who just suddenly sets an old gentleman aflame..  Maybe he wasnt using the zebra crossing and the god got angry and smite him. Ah yes the philadelphia experiment that film was entertaining unfortunately it was just a film and not a documentary. You should watch this short film instead.   Where were you in school when ... [More]
Comment icon #27 Posted by tmcom on 18 December, 2017, 7:56
Everything that is alive does, and it is drawn through the head and distributed throughout the body. Which organ, pretty much all of them. True, Sorry, but it was real, (the movie was made up, apart from the ship) it is well documented that Tesla and Einstein in the late forties were part of it They also messed about with time, at Princeton University.   They don't teach Einsteins theory for everything, as it could allow rouge nations access to weapons that are impossible to defend against. According to his theory all of the key forces in our universe are one and the same.  
Comment icon #28 Posted by Herr Falukorv on 18 December, 2017, 18:06
Heavy sigh
Comment icon #29 Posted by Jon the frog on 20 December, 2017, 17:13
Please think more about the chemical things before looking at a spiritual thing ! I don't think spirits have a go on burning themselves alive. Probably a cascade of bad chemical reaction cause this. Our body is producing heat, it oxide (burn) sugar to get the energy for it. Maybe a series of bad enzymatic mixture trigger the phenomena and just ignite the body. Maybe radio waves or microwaves can trigger the enzymatic problems... but we got case far back before we got washed from all side with electromagnetic trash.
Comment icon #30 Posted by UFOwatcher on 20 December, 2017, 17:41
Sorry, not buying into any of this SHC stuff/myth...
Comment icon #31 Posted by Alaric on 28 December, 2017, 23:52
Well, whenever my dog is around, he’s always the responsible party...
Comment icon #32 Posted by ChaosRose on 29 December, 2017, 3:05
I'm not sure why people jump to SHC.  Seems like evidence of ignition could just have burnt up. 
Comment icon #33 Posted by Omnaka on 2 March, 2018, 7:50
I think another spirit jumping in. Only room for one at a time.
Comment icon #34 Posted by ouija ouija on 2 March, 2018, 12:50
That's an interesting thought.

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