Category: Spontaneous Human Combustion

The Burned Remains of Mary Reeser, A Victim of Spontaneous Human Combustion

Spontaneous human combustion (SHC) describes reported cases of the burning of a living human body without an apparent external source of ignition. There have been about 200 cited cases worldwide over a period of around 300 years. It is argued that SHC can be caused by an individual’s behaviour and habits – such as alcohol consumption – inner mechanisms of the body, or even acts of God or sorcery. Gruesome photos purporting to show SHC often feature […]