Spontaneous Human Combustion
Spontaneous human combustion (SHC), or the apparently sudden and inexplicable burning of a living human body, has been recorded for the past 300 years and still doesn’t have a reliable reason for happening. No one has ever witnessed SCH happen first hand, so there is little evidence that it is actually a real thing, however there has been apparent ‘survivors’ of SHC.
The definable characteristics of SCH are the apparent burning of the torso, little to no damage done to the surroundings, little or no struggle of the victim and no obvious cause of fire in the surrounding areas.
Although there are theory of how SHC happens, (ex. build up of fat in torso and rapid chemical reactions in body make a fast ignition in the body which ends up in a fire, or natural body gasses or alcohol in the body sparked by a open flame) SHC still baffles scientists today.