10 Bizarre Cases Of Spontaneous Combustion


A story from A Cabinet of Medical Curiosities written by Jan Bondeson deals with a priest from Norway in the 16th century. He was walking down the street and saw a drunk passed out with flames shooting from his mouth, and decided to urinate on it to put it out. The drunk awoke and became angry, and so did other bystanders who decided to kill the priest.

Jeanna Winchester

Back in 1980 in Jacksonville, Florida, Winchester and her friend, Leslie Scott, were cruising around when the former suddenly burst into flames. Her friend tried to bat out the flames and the car ran into a pole. Both survived, and 20 percent of Winchester’s body burned away and she can’t recall what exactly happened.