Post by Little Claire on Jun 27, 2006 19:21:42 GMT
Not that wierd really lol
I think the generally accepted theory is the human wick theory. Basically the body is ignited from a completely explanable source (you'll be amazed how many of the people were smokers for a start) It's quite hard for a body to burn but the cloths act as a wick and body fat burns very slowly. They've done experiments with a pig in a dressing gown.....honestly lol
The reason limbs are often left is that the body runs out of energy (not much fat on the limbs) and feet are often left because if you're sat in a chair the heat will naturally travel up rather than down.
I'll try and find a website to explain it better than I can
It took all the mystery out of it for me. It's certainly more feasible than ball lightening as a theory for SHC
recently, at work, they thought someone had this happen to them, it turns out that (its a hospital) the man had used the alcohol hand stuff as he left one of the wards (as you should) then wen and lit a cigarette igniting his own arms in one fell swoop