Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Combustion

Of the Spontaneous Human variety.


















I spent way too many hours worrying about bursting into flames when I was a kid.  And I blame that photo.  And that foot.  Over the years I always kept an ear out for any proof that there's simply no such thing.  That these people were human wicks and their body fat enabled their bodies to burn holes through floors and leave the rest of the room or house undamaged.  But nothing ever seemed entirely persuasive. 
 

18 comments:

Jay's Shadow said...

Yeah, this freaked me out to. I couldn't imagine just catching on fire all of the sudden.

Willow Cove said...

Same here. I didn't understand why people would just go up in flames in their lay-z-boy and all that 's left is a foot. A foot, then a pile of ash.

Steve Ring said...

It's eerie, is what it is. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RESUDoOArI

Rot said...

awesome.
gonna watch that after work today.

COOL

girl6 said...

i have ALWAYS wondered about this phenomenon & i think that youtube vid will be an interesting watch.

& on a lighter note, always Always makes me think of the drummers in "spinal tap"...hahahhahaha. : D

Rot said...

funny..the page where I stole that photo from mentioned Spinal Tap :D

girl6 said...

hahahahha!
that was a cinematic Gold moment.

ohhhhhh & your new blog header is soooooo mr. jones!

Rot said...

: )
like mushrooms in the dark.

Countess VonRauber (Heidi) said...

Haha! True story: when my mom was pregnant with me, my dad was into reading, "Mysteries of the Unexplained". On the night that he was engossed in the chapter about spontaneous human combustion, my mom's water broke. When she gasped in surprise, my dad jumped up, thinking that she was combusting ;)

HalloweeNut said...

A little off-topic, but what the hell: Rot, did you see that episode of "Hannibal" where the guy is growing mushrooms out of live people? Freaky stuff. Right up your alley.

Rot said...

Dang..I don't watch that show and it sounds like I should : )

HalloweeNut said...

I was surprised by just how good the show is. The actor playing Hannibal is dead on. I like that they decided to go a different route than the Anthony Hopkins version. All in all, really good stuff.

Rot said...

Heidi, that's hilarious.

Steve Ring said...

I flipping love Hannibal. It works best if you think of it as an Italian horror, where realism takes a back seat to art. It kind of takes place in a different universe. Grim and gory like a Giallo, too. It's certainly not like anything that's been on NBC. You're in for a treat!

Rot said...

i'll check dat shit out.

HalloweeNut said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WP6_m9rRlI&index=7&list=LLq8ZZDJcc38fjNE-fbkG8gg

bean said...

Hahaha..."dat shit"

girl6 said...

ohhhhh yes, Hannibal is Fantastic!
hugh dancy & mads mikkelsen are bosses. i really dig larry fishburne
as jack crawford too & gillian anderson
has even showed up, to hand in a very Hypnotic turn.
Love her!

yeah man, it's just Beautiful, makes my eyes sing & the music makes my <3 vibrate!....siiigh