Was Burning Man Victim of Human Combustion?
A man who burst into flames in Sweden on Sunday night may have been a victim of human combustion.
Mystery surrounds the man that burst into flames in Gothenberg, Sweden on Sunday Evening, the 42-year-old unnamed man stood in front of a record shop near the train station, then suddenly and unexpectedly caught fire.
Speculation is that the man is a victim of spontaneous human combustion, as having searched the scene there was no sign of anything combustible. Many eyewitnesses even suggest that the man was even taken by surprise by the combustion, stating that the flames were quite high before the man seemed to acknowledge the fire, at which point he started screaming. Spontaneous human combustion is a condition that has never clearly been proven, but is thought to occur when the body temperature rises to such a level that they cause ignition of attire worn by the victim.
Police are also investigating the possibility that the man was deliberately ignited by either somebody who knew him, or a total stranger.
A tram driver witnessed the incident and with the aid of another man, pinned the victim to the ground and extinguished the flames with the tram drivers jacket.
The man has been under sedation since the incident, and due to the degree of burns, it is thought that he will be under forced sleep for a month to give his wounds time to heal.