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A Man Named Frank Baker Says He Survived Spontaneously Combusting, But Then Refused To Take A Polygraph Test. Why?


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He went on a TV documentary show, then facebook saying it happened to him not just once but three times, and that a doctor confirmed him with 'partial spontaneous combustion' where his skin cells spontaneously combusted and set parts of his skin on fire without warning.

 

His friend who was on the same sofa as him when it happened also refused a polygraph test. The man tried to open a donations fund to fund scientific testing and a cure, but did not receive any donations from people. Before selling his home he advertised his address on news forums about his case, asking people to send him mail and to donate.

 

According to a commenter on one of the news articles on him, neither his wife or daughter (who is 37 years old) knew about it. (He says this happened to him, in 1995)

 

Is it possible for skin cells to spontaneously combust? By metabolic heat or some build up of reactive chemicals/toxin?

I guess this question applies to the baby Rahul in India, whose mother says has caught fire on his own not once, but four times, and a fifth time counting her most recent baby. She angrily denied setting them on fire.

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I guess this question applies to the baby Rahul in India, whose mother says has caught fire on his own not once, but four times, and a fifth time counting her most recent baby. She angrily denied setting them on fire.

Moderation note: the science of this story is being discussed in the biology forum thread What Would Happen If The Sweat Gland Cells Produced A Large Amount Of Reactive Chemicals?

 

Please don’t start multiple threads about the same subject. Instead, add replies to the existing threads.

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