Episode 148: Spontaneous Human Combustion with Larry Arnold

This week, I dive into a subject that has always fascinated me, Spontaneous Human Combustion. I remember seeing what remained of Dr. John Bentley whose remains were discovered in December 1966 and that image has stayed with me all my life. 

I’m joined by investigator and author Larry Arnold to discuss this peculiar and terrifying topic and some of the cases he has investigatd and covered in his brilliant book, Ablaze.
 We cover several of the most perplexing SHC cases including Dr. Bentley, George Mott and more whilst trying to unravel the disturbing evidence, the sceptical dismissals of the phenomena and just why the wick effect explanation simply doesn’t stand up to scrutiny.

It’s a challenging and thought provoking conversation and please be aware that some listeners may find some of the descriptions of the scenes disturbing.

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Thank you to Larry for expanding my knowledge on this subject.

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All  artwork by Dean Bestall and the show was produced by Brennan Storr of  the Ghost Story Guys.

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