This Is The Number One Unsolved Mystery In South Carolina And It Will Leave You Baffled

South Carolina is loaded with history and ghostly tales of suspense. Other paranormal phenomena are also regularly reported here. And of course, we have our legendary tale of the “swamp man.” Ghosts and paranormal activities are pretty normal in a state with such intense history.

Outside of that realm, there’s a one-its-a-kind South Carolina incident that has been called by many a case of “spontaneous human combustion.”

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Spontaneous human combustion is the burning (combustion) of a human body without any apparent external source of ignition.

The first case we could find of spontaneous human combustion was in the late 1400s when an Italian knight consumed two full ladles of wine. Some accounts say he spat up fire as he burst into flames.

More recently, in 2010, a man’s death in Ireland was determined to be from spontaneous human combustion after all other possibilities were ruled out by authorities.

New theories have emerged recently about the causes and source of  spontaneous human combustion. Do you think it’s possible for someone to ignite and burn from the inside out?