In this episode, we dig into the history of Spontaneous Human Combustion and take a look at several historical cases dating from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, along with the theories of the times. We then jump forward and have a look at two modern cases, that of Mary Reeser in Florida, and Michael Faherty from Galway, Ireland.
Philosophical transactions – Rolli – Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society London. You can find Rollis extract if you scroll down. Also has tons of other amusing and quite bizarre intellectual musings from the 18th Century.
Spontaneous human combustion – Randles, Hough – An interesting read on Spontaneous human combustion.
Amazon – Eerie Florida: Chilling Tales from the Panhandle to the Keys – A fun and interesting book that has many different cases from Florida, has a short but well researched chapter on Mary Reeser.
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